Last Friday's Yo Gabba Gabba Live! show was awesome. Mark and I were really excited about our afternoon date with Miss Morgan. That morning, Mark asked Morgan "What are we going to do today?" and she said "We're going to visit Gabba!"
After Grandma Goulding arrived, we chatted and ate a quick lunch before flying out the door. I think Morgan would have been pretty happy just driving downtown. She loved all the big buildings and for the entire drive, kept asking us (over and over and over) what our favorite color building was. We gave ourselves plenty of time to get a good parking spot, walk around, take pictures and check out all the goodies they were selling in the Fox Theatre.
That morning we found out that our Canadian friends, Dory and Nadia, were taking their daughters to the show too. So we met up with them in the lobby before the show to play catch up. Those luck-outs had orchestra pit seats - sweet! We had good main floor seats, but until we were actually sitting in them, I thought that we'd be too far back and Morgan wouldn't be able to see. No worries, she was able to see and hear everything. Especially since she was sitting on daddy's lap most of the time. The kids around us were either freaked out or too young to care so they didn't stand up much.
|Morgan wearing her DJ Lance Rock glasses!|
It was like a little rock show for kids. Loud, dark and lots of flashing lights. This video was mostly just to catch Morgan's initial reaction to the Gabba gang coming out. The look on Morgan's face was very oh-my-gosh-I-can't-believe-they-are-right-there! Like I said, it was dark and loud, but you can kind of make out her voice ("Muno!") when DJ Lance is introducing the characters.
The performance was pretty much an hour-long version of the TV show, complete with a Dancey Dance, Super Music Friends Show and even Biz's Beat of the Day. Biz Markie, who I'm guessing most of my generation knows for his song, Just a Friend (you, you got what I need, but you say he's just a friend, and you say he's just a friend, oh baby, youuuuuu - see, you know it, right?) is on the show a lot to give beat boxing lessons. Of course, all of us parents went nuts when we saw he was really there. Kids got to line up to come on stage and copy him. It was very cute!
Before the intermission, they sang a song about balloons and we anticipated the two large nets full of balloons on the ceiling were about to be released. There were hundreds of them falling to the floor but since we were a little off center stage, the balloons never really made it our way and boy, was Morgan bummed. She said "Daddy, I need a balloon!" Yes, that's right. She needs a balloon. So during the break, Mark walked up and down the center aisle looking to pick up a stray balloon, with no luck. Thank goodness the show started up again shortly after Mark returned to his seat and she seemed to forget all about it. We hung around after the show to say goodbye to Dory and Nadia and the girls and found a ton of balloons under the now empty seats. So, Morgan was able to take home one of each color. Phew, crisis averted!
The show was just over an hour long and, of course, during Morgan's usual naptime. Not only did she not doze off in the car on the way home (I was shocked) but she ran and ran and jumped and bounced off the walls until bedtime. What a day! And every day since then, Morgan tells me, "I need to see Gabba again." Well of course, you need to!