Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Saturday, August 23, 2008 7:36 pm

Escaping with most brain cells still intact

Filed under: Hooper — Lex @ 7:36 pm

Hooper and I saw The Wiggles earlier today. A couple of my worst fears went unrealized. For one thing, although the show was held in the 20,000+-seat Greensboro Coliseum, the configuration was half-house and I’m guessing the crowd was 4,000, tops. For another, the set was over in a neat 75 minutes. Sops for the adults were sadly lacking. The closest they came was prior to “Play Your Guitar with Murray,” when the aforenamed Wiggle “warmed up” by playing a brief intro to “Stairway to Heaven.” One of the other Wiggles punctuated that with, “Did somebody say ‘Freebird’?”

My favorite part was before the show, however:

Hooper’s friend B: They don’t look like they do on TV.

Hooper: They don’t?

Hooper’s friend B: No, they’re all winkly.



  1. ‘The Wiggles’? Are they a modern beat combo, popular with the young people?

    Comment by Nick — Thursday, September 4, 2008 6:29 am @ 6:29 am

  2. Let’s put it this way: Hooper, at 7, was among the oldest kids in the audience.

    Comment by Lex — Thursday, September 4, 2008 10:43 am @ 10:43 am

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