In today’s weird-as-fuck celebrity news, the world’s most warped and dedicated Weezer fan has just dropped an obscene amount of money to bird watch with Rivers Cuomo — $25,000, to be exact.
The band, eternally reveling in their indie-dweeb charm, offered up the trip as part of a “Weezer Experience Bundle” for fans who take pre-ordering their new disc, “The White Album,” very seriously. The deal includes hunting down the “elusive White-cheeked pintail” (fact check: this is a real bird) while living with Rivers in the Galapagos Islands. Oh, and Weezer’s throwing in a free pair of concert tickets.
Last night, Weezer revealed via Facebook that a fan actually took that bait. Good luck getting a Greyhound to the Galapagos, friends.
While I may hate this guy (or girl, not yet disclosed) for tossing a cash bundle the size of my salary at a band best known for “The Sweater Song,” I can’t say I blame Rivers. The frontman has worked tirelessly to cultivate his weirdocore image, and it just earned him a free catamaran ride. Plus, deep down, we all love a psycho fan – let’s just hope they keep their cool when this trip doesn’t actually happen.