Monday, November 14, 2011

Yo Gabba Gabba, Yo!

I will begin with saying that I’ve maybe watched Yo Gabba Gabba twice, ever. The idea of it, or any other tv show out there for my kids to watch, frightens me in comparison to what we grew up with. I will also say, to induce the hype me and my son watched a couple episodes before the big concert. He had no real idea what a concert was, but he was excited. 

Yo Gabba Gabba, at the Paramount, Live! I wasn’t sure what to expect, this was my first kids concert. We arrived with just enough time to spare to see that we might have to pay $20 for parking, might being we drove around the block and found parking for $10. We were greeted by other parents waiting in line to pay for their slot, and then all ran in a dash toting our kids so we didn’t miss the opening. 

First off, I want to say that I’ve never been to the Paramount either. It was beautiful, classic, sophisticated. The youngster and I went to the bathroom so we had no urgencies during the concert. Once seated we scoped our surroundings before the lights dimmed, once again, amazing! But let’s not talk about the Paramount. 

DJ Lance Rock comes on to the big screen, wishing he could join us… but wait! Out he pops from a little door, center stage, and the fun begins! It’s loud, it’s exciting, and it captivates everyone from the beginning.

Even my Olivia. She’s 9 months old.

He brings out all of his amazing friends, because they of course want to play too! You’re asked to stand up and join in the singing and dancing, it was quite engaging and looking around, I wasn’t the only parent doing it, because who doesn’t love feeling like a kid again?!

Just as you’re getting in to it, they pause for intermission. Time to take the kiddos potty, check out the souvenirs or grab a bite to eat. They even serve adult beverages!

Logan decides he wants to be a big boy and check out his own seat. By this time he’s having a blast and begging me to let him go up on stage. “Can we go up there yet? Can we go up there yet? Can we go up there yet?” 


By now, I’m hooked, then they go and bring out all this dancing food singing about a party in your tummy. “There’s a party in my tummy, there’s a party in my tummy!” The vegetables want to take part, heck, even I want to take part. (This song has been stuck in my head since, we’ve been having a lot of parties at home) Seeing as how I’ve never seen Yo Gabba Gabba, I thought this was pretty dang cute, and so were a lot of the other messages and songs.

They bring out the man with the gift of the gab and he starts inviting all the little ones up, we thought the reality of this for Our little one was a terrible idea, we pictured a tired 3yr old not wanting to come down. The other kids did really great and got to help this rapper rap up a storm.

Logan had a lot of fun riding on daddy’s shoulder’s, dancing and singing. It was a lot of fun to them really get in to all the entertainment.

On several fun occasions things shot out at the audience, this time being leaves to celebrate fall!

I looked over, and the old man was even smiling. I thought for sure by now he’d be sneaking out to the bathroom.

Snow, snow was amazing. It looked like real snow, it was ahhhmazing. 

Everyone reached out to touch, almost as if they all expected it to be cold.

More dancing, more singing, more fun. 

I was surprised to feel the disappointment when they sang their “Good Bye” song. I didn’t want it to end, we were having so much fun.  To be honest, with two kids and a crazy busy family life it’s hard to get out for date night, it’s hard to expect to have any time together as a couple. This time together was okay by me. I had such a blast.

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