On Saturday we took Brady to Yo Gabba Gabba Live at Radio City Music Hall and overall it was a blast! Yo Gabba Gabba is a show on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr, featuring made-up creatures who live in Gabba Land with DJ Lance Rock. It’s hard to explain.
The husband and I are big fans of the show, and so is Brady. It’s a lot like the shows we watched as kids (Sesame Street, Electric Company, 3-2-1 Contact). There are costumed characters who have adventures, as well as animated musical clips and stories, and real kids dancing. Plus random celebrities come on to teach us Dancey Dances and real bands play on the Super Music Friends Show.
They do a live show that tours the country and when I found out it was coming I bought tickets immediately. We kept it a secret from Brady until 2 nights before. He really didn’t get it until we were there. When Dj Lance, Muno, Foofa, Plex, Brobee, and Toodee took the stage he went nuts. They sang all his favorite songs and he sang and danced along.
It was a bit long though. The tv show runs about 22-23 min and the live show was an hour plus an additional 20 min for intermission. An intermission in a show for preschoolers is a little cruel. Most of the under-4 set were about done after the break. And they saved the dancey dance (with Moby) and Biz’s Beats for afterward. I know they want to give us our money’s worth, but they could have cut like 4 of the songs and the intermission and everything would have been awesome.
Unfortunately, unbeknownst to us, Brady was coming down with double ear infections and consequently double pink eye. We’re just happy we made it to the show and he was able to enjoy it first. More about all the fun with that later.