So I was so excited to take DS to his first live show yesterday---and to my surprise the only tickets available were the "best"---6 rows back from the stage. Fantastic (I thought)....wrong!
DS was excited to sit in his own seat until the show started and Bert comes out on the stage---OMG----the look on DS's face was horrible. He was SOOOO scared....no, not even scared....TERRIFIED. His eyes watered and she literally was physically shaking and couldn't stop.
I ended up taking him to the back of the theatre (which there were tons of seats available back there, not sure why they didn't come up for me to buy)--but anyways---later on he calmed down so I had him walk himself (with me holding his hand) back up to our "real" seats....and he was a little better.
Snacks certainly helped and so did the light-up toy I bought him. And letting him see the other kids around him and the fact that they were just fine--that helped him smile too and then he was fine....but oh man, that was the worst thing I'd ever seen him go through---being so terrified.
The show itself though--very cute but VERY VERY loud. Next time I will get tickets a little farther away--that would have been perfect.