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Posted Aug 6th, 2015 (9:00 am) by James Hughes
Weezer Crashes Day Three at Gathering Of The Vibes
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After Wilco brought down the house on Saturday night, the Vibe Tribe turned out for the southern California kings of not giving two shits – Weezer.

The sun continued to beat down on those die hard campers catching some serious tans after the four-day weekend. Everyone who came to Vibes family day, traditionally the last day of the festival, looked to be, like myself, there for one thing – Weezer.

The day also featured sets from Zappa Plays Zappa, Cabinet, John Brown’s Body, and Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, but with the day focused on family oriented music, it was hard to get hyped for the upcoming events. So, after a long debate between myself and myself, I came the conclusion that I would hit the beach until it came time to rock out.

As the finale of the Zappa Plays Zappa set appeared on the horizon, flocks of little Ray Ban clad hipsters meandered towards the main stage. Drawing in the youngest crowd of the weekend, the veteran rockers wasted no time kicking things off. As the band made their way onto the stage, less than 24 hours after their Osheaga performance, they began to play without even acknowledging those in attendance. It was an unexpected move. Jumping right into their set, they didn't bother to explore their catalog. Having so many hit tracks, and fans wanting to hear them all, it was understandable that more obscure songs were left behind.

Beyond the introduction-less jump into “My Name Is Jonas,” Weezer rocked. Performing “Buddy Holly,” “Island in the Sun,” “Hash Pipe,” “Undone – The Sweater Song,” “El Sorcho,” “Say It Ain’t So,” and new material like “Go Away,” Weezer put on a show that all fans wanted to see. The festival did nothing to bolster the higher profile lineup that has come to be expected with Vibes, but the quality of the acts made for an entertaining weekend.

Weezer closed out our Gathering of the Vibes experience with a semi-enthusiastic, yet still entertaining, set. Then again, Weezer has never had an explosive stage presence, yet they always manage to be entertaining. Check out our photos of the day below, and Weezer while they are still on tour. Make sure you catch this bucket list band before it is too late.

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