Monday, February 23, 2009

BEN FOLDS in COLUMBUS!

Sooooo! Jeremiah and I went to Columbus this Saturday to see my all-time favorite dude play a show. Ben Folds. I'm sure you have heard me go on and on about him.

I didn't think I'd be so swoony/dumb teenager like about the whole experience, but I was just like the little teenager girls trying to see him outside the venue while we were waiting to get in...looking for his tour bus...squealing when they finally let us into the venue... It was probably embarassing for Jeremiah, but he handled it well. He was smiling the whole time too, so I think he was more excited than he let on.

So here's the worst part about the whole trip (other than the absolute GOD AWFUL hotel we stayed at. So expensive and so freaking cheap):
I FORGOT TO TAKE MY CAMERA OUT OF MY PURSE, SO SECURITY TOOK MY BATTERIES!!! NO PHOTOS, NO VIDEO, I FEEL SICK JUST THINKING ABOUT IT.

Regardless, I found some video on youtube. Turns out this video was taken by the people next to us: Landed
I think you can hear me singing. And I always hated those chicks that sing along the whole concert. But I so did it. I also cried.
He opened up with the 'fake' Bit
ch Went Nutz which was hilarious. "I took her with me to the Christmas office party... Mistake!"
He played Kate later in the night. Everyone loved that. My kids like that song a lot. Listen to the guys singing along with this. There were so many more dudes there than I expected!

This video wasn't from the show I went to, but was from the P
ittsburgh show I couldn't attend. Awesome sound (probably cause it was a very small club). I heard the show was super crowded and very uncomfortable, but this video makes it look awesome. Hiroshima

Here's the only photo I got that night, Jeremiah waiting out in line in the freezing rain with me just so I could see Ben Folds in concert. Turns out he came out after the show and signed autographs...I went straight home to bed and totally missed that. I wasn't even thinking!!!!! Ugh!

2 comments:

marcia furman said...

that makes me so angry about no pictures or video! that's what they said at new kids on the block...so i left my camera in the car, but when we got there they didn't check AT ALL!! so everyone got great pictures and video and i didn't!! what the heck!

glad you had fun!! yayy!

Sam said...

Ah, Ben Folds. Some fond memories there. First, we used his "unplugged" version of Hava Negila at our wedding...you shoulda seen my aunts and uncles doing the hora to Ben Folds...priceless!

Then, there was the Tori Amos concert I insisted David take me to. No disrespect meant to Tori...I'm sure she's lovely, but it turns out I can't stand her. ;) But Ben Folds opened, and he was adorable and hilarious. I'd never heard his music before (except above) or seen him, and couldn't believe how much fun he was. And he was on all too short a time before we were subjected to hours and hours of caterwauling.