Thursday, July 29, 2010

Weird Al concert review

I went to see Weird Al at the Paramount tonight and I must say damn what a great show. Thankfully, there was no opener at all so we got just over two hours of non-stop hilarity. He came out and played one of his polkas that cover all the songs that are popular today to start the show. After that, he asked if everyone was ready to rock and then said "well this is awkward, what I have next is a ballad" and went into You Don't Love Me Anymore, which at the end he smashed his guitar. After every song there was a costume change, which means we got Al TV as a filler. If you remember the days when he took over MTV and played nothing but videos and clips he loved, plus interviews with celebrities then you know what we got. I had forgotten about all the great interviews he had done with Eminem, Jessica Simpson, Avril Lavigne, and Robert Plant. The entire audience was laughing during several of the clips, and even got into the UHF skit Wheel of Fish.

At one point in the show, he played Fat. I was hoping to hear him sing this, and was excited that when he walked out he was wearing the fat suit from the video. He also rocked the Amish costume for Amish Paradise, rode out in a segway for White and Nerdy, and the Jedi outfit for The Saga Begins, which also had Darth Vader and Stormtroopers dancing. From beginning to end it was nonstop entertainment. If you ever get a chance to see him, do yourself a favor and go. He was worth every penny.

I want to give a special shout out to the Paramount for having the parking situation under control. It's so hard to park near 16th St Mall and to have two places to park free of charge was amazing. Add that to the fact that my fiancee had a broken seat and they came and fixed it immediately was also impressive. Definitely top notch service there.

1 comment:

  1. That's most excellent to hear. My office is on the backside of the Paramount ( Welton St. ), so we saw Weird Al's buses that day and wondered what his show would be like ...sounds like it was some serious fun!