2010/11/27 - Los Angeles, CA: Gibson Ampitheater: Memories Tour: "Pinkerton"


*Special Announcement* Contrary to whats been mentioned in some interviews and advertisements, the order of the sets at these Memories shows is: FIRST the greatest hits set, THEN the classic album set (i.e. blue or pinkerton).

On to night 2! A different set of hits, and then on to Pinkerton, in its entirety - for the first time ever!

(later)

Sweet Jumpin Christmas, as Luke Cage, Power Man used to say back in the day! I'd say we're on to something here. I dont think its really possible for me to describe just how fun and epic tonights show was. Suffice it to say it was an VERY intense experience. The hits set was mostly different from the Blue night and included b-sides which are rarely if ever played, as well as "Only In Dreams". Watching that one get played two nights in a row brought me right back to the setlists of 1994, when we toured in "The Enforcer" AKA "Betsy", our great yet problematic van.

Tonight I had the honor and privilege of accompanying Rivers on "Butterfly", playing the simple drum beat. Back when the song was recorded for Pinkerton, it was so late at night that only me and Rivers were still at the studio, so he asked me to run through it with him on the drum, using just a bass drum turned on its side and draped with a towel. As you can hear on the Pinkerton Deluxe Edition, he also cut the song with no drums, so it was a real honor for me that the drums version was picked for the original album. Then when we went out to tour Pinkerton in '96-'97, Rivers asked me to come out and do the drum part when he played Butterfly, and that had not happened again till now. So thank you Rivers for letting me do it again. (Catch some nice video of this performance over on whatosaw.com).
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Big ups to everyone who came out, it really felt like a family affair, from the old school fans to the new to the crazy assortment of celebs who came to witness the special night of rock. Beth and Jorge reprised their singing assistance with style and panache. And a special weezer brotherhood shout out to Justin Fisher in the house - the Amherst House to be exact!

Tonight and every Memories show night, Brian is signing copies of his new CD by his other band The Relationship, up at the merch booths, right after weezer's performance.

Read the SPIN review of both L.A. Memories shows here.

Comment here if you went, or start a thread on our message boards, tell your tale!



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Comment by Kevin (Han De La Solo) on December 6, 2010 at 12:21am
Amazing shows. I hope they do the whole bootleg thing like they did for recent shows.
Comment by Karla R Armstrong on December 5, 2010 at 6:02pm
The show was days ago...But, I still cannot believe I got to hear "Only in Dreams"!! I was so sad my brother and I couldn't go on Friday for the Blue Album, and when we heard that song start, I was completely speechless. The song is extremely meaningful to me and my brother...The concert was awesome--one of the nights I will forever remember.
Comment by Lea ciccaglione on December 1, 2010 at 6:22pm
i went on nov 27th. i know this is late but the show was amazing as always i just wish i didnt have to wait 2years lol i saw them troublemaker tour at the forum... always fun great times been a fan for along time!! .. and the highlights for me were only in dreams ( favorite song) and butterfly .. with just rivers. ..... and You Gave Your Love to me Softly . i wish the relationship played instead of best coast they where alright .. imaybe bitter cause she was onstage with rivers and holding hands which she didnt seem that excited or thrilled to be.. but anyways...... great times!<3 always weezer!!!! peace love and sandwitches!!!
Comment by MozMan68 on November 30, 2010 at 2:15pm
I didn't realize "Only In Dreams" was so rare live. I remember it clearly as one of the closing songs on the Green Album tour....Scott was on bass (was a surprise to me)....Tenacious D and Jimmy Eat World opened....Kalamazoo, MI.
Comment by Bill Radovich on November 29, 2010 at 8:56pm
if anyone was wondering, that was me drunkenly grabbing rivers and screaming the lyrics to susanne in his ear.
Comment by Mark Roa on November 29, 2010 at 7:50pm
Great show. Rivers was great and full of energy. It was awesome to see rivers dress up like in his Pinkerton clothes. Brian was awesome and rocked out a b******' visor during the relationship album signing. Great time had by all!
Comment by weezercollector on November 29, 2010 at 1:11pm
Man does it suck to be a weezer fan in the UK right now.

Looks like these shows were EPIC - glad everyone who went had a great time.

I especially like how Rivers appeared to be wearing clothing appropriate to the era's of the shows - a very nice touch, and Karl's slideshows HAVE to make it to a DVD if indeed there will be one.
Comment by Chelsea Radzik on November 28, 2010 at 3:44pm
both nights were amazing :) glad I got VIP!
Comment by elliottmarx on November 28, 2010 at 3:29pm
Yes, of course a double live DVD set is expected. Why not? Include all of the various greatest hits and both the Blue Album and Pinkerton. A set like that will be valued for many years to come. Then Weezer can retire whatever tunes they wish and know that they have offered them to all of their fans: past, present and future.

Now please, when filming, include plenty of static, calm, composed shots. Not rapid fire, swooping boom, short attention span, micro edits. Please create a classy document that won't look dated in 2 years. Think of your favorite concert DVDs. You can focus on the artist for more than half a second, right? Please make something substantial.
Comment by James on November 28, 2010 at 2:24pm
for the love of god please come to atlantic city or philly

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