I love Weird Al (In a totally heterosexual he’s an awesome music dude kinda way). I’m sure you love Weird Al. You find me someone who doesn’t like Weird Al and I’ll show you a fruit from Guatemala. Anyways. Weird Al came here to little ‘ol Saskatoon on the 26th and Riley and I were awesomely lucky enough to go. 2nd row, isle seats just off centre of the stage. What could be better than that (Well besides front row centre)? Not much. And on top of all that, it was freaking awesome. Weird Al Yankovic has got to be one of the best live performers of the generation. He sounds fantastic live (Not something you can say about many acts anymore), the show is super funny (He goes through more costume changes than Cher), he knows how to please the crowed, the band is awesome as well, and did I mention he’s Weird Freaking Al? C’mon!
He played a great set of songs. New songs, old songs, everyone’s favourites. From Yoda, to Fat, to Canadian Idiot and Close But No Cigar. But what topped it all off? His encore. He finished the show by playing Albuquerque. All 11 minutes of it. And what made the whole concert that much more fun, in between costume changes (Since it takes a few minutes to get alot of that stuff on), bits and clips and interviews from Al TV are played on the triple wide screen projectors. hilarious interviews with folks like Jessica Simpson, Eminem, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Avril Lavigne, even Celine Dion and Madonna.
I definitely would say that Weird Al is the second most fun I’ve had at a concert (Barenaked Ladies reign supreme so far) and if you EVER have a chance to go see him, GO. We even got some neat Weird Al dollars that shot out of a canon. Go us!