Weezer performed at the Henry J. Kaiser Arena in Oakland, California on September 12, 2001 as the first show of the Midget Tour. The opening act was Cold.
- See Karl's Corner - 09/12/2001
|....the tour finally got off to a slightly unsteady start today. Everyone in the lighting and stage crews worked like crazy to sort out tons of last minute details and concerns, and many had been working solid since 3 AM by the time the doors opened and the fans entered Henry J Kaiser Arena. Hopefully the kinks have been worked out and the production will continue at the smooth level achieved today.
As a special suprise, the UC Berkeley Marching Band did a special weezer medley out in the crowd between the Cold and Weezer sets. Tons of people sang along, and it was awesome! The UCB band rocked it out! Then Weezer finally took the stage and did their best to deliver the best show they could. This was only the second show with Scott on bass, and the first with the current line up of staff and lighting design. I for one thought it looked and sounded great! Unfortunately, we heard some reports that not everyone could or would make it out to the show. it seems that those who were ready to come out and rock, rocked, and those who werent ready and didnt come, or didn't have access, we missed you!
- Karl Koch