T Rex Family

T Rex Family

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Yo Gabba Gabba

About a month ago the kids noticed a poster hanging at the gym where they take gymnastics class. It was an advertisement for Yo Gabba Gabba Live. The kids did not understand what a live show was. The Yo Gabba Gabba creatures are still fairly new to them as we've checked out a DVD from the library and they watched that a few times but that's four shows out of who knows how many. They loved all four shows and they did have some catchy songs. I make Lil Sister sing "Don't Bite Your Friends" every time she tries to bite her brother.

Under that poster at gymnastics read a small sign saying they were giving away tickets to two families of four. All you had to do was put the phrase "Yo Gabba Gabba" on a suggestion card and drop it in the box. We did just that. I suspect several people put their names in but forgot to write the phrase. I learned that lesson of following instructions completely a long time ago. I think it paid off because we were one of the families that won. What a great prize! About $400 worth of tickets. We really wanted to take the kids but there was no way we were going to spend that amount on tickets to a kids show.

One day after dinner, T Rex Dad and I surprised the kids with the news we were going to Yo Gabba Gabba. They seemed excited but it did not really sink in until we actually arrived at the lovely performing arts center and they had big people seats. Then the show started and DJ Lance himself walked on stage. Even I was a little star struck. I actually did not think he would show up, but he did. It was quite the production and show. I was impressed. The kids were enthralled.

What I loved most was seeing the kids totally cut loose and dance their little hearts out. I've never seem my son let loose like that before. It was good for them to be crazy but also have the chance to experience a little luxurious entertainment all at the same time.

During intermission I picked up the kids' favorite Gabba characters and hid them in my bag until the end of the show. When it was over and they were feeling sad that their big night was coming to an end, I pulled them out of my purse and there were instant smiles. Along with their new friends they also packed home some streamers and confetti from the show. Love what is important to them at ages 3 and 5.

Love, love, love these kids and these amazing moments.

After the photos, you can see a sample of those dance moves from the show as well as an interview after we came home as they were readying for bed.


Kim said...

What an awesome win! We've never been to a live show but I've toyed with the idea of going to see the Imagination Movers - a friend said they put on an amazing show and the guys spend tons of time out in the audience shaking the kids hands. Fun, fun, fun!!

Tat said...

We went to Yo Gabba Gabba once. The kids loved it, but i wasn't impressed with some of the lyrics. They had one song that kept on repeating "Don't be afraid of the dark" or something like that. It hadn't even crossed my kids minds to be afraid of the dark before, thanks for putting the idea in their heads, Yo Gabba Gabba!