4/15 - 501st Legion Bash

All about Weird Al's concerts and other live appearances.

Moderators: Moderators, ConcertTracker

4/15 - 501st Legion Bash

Postby Muppetboy09 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:58 pm

Thought this was worth making a thread about. From the website's description:

For years 501st Legion troopers have been appearing with “Weird Al” Yankovic at his concerts across the country, bringing Star Wars to life for his fans while he performed “The Saga Begins” and then mingling with the audience after the show. Now Weird Al is returning the favor by making a very special appearance during the 501st Legion Bash to help us celebrate our 20th anniversary!

The performance will be the highlight of the evening and unlike what has been previously seen. We won’t spoil the surprises, but we want to make sure our members, their family and friends don’t miss this event!
"Be the climate, not the weather." -Al Yankovic
User avatar
Muppetboy09
Obsessed
 
Posts: 1626
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:32 pm

Re: 4/15 - 501st Legion Bash

Postby Muppetboy09 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:51 pm

We are a mere one week away from this event? What are your guesses for a setlist? I would have assumed a variation of the Mandatory set, but the "unlike what has been previously seen" leads me to think otherwise. Maybe we'll get a taste of what 2018 has to bring...
"Be the climate, not the weather." -Al Yankovic
User avatar
Muppetboy09
Obsessed
 
Posts: 1626
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:32 pm

Re: 4/15 - 501st Legion Bash

Postby OneWAY » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:15 am

If it's unlike anything we've seen before, I wonder how that will work, considering the expectations of The Saga Begins specifically. It feels like they should be angling for something specifically Star Wars themed here, so I have no idea what that could mean.

It'd be nice if this was essentially a preview of 2018, but it'd be kinda anticlimactic for Al to debut the new set list several months (a year?) in advance; that would deflate the impact of it when the tour actually started.
"I'll never feel awesome until October."
... but not in a creepy way.
User avatar
OneWAY
Obsessed
 
Posts: 1227
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:50 pm
Location: Dallas, TX

Re: 4/15 - 501st Legion Bash

Postby Muppetboy09 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:16 am

OneWAY wrote:If it's unlike anything we've seen before, I wonder how that will work, considering the expectations of The Saga Begins specifically. It feels like they should be angling for something specifically Star Wars themed here, so I have no idea what that could mean.

It'd be nice if this was essentially a preview of 2018, but it'd be kinda anticlimactic for Al to debut the new set list several months (a year?) in advance; that would deflate the impact of it when the tour actually started.

Yeah, I don't mean debut the new set, I just mean doing a more stripped down set, less backing tracks, costumes, and some less traditional songs mixed in.
"Be the climate, not the weather." -Al Yankovic
User avatar
Muppetboy09
Obsessed
 
Posts: 1626
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:32 pm

Re: 4/15 - 501st Legion Bash

Postby OneWAY » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:28 am

Maybe they should start with that acoustic version of Buy Me A Condo they tease every once-in-a-blue-moon.
"I'll never feel awesome until October."
... but not in a creepy way.
User avatar
OneWAY
Obsessed
 
Posts: 1227
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:50 pm
Location: Dallas, TX

Re: 4/15 - 501st Legion Bash

Postby Yankomaniac » Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:14 am

Hope they do something totally new set list-wise. Anybody on here going?
What a racket they're makin', Jack, they keep me up at night playin' their electric guitars!!
User avatar
Yankomaniac
Off The Deep End
 
Posts: 3586
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:50 am
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada \m/

Re: 4/15 - 501st Legion Bash

Postby Muppetboy09 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:29 pm

Not sure if it's open to anyone except Legion members, but I will be watching all social media platforms tomorrow night and trying to piece together a setlist.
"Be the climate, not the weather." -Al Yankovic
User avatar
Muppetboy09
Obsessed
 
Posts: 1626
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:32 pm

Re: 4/15 - 501st Legion Bash

Postby Muppetboy09 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:46 pm

An exact quote from Al about the setlist;
This is the preview of the 2018 tour..where there is no costume changes, video clips, and we only play b sides that no one is interested in hearing. This is the the first... and LAST show of the 2017 tour!


So far, it's confirmed he performed (in no particular order):

CNR
Albuquerque
I'll Sue Ya
Acoustic Medley (presumably Eat It, I Lost On Jeopardy, Amish Paradise, Smells Like Nirvana, White & Nerdy, Rocky Road, Like A Surgeon)
Melanie
The Saga Begins
Yoda

If I find out more, I'll update this post.
Last edited by Muppetboy09 on Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:16 am, edited 1 time in total.
"Be the climate, not the weather." -Al Yankovic
User avatar
Muppetboy09
Obsessed
 
Posts: 1626
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:32 pm

Re: 4/15 - 501st Legion Bash

Postby OneWAY » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:29 pm

Albuquerque is back! I'm 100% okay with that. I've never seen I'll Sue Ya live, because they cut it during the SOL tour performance I saw in 2008.
"I'll never feel awesome until October."
... but not in a creepy way.
User avatar
OneWAY
Obsessed
 
Posts: 1227
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:50 pm
Location: Dallas, TX

Re: 4/15 - 501st Legion Bash

Postby minnick27 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:38 pm

Pretty decent set list. He did Melanie during Poodle Hat which was cool because I love that song. Ill Sue Ya is probably the most surprising on the list.

Sent from my LG-K550 using Tapatalk
Talking about music is like fishing about architecture- FZ
User avatar
minnick27
Off The Deep End
 
Posts: 6459
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Tue Jan 15, 2002 2:00 am
Location: philly

Next

Return to Touring & Live Appearances

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron