Review and Photographs by Christa Rae Settle
Weird Al has been providing us with hilarious parodies of hits of chart topping artists for 33 years. On June 5th Weird Al performed for a dedicated crowd of fans varying from young kids to the young at heart who have known of him since his first appearance.
On his Alpocalypse tour, he started the night with “Polka Face” and continued on by performing classics like “Bad”, “Fat”, “White and Nerdy”, and “Amish Paradise” as well as new ones like “Party in the C.I.A.” and “Perform This Way.” In between each song, Weird Al and his band left the stage for costume changes to match every song. During the costume changes, videos played for the audience like his fake celebrity interviews and short clips from popular TV shows in which Weird Al had been mentioned or had appeared on. Along with costume changes, his performances were backed by projections of his music videos as well as storm troopers and effects like bubbles.
Weird Al does not let his age slow him down on stage. For being 53, Weird Al still has so much passion, energy and hilarity to give at his shows. His band is one of the most talented bands you could ever find as well, having to perform every genre of music ranging from rap to classic rock.
Weird Al is definitely a must see act that is great for all ages! Make sure to see him on tour next time he is in your town!