Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Get the Sillies Out!
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So no, I didn't feel out of place when I skipped over to Will Call
to get my ticket. My almost-two-year-old Jah looked bewildered when I
told him we were going to watch “Yo Gabba Gabba” and yet I didn't turn
on the TV (instead ushering him into the car), so I'm pretty sure he had
no idea what was going on. Still, from the moment the lights went out
and the orange-clad DJ Lance Rock whistled onto the stage, Jah — like
every other kid in the venue– was transfixed.
cool factor — the reason parents watch the show in the first place —
translated into the live show, of course. Biz Markie led an amazingly
interactive beat box segment. DJ/producer Daedelus provided some chill
out grooves. Leslie Hall stepped out in her fringe-laden, glittery body
suit to ham it up with DJ Lance. Life-sized bugs and vegetables from the
show made an appearance to high-five with toddlers in the audience.
Paul Rodriguez, the skater, led the dancey-dance move.
maybe music was a little bit too loud (or maybe I'm just too old?), and
the bubbles and the confetti shooting out of the stage didn't reach our
seats, and there was really no space to dance, but it made me feel a
little less weird to see all these parents heartily singing the words to
“Party in My Tummy,” the same way I do at home. And I had a lot of fun.
A LOT. It was much more enjoyable than the last 10 for-adults shows
I've seen, if only because the sight of my son having fun at a concert
was so precious.
I'm a fan of the Jacobs family and all their creative endeavors. Also,
Yo Gabba Gabba is on for at least three hours a day, everyday, at my