Friday, April 16, 2010

Harlem Globetrotters 2010 "Magical Memories" Tour Review

Dizzy, Airport and Moose greeting fans backstage at the Patriot Center

Last Saturday, I got to experience the magic that is the Harlem Globetrotters for the first time with my kids at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA. We had such an amazing time that I want to make it a yearly tradition now.

We started out backstage before the show with a Meet and Greet. We got to meet Dizzy, Moose and Airport and they were so nice and gracious to us.

My daughter Natalie with Dizzy.

Me with Dizzy and Moose.

My son Matthew with Dizzy.

Everyone backstage got a free program for the players to sign and we got to take tons of pictures with them. My kids were in heaven!

After we were done with the meet and greet, we headed to our seats to watch the show. I've always heard such wonderful things about the Globetrotters but I never realized just how entertaining and hilarious they were until I saw them in person.

There were magic tricks, tons of audience interaction, gags and of course...amazing basketball stunts.

My kids had SO much fun and they, along with everyone around us, were laughing as the Globetrotters defeated their arch rivals The Generals. There wasn't a boring moment during the entire show. My oldest and I particularly liked the music that was played. Every song that came on we loved and she joked that she wished they had a soundtrack to sell.

It's very obvious that the Globetrotters care a lot about their fans and they go out of their way to show it. They handed out free basketballs and other gifts to people they pulled onto the court to interact with, and they took time after the game as they always do to sign autographs and meet their fans. It was pure, wholesome family entertainment at its best and I can't wait to bring my kids again!

To see if the Harlem Globetrotters are coming to your area, visit their website here.

Disclosure: I received free tickets and meet and greet passes to the show to facilitate this review.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Harlem Globetrotters Return to DC!

In case you missed The Harlem Globetrotters during their last stop in DC, you'll have the chance to catch them again at the Verizon Center at 1pm on Saturday 4/10, and at 7:30 pm at the Patriot Center on that same day. Click here and here for ticket information.

I'll be participating in a meet and greet and will be covering the game at the Patriot Center. Stay tuned for live tweets and Twitpics during the show (if cameras are permissible) and I'll be sure to post a review here afterwards!

If you're not in the DC area, click here to find out if the Globies will be in your town.

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