Minnesota State Fair
Weezer fans came out in the masses during the Minnesota’s State Fair. Even tho I have been a Weezer fan for quite a long time now I wasn’t sure what to expect from Saturday nights show. The first time I saw Weezer live I hate to say it, but I wasn’t very impressed. They didn’t really play it up to the crowd, they really just stood there and played which I found very boring, but boy did they bring it for Minneapolis this weekend! They rocked the Grandstands at the state fair. And surprisingly blew away the hometown boys of Minneapolis, Motion City Soundtrack.
Playing to over 8,000 fans Weezer played all the goodies along with a couple cover tunes. They opened with “Surf Wax America” – “Undone The Sweater Song”. Other hits played were; “Beverly Hills” – “Say It Aint’ So” – “Dope Nose”- “Buddy Holly” just to name a few. Cover tunes included Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks” and Radiohead’s “Paranoid Android”.
You may be wondering what Weezer was out promoting since they have been out having fun this summer with no new record to talk about. Well here it is! The Weezer Cruise! That’s right, River’s threw a ton of flyers out and told everyone it was real. The Weezer Cruise is January 19-23, 2012 – Miami to Cozumel. Other bands scheduled to play are dinasour jr, Sebadoh, Gene Ween and Dave Dreiwitz, Wavves, The Antlers, Yuck, Free Energy, Boom Bip, J Mascis, Lou Barlow, Keepaway, Ozma, The Nervous Wreckords, The Knocks, Sleeper Agent, Yacht Rock Revue.