Ben Gibbard had no problem selling out Showbox at the Market for a Friday evening set. He also had no problem keeping the audience rapt with mutual affection. Gibbard loved doing this show – you could just tell. Fans were not there to be trendy, they were there because they love Gibbard’s music and had a personal connection with his work. The singer-songwriter released his great debut solo album, Former Lives, this year (you can count 2003’s Home Volume V too but that was really half Gibbard’s work).
Ben Gibbard – all photos by Dagmar