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Rivers did a wonderful job on vocals. Most people wouldn't notice a difference between the album vocals and his live vocals. They used an extra guitarist on a few songs where they needed an acoustic rhythm or a keyboard.
USA (Nashville), July 21, 2005
leeroymo, on july 25, 2005 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Sound: The sound was great. Unlike a lot of live shows, the bass wasn't extremly heavy and didn't drown out the other instruments, which was a definate plus. Rivers did a wonderful job on vocals. Most people wouldn't notice a difference between the album vocals and his live vocals. They used an extra guitarist on a few songs where they needed an acoustic rhythm or a keyboard. If I have one complaint at all, the lead guitar wasn't loud enough on a few songs, but could still be heard very well. Overall, the sound was great, and it was just like hearing the songs for the first time on the albums. Wonderful. // 10
Perfomance: The crowd got into it from the front of the auditorium to the back. It was a great performance. The lighting was awesome, and the background was the same as the background for the "Make Believe" album, and it would glow when the lights dimmed. There was also a cut out dragon that streched across the whole stage. Very cool, indeed. They played the classics. Most songs that Weezer fans have grown to love were played, with the exception of a few.
01. My Name Is Jonas
02. No One Else
03. Buddy Holly - one of the best songs of the night.
04. The Sweater Song - one of the first songs played.
05. Surf Wax America - last song played, and definately a good note to end on.
06. Say It Ain't So - the best song of the night, by far, in my opinion.
07. Why Bother? - this one had Brian Bell on lead vocals. It was pretty good.
08. El Scorcho - one of the best of the night.
09. Photograph - opening song, good way to start.
10. Hash Pipe - this one got the crowd surfing going. They rocked it.
11. Island In The Sun - very nice song to add to the set list. Mellowed things down.
12. Fall Together - this one had Scott Shriner on lead vocals. He sounded alot like Rivers, as did Brian.
13. Beverly Hills - not my favorite Weezer song, but they almost changed my mind.
14. Perfect Situtation - also not one of my favorite Weezer songs, but they did well.
15. Hold Me - I actually saw 2 fat people making out to this song in the back. I guess it was powerful.
16. Peace - one of the best songs on Make Believe, and one of the best at the show.
17. We Are All On Drugs - good. Just like the record.
If you just skipped the song list, I gave them all a perfect (or more than perfect, in one case) score. It was just a great performance and a pretty good set list. They did leave out "Only In Dreams" and "The Good Life," which were 2 that I really wanted to hear, but it was easy to settle with what they gave you. The band did a great job with interacting with the crowd, and waved at people almost as if it were individually after the show. // 10
Overall Impression: The show was in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, at the Municipal Auditorium on July 21st, 2005. Fray opened up, along with Ben Folds. I loved everything about the show, but the lighting just stood out alot to me. The tickets were $30, and definately well worth it. The show in itself was unforgettable, and will not miss their next gig here in town. // 10