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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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  • Listening to: Music on my iPad
  • Reading: Comics on my iPAd
  • Watching: Stuff on my iPad
  • Playing: Skyward Sword, Mario 3DS
  • Eating: iPad Apps
  • Drinking: The Apple kool-aid
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Elastas Featured By Owner 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!
Jonas72 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
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 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
wooo! Super cool! Thanks for sharing the pictures too B-)
Ayoung2345 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Straight outta Lynwood, man. Completely awesome.
DatoBiscotti Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student General Artist
That's so awesome! Glad you had fun! :D
Sir-Saboteur Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Congratulations. I'm glad you were able to meet him.
OtisFrampton Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
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". :)
Sir-Saboteur Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
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