Friday, April 15, 2011

I won't say I'm in love*

Last night was the Ben Folds concert. I LOVE Ben Folds. I don't know if you know that, I don't know if I have been that clear, but I LOVE HIM! With all this love for his music though, I have never seen him live. I had the opportunity a few years ago, but the concert was on a Sunday and I don't do concerts on a Sunday, I don't care who you are (obviously - cause I didn't go see Ben Folds). Special thanks to my friend Ben though, if he hadn't told me that Ben Folds was coming, I would have missed the boat. So - of course, Ben came with me. We made a night of it, dinner at Red Robin (where they had that creepy, blue eyed bird staring me down most of the time) and then off to the concert. Ben even tied my shoe for me. What are friends for right? Now - to the concert! First off, I left my ID in the car, not a problem because I don't drink. So I got my fist ready for "The Black X" (I feel that makes it sound more official). The guy marks my hands and I say something about how that will be nice at work the next day and he says, "Oh a little Purell will take it right off." Then he pauses a little like he knows he shouldn't have said that. Ben and I joked that it would have been great if I pulled out a mini bottle from my pocket and been like, "Oh, like this!" and run for it. Again, wouldn't have mattered, I wasn't going to drink. In the lobby there was a bunch of paper and a sign saying that you should write your request on a piece of paper and make it into a paper airplane. Then everyone had to hold on to it until the announcer told them to throw them on to the stage. The above picture is very blurry (I was still finding the best setting for my camera) is from when people were throwing their airplanes up. That blurry figure in the middle is Ben Folds...I love him. First song was "Luckiest", which is my FAVORITE so right off the bat I was one happy camper and very excited to be there.
There's something about hilarious nerdy guys who sing and play the piano that I just love.


This is a video (sorry if it's blurry, shaky, etc. people were bumping in to me and all) of Ben doing "Luckiest" in a lounge singer kind of way. Love it.

video


Due to unforeseen circumstance however, I had to leave the concert early. I was NOT HAPPY about this, but Ben (not Folds) proved to be an excellent best friend and really came through for me. I will not get into the particulars of the situation because I am still a little angry about it, but I do want to say that I am grateful for my friend who seemed to do all the right things to make my mood better and who kept a level head when all I wanted to do was cry and yell like a big baby.


And I am grateful that Ben (Folds) played Luckiest first - otherwise I would have been really angry *insert smiley face here*. So - if anyone hears of him coming back to Richmond - I only realized a partial dream last night and would gladly go again. Cause I don't know if you know this, but I love him...

7 comments:

Sarah said...

is the title from that song in hercules? The disney animated version :)

Sarah said...

...So, do you love Ben Folds or something?

Lacee said...

It's hard to tell from your picture, but is that your friend back from his mission?

Gibson Family said...

Now I want to know what happened that caused you to have to leave. I had never heard of Ben Folds prior to him being a judge on that singing show that I cannot think of the name of. Also didn't know that you loved him.

Lildonbro said...

Sarah - You got it!

Lacee - That's one of my best friends, Ben. Missionary has two more months left!

Sarah and Katie - yes, I love Ben Folds, been in love with him since I heard "Brick" when I was in middle school. Going to the concert was kind of a big deal for me.

Marissa said...

Hercules

and

YAY nerdy guys! Now THAT is a big win!

G Sauce said...

First of all I love The National, it's such a great venue. Second I will keep a look out. Third the airplane idea was great. Fourth, why do you seem to always forget your ID? Do you like the black x's?

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