Do you know Yo Gabba Gabba?
Look, I’ve watched a lot of kids’ TV in my time. I hate most of it, as it is repetitive and mindless and condescending (yes, I’m looking at you, Dora).
Yo Gabba Gabba is up there with Pee Wee’s Playhouse, in that it seems ridiculous while you’re watching it, but then years later you’re still referencing the jokes and singing the songs.
Add that to the fact that awesome indie bands like the Ting Tings hang out to sing Happy Birthday, Biz Markie has a recurring bit where he teaches kids to beatbox, and Amy Sedaris plays the Tooth Fairy? C’mon, people. That’s brilliant television.
(I just ran across an article where they describe it as “delightfully eccentric.” Funny, that’s how I’m always hoping that people are describing ME!)
Anyway, Yo Gabba Gabba Live is going on tour and hitting 60 cities. YES. BIZ MARKIE WILL BE THERE. I heard about it when OWTK posted on Facebook that we needed to get out our DJ Lance costumes in preparation.
I have a very literal streak.
Have I ever mentioned how much I love costumes?
Don’t you think I would look STUNNING in this one?
Be honest, now–
how weird would it be if I rocked the DJ Lance costume for the concert?
Please leave your vote below. I AM NOT FOOLING AROUND, PEOPLE. I’m really leaning toward embarrassing my boys within an inch of their lives, but I’ll only do it if I receive enough “ayes.” So then when they hide I can shrug and say, “What? The internet told me to do it.”
Here’s a sample of what the show is like:
Embedding is disabled on the Amy Sedaris video, but you should really check it out.
The Philly leg of the tour is August 29th at the Mann. Ain’t nothing hotter than an Asian lady in an orange polyester jumpsuit and Q-tip hat in August, friends.
Tickets go on sale to the general public in June, but if you sign up for the newsletter you’ll be alerted about a pre-sale.
*** Disclosure: I have received no compensation for this post whatsoever. I am really this excited. Plus, I want you to be there to take pictures of me in my DJ Lance getup. ***