Ben come back to Jacksonville!
Best concert I've ever been to. HOpe he comes back soon. "Waiting on an Angel" was the highlight of the night for me.
Talk about good energy. I can't say enough good things about Wednesdays show...it was my birthday and talk about a good birthday treat. :-)
It was SO AMAZING...thank you to all the remarkably talented people that jammed out making May 7, 2003 the best birthday yet. One love. JEN
WOW...That pretty much sums up our feelings after our first time seeing Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals. The atmosphere was great, the band's energy was amazing, and we could not have asked for a better set list for our first show. As an added bonus, we were lucky enough to meet Harper before the show, and I can not say enough about him. It's nice to know that there are still musicians out there who give back to their fans by taking a few moments to chat, sign an autograph, and snap a picture. The whole experience was more than worth our 3 hour drive from Tallahassee!
Thank you Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals for an amazing experience!
I have been surprised and floored by musicians and concerts for a long time now, but there is something altogether different about the Ben Harper live experience. This was my fourth BHIC show since '96 and, by far, the best. It's wonderful to hear them get really loud and raucous again. The venue was gorgeous and made a nice setting for the 2hrs 15 min of mostly new album material (the posted setlist is almost, but not quite, correct--She's Only Happy wasn't played, move Temporary to the #4 slot). I hope the rest of Florida gets the same level of energy and passion that we got last night. Thanks BHIC and don't be strangers to FL and the south!
It is 10:00 am on Thursday morning, and I am still reeling from last night's show. BHIC has proven once again that a category cannot be placed upon greatness. I'm usually skeptical about opening acts, also and MOFRO made me rethink, they were amazing. I saw Ben once before in New Orleans in 2000, which was basically an accoustic show. To my pleasant surprise, last night was a full-out rock show! The crowd was amazing, Ben and the IC were on top of their game and certainly delivered the goods to us. Florida Theatre is an amazing (smoke-free!) place to see a show, especially the magnicificent Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals. We loved the Mother Mary pants, too :)
My wife and I just got back from the show. It was our third Ben Harper and IC show. We both thought it was the best that we have seen. The atmosphere and the crowd were both amazing. We are going to see them again on Sunday in Orlando. We can't wait. Ben Harper and IC are amazing and we really enjoy ourselves everytime we get to see them. Ben if you read this will you Play Fire and Ice acoustic in Orlando. We both would appreciate it greatly.