Star Search Photo Album -- Page Three (Weird Al)
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"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC IN CONCERT!
On August 8, 1999, we saw the first and last of three shows that Al put on at
HersheyPark in Pennsylvania... Flash photography was not allowed, but I took
plenty of pictures without my flash and most came out...
From left to right: "All About the
Pentiums," "Beverly Hillbillies/Money for Nothing," and "Eat It"
A parody, not on any of his albums, about pizza delivery to the tune of "My
Heart Will Go On."
One picture from "Amish Paradise," two from "Bedrock Anthem," and one
from "Fat"... The clown costume is the one he started "Bedrock
Anthem" with, which he tore away to reveal the Fred Flintsone fur as soon as
the "Give It Away" music began (the rest of the bend were also wearing the
costumes that they wore in the "Bedrock Anthem" video, and Amish costumes during
"Amish Paradise". They didn't have as many costume changes as Al, but they
still had a few).
For the encore, they played "The Saga
Begins" and "Yoda" in "Star Wars" costumes...
Thanks to Fred, we had backstage
passes and went in to meet Al and a couple of band members after the first show!
Me with Weird Al (left) and Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz (right - he's Al's drummer
and maintains the official weirdal.com page). One of the things that I
mentioned to Al was that I've also been writing song parodies for many
years (Bermuda has seen a couple of them). Al was pretty cool and denies that
there's any resemblance (apart from the loincloth) between him and
A couple of weeks later, the Harwan (a theater in New Jersey) had a special
showing of Evil Dead 2 with special guest Bruce
Campbell introducing the movie, telling stories, answering questions, and
of course signing autographs...
The good Doctor Demento poses for a picture with me and my friend Jim...
Perhaps we taught him a new definition for the word "demented"?
When we ordered three copies of the new album by Red Peters, it came with a little thank-you
note signed by hand... I have no idea if everyone who orders through his web
site gets that, or if we're special because we ordered three at once, or
what... But the important thing is, it's a cool album.