Weezer 7.30.15 Maine State Pier Portland, ME
By Evil Robb
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Back in 1994, just before MTV changed its format to focus on “reality TV” and not music videos, Weezer hit it big with the help of two videos from their debut album: “Undone – The Sweater Song” and “Buddy Holly.” Both videos were as fun as the music itself, and were quickly pushed into a heavy rotation launching the band into instant stardom and helping push their first release The Blue Album to the heights of triple-platinum success.
Having only seen the band once before, I was looking forward to the show. I am a fan of the band and bought their first two releases, and though I hadn’t heard much of them as of late, (I rarely to never listen to the radio anymore) I knew this was to be a fun show.
Walking up to the venue, the spectacle of people lined up was something I had never seen at the Maine State Pier before. Lines backed up the full length of the parking lot nearly onto Commercial Street. Due to the vast appeal of the power pop genre that is Weezer, the sold-out crowd included fans of all ages; fans from the early years and forward.