Historic event: 07/27/1992
weezer show #13: The Coconut Teaszer, Hollywood
The Coconut Teaszer was one of the 'big 3' Sunset Strip clubs [the other 2 being the Roxy and the Whiskey] that were the big holdouts of the glam-metal scene of the '80s. It was difficult for a "alternative" band like weezer to break into this scene, and the leather-clad regulars tended to clear out when anyone not dressed in full rock garb hit the stage. And weezer dressed in anything but full rock garb! Teaszer bills were always a bizarre mix of glam bands, bar rock bands, morbid looking gothic type bands, and the ocassional pop type band like weezer. This was another club that the bands 5/25 demo tape helped break them into.
Back to the Teaszer for a second time...'whatever worked' was the attitude, though no one had any idea if it was actually working.
This was a multi act bill, but apparently only psychedelic rockers Trancendental Hayride were deemed worthy of being put on the flyers.
1. undone [Rivers went bananas and broke his guitar strap, inspiring #2:]
2. theme from 'Deliverance' [as Rivers repairs his strap]
3. Theif, Youve Taken All That Was Me
4. The World Has Turned
5. Lets Sew Our Pants Together
7. Say It Aint So
9. Only In Dreams
NOTE: The actual setlist from this show survived and is the earliest known surviving original weezer setlist. However, it is not accurate to the actual set they played! This is very likely due to the guitar strap disaster early in the set that got the works all gummed up. It looks like they decided to skip a song, but then squeezed everything in except for the planned "encore". Since the encore was axed, the song that was sacrificed in the set was "Conversationalist", which was actually a modified cover version of Wax's "So Much Talk", which weezer had been fooling around with in rehearsal. Not to worry though, they got their chance to play it [for members of Wax even], at their next show on 8/12.
this show was videotaped by Karl, however the audio came out pretty horrendously.