09.03.00 Portland, OR

The Showplace at Portland Meadows with Karl Denson's Tiny Universe

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Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals Setlist 2000-09-03 - The Showplace at Portland Meadows - Portland, OR

"Burn One Down" and "Jah Work" were not segued for one of the first times ever. Instead, Dean kicked off "Jah Work" with a short drum intro. Ben thanked the audience several times for "braving the weather." The crowd was extremely quiet and attentive throughout the show. At the end of "Manic Depression", David got on Ben's platform and used his guitar stand as a slide on Ben's guitar. Meanwhile, after Ben left the stage, he came back and climbed into David's platform and starting playing the cymbals and other percussion instruments.

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Comments/Reviews

anonymous's picture

This was my first Ben Harper show as well. I have a feeling that Harper and the Innocent Criminals do not tour the west coast enough. My friends encouraged me to spend the $30, though I was unsure. Once I watched their performance, I was mystified. Yes indeed, I was quiet and attentive because I was in absolute awe. From here on out, I continue to play and buy their music, as well as promote themt to all of my friends.
The best part of the show was the fact that the rain stopped right when Harper came on stage. And the sunset, oh the sunset. It couldn't have been much better. It's that Harper healing, Ben Harper healing.
Please come to Oregon again! I love your tunes!

anonymous's picture

I have been listening to Ben for a few years now, and I find him to be one of the few artists who I can listen to over and over. His music is so diverse, and his lyrics are amazing. This was the first time I have seen him in concert, and it was such a wonderful experience that i know i will go to any other concerts he has in the Northwest in the future. This particular concert was so great because the weather was pretty bad, so there were not too many people there, but it cleared up after he got on stage. I was able to stand right up front and clearly see all of the action that produces such wonderful sounds! Ben and the IC are excellent, and I would gladly go to great lengnths to get the chance to see them perform agian.~i second the request for more west coast-northwest concerts!~ :)

minard9321's picture

This was the first show I have seen. I was right up in front and wanted to see more. Ben and the criminals were having fun and playing as one. I surely will attended more shows. I never thought that sexual healing could sound so good, and touch from your lust simply great!
Please do more west coast shows.

minard9321's picture

This was the first show I have seen. I was right up in front and wanted to see more. Ben and the criminals were having fun and playing as one. I surely will attended more shows. I never thought that sexual healing could sound so good.
Please do more west coast shows.