This was no ordinary Wiggles gig - and not just because it ended in a black-out. For starters, it was in a pub and started at 8pm, long after most of their youngest fans had gone to bed. Plus the drinks list was a little different.
Last night the original Wiggles – Anthony Field, Greg Page, Jeff Fatt, Murray Cook – played a one-off gig to celebrate the group’s 25th anniversary at Dee Why RSL in northern Sydney.
The over-18s, sold-out show also doubled as a charity fundraiser for their friend, returned soldier David Savage, and the Soldier On charity, which Field and his brother and Wiggles manager Paul are ambassadors. (Savage survived a bomb blast in Afghanistan and is now in a wheelchair.)
The 700 ‘big kids’ at the show didn’t hold back, shaking their sillies out to Wiggles favourites like ‘Fruit Salad’, ‘Rock A Bye Your Bear’, ‘Joanie Works With One Hammer’ and ‘Toot Toot Chugga Big Red Car’.
And yes, they woke up Jeff. Watch the video.
Even a power black-out couldn't pull the plug on the party, with the band performing eternal anthem ‘Hot Potato’ acapella in near-darkness at the end of the show, joined by the whole audience. Watch this fan's video.
pic.twitter.com/ji9MlkiSat— Amy (@amycahill) February 26, 2016
After the show, fans, who has come from across Australia to make the show, flooded the group’s Facebook with praise. Here's just a fraction of it.
Kiana: "Was one of the most amazing nights of my life!!!!! I have never been so happy at a concert before. You guys made a dream come true tonight."
Kim: “Thank you Wiggles for such a fantastic show, you made us all feel young again!”
Nell: “So much fun last night and wonderful! My daughter has been very ill for months and she was up and dancing - it was a delightful, wonderful, wonderful night. Thank you!”
We hope another show is on the card soon!
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