Thursday, June 20, 2013

Last Summer On Earth Tour

I scored free tickets to the Last Summer on Earth Tour from Rewind 100.7 fm radio station tonight. Here's how it went:
Guster opened the show. Since the concert was outside and started at 7pm, they battled the blaze of the sun on Usnas’s west-facing stage. The lead singer mentioned he wasn't prepared for the brightness and people from the crowd gladly donated floppy hats and sunglasses to the band members. 
Guster had a a fun, carefree performance of 11 songs and sometimes their drummer played with just his hands.

I was most excited that Ben Folds Five were playing together again at this show. However, their performance was just ok. 
They played 11 songs without much time to talk in between (some of the bands old songs and new songs and a couple of Ben's solo stuff):
1. One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces 
2. Selfless, Cold and Composed 
3. Erase Me 
4. Sky High
5. Landed 
6. Draw A Crowd 
7. Brick 
8. Do It Anyway 
9. Underground 
10. Song for the Dumped
11. Army
Barenaked Ladies headlined the show. The banter between the lead singer and the other guy who left the band just wasn't there. They tried...but it just did't quite work. The best part of the show was a little rap routine toward the end of the show. I found this on Youtube from another fine concertgoer.