I introduced my kids to the musical stylings of Mr. Alfred Yankovic when they were very young. Music parodies have always been a common occurence in our family, especially on long car rides. As my kids got older, they started making their own videos set to Weird Al’s songs. Their favorites were Amish Paradise and The Saga Begins.
After waiting in line for a little over 2 hours, we finally got up to the table. Weird Al was very polite. He thanked us for coming and signed the 2 books we bought, as well as 2 LPs and a photo my daughter printed off the internet from his Eat It! video. Then he posed for a picture. My daughter started to ask, “Is it ok if I use your hair as a moustache?” and before she even got to the word moustache, Al said, “Sure, go for it! Do whatever you want!”
It was obvious the employees in charge of the book signing wanted to hurry people through as quickly as possible, so we weren’t able to get more photos with the Weird One. However, we are very happy with the one we got. Weird Al was such a good sport! He even made a funny face, as if to say, “What the heck are you doing, kid?!”
And for anyone that is curious, my daughter said his hair smelled very nice and was a lot softer than it looks.