Sunday, November 28, 2010

There's a party in my city

Last night was the much-anticipated Yo Gabba Gabba Live show!

When we arrived, Em saw the show's characters on the theater's marquee and got so excited. She even got upset when we tried to turn her away from the sign and around for a pic.

Freakin' out


We planned to meet up with our friends Jenny, Kelly, DG and all their kiddos before the show. While we loitered around the theater entrance for them, we spotted Leslie Hall, a recurring guest on YGG. So we scurried over to snap a pic with her and Em.
Em & Leslie Hall

She seemed genuinely touched when we explained that we've been fans of hers long before we saw her on YGG. We even saw her perform live a few years ago.

We hadn't heard from our pals, so we headed inside. In the lobby we ran into some other friends. Even though Em talks about her toddler pal all the time, they both played shy when we tried to get them to pose together. We eventually talked them into a quick hug, which lasted a hilarious minute and a half.
Hugs are fun

We went to find our seats, which were next to Jenny and her daughters, the Bean and the Teen.
Jenny & The Bean

As we waited for the show to start, Em kept asking, "Where's Yabba?" (Yabba = Yo Gabba Gabba.) Her anticipation was building, and it was adorable.
Yo Gabba Gabba Live

Then it was time for the show to start. Safe to say that she was a fan.


The live show featured many of the same regular segments from the tv series, including the Super Music Friends Show.
Super Music Friends Show

Each show on the tour includes a different musical guest. Ours was OK Go, most famous for their viral treadmill music video. They performed their song, This Too Shall Pass. (I love that song, and not just because the video speaks to the band geek in me.)

The show also featured the balloon song, including a showering of balloons over the audience.

Brobee floats

Balloon drop

Leslie turned out to be the Dancey Dance guest, presumably replacing celebs Ashley Simpson and Pete Wentz, as previously announced on YGG's Facebook page. Obviously we weren't too broken up about the replacement.
Dancey Dance Time

The show also included the song There's a Party in my Tummy, my personal favorite. I loved the giant slide for the food.
Party in my tummy

Biz Markie came out for his segment, Biz's Beat of the Day. He was like a big ol' beatboxing Santa Claus. Some kids up front took turns sitting on his lap, and he'd ask each of them his name and give them various beats to repeat.
Biz's Beat of the Day

Biz & a kid

At one point a cute little boy said his name was Kingston, and the woman behind us lost her mind. "Oh my god, that's GWEN STEFANI'S SON!" Sure enough, the little boy went back to sit with super cute Gwen. I didn't see her hubby, my longtime crush Gavin Rossdale, sadly. We also saw Jessica Alba and her family.

After the show we took a pic of Em, the Bean...and a photobombing Teen dressed as YGG's DJ Lance. Such a lovable dork.

The hour-long show included a brief intermission, during which the mother of the family next to us mentioned that she loved watching Em as she seemed to be having such a great time, singing and dancing along.

She truly was captivated, and I'm so glad we took her to the show. She may be too young to remember it, but it's something we won't soon forget.

"I think about the time when I was younger. And the older that I get the more that I feel wiser, with the love of friends and family get stronger and it carries me on through." - Lovely, Love My Family, Yo Gabba Gabba


  1. I love the last picture!! It looks like Em really enjoyed herself at the show. How fun!

  2. From what I've read on your blog, she comes by her fan-girl ways honestly. 8-]

  3. I read about how a bunch of celebs were at the Yo Gabba Gabba show and wondered if you saw any of them.

    btw - that last picture is SO GOOD!

  4. Last picture = LOVE!!!

  5. Love all of these. And seriously - I keep hearing about Yo Gabba Gabba.

  6. Yay! I'm glad Em had so much fun! Me? I think I've had my fill of Yo Gabba Gabba for a while. Heh. E said that OK Go did mention the YGG show at their concert later that night at Club Nokia. I think they had a good time too!

  7. Um, that last photo brought tears to my eyes. I am such a sap.

  8. I think that last picture pretty much sums it all up - so sweet.