Weezer at the Del Mar Racetrack Summer Concert Series
Last night at the Del Mar Racetracks, in Del Mar California, Weezer played to a packed crowd where “the turf meets the surf”. As Amtrak trains rolled by in the background, the very rowdy crowd which staggered down from the races was ready for their set to begin, and it was well worth the wait.
It is not a stretch to say it is a bit of a dream come true for me to see this band perform live. I’ve always remembered their video for “Buddy Holly”, mostly for my love for nostalgia and old TV shows like Happy Days, but also because there was real substance to their music. The substance being fast Rock and Roll with an always quick and witty charm. They played all their hits including “Say It Ain’t So, “Troublemaker”, “Hash Pipe” and so on, with great excitement from the crowd. Also included was a new cover of Foster The People’s “Pumped Up Kicks”. The set lasted over an hour as Rivers ran all over the place garnering sombreros and various other items including someone’s crutches from the crowd. Their giant glamed out “W” was present on stage and lit up the night as they played. A few arrests and some pauses to relinquish the many crowd surfers couldn’t deter the band from fishing up the show which closed with an encore mix…including “Buddy Holly”.
Dont forget to check out the band’s Headlining Cruise: The Weezer Cruise in January of next year…featuring Dinosaur Jr., Wavves, The Antlers, and others for a Holiday like no other!