Rock out with Weezer!

 (Joey Fogel)

(Joey Fogel)

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Weezer is the one band I will pay to see over and over again. When it was announced that they would be in the area again I immediately got the details and had my ticket within the first few days of sales. Now all I had to do was wait it out. Finally, Mon., October 30 was here. It was time to see my favorite band play.

The concert was at the San Jose State Event Center. Opening for Weezer were the bands Tokyo Police Club and Angels & Airwaves.

The show started at 7:30 with Tokyo Police Club playing first. I had never really heard of this band before going into the concert. Even though I didn’t really know any of their music I still enjoyed listening to them. That is more than I can say about Angels & Airwaves.

Angels and Airwaves was a band that I enjoyed listening to on the radio. I thought for sure they would put on a good show, especially if Weezer chose to tour with them. Wow, I couldn’t have been more wrong. Literally every song they played sounded exactly the same. I could barely tell one song from another.

I also happened to notice that most people were not even showing up until the middle of their set. Still time went on and the four members of my favorite band eventually made their way to the stage.

Weezer came out and opened with “My Name is Jonas,” the opening song from their Blue Album. Immediately the crowd was pumped. The once vacant floor was now overflowing with fans. The band continued on playing other hits such as “Perfect Situation” and “Say it Ain’t So.” About half way through the show some of the guys from Angels & Airwaves joined Weezer on stage for “Undone” also known as the sweater song.

After the song the Band continued on their own playing a lot of their new stuff from the Red Album. To be honest I was a little surprised that they waited that long into their set to play any of their new stuff. Not that I’m complaining because I love all their music, I just thought they would have been promoting their new stuff more.

Before the show ended the band had a group of instrument playing fans come on stage to play some songs with them. With a variety of instruments including an accordion it was pretty cool to hear. After which the band went into a Nirvana cover of “Sliver.” They then played their final song, “Buddy Holly.”

As a whole the concert was great. The only song I didn’t get to hear that I wanted to was my favorite Weezer song, “In the Garage.” Not that it matters though, that just gives me one more excuse to see them the next time they come to town. Keep rockin’ Weezer!