Like Andy said, we (Sue, Maria, & I) went to see the Doodlebops live this afternoon! Of course, Maria fell asleep early last night so for the first time ever, she missed her 3rd dose of Depakene. Today she had a couple seizures–1st ones in almost 2 weeks! And she was very tired and wouldn’t sleep before the 4pm show. Not a good start…
We got there quite early, of course, got our tickets, and were personally escorted to our seats on the floor. We went the back way, past the small court where the Suns practice (nope, they weren’t there). The usher gave us the wrong seats, had to remove one of the chairs (which are all locked together) so Maria’s stroller would fit in. There was a row behind us and if someone was seated there, they wouldn’t be able to see around the stroller, but the guy said don’t worry about it. Then about 20-30 min later, another usher came and said we were in the wrong place, so she very kindly helped us move.
The good thing about getting there early, wearing bright tie dye (both Maria and I), and having the only stroller/wheelchair in the place, is that we stuck out a bit and got very good treatment. Maria pooped, of course, before the concert began, so I asked an usher if the only restrooms were upstairs, she said yes, then another usher asked if Maria needed the bathroom, and showed us to the “secret” bathrooms on the same level we were on–so no stairs.
We were about 10 rows from the stage, wonderful seats. It was pretty loud, Maria was squirmy, not sure if she was digging it or not. I had an empty chair next to me, so I laid her down and she fell asleep before intermission and stayed asleep until I (rudely) woke her up by grabbing her and dancing to the “Get On the Bus” song (last song). If you’re not familiar with them, go to YouTube, search for Doodlebops and watch one of the Get On the Bus clips; you’ll see how catchy it is.
The Doodlebops are very colorful, and their “wares” are too (and expensive!!)–dolls, hats, t-shirts, cups, etc. I bought Maria a shirt (tie dye; her first concert shirt) and a spinning light toy (therapy for her eyes, you know). It was quite an enjoyable time watching them in person, but would’ve been better if Maria’d been awake to dance with.
Our next concert adventure is the Wiggles!! They’re here April 5. Our seats aren’t quite as good, but I’m more excited about them because I’ve watched their program more often than the Doodlebops, so I know them better. (Plus, I kinda fell in love with Greg? when he officiated at Steve Irwin’s funeral, you know, the Crocodile Hunter.)