Thursday, May 03, 2007
The concert started an hour and a half late due to a thunderstorm, but that didn't keep people from showing up - the crowd was huge. The opening band's performance was nixed and Weird Al took the stage around 8:15 and played for 2 hours. The videos weren't working for the first couple of segments ("This may be a long night" Al said from backstage), but luckily all the issues were resolved early on.
The set list:
2. "Canadian Idiot"
3. "Close But No Cigar"
5. "It's All About the Pentiums"
6. "You're Pitiful"
7. "Wanna B Ur Lovr"
8. Medley: "Couch Potato"/"Do I Creep You Out?"/"I'm in Love with the Skipper"/"Headline News" (about Britney)/"Confessions Pt. III"/"A Complicated Song"/"Ebay"/"Bedrock Anthem"/"Ode to a Superhero"/"Pretty Fly for a Rabbi"/"Trapped in the Drive Thru"/"Gump"/"Eat It"
9. "I'll Sue Ya"
10. "The Saga Begins"
12. "Smells Like Nirvana"
13. "Amish Paradise"
14. "White and Nerdy"
16. song referenced in a video interview clip (I won't spoil it)
Costumes: Billie Joe Armstrong, Puff Daddy, James Blunt, Eminem, Taylor Hicks, Gilligan, Michael Jackson (Thriller and Bad eras), Zach de la Rocha, jedi, Kurt Cobain, amish (I may have missed a couple)
His band was very impressive. All of the videos were funny, some of them were hilarious (especially the 1950s educational safety film).
At the close of the show, Al said that this was the first date of the tour and thanked us for a good dress rehearsal. I was too far back to get any decent pictures, but I did what I could.
It was actually kind of surreal to be a part of a large crowd, watching parody songs by a guy whose career spans 25 years. Regardless, Weird Al is quite the showman.
I see he is playing the Ohio State Fair in August and am seriously considering making the trip to see him again. I can go to OH under the guise of "visiting relatives".
Love those polka medleys! The above is similar to the clip played during the show. Funny stuff. Drop it like it's hot...