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'Ben Folds Five' wants to play a Bobcats game as the pit band

By Matt Moore | NBA writer
"Ben Folds Five" wants in with the Bobcats. (Getty Images)

Over the weekend, alternative rock-indie rocker Ben Folds tweeted:

Folds, the author of hit songs like "Brick" and "Rockin' the Suburbs," actually got a response back from the Bobcats, and now there are wheels in motion to make this happen.

Some thoughts:

  • The opening to "Annie Waits" would be a tremendous replacement for "The Cha Cha Slide" by DJ Casper ("Everybody clap yo' hands!") and the traditional "Charge!" music.
  • Playing "Brick" would not be appropriate under any circumstances; can we just get that out of the way?
  • The audience participation thing that he does at the end of "Not the Same" should absolutely be used during opponent free throw attempts.
  • Folds is known for eclectic covers. I can only assume he'll toss in "Gangnam Style" since I'm pretty sure it's federal law that it has to be played during the game.
  • His kiss-cam selection would reign above all.
  • He should play the chorus of "Army" during timeouts.
Make this happen, Bobcats. It might be your only shot at being relevant this year.
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