Posts Tagged ‘Weird Al’

Troopers Cheer for Weird Al Team | June 10, 2008

Check out this great video of stormtroopers from the 501st Carolina Garrison practicing a cheerleading routine backstage at the Weird Al concert where they escorted the iconic nerdy singer on stage. The real cheerleaders didn’t show up to dance for Weird Al’s song “Smells Like Nirvana” so they were asked to fill in. Bring it on!

VIDEO: Troopers Cheer for Weird Al

Also on that same tour, Weird Al asked another group from the 501st Legion — Empire City Garrison — to escort the singer on stage.
Read all about it here:
Stormtroopers Invade Weird Al Concert

Anyone want to suggest a few cheers?

Who do we appreciate?
Vader! Vader!
Go Darth Vader!

Stormtroopers Invade Weird Al Concert Team | September 24, 2007

(photo by Bob DeSimone)

A recent concert review in New York Magazine reveals that our favorite comedian/singer/curly-haired god — Weird Al — invited the Empire City Garrison of the 501st Legion which included a Darth Vader, two sandtroopers and 10 stormtroopers to come up on stage with him — impressing fans including this music critic!

The evening’s undeniable highlight was the half-hour mash-up of Al’s best-loved song parodies — yep, he played “Eat It.” “Amish Paradise” too — culminating in “The Saga Continues,” his Star Wars–themed version of Don McLean’s “American Pie,” for which he was flanked by Darth Vader and eight dancing Stormtroopers. Even some girls enjoyed it!

Read the full review here:
‘Weird Al’: Still Great! (via New York Magazine)

Be sure to check out our own interview with Weird Al about his love for Star Wars here on
“Weird Al” — Nerdy Something