An Encounter with Weird Al Yankovic

Posted by The G on October 18, 2013 under Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

Photo by G.

Weird Al Yankovic and Geoffrey Dicker 2

Weird Al Yankovic and Geoffrey Dicker

A few weeks ago, Weird Al Yankovic was in New York promoting his latest book.  I had the opportunity to meet him at the event and I got to tell him that his show (along with opening act Elvira at Knott’s Scary Farm in California) was the first concert I ever went to.  As you know, I’ve seen quite a few shows since then (to put it mildly) and I thanked him for making such a great first impression with me!  He was super nice and happily signed a CD that I brought.  He also made an awesomely goofy face in this pic (although we also took a ‘serious’ shot).  Thanks Al!  Your music has been a big part of my life for decades and will always be!

Happy Birthday, Weird Al Yankovic

Posted by The G on October 23, 2011 under Celebrities | Be the First to Comment

Photo and autograph courtesy of the G Archives.

Weird Al Yankovic

Weird Al Yankovic

In addition to growing up and loving the song parodies of today’s birthday boy, Weird Al Yankovic, he goes down in G history as the first concert I ever attended.  The show was at Knott’s Scary Farm in California and Elvira was the opening act!  Wow!  Making the night even better, and this must have been a precursor of things to come for my concert life – I sat in the front row.  During Weird Al’s performance of “Like A Surgeon,” his parody of Madonna’s “Like A Virgin,” he writhed around on the floor right at my feet.  It was at that very moment that I decided I would be in the front row as often as possible.

Also born today: Soccer great Pele and former talk show host Johnny Carson.

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