Weezer concert: 03/19/1992
Despite not having a recorded demo or even a name for the band yet, Rivers Cuomo and Matt Sharp aggressively searched for venues to play. As of the morning of March 19, the band still was not named. The band managed to secure a gig at Raji's in Hollywood, as actor Keanu Reeves' band Dogstar had set up a show for that day and the venue was in sudden need of additional acts. Unable to think of a more distinctive name, the band settled on Cuomo's suggestion of "Weezer". The band Annapurna opened, followed by Dogstar, with Weezer closing out the set.
The exact setlist is unknown, but the following songs are known to have been performed:
- "I Can't Forget the Way"
- "Undone - The Sweater Song"
- "The World Has Turned and Left Me Here"
- "The Biggest Animal"
- "M.E." (Gary Numan cover, Pat Wilson on vocals)
Additional songs that may have been performed include: