08.27.00 San Francisco, CA

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I Was There
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In an intimate 300 person show, Ben delivered an awesome solo acoustic performance. Friends and lucky fans who won tickets on local radio station Alice watched Ben play for over an hour and a half. He teased riffs of what would become "So High So Low" before "Widow Of A Living Man." "In the Lord's Arms" was dedicated to late Gov't Mule bass player Allen Woody.

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Comments/Reviews

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Ben put on an incredible set for a small number of lucky fans in the San Francisco area. The only way into this show was to win tickets thru a local radio station or to somehow make it onto the guest list. The performance was absolutely remarkable with Ben opening the set with Give a Man a Home on the acoustic guitar (he usually plays it on the weissenborn). He pours his soul into tunes like Please Bleed, Glory, Excuse Me Mr./Burnin & Lootin',& The Woman in You. After Burnin' & Lootin', Ben would break his silence with the crowd by proclaiming that he wants to be on "Survivor." Asking the crowd what he should bring to the island, the crowd suggests that he should bring his guitar. Ben also boasts how great of a father he is during the show. From then on, Ben presents himself in a more relaxed manner w/ the audience, chatting and joking as the show progresses. I guess this is one of the benefits of performing in such an intimate venue.
For the encore Ben dedicates In the Lord's Arms to former Gov't Mule bassist Allen Woody who had just past away. The emotion Ben threw into the song was absolutely moving and touched me deeply. Overall the show rates as one of my favorite Ben Harper experiences.