Weird Al Yankovic
only sang about one minute of his 1988 classic "Lasagna" at the Count
Basie Theater in Red Bank, New Jersey last night, but he made it count.
Clutching an accordion, Yankovic delivered the song (to the tune of "La
Bamba") with the same look of crazed intensity in his eyes that Bruce
Springsteen has when he belts out the beginning of "Backstreets." Now,
it's pretty tough to be hysterically funny when singing a G-rated song
about lasagna. In fact, Weird Al might be the only man on the planet who
can pull it off. The man is a national treasure.
Weird Al fans are the kind of people who cheer for songs long before
the band plays a single note. They can tell what's coming next solely by
the costume the band is wearing when they walk onstage after video
interludes. If they have on long beards, it's time for "Amish Paradise."
Flannel shirts mean "Smells Like Nirvana" and pocket protectors mean
"White and Nerdy."
The show is as rehearsed as much as any Broadway play. ItRead More »from Thirty Years In, Weird Al Yankovic Shows He’s Still Got It