USA (Philadelphia ), October 14, 2005
wookieonfire, on october 14, 2005 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Sound: Hot Hot Heat opened the show and sucked. Just completely and utterly sucked. No skill whatsoever. Had the bass too high so you couldn't hear the vocals at all. Weezer straight up tore it up. One hit after another, the crowd couldn't get enough. The highlights where El Scorcho and Say It Ain't So, everyone knew them and sang them back louder than Rivers. Another highlight was when Rivers came to the opposite end from the stage and played an acoustic version of "Island In The Sun." Then after that Pat (I think thats the drummer's name) picked a guy out of the crowd to play "Undone (The Sweater Song)." It was an incredibly amazing set. Then the Foo Fighters came on and tore the place apart. Dave Grohl was everywhere at once, the energy he gave off was contagious, almost nobody was sitting down during the whole set. The best was when he sang "Everlong" to his wife, the whole place sang it with HIM. Overall the sound was good. As I said before Hot Hot Heat didn't have their's mixed right so they sucked, not that they have anything worth listening to. Weezer was well balanced, though the guitars should have been a little louder. Foos was perfect. The Wachovia Center is loud to begin with, Weezer and the Foos just blew the roof off. // 9
Perfomance: They were both amazing, they both got the crowd into the act early and kept them there the whole time. I can't remember the exact setlist so I'll just give the highlights.
01. Perfect Situation - great opening song.
02. El Scorcho - one of my favorites, got the whole crowd going.
03. Say It Ain't So - do I have to elaborate?
04. Undone - crowd favorite.
01. Best Of You - got the crowd into it early.
02. My Hero - the place blew up.
03. DOA - great song.
04. Everlong - one of their best.
05. Monkey Wrench - great closing tune.
Weezer had some great lightwork but Foos definitly stole the show visually. Smoke and lasers everywhere, 4 giant screens; it was amazing. // 9
Overall Impression: The show was at the Wachovia Center (home of the Philadelphia Flyers), Philadelphia PA, USA. Hot Hot Heat opened up, was horrible, not wasting anymore time on them. Loved everything but the opening act. Tickets were $40 for club box seats, great seats for an amazing price. I would pay $200 to see both of them together again. Unfortunetly there was no nudies, at least from my vantage point, food was outrageously expensive as usual. I will be at every show that The Foos and Weezer play for the rest of my godforsaken life. It was an amazing show and I look forward to seeing both of them together again. // 9
USA (Philadelphia ), October 14, 2005
unregistered, on november 21, 2005 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Sound: Dave Grohl is such an incredible singer. And hes just as good live. He has great energy and can scream his lungs out all night, which he did. Their sound was great. The whole set was incredible. 3 huge screens, lights, smoke, just an incredible atmosphere. They sounded great overall and they were really nice and loud for the crowd. // 10
Perfomance: The crowd was crazy about them. Weezer really suprised me with their performance. They were better than I thought they would be. But still were not as good as the Foos. People were chanting and yelling for more from the Foo and Weezer. Foos songs (not in order):
01. Monkey Wrench - they did this for their encore. It was great.
02. Best Of You - this was a great one and everyone loved it.
03. DOA - one of their best ones.
04. Everlong - Dave played half of this clean to his wife who was in the crowd.
05. In Your Honor - their opener. Lots of energy, one of their best.
06. My Hero - great performance on this one. They changed it around and made it longer and heavier, I loved it.
07. Stacked Actors - without a doubt this has to be top 5 best songs they did that night. It was awesome, and in the middle Chris played the Heartbreaker solo. They also made it a lot longer.
08. Breakout - classic Foos song and they pulled it off great.
09. Up In Arms - I was suprised they played this, but it was great, the only thing I would have liked is for Chris to have turned up his guitar a bit more on the solo.
10. Cold Day In The Sun - a treat for fans. Taylor played guitar and Dave went on Drums. It was great.
11. All My Life - another classic and it was a great performance with incredible energy.
12. Times Like These - great song and they played it near perfect.
I don't remember all the Weezer songs but I know they played Buddy Holly, Say It Ain't So, Island In The Sun, We're All On Drugs, Beverly Hills, and lots of others. They were all great. Great sets for both but Foos was the best. // 10
Overall Impression: It was in Philadelphia, USA at the Whachovia center on October 13, 2005. The openers were Hot Hot Heat which I didn't get a chance to see, but I heard they sucked anyway. I loved the atmosphere of the show. The Foo really connected to the crowd. He talked to the whole arena and was really open, like he was having just a regular conversation. I didnt hate anything about it. The ticket cost around 35 bucks, but is worth twice the price. No free beer or nude girls, but the most memorable parts was when Dave ran around the arena like a madman, and when he was screaming his head off. Another memorable time was when Rivers Cuomo came out into the crowd by himself with his guitar and played Island in the sun. And another great one was when Chris Shifflet played the Heartbreaker solo for Stacked Actors. If they come to Philly again I'm defianitly there! // 10