Weird, Again

Before the Weird Al show, we met at the town square, very close to our venue. Unfortunately, right after paying for our meal, our party was delayed by a veritable meteorological assault. I mean, wow. Wind and rain was in rare form as it trapped us in place. A car parked mere feet away was still a challenge to pile into without getting soaked. We managed to handle the situation, but arrived with about two minutes to showtime. After I collected our tickets, the ushers told us we couldn't go in, because Al himself would be entering right through this very door! Then they said it'd still be a minute, and we should go in. We ended up being directed to the wrong section and herded to an area where we were right next to him as he entered regardless. At every moment, there was at least one usher urging me to move and another forbidding me. It was pretty funny.

The show itself was great though. I didn't really know anything about his concerts, so the costumes and video integration were a surprise. The big screen showed clips from his other works while costume and set changes happened, and I was pleased to see an excerpt from Pinkie Pride's Super Duper Party Pony song. I'm really glad I got to catch him, and if I get the chance to do it again, I'll definitely buy tickets earlier. We were as far back as you can be, but it was still great. Except when I tried to take just one picture (I wasn't that guy, I swear), and somehow my flash was on. I have that thing disabled on purpose, I don't know how I let that happen. Oh well.

I guess he has a band that travels with him, he should refer to his act on the road as "Weird Al et al." That would be cool.

Al’s Skills

Al achieved proficient skills in several areas, here are just a few of them. Weird is an obvious one, which he clearly demonstrated with his Perform this Way costume. His new stuff from the Mandatory Fun album was solid, and the nostalgic tracks from old albums hit home. He lacked unnecessary graphs, though.

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