I was very fortunate to score some tickets to the Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Get The Sillies Out! I was also excited because we also got to go the the Gabba Party afterward!
We got to the venue – Theatre of the Clouds in the Rose Garden Amphitheatre with enough time to grab something to eat and head to our seats. Unfortunately I dropped my burger. And knocked a 7 year old down. whoops. Yes, that’s how my evening started, but thankfully that was the worst of it and DJ Lance Rock and the Gabbas made up for that with their super-fun show. On a side note – double check what kinds of food services your venue has. If you are planning to eat there be prepared to fork out some cash, nothing is cheap 🙂
So, sitting in our seats. My son Dylan and daughter Riley -both will be 3 in April – weren’t sure what to make of it all. Sure, they have been to concerts in the park, at the zoo, and the movies, but they have never been to a live show quite like this. They saw the Yo Gabba Gabba graphic lighting up the stage and got super excited. We got to our seats about 15 minutes early and I think Dylan thought that was it – we were there to look at the cartoon image on the stage. He looked at me and quietly said “mommy, I want to go home”, not realizing what was in store for us. I told him to wait a few more minutes…
The lights dimmed and all of the sudden there he was on the giant screen – DJ Lance Rock!! Dylan and Riley looked like they were going to explode with excitement! Playing the theme song as each character was introduced got them singing, clapping, and dancing. The show continued on with highly recognizable songs, like “Party in My Tummy”, “I Like Bugs”, and “Let’s Dance”.
The show was broken up into two segments – each about 1/2 hour long, which is perfect for young children. I could see my kids starting to get a little tired towards the end of the first segment so the 20 minute intermission was just what they needed to recharge. During the intermission I ran into fellow blogger Crystal at Eccentric Eclectic Woman – she was sitting just down from us in the same row!
The second segment brought my personal favorite – BIZ MARKIE!! He’s not at every show, so we felt super happy to see him perform! All of the parents around us seemed to really enjoy it. He played for about 15 minutes and was AWESOME… His beat boxing skills are pretty darn amazing..
After a couple of other songs it was time to say goodbye (“So long, see ya later, iiiiit waaaas fuuuuuun”).. Dylan started crying. A lot. I thought he was tired, but he was SAD. He didn’t want to see Yo Gabba Gabba end. So I told him I had another surprise for him…
Gabba Party Package
- One (1) AWESOME ticket in the first 15 rows of the theatre.
- One (1) pass to “Get the Sillies Out”, a super fun party with the Gabba Gang in an exclusive room featuring music, dancing and healthy snacks.
- Hassle free merchandise shopping in the “Get the Sillies Out” party room.
- Take a photo with one or more of your favorite Gabba characters.Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Plex and Toodee will be waiting for you in their lands!
- On site Yo Gabba Gabba! VIP host and Party Patrol to make sure your experience is… AWESOME!!
When I saw Dylan crying because he didn’t want it to end, I told him I had another surprise for him. I put our VIP bracelets on and we along with Riley and dad headed downstairs to the Gabba Party. We walked in and there they were – the Gabbas!! Of course they wanted to run up and meet each one, but we waited our turn. They both thanked each character for a wonderful show and there were plenty of hugs.
Then after the Gabbas left there was an anouncement – Biz Markie was coming out to see the fans! I think I was more excited to hear that than my kids! Biz was so sweet – all of the kids gathered around and he picked them up one by one, gave high fives and hugs, and seemed to truly enjoy it all. I mentioned to him that he shares a birthday with the twins – April 8th! He was super cool – it was awesome to see such an icon from my generation right there in front of me.
Then, the man of the hour – DJ Lance Rock! He was last to come out, but well worth the wait. He swept Riley up and gave her a little spin, we took some pictures, then Dylan got a spin from him. They gave high-fives and hugs, and before we knew it, our turn was up.
At the show we did get a few souvenirs – two Beanie Gabbas and a Yo Gabba Gabba Boom Box Theater. The prices I noted were $15 for the small beanies, $25 for kid’s t-shirts, and the Boom Box Theater was $35. Sure, you can find these things cheaper online, but to me buying at the actual show just enhances the experience. Dylan played with the Boom Box the whole way home and relived what he just saw. Riley quickly fell asleep in her car seat clutching and snuggling her Foofa and Brobee beanies. For me, getting the toys at the show will make this memory even bigger as they get older. Can you imagine going to Disneyland and not getting mouse ears? I can picture them at 20 years old saying ‘remember when mom and dad took us to see Yo Gabba Gabba? That was so much fun!”. Who knows? They may even keep those little toys forever…
Here’s a list of the upcoming shows! I highly recommend taking your little ones!
|TUE 03.05.13||San Jose Civic||San Jose, CA||Purchase|
|THU 03.07.13||William Saroyan Theatre||Fresno, CA||Purchase|
|FRI 03.08.13||The Arlington Theatre||Santa Barbara, CA||Purchase|
|SAT 03.09.13||San Diego Civic Theatre||San Diego, CA||Purchase|
|SUN 03.10.13||Comerica Theater||Phoenix, AZ||Purchase|
|MON 03.11.13||The Plaza Theatre||El Paso, TX||Purchase|
|WED 03.13.13||Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center||Midland, TX||Sold Out|
|THU 03.14.13||Bayou Music Center||Houston, TX||Sold Out|
|FRI 03.15.13||Music Hall at Fair Park||Dallas, TX||Purchase|
|SAT 03.16.13||Majestic Theatre||San Antonio, TX||Sold Out|
|SUN 03.17.13||Bass Concert Hall||Austin, TX||Purchase|
|MON 03.18.13||Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts||New Orleans, LA||Purchase|
|WED 03.20.13||Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre||Orlando, FL||Purchase|
|THU 03.21.13||Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall||Sarasota, FL||Purchase|
|FRI 03.22.13||St. Augustine Amphitheater||St. Augustine, FL||Purchase|
|SAT 03.23.13||Broward Center for the Performing Arts||Ft Lauderdale, FL||Purchase|
|SUN 03.24.13||Broward Center for the Performing Arts||Ft Lauderdale, FL|
While I received tickets to Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Get the Sillies Out! to facilitate this review, all opinions expressed are my own!