Today was the big day we’d been anticipating since June. The Yo Gabba Gabba gang came to Philadelphia, and we all partied at the Mann center, gabba land style. This was our first time at the Mann center and I didn’t realize that the this was an outdoor venue, so naturally I wore jeans down to my ankles. We were there early and we melted under the hot sun as we waited for the main gates to open. Luckily, the seating area was covered, so we were in the shade for the actual show. Our seats were way in the back, but the stadium was pretty small and we had a great view of center stage.
DJ Lance Rock appeared on the on-stage screen before he broke out through the door, a very cool entrance that built excitement for all of the kids and parents as we anticipated the appearance of Brobee, Foofa, Plex, Muno and Todee. After their initial introductions, our gabba friends encouraged everyone in the audience to stand and dance. This is what we’re always doing when we watch the show at home, so this was our favorite part overall.
After that, Emma was shouting, “More! More!” a.k.a. “Maw, Maw!”
Another awesome part of the show was when Brobee went flying in the air after the gang’s performance of “Balloons Make me Happy”. This has to be Emma’s all-time favorite Yo Gabba Gabba episode. If only The Postmarks were the musical guests!
But I think the children were all happy when all of the balloons that were suspended up above were released. It was complete mahem at that point. Not really, but you can imagine how the kids and adults scrambled! My husband returned empty-handed, but Emma was getting a little restless at this point so I went down to find one for her.
After a short break, we all learned a new dancey dance before the gabba gang performed the Philly Phanatic’s dancey dance. Then Biz Markie took the stage (after a quick on-screen tease that he wasn’t able to make it) and he performed his beat of the day and brought a few lucky front-row kids on stage to try their hand at beatboxing.
This was a such a fun experience for us, and we hope Yo Gabba Gabba Live will be partying in our city again sometime soon. The tour is not over yet though, and there will be shows well into the fall season. For complete tour, ticket, and VIP package information, visit www.yogabbagabbalive.com.
No compensation was received for this post. A big thank you to Yo Gabba Gabba Live for providing complimentary tickets for me and my family. This mom got so much joy out of seeing her daughter smile from ear to ear and watch her favorite pals come to life.