Major Life event!
Me + girlfriend + WEEZER
There was a game show on the Weezer Cruise featuring Pat Wilson, Scott Shriner, Brian Bell, and Josh Freese. I was one of the lucky few chosen to participate (I was picked because I was the tallest person in the whole audience). I was put on Team Brian Bell and we dominated! I won an autographed Weezer poster because of it.
I swear I’m more attractive in person than I am in the cruise pictures.
View of Cuba from the Weezer Cruise.
The night before Wavves’ first show of the Weezer Cruise, I ended up drinking a ton with Nathan from Wavves and eventually helped back to his room (Nathan had brilliantly written his room number on his arm before starting his drinking). I drunkenly scribbled him a note saying that ‘Willers’ had helped him back to his room and I hoped he was alive and stuff.
So at his show the next day, he constantly kept asking the crowd where the fuck Willers was because he wanted to thank him for helping him out the night before. I didn’t feel like basking in that random attention so I didn’t tell him I was in the crowd until the end of the show. When he saw me in the crowd, he jumped off the stage, found his way to me, and he said thanks again!
At the remaining two Wavves shows, people in the crowd kept shouting ‘Willers!” and Nathan would acknowledge it. And around the boat for the rest of the cruise people kept buying me drinks and shouting “Willers!’ at me. It was odd.
I tweeted at him when I was in Mexico.
The very first thing that happened on the Weezer Cruise as it left the Port of Miami: a complete, nearly two hour Weezer concert where they played The Blue Album in its entirety as well as their other greatest hits.
various Weezer Cruise pics around the ship
I’m a pretty big fan of comedian Brendon Walsh, and had no idea Doug Benson was bringing him along to the Weezer Cruise for a taping of Benson’s ‘Doug Loves Movies’ podcast (which also ended up featuring Weezer’s Pat Wilson and Josh Freese). I think I was one of the few people on the ship who recognized him and I kept wanting to get a picture with the guy.
Then one night, I’m taking this picture with my girlfriend, and I look at the phone it was taken on and BRENDON WALSH himself had randomly photo bombed the picture. By the time I saw the pic he was long gone!
The next day I found him and Doug watching Yuck and I went up to him and showed him the picture and told him he had photo bombed an actual fan of his, which he thought was pretty great, I think. Then I got a proper picture with him and Doug Benson!
Don’t ask what’s going on with my hair.
J. Mascis eating lunch behind me on the Weezer Cruise
Peter Silberman of The Antlers on the Weezer Cruise
Various weezer memorabilia found throughout the Weezer Cruise
Cruise tote bag (picture as ruined by instagram)
Weezer’s MTV Moonman
Setlists, photos, etc.
Ozma on the Weezer Cruise
Dinosaur Jr. on the Weezer Cruise
HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY THAT IN LESS THAN 48 HOURS I’LL BE IN FLORIDA AND MEXICO CRUISIN’ WITH WEEZER and Ozma and Dinosaur Jr and Sebadoh and Wavves and Yuck and Doug Benson and The Antlers and others?!