Does Al take private bookings (just a thought)?

He who's tired of Weird Al is tired of life.

Does Al take private bookings (just a thought)?

by spmahn » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:01 am

Just a thought I had, not something I am interested in inquiring about. Say you're obscenely wealthy and money is of no object whatsoever, and for his birthday your kid wants Weird Al to play at his party, does Al take private bookings? I know most celebrities and performers do, although it will generally cost an absurdly large amount of dough to do so, but I've never heard of Al working a private gig. Does he not do them, or has it just never happened? Or maybe it has happened and it was just kept on the DL and went completely under the radar? I'd imagine in Al's case it'd be tough since you couldn't just book him, you'd have to make sure the rest of the band was available and willing the take the booking as well, but assuming your wallet was deep enough and the stars and the planets all aligned properly, could you in theory make this happen?
spmahn
Die-hard Fan
 
Posts: 401
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Mon Mar 06, 2006 4:58 am

Re: Does Al take private bookings (just a thought)?

by Orthography Enthusiast » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:23 am

Al did play a private concert for a homeowners' association in 2004:
Aug 7 Mission Viejo, CA Lake Mission Viejo
(open to lake association members & guests only)

So I think the answer to your question is "yes." I would guess that you'd probably have to schedule it in with a tour Al was already doing... just getting that circus on the road must be amazingly expensive.
User avatar
Orthography Enthusiast
Deliriously Dedicated
 
Posts: 11156
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Tue Sep 10, 2002 7:58 am
Location: Lynwood, CA

Re: Does Al take private bookings (just a thought)?

by minnick27 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:52 pm

I would totally hire Al to do a stripped down set, might get some rarities performed that way too
User avatar
minnick27
Off The Deep End
 
Posts: 6487
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Tue Jan 15, 2002 2:00 am
Location: philly

Re: Does Al take private bookings (just a thought)?

by HalifaxKat » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:03 pm

Fun topic!

If I were obscenely wealthy, I'd offer to fund a new movie, TV series, or musical, depending on what Al had ideas for and most wanted to work on. I'd also book a small, private acoustic concert. Up close and interactive, kind of like his old coffeehouse days. :D
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
― Albert Einstein
User avatar
HalifaxKat
Regular
 
Posts: 343
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:10 pm
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Re: Does Al take private bookings (just a thought)?

by NH Weird Al Fan » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:41 am

minnick27 wrote:I would totally hire Al to do a stripped down set, might get some rarities performed that way too

When I first read that, I thought it said, "I would totally hire Al to strip down..." :S
8/11/07 Beverly
7/15/08 & 6/26/10 Gilford
8/22/10 Ventura
10/15/11 Boston
5/10/12 Lowell
10/19/12 Beverly
6/7/13 Lebanon
6/8/13 Keene
10/5/13 Hampton
6/4/15 Concord
6/6/15 Foxwoods
8/4/15 NewBedford
9/1/16 Lowell
9/2/16 Gilford
9/14/16 Providence
User avatar
NH Weird Al Fan
Addicted
 
Posts: 982
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:54 pm
Location: New Hampshire

Re: Does Al take private bookings (just a thought)?

by DrDecay » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:11 am

I think Al would do a private show if it worked out for him. I am not sure how much that would cost. However, that would be an amazing 30th birthday president. I'm 28 now so maybe if I don't eat, don't keep up with car payments, forget having a cell phone, and maybe not affording cable TV, then maybe that could happen. However, I would rather see a live show sometime!
User avatar
DrDecay
Addicted
 
Posts: 901
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Mon Apr 14, 2003 6:44 am
Location: Marin County Ca

Re: Does Al take private bookings (just a thought)?

by Killingsworth » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:05 am

In the Permanent Record booklet, Al was quoted as saying that there's an extra verse to "Melanie" that he sings only to friends sometimes. This makes me think he's done a few private gigs here and there in the '80s and '90s.
Life is a bowl of three-legged salamanders swimming around in an infinite ocean of strawberry jello...
User avatar
Killingsworth
Off The Deep End
 
Posts: 2900
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:22 am

Re: Does Al take private bookings (just a thought)?

by DrDecay » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:21 am

I wonder how that version went? Sounds like it could be quite the gem. I am sure Al has performed some private bookings, like most artist have.
User avatar
DrDecay
Addicted
 
Posts: 901
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Mon Apr 14, 2003 6:44 am
Location: Marin County Ca

Re: Does Al take private bookings (just a thought)?

by HalifaxKat » Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:41 am

I would gladly chip in on a Jim West solo gig if there were other diehard fans in my area who wanted to see if they could book him. Or a private Al gig for that matter, as a unique sort of experience.
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
― Albert Einstein
User avatar
HalifaxKat
Regular
 
Posts: 343
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:10 pm
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Re: Does Al take private bookings (just a thought)?

by sethmartin » Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:34 am

The "friends only" verse must be non-family friendly. Now I want to hear it!!!!
User avatar
sethmartin
Regular
 
Posts: 315
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:49 am

Next

Return to General Chat



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron