Karl's Corner - 09/24/2008
09/24/08 Troublemaker Tour Show 7: New York City - Madison Square Garden
Headlining at Madison Square Garden is pretty much every band's dream, and after 15 years, Weezer achieved it tonight. While it's true that many bands can say theyve played the Garden (including Weezer, as far back as 1994), headlining the joint is a tricker task. Scott told the crowd that it was his and every musicians dream come true to do what Weezer did tonight, and speaking personally it was darn cool to see it happen and think about just how far things have come - tho the obstacles have been many.
Special guest appearences during tonights set included Tom and Atom from Angels and Airwaves, Jackknife Lee (producer of "Pork And Beans" and "Troublemaker"), and of course the massive Hootenanny gang of NYC area fans who came up and blew the Garden away with their unearthly sounds! A deep and sincere thank you to all.
Also in the house tonight was Chris Shaw, the legendary engineer of the Blue Album. Nice to see you again Chris!
Here are some pictures from the show (click on a picture to see it bigger):
Check out this Self Titled Magazine review (+more pix) from tonight's show here.
And in case you missed it - the SPIN magazine review of the Lowell show is here!
...The Troublemaker video is coming down the pike shortly. (Finally!) Heres a small teaser, using some choice footage from the making of.