We just got home from a super fun time at the Yo Gabba Gabba Live show in Austin! My husband, parents, and I all accompanied Cakes to the show and we all enjoyed every minute of it. In total the show was about an hour and a half long with an intermission halfway through, but time flew by and no one was ready to sing the Goodbye Song especially not Cakes.
Knowing that the Cedar Park Center would likely be crowded, we arrived early for the show. We were incredibly pleased at the seats we were given as they offered a close, perfect view of the entire stage. We were in the first row of the stadium seating directly behind the divider to the floor seating and so relieved to not be on the floor and have to fight to see or struggle to keep Cakes corralled. Fortunately, Cakes was so enamored with the entire show that no corralling was even necessary!
This show and Cakes' behavior was such a pleasant surprise and change from our last live experience at the circus earlier this summer. It's hard to tell if Cakes did so well because it's been five months and she'll be 3 very soon or because of the familiar Yo Gabba Gabba characters (Muno, Foofa, Brobee, Toodee, Plex, DJ Lance Rock, the Biz, and Leslie) and songs to keep her constantly entertained. I'm pretty sure it's a bit of both and the looks of pleasure, delight, and excitement on her face was absolutely priceless to see.
The 2011 Yo Gabba Gabba Live tour theme was It's Time to Dance and we did a lot of dancing and singing at the show. At times it was hard to tell who was having more fun, the kids or the parents. We had a blast singing along with all of the songs including some of our favorites like Hold Still, Name Game, Party in My Tummy, and the Freeze Game. I think the last songs sang before the Goodbye Song were magical for the kids. When The Leaves are Falling was being sung leaves were dropped onto the crowd and that was followed by Winter is My Favorite Season where fake snow was released.
I just don't have enough good things to say about Yo Gabba Gabba Live. It was a fast-paced show from start to finish and there was never a dull moment. I was in awe at the stamina and resilience of the performers being active on stage for such a long period. We had such a wonderful experience and will definitely make every attempt to attend again next year.