it’s friday

which means omg its Answers from Tony

what are your thoughts on the proposed weezer tour where they play two nights in each city, first night they play the blue album start to finish and second night pinkerton?

i have several thoughts.

first you should know that both of those records are two of my faves of all time.

you should also know that both of those records are pretty short (Blue Album is 41:17, Pinkerton is 34:36). and we all know =w= isnt hurtin for cash. and we know Rivers is a spiritual man and therefore wouldnt seriously charge fans $$$$ to see two shows when conceivably the band could do both albums in one night.

because im olde i actually saw the first blue album tour and weezer played all of it plus a few b-sides at the Universal Amphitheater (as it was called then) and it was a great show but it felt abbreviated because most of those songs are short and feel shorter.

if i was the weeze and i wanted to plant my flag id do the blue record first have a cute intermission where, i dont know, The Rentals would come out and play 4-5 songs, then id come out with Matt Sharp and do Pinkerton, and bust out some metal classics for the encore with Matt and the Rentals all on stage.

now that would be a concert.

anything else would border on gimmickry, novelty, and things-unlike-weezer.

2 thoughts on “it’s friday

  1. oh for sure, MG. last October i flew to chicago to see The Boss do all of Born to Run, i saw the Pixies do Doolittle, i even watched PE do It Takes a Nation of Millions via the web from Coachella.
    but those were all truly full length LPs. If Weezer wants to make a full concert out of 1 album and then charge the kids another $50 the next night for the next night, i find that Cheezier than putting them both in one supercoolshowofalifetime.

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