I’ve fallen in love with Yo Gabba Gabba.
It’s quirky, it’s catchy, and most importantly, it holds my 2-year old daughter’s attention. So when I heard the live show was coming to Tacoma, I knew we had to go.
My daughter had to wear her Foofa costume. My husband agreed to wear the DJ Lance hat, but completely refused to wear the corresponding orange jumpsuit. (There were several dads in the audience who apparently had been convinced or coerced otherwise.) My son insisted on wearing his Mario costume, even though it didn’t really “go with” the theme. No problem – they were giving out DJ Lance glasses so it worked!
The show’s energy was great and the characters performed many of their classics including “Hugs are Fun,” “It’s Time to Dance,” and “Party in my Tummy.” There was also an amazing guest performance by Keller Williams, and appearances from Biz Markie and Caspar Babypants. By the end of the show, my daughter was singing at the top of her lungs and squeeling with delight as her favorite characters danced across the stage.
As we were pulling out of the parking lot, I told my husband that I felt I had been entertained, too. In fact, I had noticed more than a few of us parents had been singing along with Foofa as she gently comforted Muno, “don’t be afraid, don’t be afraid, don’t be afraid….it’s OK.”
And I think this is why I really like what the creators of Yo Gabba Gabba are about. Our talents are not wasted when they are spent on our children. Nothing has been “dumbed down” for the sake of the kids – you can tell the very best has been given. The melodies are memorable, the song riffs are current and “hip,” and even the occasional celebrity is bound to show up.
The Yo Gabba Gabba Live tour is in progress right now, and I encourage you to see if a party is coming to YOUR city, too!
You might also be interested to know that Yo Gabba Gabba recently released a new CD: Music is Awesome Volume 2. It currently sells for $8.99 on Amazon and free shipping with a Prime account (get a FREE Amazon Prime account with Amazon Mom!)
Disclosure: My family was given the opportunity to attend the show at the Tacoma Dome in exchange for promoting the tour on my blog. However, I was not asked to give a review. I did it purely because I enjoyed the show so much and wanted to share my experiences with you.