Musical genius Ben Folds played a sold-out show at The Electric Factory in Philadelphia last night. Wasn’t able to get any pictures, though…since I realized earlier in the day that the display on the digital camera I bought less than two months ago cracked (GRRR!) and my cell phone camera just wasn’t cutting it.
I think I saw Ben play bass for the first time at the end of “Rockin’ the Suburbs” (have to check on that, though…I know I heard him play bass on a live version of “Rent a Cop” I downloaded). Also heard a new “Paul Simon” story that was nearly drowned out by the idiots screaming for “Rock This Bitch,” but it was a good story (especially since there was a Philly connection).
For my friend Katie out in the Ben Folds-free zone known as Seattle, here is the setlist from the show (courtesy of Chris at the Ben Folds Tribe…
1. In Between Days
2. Consider You Gone
3. There’s Always Someone Cooler Than You
6. Still Fightin’ It
7. All U Can Eat
8. You to Thank
10. Bitches Ain’t Shit (Dr Dre cover)
11. Zak and Sara
12. Where’s Summer B.?
Band leaves-solo Ben
14. Alice Childress
18. Carrying Cathy
19. Rockin’ the Suburbs
22. Not the Same
23. One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces