Good Family Fun… key word “family”

Recently, I experienced the Harlem Globetrotters first hand at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston and I must say, it was not what I was expecting at all.  Definitely a good family show and a favorite among the kiddies, but  not fitting into those categories, I was quite disappointed.

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When I went in, I was anticipating something more like Slamball from the popular show, One Tree Hill, on The CW:

…but instead got something much less hardcore and much more appropriate for families with children under the age of 10.  The quick dribbling, dancing, and high-flying dunking was impressive, but only lasted for about 10 minutes of the 2 hour show (not game, but show).

So as a fair warning to anyone over the age of 10 thinking of seeing the Globetrotters, be prepared for a night of corny jokes, fart noises, and 3rd grade humor (not always politically correct mind you – for instance, Special K, the captain, told all the kids that getting married makes you bald and unhappy, just like one of the spectators in the front row).  But the highlight of the night was definitely the two appearances by the Blue Man Group… always a favorite at any age!

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Good family fun is generally an enjoyable time, but keep in mind, the key word is “family,” so be prepared. 🙂

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