Weezer concert: 07/12/2002

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Brian Bell and Rivers Cuomo performing in Detroit

On July 12, 2002 Weezer performed in Detroit, MI at the DTE Energy Center on the Enlightenment Tour in support of Maladroit. The opening acts on the main stage were Sparta and Dashboard Confessional. Loudermilk, Home Town Hero and AM Radio performed on the side stage.

Karl's Corner

07/12/02 thats the someone

The X Team: Craig & Kalia take on Rivers & Pat

Enlightenment Tour Day 7: Detroit, MI; DTE Energy Center

Today before the show there was the first fan vs. weez foosball challenge. In most cities from Detroit onward, the local radio station will be choosing winning fans who get to come backstage before the show and challenge the band to a mini-foosball tournament! This is the first in a series that will run for most of the rest of the Enlightenment Tour. There will be up to 6 winners per show, and they divide up into 3 teams who face off vs weezer for one game each.

"Weezer World Cup" Foosball Challenge #1: Detroit- 89X

Teams pose with Scott Shriner

Todays match results:

  • Round 1: Team Weezer (Cuomo/Wilson) V. The Kalamazoo Kadets (Stefanie Porolniczak and Estelle Osment) : Winner: Team Weezer. Score: 5-3.
  • Round 2: Team Weezer (Cuomo/Wilson) V. The Engaged Team (Cloe Rose Fisher and Brian Scott Oliver) : Winner: Team Weezer. Score: 5-1.
  • Round 3: Team Weezer (Cuomo/Wilson) V. The X Team (Craig from 89X and Kalia Lin Fisher) : Winner: Team Weezer. Score: 5-0. (ouch!! however, Kalia kicked ass with sheer good attitude)

Well, fun was had by all and later the sun went down and the show rocked on. todays crowd was massive, over 11,000 peeps in the house! Later some of the band commented that this was their favorite show of the tour so far, Pat was especially stoked, both on his playing and the epic nature of the show. And lest we forget: tonight marked the first time since 1997 that "Pink Triangle" was played!

Fan reaction

Patrick Wilson and Scott Shriner performing in Detroit
  • These e-mails from fans were posted on weezer.com:

...Oh man, having been to every single =w= concert in Michigan in 2001 and 2002, and then some extras, I didn't know if there was a way to top all those past ones. However, the addition of Sparta and Dashboard did it (or was it WEEZER?! Hard to say). Sparta rocked the house, and Dashboard did even more. Being a DC fan myself, I was getting exhausted and my throat was already worn out from screaming the lyrics, and I wasn't sure how much more I had in me. But when I heard the first note of Weezer's set, I knew that the fun was only beginning. That was the most amazing show I have been to in a long time; while I missed GA and 'moshing,' it was great to finally get to truly enjoy the music--that's what it's all about. I also enjoyed the varied set list--it was different than normal, and PINK TRIANGLE! I wass quite thrilled to hear that one. Rivers rocked the business suit, not to mention the flashy shades. If every =w= concert from this point on can be half as amazing as tonight's was, then it will all be worth it. Amazing. Simply amazing. There are no other words to describe this magical night. I think I can die a happy woman tonight. ---Lola

...Wow. I just got back from the show at DTE and I must say it was an amazing experience. I can say that was definately the best weezer show i've been to as well as the best overall concert. i was a bit bummed when i saw that we'd be confined to seats for the night but i soon realized that we wouldn't be using them much. i managed to catch a bit of hometown hero over on the side stage and they were pretty sweet. Sparta was great and dashboard wasn't that bad either. Of course Weezer was the best. Seriously, I've never yelled that loud at a concert before. Rivers was pretty funny with his random nonsense and the set list was just great. 6 songs from pinkerton? wow. i went crazy when they opened it up with el scorcho. honestly, that was just so great. words can not do it justice. i can't wait 'till i get to see them again. thanks for a great show! ---gersky and keef


  1. "Improv"
  2. "El Scorcho"
  3. "Hash Pipe"
  4. "Surf Wax America"
  5. "The Good Life"
  6. "Space Rock"
  7. "Say It Ain't So"
  8. "Why Bother?"
  9. "Keep Fishin'"
  10. "Buddy Holly"
  11. "Butterfly"
  12. "Burndt Jamb"
  13. "In The Garage"
  14. "Falling For You"
  15. "Simple Pages"
  16. "Undone - The Sweater Song"
  17. "Pink Triangle"


  1. "Island in the Sun"
  2. "Holiday"


Recordings of "Butterfly" and "Island in the Sun" from this concert appeared as B-sides on the "Beverly Hills" single and as bonus tracks on the UK and Japanese version of Make Believe.

See also