Last night we drove two hours to Everett to see The Wiggles. This is our 3rd year going and the kids had a blast. Everyone LOVED Lilli’s dress and Murray(He’s the Red Wiggle) even had me hold her up at one point to show it off. Very proud mommy moment for me! Lilli kept hugging me all night and telling me that she loved me, then dancing and singing along. Kaleb even went up towards the stage to dance.
I WOULD show off pictures, but sadly someone tried to take my camera away from me. The event staff at the Everett Events Centre? Complete jerks. Their reasoning for me NOT being able to have my camera? It has a detachable lens, which may be used as a weapon. Did every one just laugh? I did, because really it was funny until I realized they were serious. You think I am going to detach my $300 lens and throw it at The Wiggles?!? HOW DARE YOU NOT SING WIGGLY PARTY! I got a good elbow in as hands were reaching toward my camera. I asked to speak to supervisors and everyone shook their head and said “They will tell you the same thing” or “They are unavailable” or my favorite “We don’t really have one” mmhmm. Then it dawned on me as I’m looking around at the crowd of sippy cup totting toddlers. Exactly how much do these things weigh? The answer:
A FULL sippy cup:
Hmm. $300 lens OR a $4 sippy cup? Tough one. Clearly if you want to injure someone, one usually reaches for the heavier object. Just a thought. Not to mention, the Everett Events Centere WAS allowing them to sell merchandise which included The Big Red Car on a STICK. Which if used properly could be used to blugeon one of The Wiggly Dancers OR the asshat event security guy who “Doesn’t make the rules” and “I don’t know it’s my first day” First day of what? Being on a power trip and being an asshole? Way to go you successfully ensured the saftey of all The Wiggles from a detachable lens throwing crazed mom. Good for you, make sure you pat yourself on the back for that one. You really deserve it.
BY THE WAY, here is your camera policy:
As a general rule, cameras and recording devices of any kind are not permitted inside the Comcast Arena at Everett. This is subject to change on an event by event basis. If by chance, a patron brings a camera or recording device to an event, the patron will be asked to return that item to his or her vehicle. The Comcast Arena at Everett cannot hold any personal property belonging to a guest.
Nowhere is it noted that you are not allowed to have a detachable lens camera. According to this statement on their website NO cameras are allowed, yet EVERY ONE had one and they all got to take their pictures. Better take everyone’s cell phone away as well. Those can take pictures too. The Wiggles HIGHLY encourage picture taking and say so in the beginning of every show. I wonder what THEY would think about this…