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Thursday, April 10   >>

She called me for No Reason!!!

...so I thought! Read on!

At 10PM, Tam Vo had called me. For those who don't know her, she's a friend of mine who goes to school in N. California. At first, I thought something had gone wrong, the loud noise and her yelling made me a bit nervous.

Then I heard "no reason" by Ben Kweller. I knew she went to the show I told her about. I was so, so, so happy. I sat there, in my room, listening to the great BK, jotting down comments and a setlist for Tam to reference for her show review. When the show had ended (and goddamnit, it was SO good, even on the phone), Tam said she was going to attend a meet-and-greet.

I helped her with questions she should ask the man, and I'm guessing they helped. We ended the conversation, and then...she was gone. She said she'd call me back. When she did, she said BK was with her. I asked if she could help me out in speaking with the man as well.

Tam: Hi Ben, I'm Tam Vo from [school newspaper], and I wanted to know if I could ask you some questions!
Ben (in background): Sure!
Tam: Could you also say hello to my friend on the phone?

[breath hugo, breath]

Ben: Hello!
Me: Um...Ben?
Ben: Yes, Hello!
Me: Oh my gosh, Ben. I'm in southern cali and I just heard your set tonight and it was amazing! Even on the phone you guys rawk!
Ben: Aww, thanks so much!
Me: I've seen you twice and I can't wait to see you again, you're awesome, man!
Ben: Haha, you are just so awesome too!
Me: I have a question, Ben!
Ben: Alright, man!
Me: How was The Bens tour in Australia!?
Ben: Oh man, it was so fun!
Me: Please tell me the rumor going around is true. Are the Bens coming to the states??
Ben: Yes, You're excited about that?
Me: My god, you and Ben Folds are my fucking idols!
Ben: aww, you're so nice, man. Thank you so much!
Me: I won't keep you waiting, I can't wait for your next show!
Ben: Rock on [or something like that]!

I'm sure I missed some stuff, but oh man...

...those were the most exciting 3 minutes in my life in this whole year.

Tam, you will be rewarded some great goodies.

OHHH, the distance.

- wasted and ready!