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Last night I got one of the thrills of my life when I got to meet Weird Al Yankovic backstage after his show here in Minneapolis! I've been an Al fan since I first heard the "Weird Al" In 3-D album in 1984 and I've been a big fan ever since. I only have two artists' full libraries on my iPhone, The Beatles and Al. So yeah, I'm a fan.

Not only did I get to see him perform live (my fifth time seeing him), but I got to give him and his drummer Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz copies of my "Meeting Al" piece:

Meeting Al by OtisFrampton

Both Al and Jon were awesome and I can't thank them enough for allowing me and my friend Natalie to meet them. I want to say a special thanks to Jon, who could not have been kinder or friendlier, for responding to Natalie's e-mail about possibly meeting the king of parody. Jon suprised me by saying "he doesn't know you're here, he's gonna love this". I was really honored to be able to give them both print copies of my piece.

Just before Jon snapped a photo of the three of us Al turned to me and told me I should send my piece to someone at Gallery 1988, where he had just done a show. "Your work is as good as anything I saw there", he said. I remember nothing after that. Just white noise. Those words will be burned in my brain forever.

Al and Jon were kind enough to chat with Natalie and I for a few minutes while other meet-and-greeters waited and I can't thank them enough for making the experience a memorable one.

What a great night.

Here are Natalie and I before the show. Me with my print and Natalie dressed as the "dental hygienist with a spatula tattooed on her arm" from "The Weird Al Show Theme":

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The only photo I took during the show. This was during their encore, while they performed "The Saga Begins" with members of the 501st in costume on stage with them:

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The backstage pass:

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Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz, Al's drummer (he's been with Al since the beginning) and all around nice guy:

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Meeting Al!

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Here's Al signing copies of my "Meeting Al" print for me and Natalie.

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Thanks again to Al & Jon and thanks to you for reading!

-Otis

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Please check back after the new year when I may open up commissions again.

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Thanks!
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:iconorngeturtl:
orngeturtl Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
get out of town. sounds like a great time!
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Ghost-Apple Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow that is so cool! Plus he was in Minneapolis?! Jealous, I wish I could have been there. xD
I bet you guys had a great time, and good to hear that they are nice people. :)
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ScittyKitty Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That is awesome! :) Sounds like you had an amazing time. :)
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Null-Entity Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D sounds like you had fun!.
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Squato Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice to see this happen. Good to see you had so much fun with it.
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tsuanimechan Featured By Owner May 4, 2012   Filmographer
awesome!!! that's a really good one. A recent fav of mine is Skipper Dan from his new cd.
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OtisFrampton Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
"White and Nerdy". I'm so glad it was in his set last night!
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:icontsuanimechan:
tsuanimechan Featured By Owner May 4, 2012   Filmographer
:squee: that's so awesome! I too am a huge fan of weird al. He is one of my heroes. May I ask? What is Your favorite Weird Al song?
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Estonius Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Way cool!
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Tevase Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
THAT IS SO COOL XD
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