Fair Warning: If you don’t have children, or at least nieces, nephews, or any kid below 7 years old that you had to babysit, you will have no idea what this post is about.
It was some time ago that Cousin Tino invited us to go see the Wiggles Live in Concert here in Vancouver! This was going to be their last live show in North America as the foursome intact. Three of them were retiring, and they were going to introduce three new Wiggles including the first ever Female Wiggle!
Brooklyn was just hyped up for ANY concert, never mind the Wiggles! And it was an extra treat for her to go see it with her peas in a pod cousin Reya! (Yes, they bought matching tee shirts, and yes, they cost more than Jay-Z concert tees).
We weren’t exactly in floor seats, but hey, she’s 3 years old. She’s too young to be spoiled by floor seats right now! I guess in a way, this chow for her is what it’s like for me at a Jay-Z concert. The both of them had a wicked time! They were singing, dancing, doing all the hand actions, cheering, yelling, laughing, I was surprised Brooklyn still had her voice at the end of the show!
Even for me, I admit the show was entertaining. They brought all the characters out, even ones that I’ve never even seen or heard of, and we watch a lot of Wiggles in our house! We’re still pretty sure that Purple Wiggle Jeff is Cousin Reya’s Grandpa!!
It was also cool to see the other kids and their parents react to the show. I guess because Brooklyn’s so tiny, people think she’s younger than she is. Not just because I’m bragging, but she really is too smart for her own good. She was even making up words to songs that she didn’t fully know all the lyrics to!
It was also weird to think that these guys were together for 21 years, entertaining kids all over the world, selling out shows all over the world, and they were just sitting in Australia doing their thing.
It is going to be sad that they are retiring, but then again, that’s what DVDs and YouTube are for! Forever preserved in our kids’ minds as the original four Wiggles!! (I still can’t believe they just booted Sam Wiggle out when Greg came back also! Wiggles politics!)
Song of the Day: Dr Knickerbocker #9 –