Harvard Crimson interview with Rivers Cuomo - February 15, 2006
Hey, Rivers Cuomo! What did you do for Valentine’s Day?
While HUDS served ribs, Rivers Cuomo ’99-’06 dished out love advice. The recently-engaged Weezer frontman sat down with FM over
February 15, 2006
By Lena Chen Crimson Staff Writer
Original article: https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2006/2/15/hey-rivers-cuomo-what-did-you/
While HUDS served ribs, Rivers Cuomo ’99-’06 dished out love advice. The recently-engaged Weezer frontman sat down with FM over dinner last Saturday night to chat about this week’s lover’s holiday.
Do you have any plans this Valentine’s Day?
Well, I’m engaged. My fiancée’s in Japan, so I won’t be seeing her for Valentine’s Day. It’s the first Valentine’s Day that we’ve been together, so I’m not used to having somebody at Valentine’s. I’m not sure what to do. I guess I’ll call her. It also happens to be the anniversary of my band getting together. That’ll be our 14th anniversary.
So are you going to do anything special with your band?
No, but I think I’ll probably think about them and have a warm feeling in my heart. Maybe we’ll exchange e-mails or something. We’re not into celebrating too much, but we’ll probably say something to each other, acknowledge it. Have a warm feeling in our hearts.
Do you have any plans for the wedding?
I think it’s going to be on my birthday. It’s funny—doubling up holidays again.
How did you meet?
We met in Boston actually. It was in ’97. I did some solo performances around town. Once I played at the Middle East. And at that time she was in college in Boston. She came to the show.
How long have you been romantically involved?
I’ve known her for eight years. I started thinking about her last March, like seriously thinking, “Maybe she’s the one.” And then I started calling her. I proposed to her in Tokyo right before Christmas.
Do you have any advice for Harvard undergraduates who might be looking for love this Valentine’s Day?
My advice would be: maybe they already know that someone special. It might not be someone new you’re looking for.