Ah, just deduced that it was yours as I know you're a fan of these bands (except The Cure. "Close to Me" is one of my favorites of theirs). "She's Had a Girl" being in the first night's playlist kind of tipped me off, too. Really nice to hear someone else who's into the Beach Boys' late 60's material, too - so many brilliant songs in there. Same can be said for the stuff on Incesticide, I always loved that it was a compilation and basically covered all their sounds and yet still worked so well as an album.
"Time Flies" is a really nice touch after the album sets, by the way.
Oh, also, I really enjoyed your playlist between the Limousines' set and your first - always cool to talk to someone else who loves the Beach Boys, Nirvana, the Beatles, the Cure etc. but can also love and appreciate something like, say, Lady Gaga.
Can't thank you guys enough for being so cool to us and for making what would have been some great shows that much better. Sorry for being so quiet, I'm just that way at first. But yeah, we had a really good time, and I'd sincerely say these were probably the best two performances I've seen of you guys, regardless of the premise of the tour. Both sets blew me away, "Greatest Man", particularly - I got choked up a couple times, I got goosebumps, etc. Real intense stuff, I love it.
Can't wait for Alone III, the Kumamoto Kid (how far along are you with that? Meant to ask after the show but forgot), and whatever Weezer has up its sleeve next. New song sounded really good from what we heard, definitely looking forward to hearing more - thanks for letting us listen.
Awesome shows this past weekend in Chicago! I have been a fan since 98’ and I truly enjoy all nine albums, as well as, the B-sides. “Jamie” is definitely one of my favorite songs of all time. I feel it is extraordinary how Weezer’s music has evolved into what it is today. Thanks for the music you have given us and please keep it coming.
I just saw your thread about the Chicago shows. I went to night 2 and it was AWESOME! I'm sure you hear "Oh that show was awesome" all of the time but it truly was so amazing. I had the time of my life. There were a few moments where tears filled the back of my eyes because it sunk in that you guys were just a few yards away from me after listening to you on the radio/watching you on TV/internet for 16 years. You guys did so great. I can tell you that I was a die hard huge fan before... and I'm even more so now. I wish I could have gotten VIP but I guess I can't have everything. Maybe next time. I had never been to Chicago before and never had plans to go until I saw you guys were touring there. I was filled with all sorts of emotion after the first half. I turned to my best friend and tearfully said "THAT. WAS. AMAZING. That was so freaking amazing. Wow." She, who moderately listens to your music, turned back and said "Yes it was!" I'm not even sure what words to use to describe the feeling I left the venue with after witnessing Pinkerton in full. I'm so glad you felt moved as well, that makes it that much more powerful.
I can't imagine being on a tour being sick(and I can't believe you sacrificed your sleep over a soccer game. lol). I woke up feeling a little sick yesterday, and I'm really fighting not to get worse, taking lots of vitamins, eating something warm & nutritious(made nabe for dinner, a perfect dish to fight a cold), and getting enough sleep. So far it's working. Well, since you have a lovely wife who can take care of you, so listen to her(you should know by now that wives are always right, right?;p) and be a good boy. Hope you take a plenty of rest and get better soon! ;)
Seriously dig your "Blues Licks"! Singing the blues [figuratively] myself tonight due to a malfunctioning furnace+forcast of snow. Hope your week's off to a better start than mine & you find some time to relax after what sounds like a weekend of epic shows.
I want to thank you so much for the awesome weekend. Those two shows will probably go down as the best concert experiences I've ever had. You and the band were as tight as ever, and I loved the dichotomy of how you handled yourself between the two sets. It was the best of both worlds and I loved singing along toe very song.
It was a real pleasure meeting you Friday before the show, I was the guy in the Pac-Man hoodie asking about the Kumamoto Kid. I'm really anticipating it (along with Alone III) and I do listen to a lot of Japanese pop and rock already. Bands like Asian Kung-Fu Generation, Base Ball Bear, Supercar, and the pillows. You should look into the pillows, they're an awesome band that just celebrated 21 years together. And their lead singer loves the Pixies, Beatles, and Oasis too. Check out their Little Busters album if you get a chance.
Thanks again for the awesome shows, it's an experience I'll never forget. See ya next time you come to Chciago.
Hey Rivers I just wanted to say thank you for the incredible Pinkerton concert in Chicago. You guys sounded AMAZING and the whole show was insanely fun. I was jumping around so much that by the end of the show my whole body was covered in sweat! The best part of the night was definitely when I got to meet you guys during the VIP meet and great. (I was the kid wearing the floppy black hat) Though I was embarrassed at the moment, I'm really glad my mom mentioned to you that I'm on weezer.com and that you commented on one of my pics (a crappy poster I made for school). It made me so happy to have a short discussion with you about that, even if it was only 10 seconds long ahaha. Anyway, I'm probably being really annoying, but I just wanted to say thank you for putting on such an amazing show and for being so friendly and cool.
Thanks for accepting my friend request. You've made my 15 minutes since I noticed.. And maybe many more minutes to come. So nice to read how busy things are in Weez-World. Sounds like it's a good time to be R.C.
I'm catching the vibes all the way down in AUS. Just joshing about the long-time-no-Weez-in-AUS. I, personally, am perfectly happy sticking it out 'till the INEVITABLE 'Make Believe' Memories tour. (I have my dreams)