Historic event: 05/20/1993

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weezer show #55: Club Dump [The Central], Hollywood

Club Dump was held Thursday nights at the Central, a Sunset Strip club in Hollywood that much later was bought, re-modeled, and reopened as the Viper Room. Way back then it was anything but glamorous, in fact it was pretty skanky! But it was one of the very few clubs that had a booking policy that made any sense, and who actually sort of catered to non-glam/metal bands. The club was run by a curious guy whose name was Yowsah! [including the "!"]. Yowsah! used to be roomates with some members of Wax, and he was originally from Hawaii. He led a sort of dirgy punk band called "Methadone Cocktail", and part of playing his Club Dump shows was often sharing the bill with his band.

This would be the last time weezer played the Central until years later, after it had been transformed by Johnny Depp into the Viper Room.

The journal entry for this show notes "giddyness prevails", likely referring to the state of mind in the band wherein getting signed was looking more and more likely. Also noted: " 'full on' set again!"

Other bands on the bill included Joyride, 9 Iron (which included Tony Maxwell from that dog.), and Boys Named Sue.

setlist: unknown.

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