Yesterday, my husband and I took our two boys, Miles (4) and Spencer (nearly 3), to Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Get The Sillies Out!, the live show, at the Louisville Palace in Louisville, Kentucky. Having never taken our boys to a live show like this, I wasn’t sure what to expect, how our kids would react, or how long it would be before I would agree to go to another one. I’m happy to report that we had an absolute blast and would take our kids to another live event any time, if it lives up to the quality of the Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Get The Sillies Out! tour.
I had never been to the Louisville Palace, but it turned out to be the perfect location for the show. It’s an older, historical building, and it’s an actual theater that’s used for all kinds of stage shows now. It has beautiful statues along the sides, which we used for a quick game of I Spy before the show began.
It’s interesting going to a show just for kids. Many times when you take your kids somewhere, it’s primarily adults and you have to worry about them doing normal kid stuff like whining or having to take a million bathroom breaks, but at a show designed for kids, particularly the 5-and-under set, it takes a weight off. They’re all kids, so no one is bothered by it.
The show began on time and in spectacular fashion. The back of the stage contains a huge video screen, which was interactive with what the characters were doing on stage. My youngest wasn’t sure what to think at first, with the bright lights and music, and covered his ears with his hands, but as soon as his favorite, Plex, came on-stage, he came to life and started pointing and shouting “Der he is! Da robot!”
The show was 80 minutes long with a 10-15 minute intermission in the middle. It was the perfect length for our kids. Predictably, as we neared the end, Spencer got a little restless and wanted to be in the aisles only (which wasn’t the problem, lots of kids were dancing in the aisle, I was just afraid I would lose him in the crowd), but they reeled him back in with the release of about a million bubbles into the theater and confetti cannons.
It was 80 minutes of singing, dancing, and so much fun! In addition to Muno, Brobee, and the rest of the gang, DJ Lance Rock was there, plus live musicians, and Biz Markie! It was awesome sitting in a room full of kids paying rapt attention to the stage and singing their little hearts out. The whole room was full of excitement and joy the entire time. We did buy one souvenir, a tour poster ($5.00), and they had a good variety of other reasonably-priced merchandise in the lobby and for sale in the aisles, including color-changing flashlights, tour DVDs, shirts, and plush dolls.
We had a great time at the show and if Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Get The Sillies Out! is coming to a city near you, your kids will love it too!
Disclaimer: I received tickets for my family to attend the show to facilitate my review. I did not receive monetary compensation and I was not required to write a positive review.