As the editor of a parenting website, I’ve seen my fair share of kids’ shows. At first, this was a big perk, “Hey, kids. Mommy’s got tickets to see Curious George Live! How awesome is that?” But slowly, it’s become a bit of a chore. Don’t get me wrong, our daughter has loved every Disney, Nickelodeon, and Sprout live show she’s seen and we’ve enjoyed those shows because she did. But let’s be honest, not every show is better “LIVE!”.[sws_pullquote_left]I think my husband captured it best when he later described it as Lollapalooza for toddlers. [/sws_pullquote_left] We have our tricks, like leaving at intermission and telling our daughter that’s the end of the show, and we now know to be pickier about what we agree to go to. But there is one show we’ve been to in the last three years that was not only better live it is actually on my list of favorite shows. Not just favorite kid show, favorite SHOW. Ever.
In the fall of 2010 my daughter was 2.5 years old and Foofa, Toodee, Plex, Brobee, and Muno were her best friends. When we learned Yo Gabba Gabba Live! was coming to Huntsville, we knew we had to go. This was actually before I had launched Rocket City Mom so we coughed up a pretty penny for three tickets and backstage passes. I’m not gonna lie, it was expensive, but it was really the first show like this we had ever attended and she was SO EXCITED. We don’t go overboard at Christmas or birthdays because toys are toys and she grows tired of whatever new trinket she gets pretty quickly. We believe strongly that it’s experiences she’ll really remember so we bought the tickets and spent weeks talking about it and getting her excited about it. By the time the night itself came around, she could barely contain herself.
How do I explain what it was like? I think my husband captured it best when he later described it as Lollapalooza for toddlers. It was kind of insane – bubbles and balloons everywhere, screaming (with excitement) children, and lots and lots of music. Oh, and Biz Markie.
Rather than really describe it, I’ll just share this tiny bit of home video. I think you’ll get the picture.
Backstage we got to meet the characters, have our pictures taken with them, and generally just hang out. There was a story time with DJ Lance and we got some great footage of our little one playing peek-a-boo with the DJ. It made for a nice addition to our annual Christmas video. I can honestly say we ALL had fun and it was money well spent.
This February Yo Gabba Gabba Live! is coming back to Huntsville and we’re planning to go again. I’m especially excited because I know that TWO (2) very lucky RCM families are going to get to enjoy the newest YGGL show as well. That’s right, it’s another great RCM giveaway. We’re giving away two family four packs and the best part is that one of the family four packs includes VIP Passes which include the Backstage After Party!
When: February 20 at 3PM and 6PM
Where: Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, VBC
How Much: Tickets start at $35
More Info: Click Here to purchase online or visit VBC Box Office
SPECIAL NOTE: Both sets of tickets are for the 6PM show. Winners will be notified via the email they used to register on Rafflecopter which means if you enter using Rafflecopter’s “via Facebook” option, the email we use to contact you would be the one you use to login to Facebook.
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