|... todays show was going fine until weezer was returning to the stage for the encore. Somehow in the backstage darkness, Brian took a bad step and tumbled clear off the ramp! After an extra long wait for the encore, the guys got back in the groove. Brian reports a bruised hip and a sore wrist, but was able to finish the set without too much difficulty. After the show he iced up his hand to prevent any swelling. It just goes to prove that 'the road don't take no guff', as Tenacious D say. Well, actually tonight The D skipped their "The Road" song for some reason, but their set was hilarious as usual, and was capped off with a fairly faithful cover of some of the Beatles "Abby Road" album, which was nice considering the sad news about George Harrison...Meanwhile it sounded to me like the weez men were making some subtle changes to "Dont Let Go". I cant really describe what was different, but it sounded pretty cool...
...some fans' "p.o.v.'s" ...
|"Weezer literally rocked my face off tonight. I wouldn't be staying up as late as I am (considering how early I have to get up) writing to you if I felt otherwise. This was my second show, the first being the one at Mizzou in March, and naturally I thought that one couldn't be topped, but this one was insane. My friend Kate-Marie moved to Holland in the summer and before she left we immortalized our admiration of Brian Bell on t-shirts which amazingly enough read "I love Brian Bell". Naturally I wore it tonight with the greatest pride. J.E.W. and the D were awesome but Weezer was by far the best. Towards the end I moved from my seat down to the barriers which separate you from the floor. Yeah, just to let you know, my friends and I were the ones screaming "We love Brian Bell" the whole night. Actually, I'm the only one that does, but it was a group effort. Anyway. I was dancing like a maniac to Surfwax when Brian looked straight at me and smiled. Of course I thought I was being dillusional, but at the end of the song he pointed right at me and said "Nice shirt!" into his mic, for all the world to hear! Ahhhh, it was one of the raddest moments ever; Brian Bell is my hero. But really, the whole THING was great and I hope you guys come back soon." --Eliza
|"Despite the hour long grid lock and unpleasant security, the St. Louis show was an outstanding. We got to the floor literally five minutes before Jimmy Eat World started their set. Which just as powerful as the cd. Jim Atkins went crazy from the first note of "Bleed American" to the last note of "Sweetness." Could have asked the same from the audience, who seemed a little dead during the entire set. Then the "D" rocked the house with, what I am told by my friend who saw the Phoenix show, a totally different act. We got to see Jack Black play a "special" instrument, hit on a girl in the front row, and make fun of some guy flipping him off. As for Weezer, We got to hear some new songs that had a much darker feeling to them, a new side to =w= that is surprising. We even got to hear "Don't Let Go" in the key of E. Unfortunately, I had to inform some outspoken audience members, who insisted on screaming "EL SCORCHO," that the weez won't play it, they never play it. Better luck next time. A wonderful addition, since the last time I saw them in Chicago, was "Only in Dreams." Complete with heavy fog, and confetti at the end. All and All the show brought a smile to my face and helped me get my brains out of my way. Great Show Guys," ---Mark
|"I arrived at the family arena filled with anticipation and excitment. I showed up a little late and missed jimmy eat world....but i was right on time for the "D" It was the second time I had seen them live and they are yet to fail me. The saxamaboom was absoltely fantastic...iwas in stiches dude! The crowd recieved them well and when they left the stage the crows energy could really be felt...a few thousand thick black buddy holly were fixed on the stage in waiting for their heros....there were a few annyoing sparkly shirt teenyboppers and idiotic posers but the crowd was overall pretty much real fans.
As weezer finally took the stage a wide range of emotions came over me....it was finally hiting me that....rivers, pat, brian, and scott would be no more than 100 ft from me..my heros. Everyone wa ont there feet....they opened with the dawn which im looking forward to being on the album next year. My =w= was held high through the whole set...except when i was rockin out on my air guitar or dancing. The crowds energy was amazing...it was sooo rad dude. We all sang along to the classic's and and green.....and rocked out to the new jams. I cant wait for the new album. When the played tired of sex i went in to a state of ecstacy! It was niffty!!! The highlight of the night came during Only in Dreams...when the confetti dropped...i turned to my gf and in that magic moment we shared our first kiss!!!!wowza!!!i love her dude! The encore was awesome too....buddy holly...a sure classic...ahd the chords running up and down my spine...i was rockin pretty hard man!! I wanna thank Rivers and the boys for making last night the best of my life. Scott was awesome on bass too...he was no mikey or matt but he rocked!!!Pat was rockin too man!!!Rivers and Brian shared guitars...lol...and Rivers was very funny!!!"how bout some U2 guys?"and"last song beotchs!"haha...and he had the goofiest grin sometimes...it was great!!!! Rock On Guys!!!!!" =adam=
|"last night was awesome. it was cool to see you again... well after waiting in the cold rain, i got to the front of the stage. as i was waiting for jimmy eat world, i noticed someone waving to get my attention. it was tom linton from jimmy eat world! i've seen jimmy everytime here in st. louis, and i've talked to tom after every show. i've actually given him weezer b-sides and special goodness cd's. so it was awesome that he found me. and needless to say jimmy eat world rocked the house. 'for me this is heaven' was my fav, but when they played 'get it faster', tom rocked out and took his guitar into the mic stand and it was loud and it rocked. the audience love it! so then the D took the stage and they were great. i saw them in october, rocked me then, and they rocked me now. my special goodness shirt got KG's attention, that was cool. my favorite D moments were 'saxaboom' and the 'chop suey' cover.... then weezer took to the stage. and as the other 2 bands, rocked me senseless! i love the new songs. i had heard all but one from the a-v section and 'ain't got no time' kicked ass! i hope to see that on a-v page soon. i thought weezer sounded better than ever. rivers' new solos on the green albums songs were great. i glad we got to hear 4 new ones! i think my favorite is 'living without you'. i love the encore with 'buddy holly', i love intro. i miss 'no one else' when they did the rad intro with that. i will in normal monday for more rock!!!!" matt =w= 1779
|"Well, yesterday's show was pretty good. Yes, I said PRETTY good. I have been a Weezer fan since '98 and finally got to see them this year in March. TGUK came out and Weezer came on and just...played. They seemed like they weren't really into it at all. Well, I was hoping for more this year. I donned my Weezer shirt, struggled through school, and then set off for the concert. We arrived and sat down in our seats. About 30 seconds later, JEW came on. They were really good, I had gotten a copy of thier newest record Bleed American, so i knew most of the songs. It was also nice seeing former that dog member Rachael Haden (She should have been on EVERY song!) in action, I being a fan of the band. The D was excellent, I wasn't expecting too much from them, but they made me laugh. (Saxamaboom...heehee.) No one heckled them. Then Weezer came on. I had seen the setlists from previous shows this tour, so I knew pretty much what to expect. The guys were a little more into this show, and did some things to make to cooler, like playing lots of blue album stuff and having REAL GUITAR SOLOS IN GREEN ALBUM SONGS! I enjoyed the new songs, except "Ain't Got Much Time" was really weak. (Sorry!). Unfortunately, I found myself caught up in the chant for more Pinkerton after "TOS"...(again, sorry!) Oh well. The new "Don't Let Go" was neat (i'm pretty sure i was the ONLY person singing along with the new stuff and that song.) Only In Dreams was excellent, as was the encore. I left feeling that i had just barely gotten my money's worth. One thing I was absolutely disgusted with was the floor crowd...why didn't they just buy seat tickets if they weren't planning to jump around and have lots of fun? Why didn't they trade tix with me??? Grr. I wanted to kick the people leaving in the middle of =W='s set right in thier ear. Oh well. Thanks for a good show, guys. Keep on rocking." --Fitz H.
|"Seeing Weezer in St. Louis was my third time seeing them play this year. I'd have to say that the extended midget's line up is the best I've seen them with before, watching the D was like being at a broadway show or something, minus the showtunes... Anyway I was blessed with having 3 VIP passes just as I had at the show in Chicago. The security at these arenas never fail to have no idea what those green stickers are, and pretending they know anything, say "those are just to wear, they're good for nothing." Good for nothing my ass! I talked to every person of assumed importance in that horrible choice of venue (the Family Arena has always blown, sorry), and finally I waltzed passed all those security bi---es into the backstage area. I immediately ran into Pat and exchanged a few hellos and what not, then he disappeared on a scooter. Rivers as kicking a little ball around but I'm a wimp and couldn't talk to him. I wouldn't want to disturb him anyway, those backstage areas always look like hell to me, with cement and big gross men rolling around equipment. Ah, well, to put an end to this, Weezer, the D, and JEW all rocked in StL, and it was beautiful. Viva la Weez!" --Shannon
- Karl Koch