Your Story: What a day with The Wiggles!
SALLY Brierley shares the excitement that filled her home when The Wiggles came to Gladstone.
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IT CERTAINLY wasn't your standard Saturday in the Groat or Brierley households.
Saturday, July 4 saw the much-anticipated arrival of The Wiggles at the Gladstone Entertainment Centre.
The day started early for best friends Olive Groat and Paige Brierley with a little pre-Wiggle concert on the TV to really get the excitement going.
Costumes were then put on, courtesy of a late-night sewing session by Olive's mum, and then the paparazzi arrived, in the form of their mums with their ever-present iPhones.
A quick stop at the local coffee shop for babychinos of course, and then the doors opened and in we stepped to the Wiggle world!
For the next hour the girls didn't sit still.
They waved and danced along to their favourite songs and called out to Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus and, of course, the real Dorothy the Dinosaur, as they came on stage.
They gave their handmade signs to Yellow Wiggle Emma and sang and danced along with a full auditorium of excited kids.
Making their costumes
Planning is the key, as you are not always able to get items last minute.
Little details, but making it your own, we decided to go with a oversized headscarf instead of the famous floppy hat with our little Dorothys, and a tulle skirt to dance around in.
Have fun with it... after all it's a parent's right to get some embarrassing photos to look back on.
- Carmen Horvath (Olive Groat's mum)