Weezer concert: 06/16/2001

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Weezer concert: 06/16/2001
Tour Euro Freak Out Tour
Venue Hultsfred Festival (now defunct)
Location Hultsfred, Sweden
Date June 16, 2001
Associated album Weezer (The Green Album)
Bootleg Circulating
Weezer live show chronology
06/15/2001 - Seinäjoki, Finland 06/16/2001 - Hultsfred, Sweden 06/18/2001 - Oslo, Norway

Weezer performed at the Hultsfred Festival 2001 at Lake Hulingen in Hultsfred, Sweden on June 16, 2001 as part of the Euro Freak Out Tour.


No. Song
1 "Burndt Jamb  
2 "Photograph  
3 "I'm Not In Love  
4 "High Up Above  
5 "Don't Let Go  
6 "Island in the Sun  
7 "Simple Pages  
8 "Keep Fishin'  
9 "December  
10 "Hash Pipe  
11 "Tired of Sex  
12 "Say It Ain't So  
13 "Knock-down Drag-out  
14 "Undone - The Sweater Song  
15 "Buddy Holly  
16 "Surf Wax America  

Karl's Corner

See Karl's Corner - 06/16/2001

Today was a loooong day. We assembled in the lobby in Finland at 5:30 AM, went to the Vassa Airport, got on a fight to Helsinki. Landed in Helsinki, switched to another flight to Stockholm, Sweden. Went to Stockholm and met out tourbus, at last. boarded the bus and then had a 4 hour drive to where the Hultsfred festival was happening. We get to the festival and it feels like November, very cold and raining. How do all those people in the audience survive these things? I guess "beer" could be an answer... Iggy Pop played before weezer, and once again was the living embodiment of all things loud and crazy. Good job Iggy!

Anyway the guys set wasn't till Midnight, so for several hours it was Swedish Press time. Nord(?) Mtv, ZTV (for which Pat and Mikey insisted i sit in with them), and several print interviews as well. Then off to catering, where there was some very curious pasta sauce going on, kind of bologna flavored. Firp...Anyway the festival was a tremendous sucess for the guys, once again the audience was loud and proud, and everyone had a great time on stage, playing a thundering weez-set as the rain poured down!

After the show we packed up and started the 8 hour overnight drive to Oslo, Norway...

- Karl Koch

Mikey Welsh Facebook post

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so, here you go.. this footage was [i'm pretty sure] shot in sweden in the middle of our european tour of 2001 [summer].. back then, it was pretty common for me to take copious amounts of ecstasy before whatever concert we were about to play.. this night, however, i decided to be a good boy and just stick with my ever-present bottle of red wine.., the very special thing about this concert, for me, was that this night iggy pop played right before us.. iggy was always one of my idols, and i was very excited to see him perform.. so as he started his set, i climbed the stairs and made my way to the side of the stage for a good view of my hero.. so there i was, just after his set had started, minding my own business, when i realized one of our road crew guys was standing next to me... with a big smile on his face... he kept trying to shout something at me over the rock, but i couldn’t hear him.. i motioned him to come closer.. he leaned into my right ear and shouted, "open your mouth"... well, i did.. and he put two hits of x in there.. so, by the close of iggy's set, i was rolling pretty hard and wanting to rub and make out with everyone i laid eyes on.. so i headed back to our dressing room for another bottle of red, having finished the first one.. i also wasn’t permitted by my band mates to smoke in the dressing room.. so one of our faithful road crew guys set up a kind of tent-thing for me outside [it was raining pretty hard].. it was a big tarp draped over two huge flight cases, to keep me dry while i enjoyed a smoke.. this thing was right outside our dressing room... iggy's trailer was right next to ours... so there i was rolling hard on two hits of ecstasy, when this big entourage came wheeling around the corner of our trailer.... it was iggy, my hero, surrounded by several huge dudes and more than a few very pretty asian women.... i wasn’t sure i could speak coherently, but when iggy walked right in front of me, i managed to say something like, "that was fucking beautiful, man"... he stopped. he looked into my eyes... walked over and kissed me full on the mouth, and then gave me a hug... not a word... then he turned around a walked to his dressing room...

Mikey Welsh, on his public Facebook page, September 6, 2011



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