Listening to the radio this morning, and DJ Lance Rock and Christian “Plex” Jacobs (also the co-creator of the show) from Yo Gabba Gabba! were on. They’re doing their Sydney shows on the weekend, and I’m very happy to say that I’m taking Will to see the whole extravaganza.
It was a funny thing on the radio, pointing out to Will who was on and having his face light up with simultaneous joy and confusion when he heard Plex and Lance do the weather report. And listening to the whole story of their origins reminds me of why I actually like the show, and why I love the fact Will likes it as well. It really does have the whole punk DIY ethos going through it, and the guests and music they have is really part of that whole package.
Will wouldn’t have a clue about the bands or the musical background on it, but it gives the show a whole extra dimension for the parents watching. As Sallie constantly reminds me, it is a fairly “boyish” thing as well, which is why I expect to see more Dad’s than Mum’s on Saturday, but no doubt plenty of Mum’s will be there too. Everyone from 30ish types like myself to aging punks with their kids will be there no doubt. And I hear the local musical guests will be quite appealing as well, likely a lot of acts I will know but don’t expect.
Should be a great experience for us both! Yo Gabba Gabba!