Karl's Corner - 10/13/2008
10/13/08 Troublemaker Tour Show 19: San Jose - Event Center At SJSU
Good ol' San Jose. Good ol' San Jose State University. Good ol' San Jose State University Arena. The last time we (almost) played this place was a unique time in United States history - 9/11. No one had any idea what was going on, and in the severe uncertainty, the show was cancelled. Once it was apparent that civilization would go on, the show was made up later in the tour. This time around, there was no such drama. But plenty of the good righteous Rock n' Roll Drama.
Brian's band The Relationship opened the show with style and panache, their first of 3 special opening performances while the Troublemaker Tour swings thru L.A. (They play at 7 PM sharp people, so dont be dilly dallying!)
Special shout outs to Neil Young (the Weezer engineer of '00), and the Lakeshore Crew: Eric, Pauline, and Ron! Also Luis the Mosh Pit King.
Here are some pix from tonight's show (click on them to see them bigger)
SPECIAL NOTE about the UPCOMING CALIFORNIA SHOWS:
For the San Jose, Los Angeles and San Diego shows, Brian Bell's other band The Relationship will opening the show! But to see them, youll have to arrive early, because The Relationship will be playing at 7PM sharp! Its The Relationship, then Tokyo Police Club, then Angels And Airwaves, then Weezer. So no excuses, come to the show on time and get the full measure of Rock!
RIVERS NEEDS YOUR STICKERS! Rivers needs to decorate his drum kit (the one on the side of the stage, not Pat's in the middle), and he wants stickers to do it. Years ago, you served my father in the Clone Wars; now - er, wait - I mean, years ago, Rivers asked for stickers for his guitar, and hundreds of you tossed envelopes loaded with crazy stickers onstage for days - his Stratocasters were quickly plastered! Can we count on you guys to come thru again? However you can get them to us works - if you see me, pass em over - if youre close to the stage, toss em up! Just write "Stickers for Rivers" on the envelope! Thanks people!