VOX article - May 1995
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|Title||Tourbus Tales: Weezer|
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Tourbus Tales: Weezer
Weezer: Last year we toured America, we decided to learn French together because we were getting pretty bored on the road, so we watched this 24-hour video collection French Made Easy. Did we get anywhere with it? Not really because we gave up after about three weeks and started watching French movies instead.[Note 1]
Weezer: If you're in a super-romantic period, it's good to read DH Lawrence, because it takes three-quarters of the book before the characters even get to their first kiss. We're into classic authors, and one of the books that's lying around at the moment is The End of the Affair by Graham Greene, which is perfect to read after you've just been through some horrifying personal relationship. It's good to be heavily fucked with by books and movies. That said, the dictionary is always pretty useful to have with you one the road.
Rivers: Apple Juice.
Brian: Sparkling water, Tea with honey.
Matt: Lots of Coffee and tea with cream and a touch of sugar.
Pat: Still water.
Weezer: Some of us are into getting to sleep with Unisom sleeping pills and waking up with Nodoz, but generally we're pretty drug free- caffeine and an occasional drink before is as far as it goes.
Rivers: Special K - it was on our rider, for some reason, so now we've got about 23 boxes of it traveling around with us.
Brian: Kiwi fruits and bananas.
Matt: I'm more into salt than sugar, so I prefer cashews and peanuts.
Pat: Candy bars, especially Crunchie.
Weezer: We all travel light, so the luxury items are video games, speakers that you hook up to your Walkman and a keyboard that you can play on the bus. It's a luxury to wear winter clothes, because you don't need them in California-it was really exciting to buy a scarf when we got to England, though it didn't have any tassels.
Weezer: When we played Asbury Park, New Jersey about six months ago, all these kids were standing in a line outside the club because they were under 21 and weren't allowed in. As our bus pulled into the parking lot, they got down on the ground and spelled out "Weezer" with their bodies and started screaming at the door men to let them in. That's when we realized things were getting pretty weird.
Weezer: When we were at a gas station in Nevada, Matt bought these water pistols and squirted them at the radiator of our van. The whole engine went up in smoke, so we were stuck there for about 6 hours. We played on the slot machines until our roadie eventually rigged the engine together so that we could reach the next town.
ROAD TO PITTSVILLE
Weezer: Everyone had always warned us never to play in Florida, and we understood why when we got to Jacksonville. All you have to do is open up the phone book and see the huge chapter on churches to realize that the KKK isn't too far away.
BEST SERVICE STATION
Weezer: The Chevron Food Mart on Olympic and Bundy in West Los Angeles is where we often eat after we have played in LA. It has everything from really terrible egg-salad sandwiches and bean burritos to fruit drinks, cappuccino and lots of candy bars. You'd probably be able to get a good deal on beer, and they have magazines too.
THE TOURBUS TAPE
- ↑ "Weezer" is shown for every instance in which the speaker is unknown.
- ↑ Could be Weezer concert: 01/30/1995 or Weezer concert: 02/26/1995. This identifies the interview as having been conducted sometime in February 1995, which identifies the Asbury Park show as Weezer concert: 08/23/1994, not Weezer concert: 12/03/1994.