Yesterday Edward and I went with Thomas and my brother-in-law Ben to see The Wiggles in concert at the Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club. I thought I'd write a review of The Wiggles Concert.
The Wiggles are great! They put on a show for about 1hours and 10 minutes (I didn't time it exactly) and they go all out for the whole time. Their well known friends Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, Captain Featherword, Henry the Octopus, and the Wiggly Dancers all feature prominantly. If you are familiar with The Wiggles' canon, you'd have seen a few clips of their live shows here and there in their DVDs and videos. They are just like that in concert.
The room where they appeared held about 400 - 500 people, and twice during the gig Jeff Wiggle and Murray Wiggle wandered through the crowd greeting children and having a few words to say to individuals here and there. They weren't mobbed by kids, because all of the kids were pre-school age and don't have a mob mentality. It comes as no surprise that the four Wiggles all relate to children exceptionally well. Greg really does sing, and very well too. Murray plays his guitars, and at other times during the show Greg and Anthony play guitar too. Jeff plays his keyboard. These guys are very musical. All kids are encouraged to dance.
The Wiggles friends - Dorothy, Wags, Henry, and the Captain - are all given plenty of time in the spotlight too, so anyone who had a special favourite wouldn't go home disappointed.
Edward and Thomas had a great time and loved the show. Most of the adults I could see had a good time too, and enjoyed singing and dancing with their kids.
The Wiggles have got concert dates upcoming in the UK (30 June - 13th July)and the USA (28 July - 27 August) so this seems to be a series of shake out gigs for that.
As a bonus for my American readers, here's the transcript of an interview The Wiggles did for Australian TV.