8 months later and I still get chills down my spine when I think of this gig. Ben is a genius, who would have thought that Rod Laver Arena could have ever felt so intimate and lovely. I didn't stop listening to the albums for months afterwards, I think I pissed off a few of my friends, but hell... I had fun.
The most emotionally uplifting experience in my life. Thankyou guys, your music manages to summon the ultimate happiness in me with every listen. Jah Work to open! Incredible. Oh, and Blessed to be a Witness is one of the greatest songs ever written. I envy those who have heard Gold to Me live.
sorry for the delayed review. The concert bloody awesome and I hope that Ben Harper and Jack Johnson come back to Melbourne as soon as they can because it's a real treat watching two talented musicians at their best. Once again thank you and God Bless
Wow, this was truly a magical experience. Jack and his band were amazing, Ben & The Innocent Criminals collectively sounded as tight as ever; they were flawless. "Forever" left me speechless, I was not expecting that in the set. Other highlights:- the diverse and engaging "Woman In You", the percussion/a cappella "Blessed To Be A Witness", the simultaneously heart-melting and chilling "Amen Omen".
Another thing, Juan friggin' ROCKS!! Never have I seen a better 4+ minute bass solo - the icing on the cake. I speak on behalf of the fellow Rod Laver attendees when I say we are blessed to be a witness (don't puns rule!?). Oh, and props to the "cat in the white jacket"
Thank you so much, guys!
BEST CONCERT EVER!!!!
Thank you for coming back to Melbourne again, Ben. The show was unbelievable, and the "support act", if Jack Johnson can be called that, was fantastic. Jack was wonderful, and shows that all the post-production work that today's "popular" artists doesn't make up for talent and God-given ability. Ben's set ranged from the new to the old, from the sublime to the powerful and from brilliant to even better. Highlight for me was "Amen Omen" and "Diamonds on the Inside".
Thanks again, Ben, and we look forward to having you back again in the next 12 months!?!
I spent the whole night floating and flying, truly amazing. Totally lost for words. Jack Johnson is as unbelievebly talented as Ben Harper is exceedingly incredible. I loved it and took away with me the greatest feeling of contentment and peace I have ever experienced. Thankyou.
Guys, that was fucking awesome. I've been listening to your music for a few years now and it just keeps growing on me. This was the first time I saw you live though, and it was an amazing experience. All the little solo's that you threw in there were awesome. Ben, you are the most talented musician going around, I'm sure everyone would agree with that...and the sexual healing call was a fucking pisser! Thanks heaps to all of you.
One word- amazing. Thankyou Ben and Jack.
What an amazing concert. What a fantastic support act. What an awsome vibe. It was an incredible experience, Ben and Jack compliment each over wonderfully. The only thing lacking was for them to play together in a duo to end all duo's! But even without this I'm still running half a bar.
Ben is very very very god. I thinks me is like him fery very much. Wen i sees him i was finking dat "Wow, he is very fery good, i would likes it very much if he is to joins my family. We is haveing 8 goats and 3 cheeses." A splendid concert overall, I believe that the philosophical meaning behind his second rendition of 'Excuse Me Mr' shows clearly the reincarnation of his creative genius. Peace. Join us family we is loving very very much!!!