Captain Fussybuckets is four and Baby D is two, so they are both right at the prime ages for loving "Yo Gabba Gabba." They were beyond thrilled when they found out that we were going to see them LIVE! We saw a different Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! show in 2011, so we KNEW it was going to be great for the kids AND us! We loaded up the car and headed for the show at Dallas Fair Park Music Hall for the 6 pm show. We arrived about 45 minutes early and found fun games, led by Yo Gabba Gabba volunteers. The boys played this fun beanbag toss game:
Disclosure: My family received four tickets for writing this post and a review afterwards. All opinions are mine.
For all of you Yo Gabba Gabba! fans, especially those that live in Texas, you should know that their new show: "Get The Sillies Out!" will be in your area in March! We love Yo Gabba Gabba! and we really enjoyed the live Yo Gabba Gabba! show that we attended in 2011. The Captain still talks about the great time we had at the show. The music, the lights, and the songs that they know and love were great to hear performed live!
"Get The Sillies Out" is the NEW live show from the Yo Gabba Gabba cast. "Get The Sillies Out!" will visit more than 50 cities across the United States this year. Check out this complete list of cities and dates for the tour. The show is guaranteed to be a hit with kids and adults because of their state-of-the-art production, interactive experience, and cast of characters. DJ Lance Rock and his colorful friends will be joined by hip-hop legend Biz Markie and other surprise Super Music Friends and Dancey Dance guest performances.
Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! will be in Dallas at the Music Hall at Fair Park on Friday, March 15th AND there are two shows to choose from: 3 pm and 6 pm. Tickets start at $25. VIP party packages are also available, as well, which include a ticket in the first 15 rows, a pass to "Get The Sillies Out" in the private VIP room with the Yo Gabba Gabba gang and more. Children under 1 do not require a ticket to sit in a parent's lap. For any all all information regarding this awesome show, visit the Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! website.
If you didn’t know by now, three of the original four Wiggles will be retiring at the end of this year. That’s why I was SO thrilled to be able to take the boys to one of the last Wiggles concerts in Texas yesterday, as a part of their Celebration Tour. Captain Fussybuckets and Baby D haven’t really watched a lot of the older Wiggles stuff, but I can tell you that we have two copies of their DVD – “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing” because when the Captain was about 18 months old, we thought we had lost the first copy we had and since he asked for it daily, we quickly bought a new one. And the Wiggles’ DVDs – “Hot Poppin’ Popcorn” and “Getting Strong” are also HUGE favorites around here. We catch them occassionally on Sprout, as well, and the boys are always mesmerized.
My husband and I were shocked and amazed that we were able to sit on the very front row at the concert with the boys. What a special, exciting, and just delightful experience! Yes, I’m an adult and yes, I’m describing sitting on the front row at a kids’ concert with these words. You see, The Wiggles are REAL musicians with REAL talent. They don’t have to rely on … anything, really. Their show is just that good. We four, along with the rest of the crowd, were entertained from start to finish. It was a magical, fun, and wonderful time at the Wiggles’ show!
When we got there, there was a Wiggles video playing on the big screen. Millions of parents with antsy kids thank you for this, Wiggles. While we were waiting for the show to start, the kids got a mini Wiggles fix, and we were able to relax and enjoy! This was just one of many ways that you could tell that the Wiggles are seasoned pros, good at what they do – entertaining kids.
Soon the show started and we got to see all of the four original Wiggles – Jeff, Greg, Anthony, and Murray. We also saw Dorothy the Dinosaur, Henry the Octopus, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog, the Teddy Bear, the Big Red Car, some fabulous, talented dancers and the three up and coming Wiggles, Emma, Lachlan, and Simon, (in their current roles, NOT as the new Wiggles…yet!)
If you are attending a Wiggles show, and I highly suggest you do, make sure to bring a few things: 1. a bone for Wags – could be a real bone, toy bone, paper bone, whatever, but it gets your kids closer to someone from the Wiggles crew. 2. a rose for Dorothy – same as the bone, someone from the Wiggles crew comes out to collect them during the show. I don’t know HOW we missed this, but a sweet mom behind us gave my boys a bone and some roses for a special photo op. 3. a special sign for the Wiggles – they read them out during the show!
Now, for the pictures of our great day:
The Captain had already had his nap, but all of the dancing during the show wore him out! AND, Baby D was not feeling well, but even he couldn’t resist dancing with the Wiggles! He LOVED it, as we all did! Here is a little snippet of the boys dancing during the show:
Thanks, Wiggles, for an amazing 21 years of great music and for a great concert in DFW, Texas!!
disclosure: I was not paid to write this post. The fabulous Wiggles PR people gave us tickets in exchange for writing a promotional post for the Wiggles’ final concert, however, this post was not required. I just want to gush about how AWESOME the Wiggles truly are!!
Did you know that three of the four original Wiggles are retiring? Yes, after this final world tour, Jeff, Murray, and Greg will be retiring and three new Wiggles will be joining Anthony as the new generation of The Wiggles! The 2012 Summer Tour called "The Wiggles! Celebration Tour!" will be the last time you will get to see the orginal four Wiggles sing and dance to your favorite Wiggles songs!
The Wiggles! Celebration Tour! is guaranteed to get you up and wiggling! Their fun, interactive, and educational message is sure to entertain kids and parents alike. Audience members are encouraged to participate by:
- creating a fun, giant sign at home to bring to the show
- having fun with your favorite Wiggly friend as they sing and dance through the audience
- dress up as your favorite character
- yelling "Wake up, Jeff!" whenever the loveable Purple Wiggle falls asleep on stage.
If you need a little fun to pass the time until the Wiggles come to your town, visit WiggleTime.com, specially created for preschoolers and their parents. Parents can monitor their child's progress and have access to premium promotional offers, contest, merchandise discounts, and presale Wiggles tickets! You can also follow the Wiggles on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook!
The USA Celebration Tour begins July 12th in San Diego, California. I'm excited because the Wiggles will be making a couple of stops here in Texas, too! Check out the full listing of tour dates and places!
The Celebration Tour corresponds with the release of the Wiggles' new DVD and CD, "The Wiggles Big Birthday," which will be released on July 17th:
Preorder the Wiggles' "Big Birthday" DVD on Amazon today!
Are your kids Wiggles fans? Are you planning on attending a concert in the Celebration tour???
|“meeting” Keith :o)|
(yes, I was a little embarassed…ha!)
|picture of the big screen|
(remember, phone picture! It was soooo awesome in real life!)
|Keith singing RIGHT below us!!!!!|