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Weezer recreate iconic Buddy Holly video on stage and its pretty epic

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Weezer are on fire when it comes to delivering us sweet, sweet nostalgia lately.

Firstly, the band gave into fan pressure and released a cover of Totos Africa, which they have been performing on tour.

And now, theyve brought their most iconic video onto the stage.

Weezer have been performing their 1994 single Buddy Holly on tour in the style of its award-winning video – that is, dressing as 50s rockstars and performing in Arnolds Drive-In from the classic TV show Happy Days.

The band kick off their summer tour setlist with the Happy Days intro, with the voice of Al Molinaro announcing: Okay, kids, Arnolds is proud to present Kenosha, Wisconsins own Weezer!

The curtain then drops to show an elaborate recreation of the diner, with frontman Rivers Cuomo dressed in the same preppy shirt, tie and cardigan outfit he wore in the Buddy Holly video.

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Needless to say, the crowd went apes***.

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The Buddy Holly video featured clips from Happy Days interspersed with performance footage from Weezer – with the Fonz even making an appearance.

The video made the song a huge hit, with it being nominated for the Best Video award at the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards – losing out to TLCs Waterfalls.

It won the awards for Best Alternative Video, Breakthrough Video, Best Direction and Best Editing.

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