We all thought that meme culture peaked when Weezer covered Toto’s ‘Africa’, then we were forced to reconsider when that cover was pressed on vinyl; Now we’re in a whole other meme dimension. The world is a beautiful place and I am no longer afraid to die.

Halfways through Weezer’s cover of ‘Africa’ at their Los Angeles concert on Wednesday, River’s Cuomo whispered the eight words every woman wants to hear “Ladies and gentleman, please welcome ‘Weird Al Yankovic’. Mr. Yankovic emerged triumphant onto the stage, toting an accordion and together they shredded the guitar solo. There are so many layers of irony I think I’m about to combust. Check out all the action below.

Watch: Weezer and Weird Al Yankovic perform ‘Africa’

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