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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":


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:


The backstage pass:


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


Meeting Al!


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


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



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Elastas May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I had moment like that once.

Not a Weird Al moment you lucky bastard you. But a similar encounter nonetheless. Sounds like you had a blast!
That is just mindblowingly awesome! Always suspected Al was a nice guy, nice to have it confirmed from a fellow fan. ;)

Say, now that you got his ear, couldn't get him to FINALLY do some European shows??? :D
HannahNew May 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
wooo! Super cool! Thanks for sharing the pictures too B-)
Ayoung2345 May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's amazing that you were able to meet such a great guy! Very talented and very fun :)
HaroldPotter May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Straight outta Lynwood, man. Completely awesome.
DatoBiscotti May 4, 2012  Student General Artist
That's so awesome! Glad you had fun! :D
Congratulations. I'm glad you were able to meet him.
He loved it! Jon told me that after Al re-tweeted the image last week he sent him an e-mail saying "you gotta see this". :)
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