Now that I've successfully put that song in your head let's get on with it.
Tricky and I were lucky enough to be invited to see Mickey's Music Festival last week when it came to Perth and it was AMAZING.
I remember seeing a Disney show when I was about five. I loved every minute of it and remember that magical feeling of being so close to some of the coolest people in the world (anthropomorphic mice and ducks are people too) and really wanted Tricky to experience it. Although if I'm entirely honest I would probably still have gone if Tricky wasn't around, just because Mickey is so damn cool.
I was really excited to be taking Tricky... well excited and nervous. I was petrified he'd be "that child". You know, the one who screams for the first 15 minutes until the flustered mother picks them up under her arm and walks out? Yeah that one.
When we arrived, the crowd made him uneasy and he morphed in to Velcro Toddler. There were a few tears when the music started because it was really loud. It was even a little loud for me, but I am an oldie now, so I suppose I shall have to get used to it, turn my hearing aids down and get ready to poke someone with my walking stick.
All the gang were there, even Bullseye who managed to jump rope!
We were lucky enough to get a meet and greet with Mickey and Minnie after the show. In line Tricky was pointing and lunging forward to try and get closer to them... when it was our turn as soon as we stepped forward and Mickey waved to him he cried! I can't blame the kid though, a lot of things are scary up close: Mickey, Santa, barking dogs, my face, etc.
He calmed down quickly and though he didn't manage a smile (no surprises there), we did get a great photo.
My favourite part of the day though was seeing the other kids around me, especially my friend's son Harry, get so excited about seeing their favourite characters. Hearing Harry call out and wave to "Jethie" and Woody to get their attention and then go completely mental and shout "BUUUUZZZZZ! BUUUUUZZZZZZZZ!" as his hero walked on stage... it was brilliant. I am SUCH a sap.
If you'd like to see the show as it tours Australia, check out their website for ticket details (careful, it has auto playing sound!).
*I was not paid to write this post. I did receive complimentary tickets to the show*