Wednesday, November 08, 2006

So What's Up with the Wiggles?

I'm sure you have all been wondering. Unfortunately, I don't know. I don't know how the current tour is going. I don't know how Greg is doing. I don't know whether Anthony and Miki have had an ultrasound yet to find out if they're having a boy or a girl (it's about that time). I don't know anything Wiggly, because the Wiggles Message Board has been shut down. Although they have a legitimate explanation, they have just put up a new website and are still transitioning, I can't think that it is a coincidence that the shut down of the board corresponded with the first day of the new US tour.

Usually the WMB is busiest during a tour. Everyone posts their reviews of the shows, and synopses of their meet and greet, if they are able to have one. The boys and the dancers post much more often during a tour, sharing their side of things. And sometimes they let things slip -- the board found out about Miki's pregnancy the same day Anthony did (he was on tour in the US), when he mentioned it to a dad at a meet and greet, who posted it on the board.

Bob surmises they don't want speculation on Greg's condition, and they don't want someone to slip and say something that Greg is not ready to have the public know. That makes sense to me, although of course everyone is speculating anyway. And without accurate info, we're reduced to fabricating it for ourselves: I dreamed the other day that Greg was telling me that he had diabetes (not true) and Bob dreamed the same night that Greg actually was on the current USA tour (definitely not true). Without info from the horse's mouth, I'm reduced to Googling news articles.

The latest news is that Greg does not have cancer, his condition is not related to his hernia surgeries in December and March, and that he is too ill even to speak on the phone to the newspaper. This news articles quotes a statement that "Greg released for his fans." It is not a new statement, but is what he wrote back in August when he left the summer USA tour. Here is an actual brief interview with Greg. And here's one with Paul Field.

On a more positive note, here is a brief fun interview with Anthony.

I have a feeling that we got to see shows from the last two tours Greg will perform with the Wiggles. I don't know whether I should feel lucky or sad.

3 comments:

  1. Hmmmm . . . dreaming about the Wiggles? Perhaps a hobby? Maybe a non-Wiggly vacation? Don't make us stage an intervention.

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  2. I don't think the problem is too much Wiggles, but rather not enough Wiggles. We haven't been watching or listening to much of anything Wiggly lately, and I hadn't been doing any Wiggly reading. That's the problem, I'm sure.

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  3. Bob the Baker11/09/2006 8:08 PM

    Greg is definitely NOT dead. That is, he is NOT dead, and Sam is NOT permanently (sp?) replacing him. Certainly, Greg is NOT dead. We wouldn't want to give anyone the wrong idea here, like we're making fun of the Wiggles or anything. Certainly, Greg is NOT dead.
    Yeah, that's it.

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