When the TV is on, it’s usually for the adults so, Joy doesn’t watch a lot of children’s shows and she didn’t know Barney before this. It’s a matter of time and since there’s no better way to meet anyone than in person, we brought her to City Square Mall to be introduced to the well-loved purple dinosaur! #score!
This is our first mall show, I’m amazed at how huge the turnout was! It’s a good thing too, waiting for Barney and friends to come on stage with so other children in the mall completed the experience – I imagine it’s like me waiting at the indoor stadium for a sold out concert.
Joy had first row media seats at the 2nd floor (first floor would have been even more awesome, but oh well!), when Barney & Friends came on stage, she was excited beyond words. “Mummy, 你看! Baby!” (“Mummy, you see! Baby!”)Unless she’s been exposed to them before and hence know their names, all mascots are “Baby” to her by default, so this was my chance – Joy, meet Barney. Barney, this is Joy!
After the introduction, she pretty much didn’t pay any attention to me and started gesturing with her hands to imitate their actions. She didn’t know any of the songs except The Goodbye Song, which I sing to her sometimes but still she was super engrossed with the show. Heres a short snippet of the show:
Lucky Joy got to meet Barney & Friends right after the show! I wanted so badly to capture her expression when she was on stage because I t was a priceless look of pure joy but we got reminded of the need to be quick and considerate for others in the queue. So this is the only one we have!
Did Barney & Friends leave an impression? You bet! When she came across their poster, the fangirl asked for a photo!
Barney & Friends ‘Live’ On Stage is a 20 minutes long program of interactive song and dance, if your little ones are big fans, here’s when and where you can join in the fun!
Date: 7 – 22 June (Daily except Mondays)
Time: 2pm & 7pm (Tues-Fri); 1pm, 4pm & 7pm (Sat & Sun)
Venue: L1 Atrium, City Square Mall
Meet & Greet:
Shoppers at City Square Mall can redeem an exclusive pass for the Meet & Greet session with a minimum spending of $50 (50 passes will be given out 45 minutes prior to each show)
Disclosure: Joy was invited to watch Barney & Friends live on stage and meet them in person for the first time in her life. No other compensation was received, experiences herein are our own.