Wiggle Night in Ottawa

by DaniGirl on November 4, 2005 · 15 comments

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It wasn’t so much that I forked over nearly $200 to watch the Wiggles, as it was I forked over $200 to watch my kids watch the Wiggles. And you know what?

It was worth every penny.

Our seats were toward the back of the floor section, but right on the aisle. Which was a good thing, because Simon did not spend a moment actually sitting in his chair. I wish I could find a way to stream the video I took of him dancing his little heart out in the aisles, in the lovely way not-quite-two-year-olds heave themselves back and forth to the music.

I was just barely quick enough to catch a three second video of the moment Jeff Wiggle (the sleepy guy in purple) came down our aisle and right past an astonished Simon. The look on Simon’s face is truly priceless. (Anybody know how I might somehow stream some short video clips through Blogger?)

Simon has always been the real Wiggles fan, so I was thrilled to see Tristan dancing and singing along as well. He was mostly content to sit or stand in his Daddy’s lap, while Simon danced up the aisles and wandered around the sound crew, saying hello to the security staff.

Toward the end of the night, for what turned out to be the finale, I gave up trying to corral Simon and brought both boys right down to the stage. It was a gorgeous chaos of excited preschoolers, who seem to be all standing stock still in this photo, but were in fact a darting, dancing, singing mass of highly torqued munchkins.

This last one is my bad mommy picture. It’s not a very good photo, but you can just see the beginnings of an “oh no you don’t” expression on Anthony Wiggle’s face. That would be the look he is shooting my son as Simon lifts the curtain hanging over the edge of the stage and contemplates diving underneath while his inattentive mother snaps photos in blissful oblivion.

Yes, a Wiggles not only noticed, but disciplined my child. How’s that for a claim to fame? It’s almost as exciting as the time when, at the tender age of 15, Corey Hart sprayed me (and about a thousand other overwrought teeny-boppers) with a garden hose at a particularly steamy July concert.

I didn’t actually catch most of the concert myself, but would pay the $200 again in a heartbeat to see my boys dancing together, their little faces bright with excitement. Through the whole night, there was not a single tantrum, not a single tear, not even a defiant word. And they didn’t even fall asleep on the car ride home.

How could it get any better than that?

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 SilverCreek Mom November 4, 2005 at 1:44 pm

Sounds Wonderful Dani! I’m soo glad both kids had a great time. Nathan was never into the wiggles but I bet he would have loved it too.
Sharon Seriuoly jealous. And can wiggle like a 2 yr old. πŸ˜‰

2 UberGeek November 4, 2005 at 1:56 pm

Nice pics kiddo, I am positive that is a look of rapture on Beloved’s face πŸ™‚

3 Casey November 4, 2005 at 1:59 pm

I always got the impression that Anthony Wiggle was the biggest grouch of the four. I think he’s secretly contemplating a solo career.

4 nancy November 4, 2005 at 2:08 pm

How Wonderful!!!! I am so jealous, my guys would’ve LOVED it. Your essay captures every moment just right as any parent should see their child revel in a dream come true.
I love love love how you referred to:
“…gorgeous chaos of excited preschoolers…”
Happy Wiggling!!

5 andrea November 4, 2005 at 2:16 pm

LOL – we were there too!
I’ve been singing “Hot Potato Hot Potato” ever since. It’s so hot how they pronounce ba-na-na in their Aussie accents. πŸ˜‰

6 Anonymous November 4, 2005 at 2:55 pm

The first thing Allie said when she got home was, “I saw Baby Simon, Tristan and their Mommy!” Then she proceeded to tell me about the concert!! LOL
Glad you enjoyed it!

7 Bren November 4, 2005 at 3:55 pm


8 Renee November 4, 2005 at 6:49 pm

I’m not a wiggler; my older 2 were too old for the wiggles when they first came out. Maybe John M. will wiggle . . and I’ll get a taste.
We used to see a lot of Barney shows way back when. Can’t be any worse than THAT.

9 Alexa November 4, 2005 at 10:10 pm

We almost went when they were in Toronto, but forgot about getting tickets! My four year old would have loved it…as it was, he got to see Judy and David…and David sat next to him for a second, as we were in the front row! (Hope you know Judy and David???)

10 kris November 5, 2005 at 1:25 am

It sounds like quite a night! I despise the Wiggles–but my 2.5 year old LOVES them. When the baby gets older, I may end up having to go to one of their gigs, too. Glad you enjoyed yourself.

11 Beanie Baby November 5, 2005 at 2:12 am

Yay! So glad you had such fun.

12 twinmomplusone November 5, 2005 at 4:31 am

mom full of guilt here…should have bought those tickets πŸ™ my kids are so-so Wiggles fans but they would have loved the show
but sure glad to hear your gang had a blast!!!

13 Running2Ks November 5, 2005 at 7:15 pm

That is so cool. Can you get the Wiggles to babysit now? I am so glad you had a great time.

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