The Rapture never came May 21. Nor on Harold Camping’s revised date of October 21. But switch around those numerals and swap out one weird guy for another, and you’ve got the next best thing for Angelenos – Weird Al Yankovic’s “Alpocalypse” tour performance at the Pantages Theatre this Saturday, Nov. 12.
One big difference between Harold’s Rapture and Al’s ‘Pocalypse is the fact that in the latter case, children under five will not be admitted. From the show’s promotional blurb:
Weird Al’s first full-length studio album in nearly five years debuted at No. 9 on the U.S. album charts, marking the highest-charting album of his storied career. Alpocalypse features the much-talked-about Lady Gaga parody “Perform This Way” as well as parodies of hits by Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, T.I. and B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars. Al and his long-time bandmates were aided and abetted in the recording studio by guest appearances from Taylor Hanson and The Doors’ Ray Manzarek.
Another advantage of the Yankovic world-ending extravaganza is that unlike the Camping catastrophe, which compelled some followers to give up all of their worldly possessions, this one will cost you no more than a couple of times $40 to $62.50, plus parking. Not to mention actually happening on the promised date.