If you’ve ever listened to one of our podcasts, there’s a good chance that you are aware that I am a huge “Weird Al” fan. Seriously. Huge. It has been described as problematic by some. Anyways, there are currently two listings on eBay from long-time “Weird Al” Yankovic drummer, Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz. As you might imagine, both of these auctions have caught my interest and my wife may or may not approve of a fairly large purchase that could happen in the next week.
The first auction is for a one-of-a-kind, custom crafted peacock suit that was made for Al to his specifications for the “Perform This Way” video. It was also worn on stage during the APOCALYPSE TOUR of North America. The tour saw over 180 shows between 2011 and 2013 and the costume was worn during every show for the performance “Perform This Way.” It was also featured in the performance of the 2011 APOCALYPSE TOUR television special on Comedy Central and subsequent DVD. Bidding for the peacock suit is currently at $1,050.27; however, the reserve has not been met.
As if that wasn’t cool enough, the second auction is for another one-of-a-kind item. Specifically, it’s a 19 foot tall “Weird Al” balloon that was originally created and used in a scene with Al and his band in the 1998 TV movie, Safety Patrol. It was used again in 2002 for an exhibit on Al’s life and career called The “Weird Al” Experience at the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, CA. Bidding on this awesome item is currently at $630.
Both auctions are scheduled to end in approximately 7 days and include a Certificate of Authenticity personally signed by Al.
Thanks to Whitney Avalon for bringing these auctions to my attention.