Keeping Things Weird at Turning Stone

The Weird Al experience is far more than a concert.  It is an infusion of pop culture at its finest. Between dozens of parodies, video interviews, and every imaginable reference to the master, Weird Al, from the Simpsons to Jeopardy!.  Turning Stone is more than Central New York’s gambling mecca – it is the source for big names in entertainment.  Weird Al was just one of the many entertainers at the casino during their 20th Anniversary year. Others include Motley Crue, Kiss and Harry Connick, Jr.  Yet to come is still Alice Cooper, Kenny Rodgers, Frank Valli and over a dozen more.

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Al took the stage in classic attire, an ugly Hawaiian shirt, big hair and his Roland accordion.  Performing “Polka Face” to Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” got the crowd of thirty and forty somethings (and some of their kids) up and dancing early in the set.  From there he went on to “TMZ” and “You Make Me” before going backstage for the first of many costume changes. While he was changing into Kurt Cobain videos played a few clips of Al interviewing Eminem spliced together from other coverage and absolutely hilarious.  It was videos like this one and the countless others with Weird Al referenced in various television shows, movie clips from UHF and other movies and more Interviews with Nicolas Cage, Uma Thurman, Kris Kristopherson, Megan Fox, and Antonio Banderas.

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A Weird Al concert is 50% comedy, 50% music and 100% entertaining.  It is a great show that is suitable for all ages and covers musical tastes for every generation.

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Setlist: Polka Face, TMZ, You Make Me, Smells Like Nirvana, Skipper Dan, Party in the CIA, CNR, Canadian Idiot, Wanna B Ur Lovr, Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies / Whatever You Like / Another Tattoo / eBay / I Want A New Duck / Theme From Rocky XIII / Spam / My Bologna / Ode To A Superhero / Lasagna / Eat It, Amish Paradise, Craigslist, Perform This Way,  White & Nerdy,  Fat

Encore: The Saga Begins, Yoda