We had the opportunity to attend the Yo Gabba Gabba Live show last night at the Paramount Theater in Seattle. We had never taken our kids to something like this and were a little nervous that we’d have to leave mid-show for some reason or another. Our oldest two (4 and almost 3) were so excited to see Yo Gabba Gabba that they didn’t take their afternoon naps. They both fell asleep in the car on the way to the show. They woke up as we were parking and seemed fine (they often wake up a bit on the grumpy side). We got our picture taken (above) then found our seats. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect. We ran into a bit of traffic and it took a few circles around the block before we found parking so we were a tad late. The show started seconds after we found our seats. The kids’ initial reaction was complete awe. I was so excited for them and loved just watching them take it in. Our youngest who just turned one wasn’t scared at all by the bright lights or loud noise. She started clapping and bouncing to the music right away. Our oldest two took awhile to warm up.
Our seats were awesome as we were in the confetti zone. At the beginning of the show streamers and confetti where shot out into the crowd which was really neat. What was even better though was that during a song about the seasons, first tissue paper leaves fell, then snow! The kids went wild!
We had an aisle seat which was really nice, not only could the kids get out there to dance, but part of the show actually came down the aisle so the kids got to see some characters up close! The show was really interactive and fun with lots of singing and dancing. We loved all the guest appearances, especially Biz Markie! He really got the party started and even taught the kids how to beat box! It was so cute seeing all of the children repeating the sounds after him.
There was an intermission about half way through the show so that kids could get a snack or use the restroom and the show itself was just the right length. My kids had only seen the show on TV once or twice so we weren’t super fans…yet. This morning they asked to watch it and I’m sure it will be a regular request for awhile. Jackson who is really into robots right now loved Plex. McKinley couldn’t decide who she liked more, Foofa or Toodee. We were quizzed on the way home on which color each character was. If you have the chance to see a Yo Gabba Gabba show, I highly recommend it. They are currently on tour.
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I know for us, as a family with three small children, it’s not really easy going anywhere. We have to make a conscience effort to get out and experience things. We are always glad when we do and it’s always worth it. Even if you don’t have money in your budget for shows like Yo Gabba Gabba, there are lots of free events, especially during the summer. Do an online search for events in your area and plan to experience them as a family. You’ll be glad you did.
What types of things does your family do for entertainment? I’d love to hear what other families do for fun and how they expose their children to music, culture and more. Please leave a comment!