Someday in the future, my darling son will accuse us of not being cool parents. It will probably occur in the tween years when we say no to him doing something he thinks is cool, but we don't. Then I will remind him about just how cool we really are and will refer him to this post. I'll remind him that at the ripe ole' age of FOUR he went to not one, but two rock concerts for his favorite band at the moment, The Imagination Movers.
My dear little kiddo became obsessed with the Movers sometime around age three and a half or so. So obsessed, that he told us to start referring to him as Mover Rich, he called me Nina (because I'm a girl) and his dad was Mover Scott. That lasted a few months last summer. He decided he wanted an Imagination Movers birthday party, which we had a ton of fun creating. When I learned in October that the Movers were going to be in concert locally this past May, I immediately purchased tickets. We had an amazing time. The concert venue was small enough that kids could see, the guys came out into the audience, and the kiddo was in awe of the whole thing. He even brought his Warehouse Mouse with him to the concert.
A few weeks ago I learned that the Imagination Movers were going to be performing shows for two days at Sesame Place. I debated buying tickets, but since we have season passes, it was really inexpensive. With the heat lately, I also debated, but then Tuesday night we saw photos of the Movers at Sesame Place on Facebook and my son asked if we could go. I was lucky enough to be able to order tickets online at the last minute. The only downside was that dad couldn't take the day off to go with us.
What a fun concert! It was a bit overwhelming to the kiddo. It was at 4:30, which is the time of day when he is usually really tired, plus the sun was really hot during the wait to get to our seats, but he was in good spirits. We had to wait a while to get into the theater, but during the wait we chatted with our line neighbors and even saw Mover Rich come over in his bathing suit, soaking wet! He had been having fun on some of the water attractions at Sesame Place! My kiddo can be a shy kid at times and didn't want to join the other kids to dance during the show, but he was wiggling in his seat a bit. He wore his Movers b-ball cap and every single Mover came over to him during the concert and gave him a high five or told him his hat was cool! Several times I had to point out to him that Rich or Dave or Scott or Smitty was standing right next to him! He was so distracted by everything to look at in the area. At one point, Mover Rich was standing next to him playing his guitar but my kiddo didn't realize it. I told him to turn his head, which was eye level with Rich's guitar. And what did my very detailed oriented kid say at that? "Rich is using Dave's guitar." I had no idea what he meant, but just agreed. It wasn't until I uploaded the photos I took that I realized he was right...Dave had used the same guitar earlier in the concert.
It was a fun afternoon, capped off with a few rides before we headed home for dinner. I love having season passes to Sesame Place. It makes it so easy to drop by for a few hours of fun and then leaving without feeling like we have to see and do everything. I hope the Imagination Movers come back to Sesame Place and the Philly area again soon. They have so much fun on stage and seem to really love what they do!