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Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five cast complex spells

Barenaked Ladies singer Ed Robertson had just sung the word “underwear” when a pair came flying toward the stage at the Bank of America Pavilion Tuesday night.

They arrived, as if on cue, during “Pinch Me,” one of several of the long-running Canadian pop band’s songs laced with a healthy dose of humor. Jim Creeggan gamely let the undies dangle from the neck of his bass, and multi-instrumentalist Kevin Hearn did the same with a pair on his guitar.

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