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Old 05-17-18, 10:05 AM
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Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

He's also doing a different cover song every night. This is the one we got. Sorry for the poor camera work, the audio is good though.

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Old 05-17-18, 10:07 AM
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My crazy ex-girlfriend was there, but she probably wasn't that "annoying lady". I wish I had gone myself, but didn't even know it was yesterday and I would've bought tickets in advance if I really cared about it. Wish he'd put out another concert disc at least.
I know you dislike streaming, but next month after the the tour concludes all 75 shows will be able to be streamed in their entirety at Stitcher.
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He closed with The Saga Begins here as well. I saw that on some shows he closed with Yoda
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He closed with Yoda in towns that had two shows.
Old 05-18-18, 07:15 PM
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What'd you shoot that with? Sound quality is pretty good, my iphone only records in mono.

I know you dislike streaming, but next month after the the tour concludes all 75 shows will be able to be streamed in their entirety at Stitcher.
Audio only, or with video? If it's free or very low cost I'll check it out. If it's just audio I'll at least check out the one here that I missed.
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I shot the video on my phone, a Samsung Galaxy S6.

The streaming is audio only. You have to have a membership with stitcher, but you can probably get a free trial if you've never had one before.
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Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

2019 Strings Attached Tour - back to his regular show but with a full orchestra.

http://weirdal.com/tour/
Old 11-12-18, 03:27 PM
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Wow, he's actually going to be 90 minutes from me. I've seen him once and it was fantastic.
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Bummer, like one great big U around Minnesota. Not sure if I would take the kids on a road trip to Cedar Rapids, or not.
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No Birmingham trip.

I have seen him once and it was great but I am not sure I really want to travel to see him again.
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I've seen him 10+ times, and will likely see him again on July 5th in Rochester Hills. Ticket prices will dictate whether or not I bring the kids though. They've seen him twice, but I couldn't afford to bring them all to the Vanity Tour.
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Bummer, like one great big U around Minnesota. Not sure if I would take the kids on a road trip to Cedar Rapids, or not.
Oh, the Cedar Rapids show is in an outdoor amphitheater and a ton of the seats are listed as "obstructed view," plus the show is "rain or shine." Yeah, I'm not driving my kids a few hours for that, so I'm not even going to mention the tour.
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I'll be going to Sacramento show on this tour. venue might suck for this, tho. Its a cool old place but seating is weird
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Playing at the Smith Center That's a beautiful performing arts center that seats like 4000. I'm an annual donor there. Can't wait to see this show! No ticket info at present.
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Got tickets. Orchestra Right, Row G. $85 each. What a deal!
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I didn't get any yet cuz I'm broke. Also I want to bring my kids, so if I have to buy 4, we're going to be on the lawn, and there is no need to buy lawn tickets 8 months in advance. I will wait until spring when the box office opens so that I can avoid paying Ticketmaster surcharges. Sometimes there are deals like B1G1 offered around that time too.
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I jumped on the $25 pre-sale lawn tickets the other day. I couldn't justify quadruple the price when I'm taking 6 of us. We'll spread out and enjoy the show from afar.
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I jumped on the $25 pre-sale lawn tickets the other day. I couldn't justify quadruple the price when I'm taking 6 of us. We'll spread out and enjoy the show from afar.
Lawn tickets are $25 here too, and that's what I'll be getting in the spring, but from past experience with Al concerts at this venue and another similar venue, tickets will be readily available right up until show time, and it won't come close to selling out. Hence my decision to wait for a better deal, which I probably would have done even if I wasn't currently broke.

I bought a single, much more expensive ticket for the last tour during the pre-sale, and it did sell out, but that was in a 1,700 seat venue. This is a 7,700 seat venue.

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My tix don’t go on sale til May.
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Got tickets for this. now to wait 10 months, lol
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Playing at the Smith Center That's a beautiful performing arts center that seats like 4000. I'm an annual donor there. Can't wait to see this show! No ticket info at present.
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Got tickets. Orchestra Right, Row G. $85 each. What a deal!


Saw the show last night. It was fun. He was great as always. The symphony angle was a little wasted though. They opened with a four movie theme orchestral set that was a pretty cool 20-25 minutes. Then they accompanied Weird Al and the band but you often wouldn't even notice them - behind glass and way softer than his band. Not at all done with proper orchestration like Sting did on his Symphocity Tour.
Thought it was interesting that recent artist revelations seem to have changed up the set list. No "Eat It" No "Fat" and sadly no "Trapped in the Drive Through" which, of course, would have been perfect for the orchestra. I assume it's just harder to laugh at MJ or R. Kelly songs these days.
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I think Al is bored of Eat It anyways. It has been restricted to the medley since the 80's and performances in recent years were in the acoustic medley where he changes the melody (which he is still performing on this tour, but Eat it has been removed).

Trapped in the Drive Thru has never been performed live except in medley form.

Fat is the biggest loss, as it was his closer to the main set for many years. He probably doesn't miss putting on the fat suit every night though.
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Last time I saw him a few years ago, he did Dare to be Stupid which was incredible for me. That is from the first Weird Al record (tape) I ever owned.
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Last time I saw him a few years ago, he did Dare to be Stupid which was incredible for me. That is from the first Weird Al record (tape) I ever owned.
Yeah he did that in full Devo costumes.
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I'm seeing him on Sunday!

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