Weezer (with the help of a couple hundred fans) managed to break at least five world records while shooting their latest video, “Troublemaker.” Guinness World Records official Stuart Claxton was at the August 21 shoot in Los Angeles to keep tabs on what went down, according to a press release sent out by the band.
Officially, the guys broke records for Largest Game of Dodgeball, Most People in a Custard Pie Fight, Most People Riding on a Skateboard, Largest Air Guitar Ensemble and Longest “Guitar Hero World Tour” Marathon. They’re also hoping to get a sixth record: playing the world’s smallest drum kit in a music video. While kitman Patrick Wilson’s feat isn’t currently a recognized Guinness category, the band is petitioning to make it one.
Here are the numbers:
» Largest Air Guitar Ensemble: 233 people
» Largest Game of Dodgeball: Two teams of 50 people (that’s 100 total for the numerically challenged)
» Longest “Guitar Hero World Tour” Marathon: 10 hours, 12 minutes and 54 seconds
» Most People in a Custard Pie Fight: 120 people
» Most People Riding on a Skateboard: 22. Wacky!
Weezer probably won’t be re-creating the crazy hijinks in their live shows, but they are currently on tour through October 25 with opening acts Angels & Airwaves and Tokyo Police Club.