Karl's Corner - 02/21/2002
02/21/02 the fever that killed Muni Challenge 2
...Hyper Extended Midget Tour Show #11: Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN:
The venerable (i.e. old) Municipal Auditorium in Nashville must have been designed by someone who liked inclines, because the whole structure was designed around these huge sloping pedestrian ramps that made it a skateboarders paradise. Perhaps all Municipal Auditoriums across the country are subject to a "Muni Challenge", like the one in Kansas City? It sure looked good... Unfortunately, a wicked illness was going around as of sometime last night, and both Rivers and Pat (not to mention our tour manager) were battling high fevers all day. Pat even registered a 103 teperature about 1 hour before weezers set was to begin! So instead of following his instinct to careen around on the scooter, Pat took Rivers's lead and had lots of naps and drank plenty of fluids all day. The show was sold out to the rafters with a very cheerful crowd tonight, and thats the kind of show that Must Go On! With Rivers and Pat struggling to keep their energy up, the overall band presence was a bit less aggressive than in recent shows, but they managed to sufficiently rock it out! One fan whos seen 2 other Hyper Extended Midget shows said that this one was actually the most rocking of the 3, so they must have been doing something right...
- "...Ozma was totally rocking, they had definitely improved a lot since last year
- on the Outloud tour, I was very impressed. They left and then came Saves
- the Day. I didnt really pay much attention to them because the pit was
- extremely bad at that point.
- Then came the Weez. Surprisingly, everyone chilled out a bit and it wasnt as
- rough as before. Still insane but not too bad. The new songs sounded
- unbelievable, Dope Nose about tore the house down, and Keep Fishin was great
- too. What can i say, no one else rocks it quite like Weezer. My only
- complaint is to turn Brian up!! I could barely hear the guy. Otherwise, it
- was a flawless show. Any doubts I had about Scott were erased after tonight.
- This guy knows how to rock, and he shows it...." ---Brad D.
- WHFS 99.1 Baltimore/Washington: "Dope Nose" hit #1 last night on the "most wanted" countdown!
- 104.9 San Fran: "Dope Nose" hit #2 on their countdown!
- cimx 89x detroit MI/windsor ONT: "Take Control" was the "catch of the day"! Also playing a "Maladroit" track vs. a new System of a Down song in their 'cage match' thing...
- WDUB The Doobie, 91.1, Columbus, OH. DJ: "...Weezer is constantly one of the top five artists on our playlist and Maladroit has made its arrival, Dope Nose, Keep Fishin', and Slave are all getting airplay...."
- Brazil: a fan writes: "...the Green Album was a huge success in my state, Santa Catarina. Island In The Sun was THE hit, but they also played Hash Pipe a lot. Island became theme song of one of the best clubs we have here, and made Weezer a quite popular band. Here in my city, Blumenau, there are A LOT of weezer fans. Unfortunately, weezer are not that famous in Sao Paulo, just in the south of the country. I hope this picture changes with Maladroit..."
...Interesting note (reminder for Raleigh's 2/22 show): The Entertainment and Sports Arena at Raleigh has a live webcam. Its located here on the web. Apparently it shows a new image every 60 seconds...