09.10.06 Columbia, MD

Merriweather Post Pavilion with Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley

I Was There
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Damian Marley sat in for "Get Up, Stand Up." "With My Own Two Hands" was performed solo acoustic.

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anonymous's picture

Wow. That's the best to describe the concert. It was amazing! Ben's voice is like no other! I especially enjoyed the acoustic set in the middle. Great choice of songs. I was amazed and still am 5 days later. Thanks so so much!

primetime128672566's picture

I have waited a long time to see Ben in concert and it was well worth the wait. The 3 hour drive home to WV was . I got to hear my favorite song of his "By My Side" in the amazing acoustic encore. I loved his music and message before and this experience enhanced that feeling. Can't wait to see BHIC again.

don_quixote2428492's picture

WHAT AN UNBELIEVABLE SHOW!!!!! Ive been waiting to see Ben Live since 1995, and I was blown away, by the power and delicate undertones of this voice. His word cut through my soul, and lit it aflame. THE FIRST ENCORE WAS MORE THAN WORTH THE 11 YR. WAIT, and the second is still reverbarating in my head...By far the best show I've ever seen...BEN you are the most quitensential Vocalist of our generation, and Humility is the most beautiful aspect of it.

anonymous's picture

u alll are fucking retards...the show was average...the curfew was bullshit they didnt let him play as long as he usually does, the encore wasnt anything special, he only played one song with damien and he didnt even play Mr War with Damien which is unusual for him...out of all the BHIC shows ive seen this one was not their best maybe i was just too out of it?

brn2shn84's picture

I drove from Michigan to see this show with my brother. It was awesome. The first part of the set more calm than in Michigan, but it was good to hear almost a completely different set. Excuse Me Mr. was the best I have ever heard it. After the song Ben And Oliver said it was top 5 all time. I was front row in the pit so you could hear them talk back and forth. The acoustic set was awesome. Juan is just sick! I cannot wait to see you guys again. They are the greatest band out right now.

Squirrely's picture

4 years ago I thought, how cool would it be for these 2 bands to tour together ... and they did!! They joined together and Jamrocked this worlds socks off. The energy of the show from all artist was so raw and filled with energy, it was like an emotional overload. Thank you to everyone that made this show possible. I had the time of my life, I was surrounded by all my friends and family. Couldn't ask for a better way. And I beleive ...

Thank you Ben for making us feel so loved and appreciated ... it was SO FUNNY when you you made the statement, "These are the people that don'e give a FK about traffic. LOL

Thanks you all for sharing with me, one of the best times of my life.

slimenders_2281259's picture

Unbelievable!!!!! Best show ive seen in a long time. Damian rocked to open up and Ben and the IC jammed like i never know they could. Anybody else out there ever hear Ben Harper scream. If you were there you did. only complaint was the volume at the beginning of Ben's set. we couldn't hear the first three at the top of the hill. it just made us all listen harder.

laz32524750's picture

my oh my...from the beginning of
diamonds on the inside way past the
final note of better way, ben harper and the innocent criminals had us gripped in the music and messages....
the acoustic set, what a bonus! refreshing, diverse, eclectic, spiritual,
soulful, intellectual, civil, universal, and a band not into themselves, but the music and the fans! this concert will stay with me always. thanks guys.

anonymous's picture

the show was amazing, just when you thought i was over harper came back on and just jammed.

damian marley started out and rocked the place. then him and his brothers, stephen and julian, performed 'could you be loved.' it was incredible. then ben harper came out played about an hour set and played get up stand up with the marley bros. then he left for like 5 mins. and came back and did an acoustic set for about 30 mins. finally... he took a 5 min. break and came back on and rocked out with 'burn one down'

this concert was amazing...

rlebowitz192173's picture

Exceptional show, band was extremely tight and looked like they had more fun than the audience

nils00717596's picture

A special night indeed. The best version of "Excuse Me Mr." I've heard, and the guest appearance by Junior Gong and friends was a treat. His voice was the best I've heard in years. Might have to drive to Philly tonight...

ilovetrumpy53799's picture

Marley was an amazing opener-- much respect for carrying on the Marley legacy and building on it. Ben's voice was the best I've heard it, and the I.C. were in sync as usual. Except for the overbearing clapping during Ben's solo acoustic encore (DO NOT CLAP PEOPLE!) the crowd was good too. Great time.

nuse00794977's picture

Jr. Gong got that show started right and Ben just took it to another level. The whole night rocked. The Ethiopian flagwaver must be remembered too for another memorable performance.

tpayne101482544's picture

Unbelievable show... 1st encore alone was worth the price of admission. Get Up Stand Up- WoW