Weezer, buh-dy

Thursday, 18 July 2002

Weezer, budd-y! Last night was a good con­cert night and could only have been im­proved if the Strokes hadn’t had to can­cel. Of course, there was the in­evitable road­trip as­so­ci­ated with at­tend­ing a con­cert in the mid­west but O My how fun it was. I got some free con­cert tix to a 12 lo­cal band show in September and a drum­stick. The first band Phil, Kyle, Cramer, and I saw was lou­d­er­milk. Apart from be­ing rather small and ef­fem­i­nate they rocked out pretty well. The singer had a good scream. Then we went in and got our seats.

The next band on was Sparta. They are good, punk rock mes­sage with a laid back con­trolled stage pres­ence. Next up on sec­ond stage was my pleas­ant sur­prise of the evening. Hometown Hero kicks lots of ass. They re­ally got into their act and were goof­ing around quite a bit, but not so much as to pre­vent mas­sive gui­tar riffage and rock­ing out. I def­i­nitely rec­om­mend buy­ing their CD. Dashboard Confessional was next on the main stage and he was bor­ing as hell. Emo mu­sic just ain’t my thang, in fact, it makes me an­gry lis­ten­ing to it. All of the sweater­wear­ing thick­rimmed glasses wear­ing huggy pseudo prep-hippy hy­brid sen­si­tiv­ity first Emo kids re­ally dug him though.

Next on sec­ond stage was AM Radio. These guys were all about get­ting the crowd to have a good time. I en­joyed them but prob­a­bly wouldn’t buy their CD. They are the type of band that you go see live. At the end of their set, they had the guys from Hometown Hero come on stage and the Dashboard Confessional dude did as well. Once he walked out every­one started scream­ing as if he were Jesu Cristo him­self, which stole the spot­light from AM Radio who were do­ing a damn good job. After their set I got one of the drum­sticks (I was right up against the stage), and we went to see Weezer.

First song played, my fa­vorite, Say it Ain’t So. Suh-weet. Next song Dope Nose, even bet­ter. What fol­lowed was happy rock bliss. They played Hash Pipe and El Scorcho and of course Buddy Holly. They played Keep Fishin’ my fa­vorite song off of their new al­bum. It was good. They lit up the big bright W and even had py­rotech­nics. The en­core was Death and Destruction, which was a rather strange choice, but hey, they’re Weezer, and weird.

show was over by 11 we didn’t get back to Purdue till 2, took us forever to get back to the in­ter­state. Then we ate at Denny’s and I had the lum­ber­jack spe­cial. Once we got to Purdue, I crashed at Phil’s place for 3.5 hours, got up at 5:30 and drove back to ND to come to work at 8. I was only two min­utes late. so to­day I am a zom­bie.

In other news, I am also now us­ing the yel­low bar for ran­dom links. thanks for shar­ing now shut up adam.