Weezer performed on a boat on the Hudson River in New York City, New York on June 7, 2001 as part of the Hooptie Tour. The performance of Undone - The Sweater Song featured Speed Levitch who had previously been featured on a performance of the same song for Weezer's 1997 Y-100 Sonic Sessions performance.
- See Karl's Corner - 06/07/2001
|Today's show was truly an adventure! The contest winners were directed to a "secret location", namely a pier on the Hudson River side of Manhattan. Meanwhile, all the gear and everything had been set up on a medium-size cruising boat (i dont know the terms- it looked bigger than a yacht, but wasn't like the "Love Boat" or anything. Well, actually, there was a lotta love on that boat! The guys soundchecked, the winners boarded, the boat launched, and we started on a long journey halfway around Manhattan and back. Due to the low cieling and lack of stage, the people in front were asked to sit down so the people way in back could see the band. After a round of old hits from Queen over the P.A., the guys took the, uh, carpet, and rock was achieved.
Today's performance of "Undone" had a special "guest rapper", namely Tim "Speed" Levitch, an old aquaintance of the band who is possibly the oddest, yet most interesting person in New York. Tim's "sweater rap" is featured on the '96 Y-100 Sonic Sessions acoustic Undone, and he performed his Undone meltdown at several shows back in '97, so this isnt the first time Tim has joined the guys to weird things up. (Adventurous types should go rent the documentary film "The Cruise" for an in-depth look at this hombre...)
Todays show also featured the brand new songs "Burnt Jamb" and "Keep Fishin'", to the obvious delight of the fans.
- Karl Koch