2010/10/30 Atlanta: Chastain Park Amphitheatre Live Nation

After a long overnight drive from New Orleans, we rolled into the ATL at about 7 AM. Some opted to scurry into the warmth and quiet of the hotel, others kept napping in their bus bunks, to wake up later already at the rather longish named Chastain Park Amphitheatre Live Nation. Soon we shall all reunite for the rock show. Opening up the show tonight is the raucous J. Roddy Walston and The Business! Come on down folks, its gonna be a blast!


It was later determined by informal popular vote that the actual name of tonights venue was the David T. Chastain Pre-memorial Amphitheater of the Alive Nation, for tonight at least. Hopefully for all time. Meanwhile, we got a cool surprise as Troy Sanders from the mighty band Mastodon came down to the show. He and Scott are bass budrows and Troy was hanging backstage pre-show and watching from the side during the show. J. Roddy Walston and The Business opened the show, and they were great!

The audience had a lot of excellent costumed freaks in it today, in honor of Halloween (Halloweez) weekend. Weezer didnt dress up, preferring to simply layer their clothes to stay warm during a rather chilly outdoor show. This show was a lot of fun, and several old school weezer songs saw the light of day for the first time in a long time, including "Tired Of Sex" and "You Gave Your Love To Me Softly". They also gave "Teenage Dirtbag" a whirl for the first time since Reading/Leeds, and for the second night in a row tried out the new Hurley track "Hang On", to great effect. During the show, Rivers made a lap of the amphitheater and the pied piper effect was in full swing as the children ran after him. He ended up in the merchandise booth in a witch hat.

Big ups to the cool folks in the surprise (to me) after-show gang, including OG fanclubber Farid #1293!

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Comment by Guyton Murrell on November 7, 2010 at 8:55am
Weezer Rocks! The Atlanta show was the best. Nice small outdoor amphitheater and Rivers covered every corner of it in an energetic, packed set. Started with "Hash Pipe" then "You gave your love to me softly", Pat was playing some great lead guitar and Brian played a few numbers on the organ. Rivers asked if we would mind if they tried out some of the upcoming Memories tour on us and the show pretty much took off on a frentic pace from there "Undone" & "Surfwax America" got everybody jumping. "Hang on" was the only song from Hurley. "Perfefct Situation", "Tired of Sex", "Say it ain't so" were the band rocking out on stage before Rivers did a solo "Island in the Sun". Rivers took an extended tour through the crowd for "My name is Jonas" & "Beverly Hills". So cool to be at the show with my 13 yr old and Rivers Cuomo comes through the crowd and gives me a high 5. Then Rivers went up to the merchandise stand and started handing out t-shirts before finally getting back on stage for "Pork & Beans" & "Teenage Dirtbag". Have they even payed that in concert outside of the Reading Festival? Then jammed into "If you're wondering if I want you to (I want you to)". The show ended with "Buddy Holly" and all the band grabbing sticks and beating up the drums. Only a litle over 1 hour and 15 minutes but a great, unforgettable show. The opening act was definitely raucous. Hope Memories comes down South. I won't miss it. Thanks again to the guys for a fantastic show!.
Comment by Jonathan Bialek on November 4, 2010 at 8:02am
Can't wait for another show in Atlanta!

Comment by Jarvis on November 2, 2010 at 9:01pm
one more thing...I may be a dummy, but I had no idea Pat Wilson was such a good guitar player! He rocked and played solos on several songs! We lobbied with Karl Koch (I'm pretty sure it was him) for El Scorcho, but no luck :( However, we did get Tired of Sex and My Name is Jonas, so we were satisfied!!

Comment by Jarvis on November 2, 2010 at 8:50pm
great show! we were lucky enough to get front row! we came in costume because we were going to a Halloween party after the show. My lovely wife, Akuma always carries our love child with her on Halloween and during "my name is Jonas", Rivers came and picked up our baby and showed him to the crowd...it was awesome (see slide show above). Finally, our baby has a name...Jonas!

Comment by queenozma on November 2, 2010 at 7:23am
Even though I am going through a difficult time in my life...I sucked it up...drove to Atlanta...and partied my ass off...Thanks Weezer for giving me GREAT Memories!
Comment by Emily Albee on November 1, 2010 at 4:11pm
Awesome show! I made the trek to Atlanta from Maine, I would have walked if I had to!

Comment by Chris on November 1, 2010 at 2:54pm
Loved the show, it was too short though. Thought it was gonna double my last show at Bonnaroo but oh well. Had a blasty blast
Comment by aml on October 31, 2010 at 3:32pm

It was a perfect fall night amidst trees, ivy, stone steps, and stars. Rivers stood inches away and sang to me. He climbed the stone walls, ran thru the audience, an dperformed on top of the hill - to right of the stage. So much energy! I felt like a kid spasing out and singing my lil heart OUT to every song! *teenage dirtbag*
@Adrian Rhodes believe it or not we saw the shooting star too!!!!!!!!

Comment by Nikkogino on October 31, 2010 at 12:14pm
Some good suprises with "You Gave Your Love to Me Softly" and "Tired of Sex" but a ridiculously short show. The curfew at Chastain is 11:00 and most bands will rock on until they are pushed off. Not Weezer...done at 10:30 after 15 songs, one of which was the Wheatus cover "Teenage Dirtbag". I could understand them playing this as a joke if they were playing a 20-25 song set (like most bands do), but 1 of 15 is a crappy pop song no one remembers, and no one liked? Lame.
Anyway, still an awesome show because it is Weezer, but sometimes I wonder why they make some of the decisions they do. Too bad they aren't doing the "Memories" tour in the ATL.......
Comment by dlh1231 on October 31, 2010 at 11:04am
This show was amazing! I was not expecting You Gave Your Love to Me Softly, that was awesome! I love the crowd interaction, that was definitely the best concert I've ever been too. My only major complaint was that it was only 60 minutes. There should've been at least another 20 minutes, but that was a great show! Please come near Charlotte again soon, for the Memories tour if you can!

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