Fans at a Weezer concert in Los Angeles this week got the thrill of their lives.
First, the band commenced on a cover of the 1982 Number 1 hit and meme to end all memes “Africa” by Toto. But they weren’t about to stop there. Lead singer Rivers Cuomo brought a special guest to the stage: Weird Al Yankovic. The parody master and accordion wielder joined the band in the cover and things got crazy.
Twitter went wild.
My wife: “Why are you crying?”
Me: “It’s just…so…beautiful.”
Weezer Pulls Weird Al On Stage To Help Them Cover Toto's 'Africa' https://t.co/aTNiLe9mzC
— Dr. Zubin Damania (@ZDoggMD) August 11, 2018
— Lane Osborne (@missosbornejams) August 10, 2018
Weird Al joining Weezer onstage for a cover of Toto’s “Africa” is my version of heaven. pic.twitter.com/u6pvYXPBor
— David Stauffer (@TheDstauff) August 11, 2018
That is awesome!!
— Juan Carlos Urrea (@papayasamurai29) August 9, 2018
That weirdly. . . worked.
— Lynn Lavelle (@NCWineLady) August 9, 2018
Between Toto, Weird Al, the Nirvana t-shirt, and Weezer…this carries me from elementary school through college. Awesome
— Abdul M Sheikh, MD (@abdulmsheikh) August 11, 2018
It led some people to stop and cherish this moment.
If i told 1990s me that one day Weird Al joined Weezer on stage to cover Toto by Africa in 2018…both of our heads would explode. https://t.co/3VBhqSxh4N
— Bigfoot Rule 34 Hunter (@TheeRizz) August 9, 2018
I'm living in some bizarro music universe where Weezer's biggest hit in a decade is two covers of Toto from 35 years ago, and Toto's biggest hit in 35 years is a cover of a decade + old Weezer song. Bonus: Weird Al is showing up to accompany them live. 2018 is weird and fantastic
— Mattera is Evrything (@MindOverMattera) August 10, 2018
if you told me a year ago that Weird Al would be performing Toto's Africa with Weezer i never would have believed you
— avolience (@avolience) August 9, 2018
@weezer covers “Africa” by Toto. Weezer preforms “Africa” live. Weezer brings out a special guest to help preform. Its Weird Al @alyankovic. This is the first time I’ve been pleased with how batshit insane 2018 has been.
— Bando Calrissian (@largemichael88) August 10, 2018
Weird Al and Rivers Cuomo were clearly excited to jam together. That excitement was infectious and soon everybody was rocking out.
It’s unclear if the collaboration will occur again, but one thing’s for certain: Los Angeles got the jam sesh it won’t soon forget.