28.2.13

Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Get The Sillies Out 2013 Tour Atlanta Review

Two years ago, I took my son and niece to see Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! at the Fox Theater in Atlanta. They had a great time dancing around and singing to the music. That was when I knew, for certain, we would definitely see Yo Gabba Gabba again. Sure enough, we had the pleasure of attending the Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Get The Sillies Out show in Atlanta last Thursday. I took my 5 year-old, Josiah, and my 3 year-old, Liam, to the show this time. Liam had never been to anything like this before, so he had no idea what he was in for!

This show was at the Cobb Energy Center, somewhere I'd never been before, but I loved the venue. It was very open, clean and had more space to move around. We easily located the box office to get our tickets and even met up with some friends to enjoy the show! Since we got there early, we had time to look at all the activities set up around the place, too. In addition to the t-shirt booth with toys and other fun Yo Gabba Gabba gear, there was a drumming area with all sorts of hand drums for little ones to bang on and enjoy.
They boys love instruments, so we spent some time over in that area first. Someone walking around even gave them a Tootie stamp on their hands.

The show began at 3pm, so we hurried back to our seats as not to miss anything. The lights went down low and the music began, just like at the beginning of each Yo Gabba Gabba! tv show. The boys knew exactly what this meant... DJ Lance Rock would soon walk on stage and introduce the entire gang- Brobee, Muno, Foofa, Toodee and Plex. The crowd was going wild as confetti fell down from the sky.
A few months ago, I bought the boys a Yo Gabba Gabba! CD for our long car rides and, during the concert, they hit all of the favorites, including Get The Sillies Out, Party In My Tummy, Go Crazy and many, many more.
They performed so long that there was even an intermission. As you can see, we were having a blast!
I have to admit, I was a little disappointed that Biz Markie was not there, but there was an awesome guest, Leslie Hall, who was quite the beatboxer herself! Just like last time, they gathered children up to the stage to test their beatbox skills and guess who went up? Our friend, Soleil! She did an awesome job. Here she is on stage:
The boys were singing along to There's a Party In My Tummy, of course! 
When the Goodbye song came on, we knew the show was just about over, but this was not the end of our day.

Goodbye Song!
After the concert we attended the VIP Party! The boys were so excited to meet the Yo Gabba Gabba! gang, especially Brobee, Liam's favorite. We had just enough time to stand in line and get pictures with each of the characters before they had to leave and get ready for their next show. The lines were super fast and you should have seen how excited all of the kids were.




Drinks and snacks were provided at the party, as well as games for the kiddos. There were balloons everywhere, too, so the boys had to take time to play with those. They also had beanbag toss games and a station where they could color. Near the end of the party, after most of the people had gone home, someone came out and announced that there would be a special visit! Who would it be?

DJ Lance Rock came out to party along with his beatboxing friend. The boys could not have been more excited. They both adore DJ Lance Rock! He was going to read a story, but everyone opted to meet him and take pictures instead, so we all got in line to meet the man himself. True to his character, DJ Lance was so nice, playful and full of energy. When it was our turn, he automatically picked up Liam and started playing with him. We took several pictures before he moved on to the next family.
I told DJ Lance about Liam's condition, how much he loves Yo Gabba Gabba! and how excited he has been about this concert. Then, he told me to wait until he was finished visiting with everyone because he wanted to give something special to Liam!! DJ Lance came over after finishing and handed Liam and Josiah autographed photos, each with a special message to them.
Then, he picked up Liam again and started playing with him for quite a while, spinning him and making him laugh.
Boy, I love that little laugh. He did NOT want to leave and who could really blame him?
On the way out, Josiah picked out a t-shirt (with DJ Lance's face, of course) since he didn't have a Yo Gabba Gabba t-shirt. Then, it was time to go home. The boys have not stopped talking about the show and keep asking when we can go back. I didn't know how they would top the show we saw two years ago, but they did more than I could have ever imagined. We will definitely be back to see them in the future!

Want to see Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! like us? Click Here to see if they are coming to a city near you for their 2013 tour!

Disclosure: We were provided tickets to the show for review purposes. All opinions written are my own.

7 comments:

Amy said...

Wow! That's amazing that they took time to spend with you guys! :D I never really watched Yo Gabba Gabba, but they just got a star in my book! :D So amazing!

QueenB said...

Such a wonderful experience for your family- especially the personal attention DJ Lance gave to them!

Danielle @ We Have It All said...

OMGosh!!!! I LOVE those last pictures, that was so so sweet of DJ Lance!! What a good guy! Your boys must have been so excited about all of this. I want to take my Gracie to see Yo Gabba Gabba so bad, I hope they come to Chicago.

betty baez said...

Looks like soo much fun! Great pictures!

Jessica said...

Aw it looks like your boys had a great time! I hope they visit us soon, we will have to go see them too :)

Carol L. said...

What a wonderful post. This sounds like an amazing event. Your boys look thrilled. :)
I'm going to check the schedule and see when they'll be in our area. My grandsons would love this live performance. Thanks for sharing your great memories with us. :)
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

shannon said...

Wish we had stayed! I thought y'all were gone, so we headed on out. Can't believe he came out!

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