Westbury, NY [[REVIEW]] - June 23

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Westbury, NY [[REVIEW]] - June 23
« on: June 19, 2014, 04:18:10 PM »
Got my tix a few weeks ago, general admission standing. Gonna show up way early to make sure we're by the stage. Anybody else going?

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Re: Westbury, NY - June 23
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2014, 06:31:23 PM »
I'm on my phone right now, he played the following, not in this order:

Effington
All U Can Eat
Jesusland
Annie Waits
Zak and Sara
Kate
Fred Jones Part 2
The Last Polka
Silver Street
Video
Tom and Mary
Emaline
Still Fighting It
Eddie Walker
One Down
The Secret Life of Morgan Davis
Steven's Last Night in Town
Rock This Bitch
Song for the Dumped
You Don't Know Me
Army
Free Bird
Cologne
The Luckiest

Encore:
Narcolepsy
One Angry Dwarf

All in all, holy shit.
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Update from my PC:

So at first when he started playing the setlist I figured it would be heavy in solo material, stuff he plays with the orchestra, and stuff like that. Suddenly the crowd began to pipe up and request songs - songs that I didn't expect people to ask for. Lots of old stuff. One guy asked for Sports and Wine. Another asked for Bad Idea. I asked for Silver Street and once again got my wish. My girlfriend asked for Bad Idea and he begun to work out the introduction, but gave up and played another request, Fred Jones Part 2. He played The Last Polka and Silver Street back to back, later on in the set he played Video and Tom and Mary. I couldn't believe my ears. He played "Rock This Bitch" in the style of an old British song with a bugle which he imitated with his mouth. Hysterical. He talked about how there were piles of dog shit all over the side of the road in Westbury. When compared to the Princeton crowd I was with when I saw my first show back in April, this crowd had more die-hard fans who knew the obscure songs and sung along to every last one. My girlfriend gave up on Bad Idea and eventually asked for Cologne. Ben didn't hear her, so he got up from his seat and asked her - face to face. I had the urge to reach out and ask for a fist bump but I didn't wanna be that guy.

Overall, this show kicked so much ass. Here's some videos:

The Last Polka snippet:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZUSi4u19Pk

Rock This Bitch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpbr7p2PWE0

Silver Street:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NklNpwIMv00

Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM1uzlYygt4

Tom and Mary:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9xo_5ws_S4

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Re: Westbury, NY [[REVIEW]] - June 23
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2014, 12:46:29 AM »
Stunning set list, thanks for the review!

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Re: Westbury, NY [[REVIEW]] - June 23
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2014, 06:57:33 PM »
oh man, sounds like a hell of a show


too bad about sports & wine and bad idea, couldn't tell you the last time either of those were played live
mel (1:10:14 AM): love ben folds or burn!

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Re: Westbury, NY [[REVIEW]] - June 23
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2014, 08:05:05 PM »
oh man, sounds like a hell of a show


too bad about sports & wine and bad idea, couldn't tell you the last time either of those were played live
the next time I see him will be August 30 in Easthampton, again with my girlfriend. I guarantee that if we get the opportunity, we'll be yelling those two songs. I think it's time to move on from Silver Street for :p

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Re: Westbury, NY [[REVIEW]] - June 23
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2014, 08:13:20 AM »
oh man, sounds like a hell of a show


too bad about sports & wine and bad idea, couldn't tell you the last time either of those were played live
the next time I see him will be August 30 in Easthampton, again with my girlfriend. I guarantee that if we get the opportunity, we'll be yelling those two songs. I think it's time to move on from Silver Street for :p
Silver Street is a hell of a choice too, I've been to 60+ shows and only seen it once! Protection too (same show, strangely enough)
mel (1:10:14 AM): love ben folds or burn!