Historic event: 08/15/1992

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first tour! weezer show #16: Power Station - Eureka, CA

Jason's previous band, The Brotherhood Groove Grand Junction, was playing an outdoor party up in Gureneville, CA on the 16th and had invited Jason to bring his "new band" up to play. Weezer decided to try and fit some other shows in to make the trek north more worth it. They scored a gig at Marsuggi's, a smallish bar/live entertainment place in San Jose. They also had a gig lined up in Eureka CA, on the 15th, and then the party show on the 16th. The 14th was left up to chance.

Karl drove the band and the gear in his Bronco II with a U-Haul trailer. The only thing was there were no enclosed trailers available, so the band was forced to rent what became known as the hooptie ride, an open trailer on which they stretched a blue tarp over the gear. This made it impossible to leave the truck anywhere without bringing the gear along.

The Power Station was waaay up in Eureka, involving a long winding trip on the 101, cruising thru the redwoods of Nor Cal. This show was sparsely attended, and turned out to be otherwise an all metal band revue. But weezer got at least one dude slam dancing, and applause from the rest.

The setlist is partly speculative, as the videotape of the show was broken up onto 2 parts, and the tape containing the beginning of the setlist was destroyed or lost.

1. undone [unknown, likely as it was a common set starter at the time]
2. lets sew our pants together [not sure if this was the second song or later in the set]
3. conversationalist [partial cover of Wax's "so much talk"]
4. say it aint so
5. my name is jonas
6. paperface
7. the world has turned
8. Answer Man [the old Fuzz song was again resurrected, for one of its last performances, in what was likely an attempt to "rock out" for the gathering pack of headbangers. It suceeded!

this show was videotaped by Karl, of which remains footage from the second half of "Lets Sew" onward. Also playing were King Jerk and Locust Furnace.

After the show the band asked if there was anyone willing to take them in for the night. They stayed over at a generous local kid's house, raiding his vacationing parents' fridge, and negotiating the taking of a vintage Yoda hand puppet from the garage.

the flyer for this show wasnt seen by the band until they arrived at the gig, as it had been made by one of the other bands. This remains the most disturbing and distasteful of all weezer adverts!
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