Weezer brought the party atmosphere to Sonisphere 2011, creating field-wide sing-a-longs for 'Beverly Hills', 'Buddy Holly' and 'Hash Pipe'.
The group even covered Wheatus’ ‘Teenage Dirtbag’ during a momentous Saturday evening set on the Apollo Stage.
After the intensity of the Big Four the previous evening, and a day of rain so devilish at one point it could have only been beckoned by Beelzebub himself, Sonisphere needed a bit of cheering up.
And Weezer delivered it, the sun coming out and blazing by the time they’d finished ‘Sweater Song’.
A karaoke cover of Radiohead’s ‘Paranoid Android’ almost killed the mood and Rivers Cuomo asking for the skies to rain open did not go down well with a sodden crowd.
But It only took the first few “ooh-oohs” of ‘Buddy Holly’ to forget the misfortunate cover, all of Weezer finishing the song on Patrick Wilson’s drumkit.