Sunday, May 13, 2012

Weird Al [Showboat May 11 2012] *long*

Just recently I let my nephew listen to Weird Al's Greatest Hits volume 1 and he loved it. I was looking through the paper and saw he was coming to Showboat. I checked for tickets online but the only ones available were in row X, which was the last row. I wanted his first show to be memorable and awesome, what better show for a 9 year old than Weird Al. I saw Weird Al in 1999 at this show that aired on VH1..  I was talking with my general manager about the show and was telling him how surprised I was that the only seats left were in X. He said " You know I get two free tickets to every event at House Of Blues and if you want I can see if I can get you tickets ". Blown away, thank you again Jason Wiegand, you helped make his first show amazing. I didnt tell my nephew what we were doing, just picked him up and took him to the casino. We got the tickets and I handed them to him.
I told him to read the name on the tickets. He started reading not really paying attention " weird al yank, yank weird al... way, oh my gosh, youre the best uncle jay". We went to the buffet and grabbed some grub.
After chomping we walked down towards the show room. It was about 7:00, you can kinda see the line starting in the picture.
We walked out on the boardwalk for about a half an hour and went back to the line. The line was huge! 8:05 they opened the doors and we were in. I walked up to a security guard and asked where our seats were. He said "These are comped tickets, they're standing room only, so no seats". I said thank you but he could see I was kinda bummed. He leaned in and said " listen this show isnt completely sold out, so if you see an open seat, take it". First 5 rows were all VIP, the 4th row had no one in it, so we just sat there. I kept telling my nephew " we're probably going to lose these seats, so just be prepared " and he said ok. 45 mins go by and people start filling our row but no one is asking us to move. Then the Weird Al intro music comes on. We sat there the entire show and no one asked us to move.
He didnt know some of the parodies but it was still entertaining. 
 Eat It
This song is new I guess, he jumps off stage and sings to women.
 Fat, this is the song he really wanted to see, he loved it.
 My nephew loves Star Wars, so this being the encore blew his mind
I bought him a tour shirt, so he can remember when he saw him. It was an awesome time, I even enjoyed the show, some slow songs, but he would bring it back up pretty quick.

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