Marco has loved Gabba for some time now. And, honestly we like it too. I didn't always like it though... at first I found it to be so annoying. But, after watching a few episodes, thanks to Netflix instant, I too got hooked. I mean, the music is so awesome! It's such a cool kids show... unlike some of the other favorites around here... ahem, Barney.
So when Tia Mi called to tell us about the show and even offered to buy our tickets, we were SO in! I decided to leave Jonas out on this one, since he's so young. He didn't care... he got to hang with dad, solo style.
On the way to the show, we kept trying to explain to Marco what we were doing. We would tell him we were going to see Yo Gabba Gabba... but not on the tv... for real. I tried to explain to him that it'll be real, like when we saw Mickey Mouse back in June, but he didn't remember or understand. He had NO idea what he was getting in to.
As we got to the theatre, he saw all the children with their Gabba Gear. He was so excited to see all of "his friends" with their Brobee's, Muno's and Foofa's. As they walked into the theatre, Tia Mi bought Marco a light stick... and he was ready to go!
As the show started, he was a bit in shock. It was overwhelming for him to see all those people, plus the loud music, plus the lights, plus the Gabba clan in REAL LIFE! He just sat there and chewed on his light stick.
Marco was kinda hypnotized by it all. I basically had to drag him out of his seat and get him moving, dancing and clapping. I kept telling him that it was ok to have fun... it was PARTY TIME! But he was still cautious.
Finally during intermission he got the hang of it! Tia Mi, still working hard to be favorite aunt, bought Marco a little Brobee doll... which he now calls his "REAL Brobee". (He already had one, but that one isn't the "real one" so it's not as good... in fact, he gave it to Jonas. Hey, one man's trash is another man's treasure, eh?)
|Say "Yooooo Gabba Gabba!!!"|
So all in all I thought it was an fantastic experience! Marco loved it. I think he's still a little too young to have actually gotten into in the same way the older kids did, but that didn't make it any less enjoyable for him. He still talks about it and every day he says, "I wanna watch Gabba... but not on the T.D (tv)... For Reeeeeeeal".
Thanks Tia Mi! You ROCK!