A fellow Canadian blogger friend of mine held a giveaway recently where kids had to send in photos of a drawing they had made of a dragon. People voted and the drawing with the most votes won! Well, Middle was FOCUSED (probably more than I've seen him in a long while!), and he sat down one day to make it happen. We found a picture he loved on a website, and he sat with my laptop and a huge piece of paper and used it for his own inspiration to draw a dragon of his own. He was proud of his accomplishment and we posted the picture to see how he would do.
His dragon won and, boy did that kid beam from ear to ear. We patiently waited for the show to arrive in Toronto so we could do see it. That happened yesterday.
Grandma, Big, Middle, and I took the GoTrain into Toronto early in the afternoon and hit the ACC in good time before the show started. Other than the fact that we had to throw up a brand-new unopened bottle of water that I'd just bought for a high-price when we'd gotten off the train and the fact that concession prices were astronomical on the other side of the door (and the merchandise... holy monkey!)
We had amazing seats - floor level, about halfway up, just to the left of the stage.
When the show started, it was eye-popping, amazing action, combining acting with cinematography with stunts and animatronics. The dragon details were so outstanding, they looked REAL. Even eyelids blinking and eyes looking around. Fire breathing, flying, fighting - I can't even begin to share how great it was.
Following the story of the movie, How To Train Your Dragon, this live show was sure one that the boys will remember for a long, long time.
Some of my personal favourite moments were watching the actor on a safety line using the backdrop wall as a pathway and running along with the movie it was playing, and when he rides Toothless for the first time!
I asked Big what I should tell people on my blog about the show. His answer: "It's AWESOME." And Middle? "It's PAN-TASTIC!" Even my mom was just floored by the amazingness of this show. It was fun, well-done, and definitely something to see.
Check to see if the show is coming to a city near you and try to get a chance to see it live. Even the photos and videos I've seen can't do it justice. Live is definitely best.
Thanks SO much to Tammy from InRDream for the amazing chance to go to this show.
(I was not compensated for this post, or asked to share the details of our prize, but we loved it so much, I wanted to share it with you so you wouldn't miss it coming near you!)