Skip to comments.'Weird Al' Yankovic: Fans want him for the Super Bowl
Posted on 08/25/2014 8:50:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Beyonce, Bruno Mars 'Weird Al' Yankovic?
If more than 67,000 petition signers have their way, the parody singer will join the list of artists who have performed at the Super Bowl. The petition, started by Ed Ball of Washington State, was created on Change.org and is addressed to the NFL.
For decades Weird Al has entertained fans, young and old, with his popular clever parodies and unique sense of humor, Balls petition reads. Having him headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show... would remain true to the standards and quality of the show business we have come to love and respect out of this prestigious event
The theatrics alone would be hilarious and a welcoming change, and draw a wider audience of fans that typically would not tune into the championship game or half-time show.
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One of the best things Weird Al does is to parody the Artist when he creates his work. A “wardrobe malfunction” not in the terms of what has happened but a parody of supposed “wardrobe malfunction” would be one of the better things could add to his show at the Super Bowl. For the humor and cleverness Weird Al brings to the table, that would be a show I would watch, record and if it was up to his standards keep. On the other hand if the NFL gets too overbearing on his show, should he have one, then Al needs to walk away singing (from one of his better songs and my all time fav break up song) “I’d rather jump naked into a pool of double edged razor blades then spend one more minute with you...”
If Wierd Al is the halftime event, I’ll watch Superbowl halftime for the first time....ever!
You want a half-time show that the whole family can watch and enjoy, bring on King George - George Strait!
Anyone else and I will do this year, exactly what I have done the last four years - get snacks, take a quick nap and/or throw the football around with the kids.
oh now THERE’S a concept! entertainment at half time!
Gotta like him for that.
I like it!
I’m in only if he performs Amish Paradise.
Saw him in Nashville this past March. Best concert I have ever been to. Best of the ten or eleven Strait shows I have attended in my life too.
I did everything I could to get my hands on two tickets for his “Cowboy Rides Away” Tour, but I think I had a better chance of getting 50-yardline Super Bowl tickets!
There was not a single person who was willing to part with their tickets - regardless of the price I offered! IT SUCKED!
I only saw him in concert once, back in 1988 - it was awesome then, so I can only imagine how great a concert with all of his 50+ #1 hits scattered throughout the show would have been!!
I bought a pair of tickets off Stubhub for over $400, but it was worth every penny of it.
He got on the stage at nine and told us he hoped we were in no hurry to go nowhere, because it 11:30 when he left the stage. He did over 35 songs and 3 duets with Kenny Chesney, Eric Church and Cheryl Crow. My wife and I are so glad we did it, it was one for the ages. It’s on youtube, and I hope they release a DVD for his last concert at Jerry’s house.
Some of Weird Al’s fans are old enough to drink beer. I’m 65, been listening ever since “I Love Rocky Road”, and love his sendup of “Royals” (”Aluminum Foil”) which segues into his exposing the Illuminati, after which he is tranked & dragged away.
Weird Al used to play summer shows at the old Station Square Ampitheatre here in Pittsburgh, a tentlike structure that put one in mind of Oktoberfest with all the beer a-flowin.
Sadly it is gone. Replaced by a minor-league soccer stadium.
I agree no more RAP. And I grew up loving Rap. Pink Floyd is releasing a new album sometime in Oct. Want to Blow away the world (No pun intended) have Floyd do the Half time Show.
I’m for it. Weird Al would be a lot more entertaining than all those self-important stars we normally see. He’d be funny and has some great new parodies out now.
But then, we would hear the original song that he had parodied and I would look at my better half and say, "Weird Al's version is much better than that.
"UHF" is one of my five movies I would want on a desert island.
Would fit perfectly, as the NFL is now a parody of a sport.
A weird Al wardrobe malfunction would be family friendly for sure....
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