02.02.01 Burlington, VT

Memorial Auditorium with Jack Johnson

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On the second night on the tour, Ben played an acoustic version of "Suzie Blue" for the second time ever live. At end the show after "Faded/Whole Lotta Love", he jumped into the crowd and surfed.

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anonymous's picture

I traveled the longest journey ever attempted to get to a ben harper concert, a few thousand miles from England. I met a girl in Vermont and went to see her, I hadn't seen her for quite a while and well the concert summed up everything I was feeling - it was amazing, even if I was half asleep having not sleep in 3 days!! Ben was cool playing all the tunes as only he can, thanks in part to him that was an amazing time in my life.

anonymous's picture

This was the best show that I have ever witnessed....it was also my first Ben Harper show. Am I missing something? Why isn't the entire world listening to this? I've never been so moved by live music. A door has opened...go see the show, man.

anonymous's picture

The setlist was amazing. I couldn't have imagined a better show. Ben sang his heart out and played beautifully. The band has so much energy its contagious. They had the audience captured. Especailly during Like a King>I'll Rise, and when Ben was on stage alone. The second encore kicked ass...Faded>Whole Lotta Love>Faded, and just when I thought that the show couldn't get any better he crowd surfed and jumped on top of us!
Not only does he put on a damn good show but Ben signs about real things that are important. There aren't many musicans left like him anymore. He sends out a good message. And they got famous through word of mouth, from being real, down to earth, and singing about things that need to be sung about.

anonymous's picture

Harper took the audience on a journey no one there will soon forget Friday night. Starting out with Breakin Down with an incredible amount of energy, he kept it up while changing the focus throughout the entire thing. Whether he had the whole audience jumping up and down happily, like with Burn To Shine, crying, with The Drugs Don't Work followed by Another Lonely day and then Waiting on an Angel, or holding their fists in the air, with Like a King and I'll rise, he took his energy and radiated in such a way that the audience became one cohesive unit. Unbelievable. Well worth the three hour drive.....peace-

anonymous's picture

this was an incredible show. breakin down was a sick way to get the crowd going and start the show off. juan is a sick bass player, he goes nuts, its unbelievable. that first song set the crowd going for the rest of the first set. Like a King into Ill Rise was so moving and beatiful. there was an incredible feel in the auditorium where everyone had all their attention on ben standing front and center with his hand raised to the sky. it was breathtaking.when he moved the mike away and just sang, it wsa like nothing id seen or heard before. his solo songs were beautiful as well and im glad everyone was so quiet and attentive.waiting on an angel really did bring tears to peoples eyes.faded into whole lotta love back into faded was sick. just sick. the place wsa jumping at this point, and it didnt even stop there. he leaves his guitar roaring on his seat and goes around the stage slapping hands with everyone with the rest of the guys. then he decides to jump onto me and my friends and crowd surf to the other side of the stage. ben and the rest of the guys put on an incredible show that is like no other.

anonymous's picture

Wow, that was amazing. That's all I have to say. Amazing. Ben Harper is an amazing musician, and he doesn't have the tendancy to put on this big fake attitude, like a lot of musicians do - he is all music, no ego. Beautiful. I had a wonderful time.

anonymous's picture

If every man were to take a year off and devote their life to studying Ben Harper the world would be a better place. That's what I learnt last night.

P.S. Tia (whoever you are): I came all the way from London, England and it was still worth it.

anonymous's picture

Driving all the way down from montreal was incredibly worth it. Ben poured his heart out to the audience in every song especially in I'll Rise. The crowd was in tears when he sang waitin on an angel. This was the first time ive heard suzie blue live and it was awesome!!! Ben ended the show by crowd surfing. This shows how much of a crowd pleaser he really is. David Leach went nuts for steal my kisses and Juan Nelson did a crazy whistling solo. Crazy concert and well worth the two hour drive.

anonymous's picture

Ben Harper was sick last night at Memorial. I've only seen him once before, at the Roseland in NYC. Jack Johnson was amazing too, I'd never heard of him before, but ended up buying his CD. I highly recommend it. I hoped Ben would add some more Bob Marley, like Concrete Jungle, but I was satisfied. It was a nasty concert