Monday, August 28, 2006

Back from the land of Dorothy and Captian Feathersword


Well, we survived the Wiggles concert. It ACTUALLY was a pretty nice time too, believe it or not! They really do put on a fun show for the kids, despite the riduculously priced merchandise and food. ($3.75 for a bottle of water! It must be some pretty special "Aussie" water, Dasani, ever heard of it? hehe!)

I didn't mention this before, but we went to one of their concerts when Landon was just a little squirt, maybe 3 or 4 months old. Colin jumped up and down in his seat (could've been the cotton candy I guess), sang, and yelled like a madman last time around, but THIS time, we had a "refined" little fella with us. He was very calm and sat in his seat like a big boy. Any time I would lean over and sing a song along with them, he would calmly say, "Mommy, stop singing please." Huh??? What happened to my jolly little guy? Maybe he's just getting too grown up for things like that? I must already be starting to embarrass my 3 year old. Tough kid! You're stuck with me for the rest of your life AHAHAHAHA (the evil mommy laugh if you haven't heard it before)!! Here he is, Mr. "subdued" himself. He did say he was having a good time though, so I'll just have to trust him on that.

LANDON, now Landon had an absolute blast. He's hysterical when it comes to music. It must be the fact that he was "grown" on music. While I was pregnant with him, I was singing on the praise team at church every Sunday. We sang contemporary Christian music with electric guitars, bass guitars, and drums...the whole bit. I think he was born rockin'!

He must have thought the audience behind me was just for him because he just smiled and waved every time he looked up there (like a rock star no less!) and just danced away. He even thought that we brought along his own personal groupie. Madeline, the sweetest little girl you'll ever meet, came along with some friends of ours. She is in love with Landon and wouldn't leave his side during the entire concert. I think that Landon is a little enamored as well. Can you tell? I'm going to be in trouble in fifteen years or so!!

One other thing happened that was quite interesting. At the last concert, Greg ( the yellow Wiggle) was not there. They announced that he had flown back to Australia to have hernia surgery and that "Sam" would be filling in for him. Well, guess what happened this time around? Greg, had to fly back to Australia because he had been having "dizzy spells". Sam (the NEW guy in yellow) filled in for Greg at both concerts. Hmmmmmmm. There is something FISHY going on here, and I'm going to get to the bottom of it.

####Missing Wiggle Theory Number 1: Sam has been the "back up" Wiggle for two years now. As he has waited in the wings for his chance, he became more and more resentful to the Wiggles "front man" Greg. One night in Phoenix, Arizona, he seized his opportunity to "fill in" by spiking Greg's fruit salad with rat poison...thus leading to his ultimate "flight back to Australia". They just can't figure out WHY Greg keeps getting sick, but Sam is always ready to step up and fill in. Dum, dum, dum, DUUUUUMMMMM!!

7 comments:

andria said...

We missed the Wiggles this year but have been the past three years. They do keep you entertained and it was worth the ticket price thats for sure.

Susan said...

Sam has not been filling in for Greg for two full years. Greg was in fine form at the Houston concert in August of this year. His problem is more than just dizzy spells, he has been passing out. Hopefully this is just exhaustion caused by returning to a grueling work schedule after hernia surgery last December. If you're interested in an explanation in Greg's own words, you can find it on the Wiggles Message Board, which is on their official website.

Lori said...

Thanks Susan! Please know that this is all in "jest". I have read his reasons for being out, and I sincerely hope that they find the cause, and he's feeling much better soon. My kids love the Wiggles, as do I. If we didn't love them so much, we wouldn't have attended two of their concerts in just one year. We wish them all the best.

Pete said...

you're too kind....Greg "Wiggle" got sick and missed the Washington DC show we attended a couple months ago...I think we should all get 25% refunds since we only got 3 of the wigles:) I won't hold my breath...

Melissa said...

We just saw the Wiggles yesterday in CT and Greg was again a no show. I really do hope he returns soon - my son kept asking "where's Greg". Sam did a good job, but Greg's voice is unique. Plus Sam wore a yellow short sleeve shirt, so he didn't quite match the other 3 Wiggles. This was our first concert (my sons are 3 and 1) and they really enjoyed it - Greg or not!

Heather said...

This is for Lori for South Carolina. How can you be so rude??? Did it ever occur to you that Greg could be a very sick man?? Have you checked reports online--some say he could be very sick, possibly cancer! I would recommend that you shouldn't be so quick to judge situations.

Anonymous said...

Wo back ther Heather!! What are you getting so antsy about?? If you haven't noticed this is "Lori's" page! She can write whatever she wants - nobody made you read it and you certainly do not have the right to attack her or accuse her of being insensitive. Did you read the bit where she said it was all said in jest anyway?? I for one feel badly for Greg being unwell, but I'm sure he would not take offence to this!