Last night I went to see Ben Folds Five with my friend Emily.
They were playing at The Tabernacle, which is an old church and one of my favorite venues.
I’ve seen Ben Folds solo before, but never with the whole band, who apparently just got back together after a 12 or 13 year hiatus. They played for about two hours – mostly a combination of songs from their new album and really old stuff from Whenever and Ever Amen (the one with Brick, which they did play) and some other songs from their other albums that came out in the late 90s.
It was fun and they were good, but I have to say that I like Ben Folds’ solo material better. Aside from Landed, they didn’t play any of his solo stuff. That’s a shame because Rocking the Suburbs is one of my all-time favorites (title track not withstanding). Nevertheless, it was a fun show and I was reminded, as I am every time that I go to a concert, especially in a small venue, that I really like going to see live music and that I need to do it more often.
The show ended around 11 and after walking back to the car and dropping Emily off, I didn’t get home until midnight and didn’t get to bed until probably 12:30. That’s the one bad thing about concerts; they always mess with my sleep!
What’s the last concert you went to?