Wednesday, April 02, 2008

What I Learned At the Wiggly Concert


My family's love of the Wiggles has been well documented here. Although they're no longer front-and-center favorites, all three kids still enjoy Wiggling fairly regularly, though they don't always admit to it. A few months ago, just as I was thinking how much my kids would like to see the Wiggles live, I received an email alerting me that they would be coming to LA. It's like the internet read my mind! We (actually, Grandma Goob. Thanks Goobie!) got the tickets and Saturday was Wiggle day. Who knew I would learn so much from one kids' concert? Lucky for you, I'm willing to share the knowledge:

  • The Nokia Theatre at LA Live is a great place to see a concert. The whole complex will be awesome when it's finally built out. On the day that we were there, there were 2 Wiggles shows, a King's game and a Dodgers exhibition game at the Coliseum. It's really great to see Downtown LA growing this way. Go developers!
  • If the music thing doesn't work out for the Wiggles, then they can always look into being aerobics instructors. Those guys have some serious stamina!
  • There is seriously nothing cuter than a theater filled with preschoolers dressed in Pirate hats, Wiggles skivvies, and Dorothy tails....until those preschoolers start singing and dancing.
  • When attending a Wiggly concert, it is proper form to bring roses for Dorothy and a bone for Wags.
  • Some children, who are way too used to watching the Wiggles on TV, WOULD NOT turn away from the giant screen where the concert was being shown to the stage RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEM to see the actual show live.
  • My two year old must not be that smart.
  • That one Wiggly dancer who is always way too excited on the TV show is just as "energetic" live.
  • It really is possible to pay $6 for an Uncrustable, a juice box and a few apple slices. Ah, capitalism.
  • That last remark makes me sound really old.
  • Just because you are seven and a half years old, it does not mean that you cannot sit on your daddy's lap and sing along the entire show. It also does not mean that you will not be the first to ask. "Can we come back next year?"
  • I can point my fingers and do the twist.
  • If you want a t-shirt for your kid, get it when the lines are short before the show and don't wait. And just because you said you want a shirt, and don't have a ton of money on you, don't assume that someone else will offer to go buy the shirt.

  • These guys really must love the kids to do this day in and day out. They were warm and sincere and just as you'd want them to be.
  • Three adults to three children is a manageable ratio for a Wiggly concert.
  • Snacks are essential.
  • Just because there is a damn Wiggly concert going on 8 rows in front of you, and your (grand)parents purchased these tickets and dragged you and your siblings to the concert, it does not mean you will not fall asleep eating grapes on your grandma's lap.
  • If you are two years old and your mom takes you to see the Wiggles and you finally turn around halfway through and notice the Wiggles and squeal "It's Giggo Mommy! It's Jeff," she will turn to mush, and forgive you for napping later and declare that you must be the cutest and most intelligent toddler in the whole place.
  • A Wiggly concert is just slightly louder than Ethan.
  • I'd do this again for and with my kids in a heartbeat. I know I had at least as much fun as they did.
  • It's just not the same without Greg.

3 comments:

NikJustNik said...

That is quite a list of things you learnt... I am so glad that you had a great day but I must say I enjoyed Sam more than Greg!!

BunnyKissd said...

OMG how cute! ^_^

Tara O'Rourke said...

I didn't know Greg left...how sad am I?

I would love to take Seth and Em to see the Wiggles. We've watched tons and tons of them on DVD/VCR.