Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ben Folds Visits But Doesn't Stop to See Me.

Saturday night Ben Folds played at Heinz Hall with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. You'd think I would be there , front and center.

But I was not. I (for some reason) didn't find out about it until much much too late. Tickets were around $400 a piece by the time I started searching for them. I am still a little bit teary thinking about it.

So I've been watching the videos on youtube instead. I've included some in this post.
Here's Ben instructing the crowd (which I wasn't in, in case you didn't get that part) in a three part harmony for Not The Same:

This is Ben telling a story about his children and the song 'Gracie' he wrote for his daughter:

This is one of my favorite songs. I sing it around the house all the time and even tried to get Jeremiah to play it on his classical guitar. It's all about moving away from his friends and family with some bitch. My favorite line:
'Down comes the reign of the telephone czar, it's ok to call, I will answer for myself.'

He plays in Cleveland the day before my birthday. Cleveland is not all that far away from us, but still a little bit of a trip. So we'll see.


Leah Rubin said...

Ben didn't even CALL you??? What's up with that???

Yeah, $400's a little steep. Thank God for YouTube!

Ally said...

I was a big Ben Folds fan, but then lost touch with them - I can't think of another way to say, drifted away... Such good music. That is nuts though $400, come on!
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Tony said...

400 bucks?! Man! That is insane! Sorry you missed out on your favorite dude. There's always a next time.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

I love Ben Folds. Sorry you missed that shit.

diane said...

I think your favorite line is too sophisticated for me, I don't know what it means. It must mean something very deep if his tickets cost $400.

Prosy said...

just so you know erin, if i'm ever in the area, i WILL stop by. And sing for you too, probably

Jules said...

I Love Ben!!! I hope you make that trip... YOU deserve it!

Sam said...

I'm with Prosy--I will also stop by. I have a feeling it won't mean as much as Ben, though. :)

Riley said...

I ran into him that night. I saw him as he was entering an Indian restaurant on 6th st. he is short.