The fourth challenge is 'a song by the first band/artist you saw live'. The Bens were my first band that I paid to see with my own money so I'm counting them. Who are The Bens? They are none other than Ben Folds, Ben Kweller and Ben Lee.
I went to this concert with two friends from school, Amanda and Tenille. I went because I was in love with Ben Lee and Amanda said I would be in love with Ben Kweller. Her and Tenille were in love with Ben Folds. Amanda was right. Since that concert I have been in love with Ben Kweller. I have all his albums and have seen him live many times.
This concert was AMAZING. We were up the front right next to the stage at the Arena when it was still doggedly awesome. We waited ages outside in line while being abused by aboriginals. This side of the Valley was the scary side.
We were young and naive yet we were so close to being out of school and being adults. We thought we knew everything. We loved everything with all our heart and soul. We drank everything like it would never be available again. We were teenagers.
Listening to The Bens still makes me smile. They still make me dance.
If you haven't heard of them please listen to the song below 'Just Pretend' and fall in love. It is worth every second of your time.