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It took Ben Folds Five about 30 minutes to address “the elephant in the room.”
That would be the band’s cancellation of their June show at Chastain Park Amphitheatre, announced a few days before the set date, which understandably angered their loyal fan base.
In true BFF fashion, though, the trio turned the unfortunate event into a hilarious mea culpa, an impromptu song with rapped/sung lyrics about how “We have a history in Atlanta because we recorded here…we used to play Little Five Points…” The highlight of the song, set to a ramshackle musical backdrop featuring Folds calling out key changes, was the refrain, “We’re back to kiss your a**.”
And for about an hour and 45 minutes Tuesday night at The Tabernacle, the reformed, reinvigorated Five –