So despite my qualms about taking a toddler with zero tv attention span to a live show, my fears were unfounded. Mason really enjoyed watching the stage throughout the show AND watching all the other kids. Kids dancing on their chairs, on their parents laps, and in the aisle. And watching me laugh uproariously at things like a dancing Chicken Wing.
I was so impressed at how much the characters looked just like they did on TV. I remember when I was a kid, I went to see the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at the mall and it ended up being two skinny guys in very very bad costumes. I’m still scarred from that experience and was hoping that Yo Gabba Gabba was nothing like that. I was in luck!
Unlike the confetti and streamers, when they were singing about the seasons, Mason loooooved the snow that fell down on the stage. He couldn’t keep his eyes off from it.
Since this show started at 3:00, I’m very glad that we brought snacks with, as Little Man was CRABBY when he woke up from his two hour car nap. Instead of his bad mood ruining a good time for us, I let him have at it with those awesome yogurt squeezy pouches and some yogurt drops and he became a happy little man once again.
We didn’t catch the name of the band, but they sang a song about geeks ruling the world that I loved. I was really hoping for a guest appearance by Snoop Dog or Jack Black (a girl can dream), but it was definitely fun to have a live band there too. I was pretty surprised by how loud they were (since this was a toddler show and all) but that didn’t stop us from enjoying them!
My favorite part of the show was watching Mason in the aisle. Watching the other kids, dancing with them, and his random exclamations of “WOOAAAAHHHH….” and “WOW…..” Totally melted this Mama’s heart!!
And when they came out to sang the Goodbye song? I found myself wishing that there was more. Sure, we’d seen The Bug Song and the Seasons Song and the Party in My Tummy Song and more, but man, did the fun really have to end??Yes, apparently so.
So, in recap? We had a blast! We loved the Minneapolis State Theatre and found everyone we dealt with their from the will call booth to the ushers super friendly. The show itself was a LOT of fun for kids and adults alike and we would do it again in a heartbeat, 2 hour drive and all!
Thank you so much Hennepin Theatre Trust for sponsoring our trip and AEG Live for allowing us to give away tickets. None of our opinions were influenced by your gifts, but we sure had a great time!
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