Last night alt-rock superheroes Weezer performed for a crowd of about 1,500 at a private party celebrating the 10th Anniversary of ‘The Walking Dead’ comic book series (the TV series launched in 2010).
The band kicked off their performance with “My Name Is Jonas,” one of several hits off the band’s self-titled “Blue Album,” then went into a 45 minute hit-filled set (see the full set list below). Drummer Patrick Wilson is currently taking a few shows off, so Ozma’s Daniel Brummel was filling in on the stick duties. After exiting the stage when they finished their classic “Buddy Holly,” the band returned to play “Undone – The Sweater Song,” which had almost every person in the crowd singing along with front man Rivers Cuomo.
- “My Name Is Jonas”
- “Hash Pipe”
- “El Scorcho”
- “Perfect Situation”
- “Island In The Sun”
- “Beverly Hills”
- “Say It Ain’t So”
- “(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To”
- “Pork And Beans”
- “Buddy Holly”
- “Undone – The Sweater Song”
Spotted at the event were celebrities like Giancarlo Esposito (Revolution/Breaking Bad), Blake Anderson (Workaholics), Bai Ling (The Crow, Wild Wild West), Seth Green and wife Clare Grant, Chris Hardwick, and many more. Representing ‘The Walking Dead’ show were creator/writer Robert Kirkman, David Morrissey (The Governor), Danai Gurira (Michonne) and Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene). Guests were treated to an open bar stocked with Patrón Tequila while food trucks dished up delicious sliders and fries, maintaining a very satisfied crowd.
In an interview with the LA Times, bassist Scott Shriner spoke about his connection with ‘The Walking Dead.’
“I have to admit, I got into the comics backward after the TV show. I lost touch with the comic culture for a while and thank ‘The Walking Dead’ and Kirkman for reconnecting me with what was an important aspect of my younger, snarkier years. It’s such an original series, and I love how they put a whole new creative spin on apocalyptic survivalism, which could otherwise be a really played subject.”
Artist Brian Ewing also created a series of limited-edition posters of “zombified” band members, including the piece below. Fans were able to collect these posters at a signing event which took place earlier Friday.