Weezer and Green Day took to the stage of the Whisky a Go Go last night to play a collection of hits and remind longtime fans in the audience that the passage of times stops for no one and that they too will someday die.
“I wasn’t expecting to have such a strong reaction to the show,” said 33-year-old attorney and longtime Weezer fan Jason Ireland, “but as I watched Weezer play “The Sweater Song” and “Say it Ain’t So” for what must be the 100,000th time, I realized that every aspect of my youth was over and that I would eventually cease to exist.”
Mr. Ireland’s existential crisis was exacerbated by the legion of teenage fans in attendance to see the apparently still very popular opening act “Fall Out Boy.” “I didn’t even know kids still liked them!” said Mr. Ireland, who was taken aback by the joyful energy of the mostly teenage audience during the Fall out Boy’s set.
“I was sitting there, having just watched all of these children scream along to every word of these Fall Out Boy songs and then watched with dismay as these same kids just stood there with palpable apathy as Weezer played songs that I remember singing at the top of my lungs at my first Weezer concert in 2001. It was then that I knew that my happiest days were over. I will never be a happy teenager at a concert again, and I need to learn to accept that.”
Speaking to The Avocado following the show, Weezer’s lead singer Rivers Cuomo said that Mr. Ireland’s reaction is a common one among Weezer’s older fans. “We all have to just accept that our time is finite and nothing lasts forever,” said the 50-year-old singer who just put out his 11th album about girls not paying attention to him in high school.