Ben Folds => Last Summer upon Earth Tour 2013… Guster, Ben Folds Five as well as Barenaked Ladies. Tanglewood

Pictures from Tanglewood have been here.

My crony Chris asked me since upon earth we would instruct to see the same unison twice in the week. Oh honey.

Thing is, we knew for the actuality it wouldn’t be the “same” unison twice. we do not know what bands he goes to see, yet in my knowledge with Guster as well as BNL as well as alternative bands really, the setlist is not the same 2 shows in the row. And, the antics have been not the same. And the interstitial unsteadiness is never ever the same.

I would have elite to see 4 shows in the quarrel over the dual week period, yet we calm myself as well as didn’t buy tickets to all temperament the “Last Summer upon Earth” name inside of pushing stretch of my house. Be unapproachable of me.

Jess as well as we left home around eleven as well as went to revisit the aforementioned Chris, his mother (and my former roommate in college) Laurel, as well as their son Elijah. We outlayed the afternoon sitting as well as chatting as well as afterwards headed over for cooking during The Hangar in Amherst. Truly the conceptual experience. Deliciousness as well as wings as well as some-more wings as well as deliciousness.

Chris as well as Laurel told us about the Tanglewood Culture, which we didn’t know anything about. They pronounced which uncover attendees move picnics. Only they aren’t picnics. They have been adventures in haute cuisine, with epicurean flair, $200 bottles of wine. Tables! Chairs! Candelabras! Servants! Well, not unequivocally the final one. But still. Impressive. we suspicion about receiving the box of take-out wings with me to the show, as well as may be giving them to Brian Rosenworcel for his 40th birthday. But we altered my mind. But… subsequent time we go out there, I’m bringing the picnic.

We indispensable to get to the uncover early so that  we could have revisit time. See, my good crony Eva (from during the during the behind of of in the day, all the approach during the during the behind of of in the day, similar to the total lives friends) tied together the male as well as had the child as well as which child is kind of the large outrageous Ben Folds fan. we assured the husband, Brian, to buy tickets to the uncover even yet his wife, my dear crony Eva, could not attend. So he would be there, as well as we would get to encounter in chairman for the second time.

They had outlayed the day ziplining by the Berkshires, as well as the son, Sam, was the bit exhausted. Brian as well as we had the good revisit together whilst Sam sat quietly. He solemnly non-stop up as well as we talked about shows as well as concerts as well as Ben Folds as well as how this was starting to be great.

Their seats were conflicting us as well as multiform rows back. We were in the sixth row, right during the during the behind of of Ben Folds’ butt. Better seats than Mohegan Sun. we couldn’t wait for to see the uncover now.

The strew was flattering empty, as well as the crony told me which the lot of people do not come to their seats until they feel similar to it, as well as stay in cruise land. Sometimes they never come to their seats, as well as usually stay out there as well as watch the uncover upon the large screen.

Being in the sixth row, we felt which being anywhere else was stupid. Boothby Graffoe came out as well as his set was nice. He’s the unequivocally gifted singer, as well as his songs have been droll as well as somewhat cringeworthy, which we adore. BNL came out as well as assimilated him upon the integrate of songs, as well as Ed was overtly amused by Boothby’s antics. You can discuss it they’re used to the singular an additional as well as the stupidity which comes from furloughed together.

Jessica desired his BNL/NHL crossover hockey shirt.

Guster came out as well as we was utterly thrilled. So close! we consider this
is the closest I’ve been to Guster seat-wise during the show.

I rught divided yelled out “HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRIAN!” when they proposed to take the theatre as well as after the primary clapping subsided. A integrate of alternative people did too. we longed for him to know which we knew it was his birthday. He smiled, as well as they proposed rocking. 

Adam was always
unequivocally tighten to the dilemma of the theatre so removing cinema of him was
easy.

I even got good shots of Brian, who we customarily can’t get the good
shot of since he is relocating so quick as well as my camera usually can’t penetrate it.

The
throng was unequivocally still as well as serious, as well as we was feeling bad for the
Gusters. They played “Come Downstairs as well as Say Hello,” as well as when the strain
picks up we told Abbey as well as Jess which we usually couldn’t stay seated
anymore, we indispensable to give them the small stone adore as well as get up as well as dance.

So
we did. we beheld some-more as well as some-more people removing up, as well as we could discuss it
Ryan was enjoying that. “Hey, you’re standing! That equates to we’re we do
something right!”

I kind of feel similar to may be Guster was feeling reduced shrifted upon this debate with opening as well as usually carrying about 45 mins to perform. There was frequency an audience, as well as the primary appetite was lacking. But solemnly the assembly proposed stuff oneself them, as well as they proposed giving it back.

Ryan remarkable the picnics, as well as how overwhelming they were.

“Homecoming King” got people up rocking as well as yelling out the line “back in Massachusetts,” as well as the hooting ensued.

Their opening was fantastic, we desired any notation of it as well as any song.

But the most appropriate partial of the uncover was when Ryan introduced Brian’s daughter as well as his mom, “three generations of Rosenworcels upon the singular stage!” to move the benefaction out to Brian for his 40th birthday. 

I consider it speaks volumes to how smashing as well as honeyed this rope is.

Look during Brian’s face as Jolene hands him up the present. She was so cute, as well as kind of frightened yet knew usually what she indispensable to do. His mother was unequivocally caring in running her over to her daddy.

It was additionally Brian’s mom’s birthday too, which is kind of cool. we instruct we’d all been means to sing happy birthday to them. But Ryan didn’t set upon up the crowd. They usually the singular after an additional to rock.

Ed Robertson came out as well as sang lead upon “Barrel of the Gun,” as well as which was fun. Because he was upon Ryan’s microphone, we was happy to locate this shot of Ryan as well as Adam. we consider it is the singular of the improved unison cinema I’ve ever taken.

Ed was fantastic, as well as the assembly desired it.

I unequivocally longed for some-more Guster, yet … sadly their time was up.

Between the Guster as well as Ben Folds Five set, we went to find Brian as well as Sam.

I longed for to suggest them the seats, so which they could lay tighten to Ben as well as which Sam could watch him play. Abbey forked out which the people subsequent to Jess had not arrived, as well as which we should all usually stay there until they uncover up. If they uncover up, okay. Jess as well as we will go to Brian as well as Sam’s seat. we do not consider Jess was happy we volunteered her chair up yet we wasn’t meditative of her. we was meditative of Sam.

He usually incited 13, as well as he is the outrageous Ben fan, as well as we unequivocally felt low in my heart he indispensable to be as tighten as possible, as well as in actuality saying Ben’s face or saying him from the side of the piano was zero — he indispensable to be where we were to see his hands, his playing, his posture, his moves.

Brian was the small bit blown divided by my generosity. we didn’t give it the second thought. They came all this way, this is his kid’s large favourite — ruin yeah I’d give up my seat.

I’m blissful the people subsequent to Jess never showed up.

We got to lay there by the finish set with Sam as well as Brian, as well as let me discuss it we what, dear reader, Ben was all commercial operation for this set. It’s roughly similar to he knew we was unhappy in the Friday show.

We got the 3 songs which we wanted, “Philosophy,” “Narcolepsy,” as well as “Army,” finish with the assembly belting out the horn territory as well as meaningful usually what to do (excellent job, Ben Fans!). We got “Underground,” which was hysterical, as well as we was so unapproachable to listen to my daughter belting out any word. So funny. They additionally did “Alice Childress” as well as “Landed,” as well as Brian was unequivocally happy for those.

We were high-fiving as well as entertaining as well as usually in all in the excellence for the 45 notation set. “Dicks upon the wall” was the lot improved perceived here. Ben talked about the final time he played with the Boston Pops (Tanglewood is the Summer Residence for the Boston Pops orchestra) there was the demonstration in the crowd. Two people got in to an evidence over “some the singular of them songs from Star Wars or the small shit,” as well as afterwards he did an fabrication of them attack any alternative with chairs. He shook his conduct as well as pronounced “My fans would never action which way.”

The usually thing which would have done this set improved would have been “Best Imitation of Myself,” as well as “Uncle Walter.” Also, if we could have requested the singular of the mellow songs to be “Magic,” we consider which would have done my night.

Another thing which we beheld about this uncover was it seemed additional loud. Extra powerful. Really incited up as well as amped up as well as during blow the roof tiles off the dilemma levels, not usually since of the strain choices carrying some-more appetite yet usually in general. we do not consider we ever approaching to listen to Ben Folds this shrill as well as powerful. And it was the good knowledge for me. Sam had his ear plugs in to strengthen his hearing… yet we gotta contend we was alright with withdrawal cave out. Oh, as well as which hairy bass… bliss. 

Thank we Ben Folds Five for melting my face off, as well as for creation it the most appropriate night ever.

Looking over during Sam’s face was value it. Seeing him usually staring during Ben, as well as examination the appetite as well as the awesomeness, we felt similar to we was upon an additional planet, the singular done of happiness as well as happy all day any day.

Sam as well as Brian left to go ramble the throng during the cruise area, as well as they were starting to watch the small of BNL as well as take off — it was the prolonged day for them. we longed for them to stay with us yet accepted completely.

BNL came out as well as non-stop with “Limits” again, as well as it sounded great. They did the lot of repeats from the Mohegan Sun show, zero which blew my thoughts similar to “Oh my God we can’t hold they’re personification this! NO WAY!” or anything similar to we felt with Ben.

They brought the aged timey microphone set up out, as well as we hoped for the bluegrass delivery of “One Week,” yet we overtly can’t recollect what they sang here — it was cold to watch them perform in the Grand Ole Opry set up again, with Tyler during the during the behind of of them upon the singular drum.

Ryan came out upon the same strain from Mohegan. No Brian Wilson as well as the thundergod for an encore. They stopped right during eleven with zero over “Alcohol” since we consider Tanglewood has the unequivocally despotic time-stop clause.


It was the good uncover as well as the good set, as well as the unequivocally happy crowd. Lots of fooling around about the price of eighth month let properties in the Berkshires. Ed invited everybody over the subsequent night for the BBQ during the place he was renting from 4:30pm to 6pm yet they had to be RIGHT OUT during 6 since the subsequent family was entrance in for their 90 notation rental.

They talked about the tree debate which they went upon as well as Kevin did an fabrication of the debate beam articulate about the Shagbark Hickory in the area. They even talked about the picnics out upon the lawn, with walnuts lovingly harvested from the internal trees by hand, as well as artisinal shagbark hickory salad dressings…

As always, the float home done me consider which we should have stayed during the hotel, or stayed during Chris as well as Laurie’s for the night since it is the prolonged transport during the during the behind of of to the residence from the distant northwest dilemma of this small state. And as always, distress about not shopping tickets to all the internal shows rught divided seeped in. What shenanigans would occur in Maine in the integrate nights? What about Brooklyn, where Guster is regularly such the large freaking strike with the hipster immature audience!? Oh man, what am we starting to miss?

Indeed, since upon earth would we buy tickets to some-more than the singular uncover in the tour. Because of these guys, these events, these songs as well as these moments. Somewhat repeated yet additionally unique. Each night the gem in as well as of itself.



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