Friday, June 29, 2012

A Reunion in Silliness

Yesterday the kids and I headed to the library with the intention of doing anything but read. Our plans involved singing, stomping and dancing like we have ants in our pants.  We arrived 45 minutes ahead of the scheduled show time to secure our chance to watch Babaloo, my kid's all time favorite entertainer.  Even though they have nearly worn out his CD's and have seen his show half a dozen times, they couldn't wait to hear his original songs like, "Don't Pass the Gas", "I Lost My Pants in the Swimming Pool" or "My Hair Had a Party Last Night," live and in person.  They hoped to be chosen to accompany him during his Winnie the Pooh skit in which one lucky kid gets to squash whoopie cushion after whoopie cushion each time he sings the word "pooh" during the famous theme song.  Or, the opportunity to give his over-sized, Chinese gong a good whack using a Barbie doll.  They looked forward to hearing his harmonica rendition of "Oh Susanna" played using only one nostril.  And, they delighted in the opportunity to be showered with streams of Charmin's finest, made possible with Babaloo's rigged up leaf blower turned power T.P. launcher.

So, it came as no surprise to me when we arrived and there was already a line cuing to see the one-man, musical comedy act who makes a living joking about hard-core partying hair and doing the wee wee dance.  The biggest shock for me that day was sitting down and realizing I had just chosen a seat next to an old high school friend of mine.  In the 20+ years since graduation, I've only run into Gina twice...both times at a Babaloo concert.  We had a good laugh about it and tried to convince each other that "really I am not a Babaloo groupie".  Though I'd be lying if I said we didn't crack up throughout his show...even when we knew what was going to happen next.

That evening when I shared the story with Steve he said, "You guys are just a bunch of Babaloo-sers!" To which I retorted, "I know you are, but what am I?,"  See, Babaloo has a way of bringing out the kid in all of us.    If you haven't heard of him Click here to visit his site and hear a sampling from his CD's

High School Buddies a.k.a. Babaloo Groupies

Natalie takes a turn makin' some noise.

You have to look close to spot Noah's head among the sea of drumming kids.

Babaloo hits the crowd with rolls of T.P.

1 comment:

  1. Awwww. So sorry we missed Babaloo! He's our favorite, too.