Weezer Is Trying to Make a Fenway Park Show Happen
In a bold effort to salvage any lingering relevance, the lead singer of Weezer made a confusing request in an anticlimactic tweet last Friday. Rivers Cuomo, a Harvard grad, claims that playing Fenway Park with his band would be the best day “OF MY LIFE”—aggressive caps and all:
Weezer @ fenway park would be the best day OF MY LIFE. you guys should make it happen
— Rivers Cuomo (@RiversCuomo) March 21, 2015
Though it’s clear that Weezer, an alternative rock group, is not big enough to support a Fenway Park audience, we do have a follow-up question to Cuomo’s request: Who, exactly, is he expecting to “make it happen”? It’s a great question, one without a clear answer.
Just to put this nonsensical petition into perspective, here’s an abbreviated running list of living and deceased legends who have played shows at the iconic and everlasting venue of green joy:
- Stevie Wonder
- Ray Charles
- The Rolling Stones
- Dave Matthews Band
- Billy Joel
- New Kids on the Block
- Jay Z and Justin Timberlake
- Tom Petty
Not to mention, the Fenway lineup this summer is pretty refined. Billy Joel is returning in July, as well as the Foo Fighters with Dropkick Murphys, James Taylor, and a three-night stint for Zac Brown Band.
This was a nice inquiry, but Cuomo, you gotta get in line. There might be a spot for you right behind Green Day.
Update on March 24, 2015 at 9:05 a.m.:
As many readers pointed out, Fenway Park is known to have created a “Bleacher Theater” configuration in the past with an approximate 8,000-person capacity, a la Jack White in 2014 and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones with Dropkick Murphys in 2011. While we originally considered Cuomo’s tweet in the context of a Springsteen-size spectacular, to many readers’ points, Weezer might be capable of supporting an audience at the Bleacher Theater.
On that note, it’s likely Cuomo will prove that he and the band can, and will, take Fenway Park. It’s up to you, Weezer fans.