08 Oct 1999

Berkeley, CA

Greek Theatre

Friday, October 8, 1999 at 7:00pm PDT

What a night. The Innocent Criminals sold out the 8500 seat capacity Greek Theatre. This might just be the largest headlining crowd to date. After "Forgiven", a fan yelled to Ben to play some classic Ben Harper, to which Ben laughed and replied, "Classic Ben Harper? Is there such a thing?" After "By My Side" (which was performed with the entire band, as was "One Road..."), Ben spotted a fan in the audience and said "Nice shirt. I used to have the poster. And I got it at the concert too." Right before "Burn One Down", Ben asked a fan "Is that for me? I'll come get them later." At which point Juan walked to the front row and picked up a bouquet of flowers and delivered them to Ben. Ben commented about how much he liked playing the Greek and said "I wish I could play here every...single...day. We've been playing in basketball arenas." The first encore was performed solo acoustic.

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

with The Funky Meters


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