By Nadia Ahmad |Staff Writer|
Hundreds of enthusiastic fans crowded into the The Belasco Theatre to see the beloved band Weezer on Nov. 7.
Weezer is one of the most popular bands of the last twenty years, and if you think that after performing for twenty years, a band would lose their flare live, Weezer will prove you wrong.
Opting out of having an opening band, Weezer played an acoustic set of all of their classics, such as “El Scorcho,” “Buddy Holly,” and “Island In The Sun,” which seemed to be the crowd favorite.
“It was like 1995 Weezer opened for 2014 Weezer,” said a concert attendee. Afterwards, the band performed their entire new album, Everything Will Be Alright In The End, from start to finish.
I’ve never seen a band do this live, and I was genuinely happy that they did, since I’m a fan of their new album.
The band really knows how to have fun on stage and made this one of the best concerts I’ve ever been to.
Weezer connected with the audience so well and motivated them to sing their songs louder than the band members themselves.
They had so much fun on stage, and their energy reflected onto the audience.
The new album tells the story of the band’s entire music career, and sends a message that you should remember your roots.
Their first single off the new album, “Back to the Shack” had the whole crowd singing along and helped create a super fun environment.
The band welcomed special guest, Bethany Consentino, from the Indie band Best Coast to perform “Go Away,” a track off their new album.
What makes this band so incredible and unique is that they know where they came from, and continue to stay humble by connecting with their audience and constantly expressing their gratitude.
Student Lexi Trout was in the crowd that night and said, “I was bummed they didn’t play a few more of their older songs, but it was still a great show.”
Many fans seemed to be surprised that the band didn’t play their top hit “Beverly Hills,” but it didn’t seem that anyone was too disappointed.
They still played plenty of their old songs, and their entire new album.
I felt I got my money’s worth and much more.
The band is loved by fans of all ages, and it was lovely to see how many different types of people were in the crowd that night.
They performed a memorable show at an unforgettable venue.
The Belasco Theatre is a familiar-looking venue in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles.
Many movies, such as “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “The Illusionist,” and “This Is 40” have all included scenes shot inside the Belasco.
I can see why it has been chosen for so many movies and iconic concerts.
The movies definitely do not do the venue justice.
I was in awe after walking in and “at a loss for words,” as the band would say, as I was walking out.
Seeing Weezer live was a dream come true.