At the post-concert gala dinner, the room consisted mostly of the older, more well-heeled Pops patrons. Young, but well dressed, were two New England Patriots, placekicker Stephen Gostkowski and back-up quarterback/holder Matt Cassel, who came after tickets fell into their lap at the last minute. Both are big Folds fans. “It was exciting to listen to Ben Folds,” said Gostkowski. “It was a great mix, a dynamic mix.” He added that the evening was “a little more suspenseful” because of the fight; he almost used the word “cool.” “I’d never seen an orchestra stop before.”

“It was the first time I’ve seen the Pops,” said Cassel. “I had a good experience. The crowd was electric.”

Gostkowski agreed: “It was like being at Gillette Stadium.”
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