Two months ago, I went to my tenth Weezer show, held about two miles from my house.
Tonight, I went to my eleventh Weezer show, also held two miles from my house.
Weezer played a special (free) show tonight for the local college university’s student activities group. Supposedly, the show was restricted to students only. But that didn’t keep me from going. Although, I was prepared, having dragged along a current student (The Civee) and procuring a student ID from an associate. (Gee, I don’t think I even went to shows with a fake ID when I was 19!)
As it was held on one of the campus’ open spaces, there was no problem at all to get in. They didn’t even check IDs, rendering my two measures unnecessary.
As for the show, it was pretty much the same as the show I went to at the State Fair back in July. They added Memories, their new single to the setlist and took off Can’t Stop Partying and Trippin’ Down the Freeway. I was hoping it would be a little different, even mixing in some new material from Hurley. Despite my hopes not being realized, it was still a lot of fun. I was surprised the Kids/Pokerface medley they’ve been doing for what seems like forever got a great reaction from the crowd.
The two opening bands were local acts and were among the most forgettable opening acts I’ve ever seen. Weezer’s set had what seemed to be a few technical difficulties, but considering my favorite band was playing two miles from my house, for free, and my lovely life willingly accompanied me, I have no complaints at all.