The Ben Folds show in Charlotte was the best BF I have seen. The Fillmore was an awesome venue--small enough to feel intimate, but big enough to accommodate a decent-size crowd; (over 2,000 people were there Friday night). And it had cool modern chandeliers that my stupid camera wouldn't take decent pictures of...
Anyway- Ben Folds utilized Chat Roulette--a new site that you should NOT check out on a work computer, or in front of children--as part of the show. Chat Roulette is a new website where you get randomly linked with other "chatters" via webcam...as Ben introduced it, it is mostly lonely guys missing clothing, sometimes showing parts of themselves you'd rather not see... He basically linked up with people live and played/sang to them, seeing how they would react. See the video below:
I haven't laughed that hard in a very long time. We only saw one inappropriate body part and one dude sitting on the toilet. As my friend Matt put it after the show, "Ben Folds is a wizard of entertainment."
After some after-show drinks at BlackFinn with friends I hadn't seen in a long time, (had fun Laura and MJ!), I decided pizza was in order.
My friend Laura described Libretto's pizza as some of the best she had ever had. To quote Laura: "I don't even like pizza, and I crave Libretto's." It did not disappoint. I ordered the Pizza Bianca and I think I have dreamed of it every night since.