Another milestone moment in our little family: T’s first real concert experience! And what else would it be other than a They Might Be Giants show!
Thankfully, TMBG offers a special kids’ concert about once every two years when they amble their way through Los Angeles. When we found out this year’s family show also landed on TMBG’s 30th anniversary tour date later that evening, we made sure to snatch up our tickets sooner than later.
Great decision! T recognized many of his favorites right away, starting with the lead-off tune “Meet the Elements” (from the album “Here Comes Science” – you can read a lovely write-up on the album in Wired Underwire here). T danced in his seat and the aisles for the first several songs, but once that waned, C took it up a notch…
Yep, that’s C in the white T-shirt down there rushing the stage with T in tow! Can’t say I was surprised since C rushes the stage at pretty much every single concert he attends, especially at a TMBG show. As the saying goes, like father like son. You can’t even see T he’s so up against the stage there (near the boy in the orange T-shirt). Thankfully it was a pretty tame crowd with no trampling or dives witnessed and/or reported, and we could watch T having the time of his life at a close distance.
At the end of the show, John F. and other band members stuck around to hand out stickers to the kids. To say we got our fair share would be an understatement. Thankfully, T has a few friends he can share them with, but only if he wants to I suppose. After all, T did get all of his stickers directly from John F.
Here’s some more photos from our TMBG-tastic afternoon out with a complete set list at the end. Just remember RMT’ers… the family that rocks together, well, rocks!
Set List – They Might Be Giants – Family Show – UCLA – January 28, 2012:
Meet the Elements
E Eats Everything
Theme from Malcolm in the Middle
Me! (Short, funny, one-word note)
I Am a Paleontologist
Pirate Girls Nine
Clap Your Hands
Kitten vs. Ape (Crowd Chant)
In the Middle, In the Middle, In the Middle (w Robin)
Four of Two
Avatars: Shoehorn With Teeth
Why Does the Sun Shine?
Birdhouse in Your Soul
Seven Days of the Week OR I Never Go to Work (This when I was running from balcony downstairs, whoops)
Looks so fun. We have been listening to the alphabet album a fair amount recently and I have the number one in the prize closet for a future reward. It’s nice when a real rock band does kid music – it’s well, music to my ears!
Yes! And when it’s a band that C and I both love and have followed for over a decade (and seen in concert more than three times each), it makes it that much more special for us to have T into them, too. We have the No! and Here Comes Science albums, plus about 20 other regular TMBG releases. There’s so much non-kid music they do that we can all enjoy together, too!