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Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Get the Sillies Out.

Saturday, 8 June 2013


It’s time to dance, yeah, everybody.. That one line has been going through my head over and over again. Being super lucky to be able to attend the Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Get the Sillies Out! We shimmied and shook all of the sillies living inside of us out.. We went to the 4:30 show at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne, there were another 2 shows prior to this one. I was actually worried that the cast might be over it by now and not as enthusiastic, but they were anything but. You could tell they loved their job and what they did, especially DJ Lance Rock.

Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE Get the Sillies Out marks the third live tour in Australia for the successful Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! concert series, which just played over 150 shows to 50 cities across the U.S. and sold out major markets for the fourth year in a row.  


The show began with DJ Lance saying the three magic words: Yo Gabba Gabba!  DJ Lance’s boom box opened up and the characters came to life. This is basically how the show starts on Nick Jr, with DJ Lance and his Boom box filled with his furry doll friends. Then when he says the magic words the Gabba’s come to life and out to play. They often go on many singing adventures and have lots of fun together.
 I will let you know their names and a little about them just for your reference.
Muno- A friendly super cute male red Cyclops, he is the tallest and most lumpy out of all.
Foofa- A female flower bubble who has a white daisy on her head. This was my daughters favourite character but then during the show that changed.
Brobee- He is the smallest and the youngest of all the Gabbas, some may even say he is the baby of the crew. A small green stripey monster that has super long dangly arms.
Toodee- A Blue female arctic cat-dragon who looks nothing like a scary dragon, and in the end turned into my daughters favourite character.
Plex- A male magic yellow robot, who is portrayed to be the smart and basically the leader of the Gabba group, always taking the reigns and leading the team in the right direction.

The one thing I love about Yo Gabba Gabba is they teach children many things through singing and dancing, and they were the ones who actually made my daughter not afraid of the dark and she no longer sleeps with a nightlight.

I found myself singing and dancing along to their songs and really letting my sillies out, I even glanced over to Mr Serious and saw him singing along and tapping his feet. He also joined to sing along and help Hayley get her confidence up. I didn’t think he would like it at all because being a really manly man he is more a man of Gigs, not kids performances but he genuinely had a good time :0)
They also had some very special guests that were actually great Aussie Stars.
They had two singers Dave Rennick and Tim Derricourt from the band Dappled Citites there to perform one of their great songs. That song was Born at the Right Time, I love this song and Matt and I sat there singing away while our kids looked at us like “Hey Mum, Dad this is for kids not you.” If you want to hear this song it can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCnnWlFfYn0

Their Dancey Dance guest was the great comedian Adam Hills. Matt and I actually love watching his clips and videos, and is the only time I really hear a deep down in the tummy kind of laugh from Matt, so he was very excited to see Adam Hill. I do believe the previous shows had other performers and do believe the one before ours had Peter Helliar. Here is the link to Adam Hills site

But Yo Gabba Gabba have had many Dancey Dance guest performances from a range of Australian personalities. Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! special guest bands in Australia in 2011 included Operator Please, Little Red and Art vs. Science, and past Dancey Dance guests have included members of iconic Australian bands Powderfinger, Sneaky Sound System and Spiderbait, Dave “Hughesy” Hughes, Rob Mills, Faustina Agolley, Justine Clark, Merrick Watts, Sophie Lee, Triple J’s Tom and Alex, Nova’s Ryan “Fitzy” Fitzgerald, Dylan Lewis and many others.

There is sadly no more Melbourne Shows left as Yo Gabba Gabba and the team are off to Sydney next where you can catch them under the Big Top at Luna Park.

Saturday 15 June
Big Top Luna Park, Sydney
Show times: 10.30am & 4.30pm
www.bigtopsydney.com
1300 BIG TOP (1300 244 261)
www.ticketmaster.com.au 136 100

If they return to Melbourne next year we will be sure to attend :0) We left there with a silly in our step and a massive show bag in the other. As soon as we got home Miss Hayley dressed up as DJ Lance and danced away.

I would also recommend if you love the Yo Gabba Gabba! crew and especially DJ Lance then it is worth the extra money to buy the VIP ticket. After the show we were allowed to meet DJ Lance and get some snaps of us with him. He is just as lovely and really genuine in real life, even though he had over a hundred people to meet he was more then happy to spark up conversation and cuddle the kids and not just move everybody along. The helpers were actually ushering people on and hurrying DJ Lance up!! This experience (especially for the kids) was one like no other.

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