Song Parody of the Week: “Smells Like Harry Potter”


Did you know Evanna Lynch plays bass? I sure didn’t, so when I watched her get on stage with Harry and the Potters at Leakycon 2011 and started to strum the intro to Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” I was thoroughly surprised.

But within moments, she and the rest of the band had thousands of Harry Potter fans – including me – on their feet, screaming the lyrics that we all somehow knew intuitively. And when Neil Cicierega came on stage brandishing a crowd-directing Harry on his hand, we all nearly lost it.

Last summer, Leakycon hosted over 3,400 fans in Orlando, Florida, right next to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios. This upcoming summer, they will be doing it all over again – this time in Chicago, Illinois – and featuring many familiar faces, including the cast of Starkid, Scarlett Byrne, and even Evanna (perhaps even rocking like this). Will you be attending?