Wild about Al

Wild about Al

There are 2 comments on the San Bernardino County Sun story from Jul 30, 2009, titled Wild about Al. In it, San Bernardino County Sun reports that:

Who would ever guess that a nerdy kid born in Downey and raised in Lynwood would learn to play accordion and go on to sell more than 12 million albums and win three Grammys? "Weird Al" Yankovic has long set the bar for song parody excellence and fans can fete him on Saturday in Costa Mesa.

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Helen

Long Beach, CA

#1 Aug 2, 2009
I was at AlFest and we had a blast. His drummer gave us some inside info, his keyboardist gave us some hot Latin jazz, his guitar player gave us some sweet, laidback Hawaiian slack key guitar, and his movie costars gave us some memories. The UHF shadowcast was a hoot (full disclosure disclaimer: I was Satan). Al was there in spirit and in cardboard, in the form of a standee figure he posed for specially for the event. And we tweeted him a video greeting. It would have been nice to see him, but no diehard fan would begrudge him his family vacation, and we were all diehard fans there. Al has spent so many years meeting-and-greeting us, remembering our names, obliging us with autographs on extremely miscellaneous items, and just generally joking around with us that he will not exhaust his accumulated credit of fan goodwill any time in the foreseeable future.

Since: Dec 09

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#2 Dec 1, 2009
I wish I could have made it to AlFest, but it was too far away.

I love Al!

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