Fruit salad! Incredibly, The Wiggles, the colorful, energetic quartet of children’s entertainers from Australia, are celebrating 20 years as a group, with a 31-city North American Big Birthday Tour. They will play in Oakland, CA Friday, August 12.
I am fortunate to have 2 family 4-packs of tickets to give away for each concert — 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm at the Paramount Theater in Oakland. To be entered, subscribe to my mailing list, in the right column of the blog, and leave a comment here or on Facebook to let me know that you subscribed. Also let me know which show you’d like tickets for. Enter to win by Sunday, August 7, 9 pm Pacific Time. The winners will be chosen by random drawing. (If you’re already a subscriber and wish to enter, just let me know in the comments.)
The show promises to be quite participatory. Organizers are suggesting that audience members dress as their favorite characters, yell, “Wake up, Jeff!” whenever the Purple Wiggle falls asleep during the show, and enter the YouTube video contest to become the Fifth Wiggle and perform with the group onstage.
In addition to entertaining, The Wiggles will donate a portion of the proceeds from all ticket sales to support Reach Out and Read, a school readiness initiative that serves 1/3 of the most underserved children in the U.S.
You can also help local animals through East Bay SPCA and ARF at the Oakland shows by donating dog food and new or gently-used pet bedding or blankets.
Show tickets are also available through Ticketmaster. Use the discount code: UKELELE.
The Wiggles Original Album Cover