What’s better than watching your favorite TV show from the comforts of your own living room? How about seeing your favorite TV show live!
Teagan has been a fan of Yo Gabba Gabba since she was one! She’s been lucky enough to meet Toodie, Brobee and DJ Lance Rock at various events. We also have a nice assortment of YGG toys and DVDs. Getting a chance to see them live is the ultimate experience for her and any YGG fan.
Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! “There’s a party In My City” is in L.A. at The Shrine Auditorium this weekend for 4 shows. We were lucky enough to attend the premier show. There were many Gabba fans big and small dressed in store bought and homemade YGG attire eagerly awaiting Muno, Foofa, Brobee, Plex and Toodie.
The concert felt like we were part of an episode hanging with the gang in Gabbaland! They sang favorites such as “Name Game”, “Get the Sillies Out” and for the feature, “Party in My Tummy”. Dancing cheese, chicken, juice box and other treats danced along with the whole Gabba gang.
The Super Music Friends Show sequence on TV has featured different bands such as The Roots, MGMT, and The Shins. For today’s live show we were treated to a performance by the wacky Aqua Bats. They sang about “a pool party for the cool kids at my school”. We were those cool kids today!
The coolest treat was Biz Markie’s bit. At first he came on the large TV screen and wondered if he could make it to the show. When he came bursting out the screen onto the stage the Shrine went wild. You can tell that most parents are from our generation by the huge response from the audience. Biz does a segment called “Biz’s Beat of The Day”. He beat boxes simple rhythms and tries to get you to beat along. Another highlight from Biz was when he ran out into the crowd for some audience participation. It was cute to hear all the little ones try to copy Biz’s beat into his microphone.
There were a good number of celebrities in attendance with their families like Dennis Quaid, Sarah Chalke, Garcelle Beauvais, Busy Phillips and even “Weird” Al Yankovic. My husband even got to meet singer Josh Homme from Queens of The Stoneage.
Our only wish was that Jack Black was the “Dancey Dance” guest. He was featured in his own episode presented one of the best episodes so far. I don’t know who the three guys were that led the dance but they were a little goofy and that made it fun to watch.
The live show was the perfect length considering that it ended right around naptime. The show ended with a bittersweet sing-along version of the “Goodbye Song”.
What do we love about the TV show? The messages the episodes explore like sharing, family, eating, and feelings. We’ve been able to transfer lessons into our household like Plex’s “brushing your teeth” lesson or Muno’s “don’t bite your friends” lesson. The music is also a big sell for us. The show’s creators are from our generation and the music that is chosen for the show is by various indie and electro bands that we definitely relate to musically. Most of the music has a pseudo 80’s synth rock video game feel. My favorite song is Bedtime Lullaby by Mark Kozelek. I wound up searching for the song after I heard it on a YGG episode and bought it on iTunes.
The best thing about seeing YGG this morning for Mommy and Daddy? It was seeing Teagan’s smiling face. My husband and I can’t help to get a little chocked up when we see her truly enjoying herself. She loves the characters, and has learned the songs. Isn’t it great when you can do a “Dancey Dance” and “go crazy” with your two year old?