December 17, 2005

The Wiggles Live!

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On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving (yes I'm a little behind on my entries), our little family of three headed down to the American Airlines Arena in Miami to see The Wiggles. Kate really enjoys The Wiggles so we knew it would be quite the event. Although we had been talking about seeing The Wiggles for weeks, Kate wasn't really sure what to expect, especially upon entering the huge arena with the little stage down below and all of the seats up above. It wasn't quite like the theatrical stage shows we had seen in the past with her, nor was it like meeting Mickey Mouse at Disney World.

At first she didnít really get it. She heard their music and saw them on the big screens hung on either side of the stage. It wasn't until she saw Murray and Jeff in the audience that the lightbulb went on -- that we were watching The Wiggles perform live.

To her defense it was a little bit confusing because Greg, the singer, was uanavailable for the show due to illness. Therefore he had his understudy there in his same yellow shirt. Since Greg IS the singer of the group and the stand-in looked and sounded nothing like him I can see where Kate would be a little thrown off.

Nonetheless, when Kate saw the other Wiggles -- Jeff, Murray and Anthony, as well as their friends Captain Feathersword, Wags, Dorothy and Henry -- she started to really get into the show. It was a great show, although without Greg it wasn't quite the same. It was also a little disappointing that there was so little space for the preschoolers to get their groove on. Our knees touched the backs of the seats in front of us.

As you can see in the pictures and video, Kate had a fabulous time and "wiggled" in any space she could find. This included mommy's lap and daddy's lap. I took the video with our digital camera. Sometimes I forget that when I'm in video mode I must keep the camera in the horizontal position. Actually I always forget this, which is why Ken shakes his head and laughs at me when finally realize I've done it again and straighten out the shot. Perhaps I'll get it right for Kate's college graduation...but I doubt it.
Posted by Jean-Marie at December 17, 2005 10:56 PM
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