The 2015 Super Bowl halftime show might get weird.
A petition, created by Ed Ball, has popped up on Change.org calling for Weird Al Yankovic to perform as the headliner of the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show. The people apparently really want to see the parody star on the big stage, too, as the post has collected over 15,000 signatures as of 5:00 p.m. EST.
“For decades Weird Al has entertained fans, young and old, with his popular clever parodies and unique sense of humor,” Ball writes. “Having him headline the Super XLIX Halftime show would not only be overly accepted by the millions of views, but it would remain true to the standards and quality of the show business we have come to love and respect out of this prestigious event.”
Seeing that the campaign had taken off, Ball wrote an update on the website to inform the public how he came up with this idea, and it turns out that alcohol played a large role in this whole thing. Ball wrote that he “drunkingly submitted” the petition after hearing a couple of Seattle Seahawks fans chat about who might perform at the upcoming Super Bowl. After hearing Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez’s names being thrown around, he had heard enough and went home and got to work on the petition.
The idea, which was picked up by Mike Ayers of the Wall Street Journal, isn’t a bad one, though — there are certainly worse drunken decisions to be made. Weird Al’s last album, “Mandatory Fun,” hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts, selling 104,000 copies in its first week.
Plus, his song “Sports” would be fantastically fitting for the occasion.
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