2010/10/01 Las Vegas: The Mirage: Rolling Stone Mag Rock Star Weekend

...Today the Weez folk are gathering in Las Vegas to play an unusual show at the Mirage casino/hotel, as part of the Rolling Stone Mag's Rock Star Weekend package. This show was announced in RS mag several weeks back (the one with Mad Men on the cover), in a special article that caught up with the band as they prepared to release "Hurley". Tonight's show is apparently a fairly exclusive poolside affair, rather intimate in size and exclusive in style. No matter what it will be an interesting and fun time for sure, a unique experience thats probably only possible in Las Vegas...

Well, that was an odd one, but lots of fun. Turns out the Mirage has a series of outdoor pool areas, each one more secluded and exclusive than the last. The deepest layer is called "Bare" and its called that for a reason - normally its a topless 21+ pool! But tonight, the waitresses were covering up just enough to make the scene just 'bare'-ly family friendly. Also, they apparently put the stage directly over the actual pool, so it wasn't like anyone was swimming. But there was plenty of rocking going on. Weezer has a knack for stepping into the most un-weezer-ish environments and turning them around towards the path to weezness. Everything about this place was screaming exclusive nightclub, but the people got loose and goofy as the night went on, and Rivers kept everyone guessing by climbing all over the bars and sunbathing lounges, dumping buckets of ice on people and generally encouraging good healthy mayhem.

Tonight was the debut live performance by weezer of the "Hurley" track "Unspoken". Prior to the show, Rivers did a solo acoustic version of it for the Rolling Stone cameras, and you can watch that here.

The whole shebang was followed by an afterparty at a different Mirage club called Jet, which the guys paid a visit to after the show before jetting back to L.A. Thanks to Rolling Stone and the Mirage for a well done event and a fun night.

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Comment by xsana s phoumiphat on October 6, 2010 at 4:10pm
i think i did die a little. maybe a lot
Comment by xsana s phoumiphat on October 4, 2010 at 2:09pm
dear weezer,
i am soo mad that you guys were at the mirage pool.
i bought my ticket, and then i found out that you had to be 21.
they never said i had to be 21.
so i bought a fake id.
they took away my fake i.d...100 and my ticket... 120 dollar ticket
that i bought just so i can see my favorite band since i was 13.
i cried and cried, never even got a refund. and in the middle of me walking out towards the casino i could hear you guys starting to play.
my dreams were seriously demolished.
it was the worst day of my life, atleast worst day of this year.
Comment by Louisa on October 4, 2010 at 9:17am
Hey Darcy, I was right by you next to the trash can! :-) This was my very first Weezer show and it was INSANE! I had to drag my hubby along but now he loved all of the music and is now a huge Weezer fan. We're hoping to make it out to the show in L.A. too. Yeah! Go get Hurley, it rocks. Still can't believe the blue album was the very first cd I ever bought. Still rockin' with Weezer all these years later.
Comment by Cladeedah on October 3, 2010 at 11:37pm
Saw u guys at Bumbershoot 3 weeks ago and now in Vegas. Both shows were absolutely amazing. Rivers is my little ball of energy!!!
Comment by Cladeedah on October 3, 2010 at 11:30pm
Comment by Kristy Finner on October 2, 2010 at 7:18pm
I have seen Weezer 14 time and this show was one of the top two shows for me that I have been to. It was a great set list and all the guys did a great job. But I have to say the best part for me was "Unspoken". I was freaking out when Rivers said he was going to sing that song. It is my favorite on "Hurley". One again Weezer Rock the House!!!!! See you guys on the Memories Tours for sure!!
Comment by darcy r. halka on October 2, 2010 at 6:14pm
i loved this show!!! so much fun, the best most intimate venue ive ever been to!! rivers was amazing and so personable i rocked out the whole show close to the front and right by the gabage can he stood on in the crowd while singing....it was the BEST EVER!!!!!! i am so happy i was a part of this amazing opportunity!!! thanx guyz you rocked!!!!
Comment by Stacey Webster on October 2, 2010 at 12:04pm
The entire show was amazing!!!
Comment by stacey wright on October 2, 2010 at 10:15am
This show rocked!!!! When he came into the crowd (and stayed in the crowd for 2 songs) it was amazing!!!!! They let everybody take pictures..the set up at the Mirage was perfect. Cant wait to buy Hurley!!!! Cant wait to see them again!!!!!!
Comment by Greg Hartmann on October 1, 2010 at 10:49pm
Amazing concert! I was surprised rivers came so close to the crowd and went through it too. Totally rocked! I was the guy in the snoopy rock star shirt. I don't think I'll ever forget this show. The best I've ever seen weezer.

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