Weird Al For Superbowl Halftime Show
In rather cool news, a petition has been started to get Weird Al to be next years Superbowl Halftime performer. It started as kind of a joke, kind of, it has some actual facts behind it and more importantly, Weird Al told TMZ that he would do it if asked.A columnist for the New York Daily News started this petition stating:
Incredibly wide, positive appeal. Not only is he a genuine American icon, and not only has he continued to win NEW fans decade after decade, but if he were a politician, his negative poll ratings would be negligible. To quote The Simpsons: “He who is tired of Weird Al is tired of life.”
Featuring Weird Al is to feature a wide swath of musical styles. “Another One Bites the Dust”…”Beat It”…”Smells Like Teen Spirit”…”Amish Paradise”…”Lump”…”Ridin’”…”Born This Way”. Musically, what do they all have in common? Very little! But through his humor and personality, Weird Al appeals to fans of many types of music. No need to have gratuitous walk-ons by the musical Flavor of the Month. And that’s even before you get to his original songs.
Seriously, I am behind this! To actually have a talent up on the stage that would be enjoyable to watch and probably no controversy would happen.