Karl's Corner - 10/09/2008

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10/09/08 Troublemaker Tour Show 16: Portland - Memorial Coliseum


For the San Jose, Los Angeles and San Diego shows, Brian Bell's other band The Relationship will opening the show! But to see them, youll have to arrive early, because The Relationship will be playing at 7PM sharp! Its The Relationship, then Tokyo Police Club, then Angels And Airwaves, then Weezer. So no excuses, come to the show on time and get the full measure of Rock!

Tonight was the Portland show, at the Memorial Coliseum. Pat Wilson lived in Portland (well, Tigard actually) for 6 years before moving back to L.A. some years ago, and back in the day the Allan sisters ran the original Weezer fanclub out of their house here for a long time. Not to mention original 60 Wrong Sausages member and essential early weez compatriot Patrick Finn calls the PDX his home. So Portland's got real weezer roots, and its always a pleasure to roll thru this town. Tonight was no exception! The rock was solid, barring a couple small tech moments, the Hootenanny was lots of fun for all, and Wilson changed up the cover groove tonight, busting out some Floyd, and it sounded pretty damn sweet.

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!