Weezer concert: 06/04/2005

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Brian Bell at "Rock im Park".

On their tour in support of Make Believe Weezer played the second day of the 2005 "Rock im Park" Festival which is held simultaneously with the "Rock am Ring" Festival from June 3 - June 5.


June 3
Centerstage: Wir sind Helden, Velvet Revolver, Him, Billy Idol, The Hellacopters, Subway to Sally, Avenged Sevenfold, Meshuggah
Alternastage: The Chemical Brothers, Söhne Mannheims, Silbermond, Adam Green, Fettes Brot, Kettcar, Doves, Tomte, Madsen, Flipsyde, Groover Guerilla
Talent Forum: My Chemical Romance, Funeral For A Friend, Mastodon, Lacuna Coil, Reel Big Fish, Shadows Fall, Gizmachi, Kagerou, Quit Your Dayjob

June 4
Centerstage: R.E.M, Green Day, Incubus, Maroon 5, Weezer, Mando Diao, World Leader Pretend, Mardo
Alternastage: The Prodigy, Slipknot, Apocalyptica, Within Temptation, Papa Roach, Mudvayne, Killswitch Engage, Simple Plan, Dir en grey, Wednesday 13
Talent Forum: In Flames, Caliban, Lamb Of God, Unearth, Every Time I Die, As I Lay Dying, Bullet For My Valentine, Trivium, 3 Inches Of Blood, Still Remains, Project Caravelle

June 5
Centerstage: Iron Maiden, Marilyn Manson, Mötley Crüe, Slayer, Life Of Agony, Helmet, Towers Of London
Alternastage: The Hives, Garbage, Sonic Youth, Tocotronic, Feeder, Thievery Corporation, John Legend, Phantom Planet, Maximo Park, The Frames, Melody Club
Talent Forum: The (International) Noise Conspiracy, Soulwax, The Secret Machines, Sugarplum Fairy, Madrugada, The Ark, The Blue Van, The Wire Daisies, The Ga Ga‘s, Walking Concert, Stigma

Karl's Corner

Editor's Note: The "Rock im Park" Festival is located in Nuremberg. Karl is confusing the locations of the "Rock am Ring" Festival and this one.

06/04/05 wie hoch eine Kante ich nicht sagen könnte
...MB '05 Tour: Day 25: Nurburg, Germany - Rock Im Park Festival

Today we awoke in Nurburg, where some heavy duty trials went down a long time ago, but where today all seems calm and trial-free. Except for at the Frankenstadion, where the Rock Im Park is going down. We rode over in the Shantymobile, which would end up being our last ride in it as our tour manager arranged for another bus to swap with after the show, so that the 6 hour drive to Hamburg didnt turn into a 12 hour drive in the Shantymobile.

So the Rock Im Park is located in a park (big suprise), with lots of woods and open areas, and what we think was the remnants of the auditorium where the propaganda film 'Triumph Of The Will' was filmed (???) Either that or it just had a lot of monumental old stone blocks and seating areas. Anyway, everywhere the festivalgoers' tents were set up and the people were settling into their open air vacations, and the empty beer containers were piling up! I saw an unusually high number of Iron Maiden t-shirts, and plenty of somewhat off-balance people exposing themselves to die welt to relieve themselves of a few litres of beer.

Because of the construction going on for next year's world cup, the festival stages had to be set up in a weird way which put the dressing rooms really far from the main stage, so it was a constant battle for a shuttle van to maneuver backstage. But the plus was getting to view the huge forest grounds everytime you had to go to the stage. Today the PA system, while identical to the Rock Am Ring's, sounded decidedly better. This festival's crew must have just had a better idea of how to set things up. In any event, crisp clear audio was the order of the day for the crowd, which is never a bad thing. Weezer shared the 3 stage bill with plenty of "heavy" bands, which tend to go over quite well at these European festivals: Mudvayne, Slipknot, Lamb Of God, and Mastodon all turned in crushing sets today. Headlining in the evening were Green Day and REM. Michael Stipe, surrounded by an impressive entourage, was spotted backstage.

The set was unchanged from yesterday, and went off without any real hitch save for a minor and humorous false start on 'Garage'. Somehow false starts are always funny in weezer, im not sure why. Again, the crowd was won over by the new Make Believe material, and was thrilled by "Island" and "Hash Pipe".

Set list

  1. "Say It Ain't So"
  2. "Photograph"
  3. "Undone - The Sweater Song"
  4. "Peace"
  5. "Pardon Me"
  6. "In the Garage"
  7. "Island In The Sun"
  8. "We Are All On Drugs"
  9. "Beverly Hills"
  10. "Hash Pipe"
  11. "Buddy Holly"

See also

Make Believe Tour