Friday, October 24, 2008

Ben Folds Concert!!

Ryan and I lucked out, finding 2 tickets (on the day before) this SOLD OUT show! We went to dinner and then stood in the pouring rain for over an hour (no umbrella) to get in. (and maybe it was more like half an hour. I honestly couldn't tell you. The line was clear around the block and I was freezing. I tend to shut down when I'm miserable. Just ask Ryan about some of our ski lift rides...)

So here we are...completely soaking wet and oblivious to the fact that the next 4 hours are going to be TOTALLY WORTH IT!!:


The opening act, Missy Higgins (who we'd never heard of, except for a song I recognized from "The Hills". I'm almost embarrassed to say that. Almost.) She was very cute and Australian and we enjoyed her very much:


BEN!! IT'S BEN!!! We wedged ourselves against the wall on the left side because my past Ben Folds (when they were still "Five") experience told me to stay on the side where we could see his hands - because he's freakin' AMAZING to watch!):


Here he goes...time to sit back and enjoy the ride:


Missy came back out for the duet "You Don't Know Me", which I mostly videotaped because it's my favorite song on the album. I'll post video later - as soon as I get to YouTube. I can only do one thing at a time:


I love it when he stands up and kicks his chair out of the way. It means you'd better buy yourself a hat and then hang the eff on to it:


I love this picture because it shows you exactly how adorable Ben Folds really is. Just look at those glasses! And his cute little stripey shirt. I just want to give him a big hug:


This was "The Frown Song"..."rock on, rock on, with your fashionable frown...rock on, rock on..." These giant frowny heads made several appearances throughout the night. There were two of them on either side of the stage, playing battling keyboards:


In a really unfortunate turn of events, Ryan and I were sort of pushed out of our primo spot by two A-holes who thought it was necessary and hilarious to talk during the concert. Not only did they wedge themselves right in front of us (by wiggling around, throwing wild arms full of beer, and screaming "Army!" at the top of their lungs) but when Ryan kindly asked them to stop talking, they became increasingly loud and annoying - making fun of us for wanting to hear the concert. It was hard not to give them a piece of my mind (I had something ALL PREPARED...) but my feet were actually starting to hurt (super-cute boots that I'd worn all over New York without any problems). I quietly suggested to Ryan that we find some seats up in the balcony so we could sit down. (concert was at Uptown)

The rest of these photos were taken from the balcony:

1 comment:

sej_50 said...

damn you! i'm soo super jealous of you!