Karl's Corner - 10/07/2008
10/07/08 Troublemaker Tour Show 15: Salt Lake City - E Center
Back to Salt Lake City, home of Brian's super artistic sister Leia, and hometown of the dearly missed Allan sisters, who of course were the OG weezer fanclubbers. Tonight's show at the E Center was one of the smaller gigs on the tour so far, but what it may have lacked in size, it more than made up for it in volume and enthusiasm! That place got LOUD and the spirit of the fans was thru the roof! Meanwhile Rivers was a step ahead on the road to congestion recovery and had an easier time holding down the fort on his vocals tonight. At this rate he should be right back in the saddle in a few days.
While the hootenannies have provided this tour with many "weezer firsts", such as "first Theremin ever played with weezer" etc, tonight a very special first happened right down in the pit - the first ever wheelchair crowdsurfing at a Weezer show! (see 1st picture for proof!) It was an amazing sight and so cool to see a dude who normally has to fight for a good sight line be lifted up to the best spot in the arena - and held there for quite some time!
Tonight Tokyo Police Club were unable to play due to a prior commitment (some sort of TV show taping), so the local band Tolchock Trio took their place and did a great job. I was hearing some almost Replacements-ish stuff. Or Jawbox, or something cool like that. Good Midwest feeling indie/punk styles with neat sounds. Thanks for coming on board for a night guys.
Here are some pix from tonight's show (click on them to see them bigger)
RIVERS NEEDS YOUR STICKERS! Rivers needs to decorate his drum kit (the one on the side of the stage, not Pat's in the middle), and he wants stickers to do it. Years ago, you served my father in the Clone Wars; now - er, wait - I mean, years ago, Rivers asked for stickers for his guitar, and hundreds of you tossed envelopes loaded with crazy stickers onstage for days - his Stratocasters were quickly plastered! Can we count on you guys to come thru again? However you can get them to us works - if you see me, pass em over - if youre close to the stage, toss em up! Just write "Stickers for Rivers" on the envelope! Thanks people!