Concerts

Weezer - Coors Light Birds Nest at Waste Management Phoenix Open - 1/30/14

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That drone-ish attitude was apparent as the stage lights changed to green as the band moved on to their comeback hit "Hash Pipe" in a workmanlike‎ fashion. Audience members smiled at each other knowingly as they realized that the stage engineers were coordinating the lights to match Weezer's color-coded back catalog. This was the only wink the crowd would get from the band, as the audience wasn't acknowledged for the first two-thirds of Weezer's hour-and-a-half set.

Like any good office worker, Cuomo toiled away with his head down and his eyes closed, trying his hardest to stay focused. The crowd desperately wanted Cuomo's attention, but he refused them. Even when he was experiencing problems with his guitar during a rendition of "Troublemaker," he tried to play it cool so no one would notice that he wasn't having a good day at the office.

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Jason Keil was the Phoenix New Times culture editor from August 2019 to May 2020.
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