Stevo (mrstevo) wrote,

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Weezer w/ Motion City Soundtrack at Columbus State Fair - July 31, 2010

Marci bought me Weezer tickets for my birthday. My birthday is in two weeks, but the concert happened to take place last night. I have been telling her for years that Weezer is hands down the best live band I've ever seen. This was my 7th time seeing them. I was so glad to finally get to share the live Weezer experience with her, and even more glad that because she saw what I've seen so many times - a phenomenal Weezer show.

We came in about halfway through Motion City Soundtrack's set. I've listened to their new album a few times ("My Dinosaur Life") and I've really enjoyed it. So I was disappointed that out of the five songs we heard, they only played one of them. Maybe they played all of the new stuff first? However, I like what I heard of the other songs, so I'll check more of their stuff out later on.

Even though I've seen Weezer 6 times previous, they still continue to impress me. They played mostly a "greatest hits" show and seemed to aim to please the crowd. Pat Wilson (drummer) was on guitar for most of the show, while Josh Freese filled in on drums so that Rivers could move about into the crowd and all over the stage. I've never seen Rivers get so into working the crowd before! He was all over, acting goofy, signing autographs for fans, running into the crowd several times, and making it a memorable show. The showmanship was definitely there for all band members this time more than ever. I like how Brian Bell (guitarist) sang part of El Scorcho and Scott (bassist) sang all of Dope Nose. It was nice to see it mixed up a bit. Rivers also did a mostly acoustic version of Island In the Sun with the band joining him for the end of it. I enjoyed seeing the band performing Can't Stop Partying, especially with Rivers doing Lil' Wayne's part. That song along with El Scorcho were definitely my favorite parts of the show.

The only disappointment was that the show was only about an hour and ten minutes long and they only played three songs off of the new album. I would've liked to hear new material because I've heard the older hits live so many times. However, once again, they never fail to disappoint in their live show. All songs sounded amazing. The crowd was really into it, the band seemed to love what they were doing up there, there was just a lot of energy in the place, which I think makes for a great show.

Setlist: (not in exact order)
Hash Pipe
Undone (Sweater Song)
Trippin' Down The Freeway/Keep Fishin'
Perfect Situation
Say It Ain't So
Surf Wax America
Island In The Sun
Can't Stop Partying
El Scorcho
Beverly Hills
My Name Is Jonas
Pork 'n Beans
Kids/Poker Face (MGMT/Lady Gaga covers)
If You're Wondering If I Want You To (I Want You To)
Buddy Holly
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