Yo Gabba Gabba: Lets get the Sillies Out!
For Christmas my brother Eric got my son tickets to see Yo Gabba Gabba Live at the State Theater in New Brunswick, NJ. I will admit I wasnt sure if it would be a good idea to take a 15 month old to what is essentially a big, loud cartoon in concert. As I drove the hour and ten minutes to the theater I wondered if he would enjoy it, be terrified by it or just be in a bad mood because we had interrupted his meal and nap schedule.
Upon arrival, I witnessed possibly the most oraganized event I have ever attended. We waited approximately 45 seconds before security checked our tickets and let us through. The situation inside the theater itself was also very organized and we were ushered to our seats by a very polite venue worker. The tiered seating allowed a great view from anywhere and I noticed immediately that the sound quality was phenomenal, as I have come to expect from small theaters.
When the show started and the characters were introduced I could tell Miles was confused and a little startled, after all this was a whole new experience for him. He did recognize the shows characters as well as the music which he absolutely loves to dance to when we watch it at home. At about the five minute mark I realized that Miles was completely mesmerized and having a great time. The show also had a great amount of audience participation which entertained the preschool set thoroughly.The highlight for children and adults alike was undeniably the guest appearance by Biz Markie, who is also a staple on the TV show. This man is funny and endearing to the kids that watch him. After moving through a performance of his own, he invites about ten children onstage and teaches them to beatbox.
After Biz turned the show back to DJ Lance and crew they performed a few more tunes before wrapping it up for the evening. I had a great time with the little guy (and his grandma who was subbing in for my wife who had the flu). So much in fact that im thinking of buying tickets to see his favorite show, “Super Why!” when they come around in May.