2011/07/28 Holmdel, NJ: PNC Bank Arts Center: Flaming Weezer Lips #1


...Today is a day of frenzied activity, as we gear up for the pair of aces we and the Flaming Lips have got up our collective sleeves - todays show at PNC Bank Arts Center and friday's show at Jones Beach! I hear tell theres still some tickets available to both of thse shows (check here for PNC, here for Jones Beach), so dont miss the chance to see these one (well, two) of a kind co-headlining shared stage Flaming Weezer Lips extravaganzas!

Photos later - are you going? Did you go? Comment here and/or in our message boards, tell your tale! Post your show pix on our photo page! Same goes for video clips if you got em!

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Comment by WeezerSituation on July 28, 2011 at 9:32pm

It was a fun show!! The opening thing (Wayne/Rivers in a bubble.. balloons, balls, confetti, etc) was a lot of fun!! So was the end.. I like the format, but It doesn't work very well when you have a band who has 3 minute songs... and then a band who plays these long 8 minute instrumental weird songs..

 

Each band played on average 3 songs before switching to the next band. The problem was.. Flaming Lips played loonngggg boring songs that put the crowd to sleep. I was in the 11th row and almost the whole crowd around me sat down during the Lips set. So the Lips were on for like 25 minutes each time... then =W= comes on, and it flies by so fast because their songs are average length. 

 

I also would have liked to have heard more from Weezer. They played these songs: Hash Pipe, El Scorcho, Perfect Situation, Tired of Sex, Paranoid Android, The Good Life, Say It Ain't So, Buddy Holly, If You're Wondering.., Pork and Beans, You Gave Your Love To Me Softly, Susanne.. and probably a few more that I'm missing.

 

Ok so here's the deal..

The format works if you're a fan of both bands. If not, at least in this case the energy stops flowing. The minute Weezer got off stage half the crowd sat down and sat through a bunch of weird instrumental songs... Not to say that The Lips weren't good.. I just dont think its cool when you go from "The Good Life" straight into some weird slow instrumental.

 

For this pairing of bands, I would have rather sat through a full Lips set and watched Weezer do their thing alone. But I must admit The Flaming Lips brought a cool light show into it and it was entertaining to watch. Weezer rocked it!! 

Comment by paula feather on July 28, 2011 at 9:22pm

Weezer ROCKED!!!!!  The guys sounded great.

Unfortunately Flaming Lips' long, drawn out songs stopped all the momentum of the show. 

Except for the very last song, the bands didn't mesh well.

 

Please don't try this format again.

Comment by Jamie Theurich on July 28, 2011 at 8:54pm
Amazing! I wish more concerts were like this with two headliners... I'm a big fan of both bands I'd say I've seen the Lips do better shows but despite some technical problems Weezer put on the best show I've seen them do since 1997.
Comment by DanCas on July 28, 2011 at 6:49pm
Flaming Lips, you kick the f****** mood
Comment by Jenny Smith on July 28, 2011 at 3:42pm
I guess i'm the only one to comment...well I'm going tmrrw and i am very very excited. Been waiting three months for this and hoping that this collaboration works out. Flaming lips seem like a fun band but i dont really know them. I am going for WEEZER!!! $106 for WEEZER ticket...that is dedication

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