We just got home from our super-duper Wiggles concert! Hooray! Or “Hoop de Doo!” as they say. I was so excited when I found out the Australian group would be coming to So. Cal. I simply had to buy tickets. And AFTER I bought the tickets I found out that this will be their very last tour with the original group members: Greg Page, Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt and Anthony Field. All but Anthony are retiring and there will be three new Wiggles cast members starring in the show.
This silly little children’s group is a big deal because they’ve been singing and dancing to my children almost every day and thus their music has become the soundtrack of this stage of my life. I just know that in 30 years if I happen to hear “Do the Monkey” I’ll be right back in this house in this living room with a 3 year old Natalie, 5 year old Adam, and 7 year old Francesca. It’s a beautiful thing! And I’m quite grateful to the group for that.
So for this event I splurged and got us some good seats and all five of us went to our “Wiggly Party”. We enjoyed ourselves so much although I know the kids were pretty overwhelmed at first with the whole thing. It is quite strange to meet people, whom you’ve only seen as 5 inches tall on TV, in real flesh and blood. Like “hey these are the real Wiggles!” Not just characters playing the fake Wiggles cast, but the actual Greg, Murray, Jeff, and Anthony. And even the real Captain Feathersword. That’s pretty cool! Natalie especially was much much quieter and still than I thought she’d be. It wasn’t until I bounced her around a lot on my lap that she loosened up a bit. Adam was scowly through quite a bit of the show which is pretty typical for him. I do know that he enjoyed it though and will likely talk about it in a week or so at the oddest moment. He never forgets things. He’ll remember this one for sure. Francesca enjoyed the concert a lot and I know she’ll remember too.
They sang favorite songs, did lots of silly acrobatic tricks, and came out into the crowd to say hello. For me, it was a celebration of my kids’ childhood and of me and Jason as young parents! Thank you Wiggles for a wonderful show!