Karl's Corner - 09/27/2005

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...MB '05 Tour: Day 100(!): Foozer/Wee Fighters #7: San Diego, CA - Cox Arena
Back in US and A! Here we are, back on the Foozer/Wee Fighters tour at last. I can't really say everyone's refreshed after a nice break, as we havent been on a break (far from it!), but nonetheless, everyone is ready to rock and stoked to be back in the familiar 'arena tour' saddle. Today was also the first non-festival type SoCal show for weezer in a long while, and it was definitely the first Weezer show in San Diego in a very long time.

The Cox Arena was packed pretty much to the rafters with around 9000 fans, who roared like a lion at the appropriate times. The arena is a cool venue, as it really feels strangely intimate somehow - sort of a mini-arena. When its full as it is tonight, it kinda crackles with small yet huge energy, like a club show on massive steroids.

A very warm welcome to the most excellent Kaiser Chiefs who came in all organized and stuff and delivered the goods right off the bat. This tour rules.

Thanks to local ace Freddy 'Jimson Weed' McLaughlin who helped out on Undone tonight! Plus special shout outs to Atom, who is off tour from the Offspring for a while and came down to visit, and Ron H., holding it down in the SD.

Just when we thought we were free from interrupted and corrupted sleeping pattens, we were rudely awakened on the bus about 3 hours after drifting off, at the Arizona Border Patrol station on the I-8 about halfway to Phoenix. Everybody had to get up and get off the bus and wait in the warm desert wind at 3AM while officers and dogs searched everything. As always, we weren't carrying any funny stuff (nor illegal immigrants), so we were free to go and woefully attempt to re-enter the land of sleep for a few more hours till we hit Phoenix in the morning. Where is that day off?

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The current tour merchandise(updated 9/8/05).

...December Japan Tour Dates (tickets on sale 10/23, outlets unknown at this time)

December 15, 2005 Osaka - Zepp
December 16, 2005 Osaka - Zepp
December 17, 2005 Fukuoka - Zepp
December 19, 2005 Nagoya - Zepp
December 20, 2005 Tokyo - Studio Coast
December 21, 2005 Tokyo - Studio Coast
December 22, 2005 Tokyo - Studio Coast

...Weezer on the Howard Stern Show Monday 10/17!

...Weezer on AOL Sessions on Wednesday 10/19!

...Weezer on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno Thursday 10/20!

***Special Announcement for people going to the Foozer show in Denver on 9/30!***
The Foo Fighters and Weezer, who are performing at Denver’s Pepsi Center on September 30th, are partnering with Colorado not-for-profit www.consciousalliance.org to host a food drive to benefit Gulf region hurricane victims.

All patrons who donate five non-perishable food items, or $5, will be entered into a raffle to win one of five Foo Fighters posters signed by the band, along with a very special signed Weezer item. Donation bins will be located outside of each entrance to the Pepsi Center, beginning at 5 PM until one half hour into the start of Foo Fighters set. At the bins, donations will be redeemed for a raffle ticket - then submit your ticket into the raffle by stopping by the Conscious Alliance information table located inside the Pepsi Center. Winners will be notified via email or phone two days after the event.

All donations will benefit the Food Bank of the Rockies Hurricane Relief Project.

>Canned and dry food donation suggestions include: tuna, ham, beef stew, chili, baked beans, fruit, vegetables, peanut butter, jelly, soup and pasta. Also needed are bulk supplies of granola bars, meal-replacement beverages, baby needs (diapers, formula, food, bottles), and personal hygiene items (feminine care, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo and soap). Non-glass containers are preferred.

For more information on the important work of Conscious Alliance, visit www.consciousalliance.org.