2011/01/26 Weezer Wishes! [Updated with the Videos]

State Farm helped us make the the Memories Tour possible. Both Weezer and State Farm wanted it to be more than just a sponsorship thing - we wanted to make something unique happen, to use State Farm's help to give something back to Weezer fans. And thus was born the "Grantin’ Wishes with Weezer" contest. Fans sent in wishes that only Weezer could grant, and 4 of those wishes were chosen, and then granted at the show in Chicago. Tim and Scott from Magic Hugs were on hand to help film and interview the goings on.

The winners were: Eddie, who got to play drums on "the Good Life" with the band during soundcheck. Nicole, who got to hang out with the band and have her garden gnome, Jeremy, signed by Weezer. Scott suggested the gnome hang out on stage for the show, and so it came to pass. Lawrence got to come up on stage and do some magic tricks for the crowd while the band played "Hash Pipe." And finally, Matt, a music teacher from Kansas got to sit on a couch with the band while they answered questions from his classroom of kids back in Kansas via iChat. That class also got some new music equipment courtesy of State Farm. You can see video of all the winners shot and edited by Magic Hugs plus Weezer answering questions fans sent in here: http://www.facebook.com/StateFarmNation Check it out people!

 

 




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Comment by Nicole White on February 3, 2011 at 4:16pm

Ah, this makes me so happy

Comment by tasia larosa on January 29, 2011 at 4:35am
i wish you could come to indonesia :)
Comment by Matt Gerry on January 28, 2011 at 11:35am
Brian did the concert, but the guys told us that he was pretty sick..so he was taking it easy.
Comment by DanCas on January 28, 2011 at 11:33am
Where is Brian during these things?
Comment by AvocadoFox on January 27, 2011 at 3:01pm
This is really cool :)
(but my wish is for weezer to tour the UK :P)
Comment by Lawrence Mora on January 26, 2011 at 10:08pm
This story will never die!
Comment by Matt Gerry on January 26, 2011 at 7:22pm
My students are still talking about it 3 weeks later.  :)
Comment by Cherrie on January 26, 2011 at 6:10pm

Awwww! So awesome; I was wondering who (if any) had actually won wishes!

 

Congrats Matt! I'm sure your kids thought you were the coolest music teacher ever =D

Comment by Matt Gerry on January 26, 2011 at 5:58pm

I'll remember that night forever!  So awesome!

Comment by Hannah Tune on January 26, 2011 at 5:38pm
That's really great. You guys just keep giving me more reasons to love you.

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