Saturday, June 22, 2019

Christmas in June....

We just had a little Christmas fun... in June!

One of our family Christmas gifts was tickets to see Weird Al Yankovic!  I've been a fan for decades and had introduced the kids to his songs long ago.  When the concert was first announced, I told the kids about it and they began clamoring to go.  Of course I said NO but was secretly saying YES as I wrapped the tickets and put them under the tree! 

We decided to leave early in the day and spend the day at the Riverwalk.  (It helped us to beat the 5:00 traffic on I-10 also!!)   We walked around to kill time and grabbed dinner in the food court.  Then we went over to the Saenger Theater for the show. 

The beautiful Saenger Theater in New Orleans:

Our seats were way up in the balcony, but the theater isn't that big so every seat has a decent view.  The show was great!!  Weird Al is performing this tour with a full symphony orchestra so that gave it something extra.   For the opening, it was just the symphony playing a few fun songs like Radars March, Mission Impossible, Superman theme, and Star Wars. 

Weird Al did a little bit of old, obscure, and new:
  • Unplugged Medley (I Lost on Jeopardy/I Love Rocky Road/Like a Surgeon)
  • Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota
  • Word Crimes
  • One More Minute
  • Jurassic Park
  • Don't Download This Song
  • Weasel Stomping Day
  • Tacky
  • Harvey the Wonder Hamster
  • Jackson Park Express
  • Smells Like Nirvana
  • Dare To Be Stupid
  • White & Nerdy
  • Amish Paradise
  • The Saga Begins
  • Yoda
It was a little bit of the symphony, comedy, rock, and rap all rolled into one.  I wish he would have interacted with us a bit more, but he didn't have much to say.  Both girls loved it -- this was their first real concert experience.  We laughed so much and sang along....  such a fun night!! 

PS:  Did you know that Weird Al started school a year early, skipped second grade, which put him graduating two years early AND he was valedictorian?? 

1 comment:

  1. The hubs is a big fan of Weird Al. Glad to know you all loved the concert and had fun!

    I haven't been to a concert (other than my son's orchestra) for a very long time. I think the last one I went to was Air Supply!