Weezer performed at the Hyundai Pavilion for the KROQ Inland Invasion festival in San Bernardino, California on August 25, 2001. This was Scott Shriner's first show with the band, and during the show he was tackled on stage by a fan who was later determined to be a friend and former bandmate of his. When asked how the other band members reacted to the situation during a 2008 fan interview, he stated "They were really surprised to find out it was a friend of mine. That guy broke me out of my stage fright and the rest of the show was great."
- See Karl's Corner - 08/25/2001
|...Today weezer played a mid afternoon slot in LA's KROQ-FM "Inland Invasion" festival show. This was the first ever show with fill-in bass player Scott Shriner. I should be recieving some pics shortly, they will be added to this post after the fact. Here are some comments from folks in attendance...
|"lots of sun and drunken folks in the sun since noon."
|"The KROQ Inland Invasion show rocked..... An excited fan jumped on Scott piggy-back style and it took two security guys to get him off. Sweet!"
|"Let me tell you, the band was GREAT! Scott was wonderful as well......except for the part where he got attacked on stage. That was quite odd, all of the sudden some random guy runs across the stage and puts Scott in a full on head lock, while Scott struggles to keep playing the song. That was wild. The band also played two new songs!!! They didnt' even have names to the tracks they played."
|"Never have I seen in my entire life so many people come together and sing along to "Say It Ain't So" and other songs! The two new songs sounded absolutely great, and we know that the band is working really hard. It was really pleasing today to hear Social Distortion give props to Weezer and what not. "
|"it was so rad. The weezerfest that was held there did poorly, no one really showed up at all. I did however meet these 3 really cool guys from san diego and they gave me their extra vip ticket. That was totally great. I watched the whole show from a box seat. I couldn't believe though that Weezer only went on 2nd, I would at least think they go on before the offspring or something. Their replacement bassist, Scott, is really good and it looked like he dug the music pretty well. Weezer played mostly "Green Album" songs, but they played a lot of my favorites off it. They played 2 BRAND NEW UNTITLED songs and they were awesome. The first they played just reminded me of some metal band. The second one was just awesome. They played 4 songs off "The Blue Album" and none off "Pinkerton." That kinda ticks me off."
|"I recently won tickets from KROQ so I was able to be in the pit AND I also had VIP passes to go backstage. So of course I took advantage of this by situating myself in the very front, right between Rivers and Brian. It seemed like the first half of the set was completely off of the Green album, which was completely cool, and there wasn't a song played that the audience didn't know the lyrics to! They also played two so-new-it's-yet-to-be-named songs, which seemed to be recieved by the audience quite nicely. (Rivers asked for name suggestions for the new songs and my vote is "Take the love away" or simply "Away" for the second one...) I guess the part that can't be left out is the psycho backstage man who jumped in during a song, and ran across stage only to jump on top of Scott while he was playing! Brian's guitar tech and some other buff guys came out immediately to pull this guy off of Scott, but not before Bobby ended up with a nasty scrape on his leg....(later) the lead signer in Social Distortion gave a little compliment to Weezer saying that it was a great band. Afterwards, a friend and I went backstage in hopes to meet Weezer,but instead ran into Brian's guitar tech who informed us that they all left. I also saw Atom many times, which surprised me since I thought he had his own gig now. All in all, through the 100 degree weather, moshing, beer being thrown around...it was all worth it. Rock on!"
(now heres a strange one...)
|"I got the inside scoop on the guy who jumped on new bassist Scott Shriners back and wouldn't let go. The guy use to be in a band with Scott until he bailed out on bad terms to join Weezer. The guy , who's name I won't mention because he's a friend, felt that Scott sold out on him and left him hanging."
- Karl Koch
- Rhino-Lad, a nickname the band gave to a fan who rushed the stage during a show in January of 1997.