Our family recently went to see a performance of Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE!: Get the Sillies Out at the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, NJ. E loves Yo Gabba Gabba (or "go-go Gabba" as she calls it) and it's one of those children's shows that I don't mind watching with her. As a parent, I appreciate the messages the show promotes but most of all, I secretly enjoy the music and love that Yo Gabba Gabba has featured some of my favorite artists. It's definitely a guilty pleasure.
We arrived at the theater and before the show, We checked out the merchandise booth which had shirts, toys, plush Yo Gabba Gabba characters and more. We ended up purchasing a hot pink Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE!: Get the Sillies Out tour shirt for E which had all the tour dates listed on the back! Next to the merchandise booth was a lovely woman with Yo Gabba Gabba stamps and E was able to get her hands stamped with her favorite Yo Gabba Gabba Characters!
|E showing off her stamped hands!|
E was amazed at the sight of seeing her Gabba friends come to life on stage! She sang along and danced to her favorite Yo Gabba Gabba tunes which included “Hold Still”, “Get the Sillies Out”, and “I Love Bugs!" Even I was singing along!
I liked that the intermission went by fast and was only about 20 minutes long. I feel like it's better for children who we all know can become restless after waiting for a long period of the time! By the start of the second half, E was was tired and antsy so we moved to the back of the theater and all was fine! I think she just wanted to stand up which was hard to do from our seats since we were in the middle of the row.
I suppose my favorite part was the second half of the show when Biz Markie came on stage for "Biz's Beat of the Day". E loved seeing Biz Markie as well and beat boxed with him and the kids who were selected to go on stage.
Some other highlights include the bubbles that blew out into the crowd which reached the front rows. There was also the "Super Music Friends Show" which featured saxophone player Michael Park who sang a fun song for the audience! The show ended with the song "Goodbye" which E swayed side to side and sang along with the crowd.
If you have a Yo Gabba Gabba fan (or fans) at home, I highly recommend the show! It was a fun experience for not just E but, for myself and my husband too! The crowd was energetic and it was an overall great time!
Yo Gabba Gabba! is an award-winning, live-action television series and live stage show whose unconventional formula has created a triple stacked fan base, making it one of the most popular entertainment properties among preschoolers, parents and indie music lovers alike. The television show, now in its fourth season, airs several times a day on Nick Jr. Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE!: Get the Sillies Out! marks the third tour for the successful Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! concert series. The first tour, Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE!: There’s a Party in My City!, launched with a float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and a performance at the White House in 2010. Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! 2010 tour played to sold out venues in 60 cities. Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE!: It’s Time to Dance! enjoyed repeat success in 2011, energizing audiences across North America at over 120 shows.
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