Oct 7, 2011

Weird Al Concert With the 501st Legion

Weird Al Yankovic is on tour, and wherever he goes, he asks the 501st Legion to be on stage with him when he sings one of his bigger hits, The Saga Begins. I was the photographer and team captain for this event, and was back stage during the concert photographing 501st members while they danced on stage behind Weird Al himself.  Click each picture for a larger view.

Members arrive at the back of Ruth Eckerd hall with their equipment

Checking the lights in an empty theater.  I love the smoke machine effects, very dramatic!

Weird Al's show director gives instructions to 501st members about where they will stand during their segment on stage

In the dressing room, chilling out before the show

These two pictures were taken by James, who also shot the video segment at the bottom of this post. James helped out with photography as well

Almost ready to hit the stage!

After each song, Weird Al puts on a different costume to go with the song he's singing, and there are big screens behind him which show videos and clips from his MTV days. He puts on a very entertaining show!

On stage, and dancing away!

Here is the video from this segment:

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