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IL — Glen Ellyn — "Weird" Al Yankovic concert

Postby Arcturus1020 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:44 am

Members of the Midwest Garrison met at the McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage at 5PM and were brought into their very spacious changing area by a man only known as "Hawkeye". He gave us the low-down on the routine as well as a small CD player to rehearse to. They also supplied us with pizza and water before the concert started. We were scheduled to go on stage at 8:50PM, so we had ample time to rehearse. Everyone suited up around 8 and we ran through the song a few more times before we headed over to the stage right door. We were then escorted into the wings to await our cue to go on — it was really dark, and with dark lenses, it only added to the problems following one another on stage to our marks that we were shown earlier after we arrived. When the lights came up, the band was on stage in their Jedi robes and Al came out to sing "Cell Phones" and then promptly went into singing "The Saga Begins". We all had a wonderful time on stage and really hammed it up — even the bassist, Stephan Jay got into it and fell to his knees by Aimee (he tripped on a stage floor light) — only his pride was hurt. After the song had ended, we immediately exited stage right and went back to our changing room. At this point soon after getting back to the room, some of the VIPs were being let into the backstage area to meet and greet Al after he finished the concert. They saw us, and asked if they could get photos with us, so we went across the way to their room and posed for photos with them. We then went back to our room, and Al came in shortly afterwards to meet with us, take photos, and let us get a few autographs from him (including a few signed shoulder bells!). What a great night and a great troop!

Members attending the concert were:

James Tampa: Darth Vader
Mike Bollow: Stormtrooper
Brian Troyan: Stormtrooper
Tom Hobson: Biker Scout (WI Garrison)
Aimee Jogensen: Biker Scout
John Fitzsimmons: Stormtrooper
Matt McDonald: Stormtrooper
Jessica Hudak: Costume support/photographer


Some clickable images of us on stage taken by Jessica with my camera.

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Postby Arcturus1020 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:17 pm

The video can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqT3eatZ3IU

HD video just uploaded.
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