Sunday, July 17, 2011
Last week's "Weird" weekend
Last week I called up my friend Nick. "Hey Iz what do you think about Weird Al?
"Weird Al? I queried. "I think he's kinda lame myself but Rob has an extra ticket if you want to go", Nick tells me.
I had no plans so I jumped at the opportunity to see Weird Al in Orange County, CA. I didn't know he performed live. In fact I didn't know alot about Weird Al. I thought he vanished from the public conscious after he put on his fat suit and sang "Fat"- a spoof on Michael Jackson's "Bad".
I attended the concert and here is what I learned about Weird Al:
1- He is alive. I knew he did did Amish Paradise and White and Nerdy but I didn't know much since. Certaintly he couldn't have followers could he?
2- He has TONS of fans and they know his lyris! Do you know how baffled I was to see his fans responsd in anticipation to his performances? They knew his skits and lyrics.
3- His show is very entertaining. He sings, plays the accordion, and does jokes. In addition, he plays videos during the costume changes.
4-His fan base is diverse. I saw parents, kids, teens and every demographic was covered. expect old,black males).
5-He is very talented. I never thought that I would ever attend a weird Al concert and enjoy it as much as I did.