The Weezer Cruise
The Weezer Cruise was an event, where Weezer sailed on the Carnival Destiny from Miami to the island of Cozumel off of the Gulf Coast of Mexico, on January 19 – 23, 2012.
The cruise marks the first time the song Tragic Girl was ever played live, as well as the first time since the tribute show in 1997 that Mykel and Carli had been performed. Weezer performed three shows, the first being outside as the ship set sail and the other two Pinkerton shows taking place in the Palladium Lounge indoors.
Bands that played alongside Weezer were special guests Dinosaur Jr., as well as Sebadoh, Wavves, The Antlers, Yuck, Free Energy, Boom Bip, J Mascis (solo acoustic), Lou Barlow, Keepaway, Ozma, The Nervous Wreckords, The Knocks, Sleeper Agent and Yacht Rock Revue.
Events on Board
Midnight Movie with Brian
Fans could watch a late night flick with Brian, Young Frankenstein on the Lido deck via a giant screen. Many fans turned out in their weezer snuggies.
Fans could have their picture taken with the band and later download the images once they arrived home. One fan took this moment to propose to his girlfriend.
Rivers Reading Live: Pinkerton Diaries
Rivers red excerpts from The Pinkerton Diaries and then allowed for fans to asks questions. Many asked about his songwriting method, Songs from the Black Hole, the time period around Pinkerton and what is next for Weezer.
Weezer Game Show with Pat, Scott, Brian & Josh
Scott Blair of Magic Hugs and cruise video fame hosted this trivia game that pit Pat, Scott, Brian and Josh against each other. They battled it out thru music, boat facts and general knowledge questions with fan participation.
Karl Koch DJ Set (#1 and #2)
Fans gathered late in the night as Karl Koch Deejayed on the dance floor. If you listened carefully, the sounds of unreleased material could be heard.
Vow Renewal with Scott
Couples could get together and have their vows renewed with Scott.
Shuffleboard with Pat
Fans who participated in the Shuffleboard tournament and made it to the finals got to hang with pat as he hosted the finale to this tournament.
Following the Group Photo, Weezer did a Question & Answer session on the Lido Deck giving the fans an opportunity to have their very own press conference with Weezer.
Fans split into teams such as The Little Bitches went head to head in a battle to see who knows the most. The questions were quite difficult.
Inside a glass case near the casino, Weezer had some artifacts from throughout their history on display. Among the original lyric sheets and old school fan club memorabilia they had on display their awards for Pinkerton being certified Gold, Blue being certified Platinum, a Grammy for the Pork and Beans music video and an MTV moon man for the Buddy Holly music video.
80's Prom Night
Everyone put on their best 80's outfit and met up in the disco lounge for a fun party that lasted into the early hours of the morn. You could spot Pat and Rivers in a full captain outfit if you looked closely.
Everyone was encouraged to wear a fake mustache, mustache socks, mustache shirts or anything mustache related this night.
Ugly Sweater Night
Many fans donned custom made Weezer sweaters that were quote unquote ugly.
Below is the full Weezer Cruise Schedule.
The cruise set sail after a tragic accident with another cruise line, the Costa Concordia.
Weezer Cruise II
A second Weezer cruise set sail February 13-17, 2014 from Florida to the Bahamas via Rose Tours aboard the Carnival Fascination. It featured similar shows and events.
One major difference was the island show in Nassau, The Bahamas. The song Back to the Shack, the first single to their (at the time) forthcoming record, Everything Will Be Alright in the End was debuted live on the island. Another big event was the 20th Birthday party for Weezer featuring a cake along with Rivers in a wig as a throwback to the old-school bowl cut he used to sport around 1994.