Sunday, May 3, 2009

When Elmo Grows Up

Whew, back from the dead and wandering Indiana. Thanks to blogger buddy, Nap Warden and the good folks at Sesame Street Live, we were able to attend When Elmo Grows Up at the Star Plaza Theater in Merrillville, IN last night.

Nap Warden's giveaway said it was for tickets on May 8th at the Rosemont Theater, so I was delighted when the vouchers came and I had a choice between that performance and the one on May 1st at the Star Plaza. I did a quick Mapquest and learned that Merrillville was only 10 miles further away from J-town than the Rosemont Theater. Road trip, let's smuggle that child past state lines and break all sorts of laws if we can! Yahooo!

My surprises didn't end there. Let me say the wonderful folks in Indiana are on to something that the Chicago area has not figured out yet. FREE PARKING!!! Reasonably priced concessions!!! Now wait for it......leaving the theater and parking lot in a timely and orderly manner!!! We were not trampled by a stampede of unrulies trying to get outside, I did not hear one car blow their horn in frustration, traffic flowed smoothly towards the main road and we were on our way home less than 10 minutes after the show ended. TEN MINUTES PEOPLE!!! If you've ever attended any event in Chicago you know I'd still be sitting in that damn parking lot right now!!!

Elmo and his buddies put on a spectacular performance. Our seats were about 9 rows from the stage and TOF bopped along to the music, waving happily to all the familiar friends. If you have the opportunity, I highly recommend that you pack up the kiddos in the mommy van or SUV and head over to see When Elmo Grows Up. I promise it will not disappoint.

Now grab some popcorn and enjoy the show, we sure did!



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18 comments:

Soxy Deb said...

I love Elmo. I miss Elmo and the whole Sesame Street gang. I wonder if I can borrow a kid (any kid) and see this show when it comes here (I think later this month).
I think I'd look a bit silly sitting there without a kid or I'd go it alone.

Midwest Mommy said...

Free parking! Next you're going to tell me that they don't pay tolls either?

♥~♥ Tracey ♥~♥ said...

*sniff* NOOOOO! Elmo can NOT grow up. It is against nature.

I am Harriet said...

What's with that outflow thing anyway? I hate that.

Miz Q said...

Hey that SmileBox thingy is way cool!

Nap Warden said...

Yay! Glad you had fun:)

Leah said...

glad you had a great time!!!!

Lin said...

So where was this again--Utopia?? Sounds like it!! It took us a hour and a half to get out of the parking lot from a concert last year. Ugh. Kinda ruined the whole experience. Elmo in Concert, eh??

Lola said...

I completely agree about the Chicago thing. It seems like no matter what venue you're at in the Chicagoland area, the parking lots are clogged and people start honking and getting obnoxious.

Glad to hear that you and the little guy had a good time.

Nightowl Mama said...

LOl my kids love this

Kathy B! said...

Elmo and Bear in the Big Blue House are my two favorite kids characters of all time. I'm so glad you had fun :)

And HOORAY for free parking. I feel very strongly that if you are paying to get in then the parking should be included. Period. You hear that Disney Land?! INCLUDED.

Stacie's Madness said...

HOW FUN!!!

amelia bedelia said...

I hate it that elmo grew up! FUnny stuff.

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

Elmo's my favorite. Pinky swear.

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

Elmo's my favorite. Pinky swear.

Deb said...

We used to go to those!!! Now the kiddos are too old. Sniff.

I am Harriet said...

Hi!
Just checking in to see how your comment challenge is going.

Kelly B said...

I've seen the commercials for this. My nephew is 4...he like Elmo last year, not sure if he would like it now. My sister has taken him to the Elmo shows at the Rosemont Theater in the past...I love that theater, but it is about $10 to park, though it is much cheaper and much less chaotic than in the city...Chicago is NUTS!

Kelly

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