Buddy Holly glasses? Check. Big, light-up W at the of the stage? Check. Marty McFly red vest? Check.
Closing out The Bamboozle, Weezer seemed to bring it all except for the lights.
My 16-year old self would have loved photographing this set. Of course, at 16, I'd never touched a camera, so the results then might have been questionable.
Going into this set, my goal was to nail an image of Rivers Cuomo with Weezer's iconic W lit up in all it's geek-rock glory. When the band played in near-darkness for the first song, I was beginning to lose hope
Shooting Weezer at The Bamboozle was an interesting experience. As the closing act for the two-day festival, I was curious to see what sort of lighting treatment we'd see. As it turned out, it was a dark one. Rivers Cuomo and crew played mostly under a wash of cool lighting, with middling accent lighting coming in from the back.
For me, the most interesting part of the three-song limit was when Rivers came to the front of the stage, slid down on his knees, and rocked the tilted mic while waving his free arm in the air, all with the Weezer “W” flaring up in the background. After a relatively lightless set, you better believe I railed away when this moment happened.