The only thing more life-affirming than knowing the classic, prime Wiggles line-up reunited for a gig last night is the fact it was performed exclusively to 700 willing adults. Many punters at the gig were pissed. Some of them had kids to leave at home. All of them did the monkey.
We know this because Anthony, Greg, Murray and the REM-depleted Jeff donned their skivvies at Dee Why RSL to raise funds for their mate David Savage, a soldier who was injured while serving Afghanistan.
It was a noble effort, somehow made even sweeter by the sincerity the original gang – who haven’t played a show together in ages – apparently brought to their feather-swording antics.
The glorious footage has already spread further than Henry’s spindly arms. Behold, a crowd of grown human beings yelling at a purple-clad man, who was pretending* to be asleep:
Also, judging by the massive outpouring of support for the troupe, it seems a little unusual they hadn’t capitalised on the 18+ crowd wanting to rockabye their bears before:
#TheWigglesReunion ???????? Tonight the original lineup of @TheWiggles reunited for an over 18’s gig with all proceeds going to @SoldierOnAust. A great charity, a great night, a great show! Well done fellas! ???? #TheWiggles #25YearsOfTheWiggles @anthony_wiggle @emma_wiggle @lachy_wiggle @simon_wiggle
Oh, and they’re still full-on health advocates too, despite the free-flowing booze on scene. And bless ’em for it:
Bloody hell, guys. Way to cement an Australian musical legacy.
*Just kidding, of course he was asleep!
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