You searched for:

  • [X]2001
  • [X]Arts & Entertainment
Start over

Narrow Search

  • Year

  • Section

  • Category

Best Crowd 

Weezer/The Get Up Kids

Weezer famously made it acceptable to be geeky, and the band's fans lived its hip-to-be-square mantra at this feel-good show, dancing dorkily and cheering wildly without even attempting to maintain a cool sense of detachment. But while it was pleasantly novel to see people having fun at a concert instead of dodging mosh bullies (most metal shows) or nodding to the beat in an almost imperceptible show of approval (an indie-rock tradition), that alone didn't necessarily distinguish this audience from the screaming tweens at an 'N Sync show, all of whom are undoubtedly enjoying themselves as well. The moment of truth came when Bon Jovi's "Living on a Prayer" and Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" came on between sets and the concertgoers sang along at the top of their lungs, unapologetically embracing a tune that was never respectable and a classic that's been off-limits for the with-it kids ever since it was soiled by Wayne's World. For anyone who's ever cheered aloud during Revenge of the Nerds or, better yet, one of its sequels, it was a tear-jerking moment, a karaoke bonding session for the gawky masses.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment


All contents ©2015 Kansas City Pitch LLC
All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of Kansas City Pitch LLC,
except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via email to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes.

All contents © 2012 SouthComm, Inc. 210 12th Ave S. Ste. 100, Nashville, TN 37203. (615) 244-7989.
All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of SouthComm, Inc.
except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via email to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes.
Website powered by Foundation