Tuesday, April 22, 2014

@Globies The Harlem Globetrotters #FansRule 2014 Tour

Disclosure: Our family received tickets to this event for no charge in order to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Yesterday was a day of running around all day, trying to find a solution for my husband's car troubles (a problem not covered under the active warranty, of course). $500 later, we have a solution, and we're waiting on the new aluminum (*sigh*) rim to come in to replace the one that somehow got bent on the inside of wheel, causing his tire to also become irreparably flat. I suspect the potholes in town played a role, they're atrocious now that that hard winter has cleared.

It was a busy day, BUT the night ended on a very high note, we took my car ;) to go see The Harlem Globetrotters, woohoo! The 2014 'Fans Rule' tour is going strong, and last night they made a stop in Michigan.

Globie was there, with his cute self.

The show was so good!  Globie was there, the team mascot, and he was fun to watch.  The guy had some good moves too,

Dancing across the Court
as did The Harlem Globetrotters.

See the Globetrotter in the Audience?
There was a lot of audience interaction, and some funny skits. The Slow Motion skit was my favorite, and one of my children roared when a guy got his shirt 'torn off' while he was on the court. The bucket scenes (where they throw buckets full of confetti into the audience) were hilarious because every single time people jumped and ducked like there was water in them. ;)

There were tricks to be seen, & yes the Globetrotters have a lady, and she was awesome!

See the ball behind his back? These guys were spot-on with their tricks.
There were tricks to be displayed,

Taunting the opposing team
Jeering to be done,

Stuck in the basket (the player, not the ball). :)
and a game to be played.  Unless one of the players got stuck in the basket. ;)

It was an entertaining show, full of smiles start to finish, and if they're coming to your town, I hope you'll go and see them.

You can access their 2014 'Fans Rule' Tour information here: Tour Schedule.

You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

116 comments:

  1. I have never seen them. I bet they put on a wonderful show!

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    1. I hope you get to go if they come around your way. It was a fun show!

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  2. Hi Rosie .. it sounds as though you all had fun - and that's what counts .. gosh they're tall aren't they?! Cheers Hilary

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    1. Some of 'em were pretty tall. ;) And it was loads of fun, Hilary. :)

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  3. The HGT have been around a long, long time. You shake my memory as I now remember seeing them over 60 years ago. Think of all the players they go through. Ha I bet their performance was as fine now as it was back then.

    Sorry the car is on the fritz. Nothing more annoying.

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    1. My in-laws have seen them, and said they loved them too. I'm glad we finally got to go. And you're right, car troubles are annoying...especially when full-coverage insurance and factory warranties don't cover the problem. :/

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  4. Sorry about your husband's car. It's always something. The show does look like fun!

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    1. Thanks, Lisa. That's what my husband says too, that it's always something, lol.

      The show was great!! I bet your boys would love it. :)

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  5. I just read Manzi's comment. I was thinking before reading that, "They have been around a long time." And, she confirmed it. I have never seen them live, but I think I would like it... and I am not a big b-ball fan. So there.

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    1. They do more playing than playing, if that makes a bit of sense. ;) I think it'd be a fun job to have...traveling around being funny, dancing, and playing ball. :)

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  6. Many years ago, when I was still in High School, the Harlem Globe Trotters came to our school. Our HS basket ball team got to play them and it was so funny.

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    1. My husband saw them play against Michigan State years ago. :) That's fun that they came to your high school!

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  7. I have seen the globetrotters, but have yet to take my boys. I need to get on that because I know they would love it.

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    1. It's pretty fun. Get there early if it's first come-first serve seating. ;)

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  8. Quite the show it sounds like indeed, never seen them near my feed. Ouch to the $500 bucks too

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    1. They've got the art of entertainment down to a T. :)

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  9. Oh fun! I remember the excitement of going to a globe trotters game as a kid - but haven't taken my own family. Looks like great fun!

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    1. The kids laugh pretty hard at some of their bold antics. That's probably the best best best part. ;)

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  10. They were here and I missed them!! :/ Grr, I was so angry. Now I'm jealous. I won't miss them next time, for sure.

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    1. Crossing my fingers and toes for you that you catch them next go around. :)

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  11. Oh, I bet this was a lot of fun to watch. I bet my kids would have loved it....maybe their Mommy too.

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    1. My kiddos' mommy liked it. ;) Dad did too. :)

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  12. I remember seeing the Globetrotters when I was younger... my dad took me. Great experience for the whole family!

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    1. It really is a nice family-fun event. I'm glad you've seen them too!

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  13. I'm glad you were able to (ouch!) get the car problem solved.

    You tickled me with your mention of the Harlem Globetrotters...back in the very long ago my maternal grandmother was a HUGE fan and would attend any game they played in Indianapolis. Funny thing was: the team was a huge fan of hers as well! She always had tickets waiting for her and whoever took her; right behind their bench. They would call her out and introduce her to the fans at half-time, and every game she could attend 'Curly' would give her a big hug and tell her to rub his head for good luck.
    Those games were the highlight of her year!

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    1. I bet that was awesome for her!!

      One of the players took a young man out who had Downs Syndrome. He was thrilled!! When 'mom' (I'm guessing it was mom) was obviously flustered that she couldn't get up to get a good angle on a picture, the player saw that and went back to the young man to pose. Very class act! They also took some kids out on the court, and were very gracious in making sure the applause was wild even if a basket was missed. ;) You can tell the team has a lot of heart and soul (on and off the court).

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  14. I want to take my three year old to see them when they come back this way. I love the fan interaction!

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    1. If it's first-come/first-serve seating, get there early to get up front. They did go higher up, but the front few rooms got a lot of very cool attention. :)

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  15. I hear they give such a great show! I always wanted to go with the kids, just have not had the chance.. i always find out after the fact.

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    1. There's a tour link in the post if you wanna check it. :) This was a show for all ages!! Everyone was dancing and laughing. :)

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  16. I know these guys are super athletic, but I'll bet they are also comedic and impressive, too. Fun!

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    1. That's the best word to describe the show (fun). :)

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  17. The Harlem Globetrotters are very talented, they know how to put on a good show to entertain their audience.

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  18. Hi Rosey, my husband took my daughter & her friends to see them recently too. They are very entertaining and s glad you had fun watching them. Have a nice afternoon!
    Julie

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    1. I'm glad your husband and the kiddos got to see it. :) Nice afternoon to you too!

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  19. I would love to see the guys in action! They are just amazing and really talented

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    1. It was a nice break after a hectic day, that is for sure!

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  20. Wow what an amazing sounding experience, so nice that they were interacting with the crowd as well. x

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    1. They do international tours too, maybe they'll come to your area and you'll get to see them too! :)

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  21. The Harlem Globetrotters are so fun! I love to watch them - it's always a great show.

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    1. This was our first. You're right though, it was a fantastic show. :)

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  22. I saw them many, many years ago - back in the 70's. It was a lot of fun.
    New follower!

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    1. Headed over to make sure I'm following you too. Thanks for the visit/follow. :)

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  23. They always put on such a great show, don't they? Now I will have their whistling them song stuck in my head lol.

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  24. Woohoo! There's a lady on the Globetrotters. We've come a long way. Glad you had such a great time.

    xoRobyn

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  25. My son loves basketball and it is one of his dreams to see the Harlem Globetrotters play here in New York.

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  26. That look so much fun!! I have not seen them in person but would be nice to see them someday perform. I heard about them from my oldest son, he had seen videos of them on youtube.

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  27. I've never seen them, but my boys would love the show I'm sure. They both play basketball too!

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  28. I'd love to hav been there.. Sounds like a whole lot of fun. :)

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  29. I saw them last year and I was totally entertained! They really do know how to move that ball.

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  30. Wow, I have not watched the Globetrotters since I was a teenager. I am glad to hear your car is being fixed.

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  31. I have never heard of them, it looks like fun though

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  32. This sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. I have loved the HG's for more decades than I care to say - this post is exactly why! Great job with this one.

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  34. Sounds like a fun game. I like their striped shorts.

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  35. I love these guys. They are always so fun to watch. Amber Nelson

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  36. You are so lucky! We always want to go see them but they are too far away to make a night of it :( Love them though!

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  37. Sorry about your husband's car troubles. Potholes are horrible on vehicles. I'm glad you got to see the globetrotters though!

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  38. The Globetrotters are such a fun family event to go to! We've been to the show in our town every year for the past several years.. I'll have to check and see when they'll be here this year. The slow motion skit at last year's show was hilarious!

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  39. I have seen the Harlem Globetrotters before, and it was a really great experience! I would love to take my kids one day.

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  40. I haven't seen these guys since I was a child. we went to a game when i was 10 it was so fun.

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  41. Looks Like A AWESOME Time Glad You All Enjoyed Yourselves!!

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  42. I love their games, we only got to see part of one but it was a lot of fun. Next time we will have to use ear plugs as well as something else, my youngest can not handle the noise level.

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  43. I have always wanted to go see them! Looks like so much fun!

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  44. As a blogger I was lucky enough to get tickets to see them awhile back. To be able to take a 9 1./2 year old boy to this is a gift! My son absolutely loved it, and the dads had a great time as well. This has been an awesome show for decades, I should know, I am over 50!

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  45. The Harlem GlobeTrotters are AWESOME! It's such a fun show for everyone. Not just kids. I've seen them once. I'd love to see them again one day with my kids.

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  46. I think my boys would LOVE to see the Harlem Globe Trotters, especially the comedic aspect of it. I will have to check out the tour dates and see if they're coming to our town.

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  47. I've never seen them, but it sure does look lie you guys had a great time!

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  48. I haven't seen the Harlem GlobeTrotters in person but have been told they put on a pretty exciting show. I always get blogger invites to attend their games but have never taken advantage of the opportunity.

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  49. I saw the Globetrotters many years ago. I would go again if they were in my town. I loved them. They are magnificent! Glad you enjoyed it!

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  50. They recently hired a young man with Down syndrome. That alone made them tops in my book.

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  51. I have seen some video of them playing. They are very talented and entertaining! - Jenn @ The Rebel Chick

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  52. I saw the Globetrotters many years ago. I would go again if they were in my town. I loved them. They are magnificent! Glad you enjoyed it!

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  53. What a fun experience! My son would love this.

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  54. Sorry to hear about the car! Unexpected expenses are the worst=(
    I just checked the event schedule and it looks like they go everywhere but up here in Canada!! Unfair!! lol

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  55. They always put on a very entertaining show.

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  56. Looks like so much fun, I have never seen them before but I hope to one day.

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  57. I'd love to watch the Harlem Globetrotters once! Seems so fun :)

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  58. My kids loved this show! And Globie.

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  59. I've always loved the Harlem Globetrotters. I would love to see them live.

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  60. This looks like it was so much fun to watch. I have not heard of them before or maybe Im confusing this with something else.

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  61. I think I saw them when I was very young. Would like to see them again - looks fun :)

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  62. looks like fun, my boys would love this!

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  63. Looks like a really fun time. I saw the Globetrotters once and it was such a good show!

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  64. I always loved to watch the Harlem Globetrotters on TV when I was little. I've never had the chance to see them in person.

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  65. We have seen the harlem globe trotters a few times and really enjoyed it.

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  66. How fun! I think my boys would love to see the Harlem Globe Trotters!

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  67. My toddler loves playing with his basketball hoop. I'm certain he would enjoy this show!

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  68. I have yet to take my 6 year old to see the globtrotters my step daughter got to see them when she was little. I'm sure my 6 year old would love it.

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  69. My kids would love this. It sounds like so much fun!

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  70. I bet that was such a fun experience! They appear to be very entertaining.

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  71. I haven't seen them in years, but they always put on a great show! FUn times!

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  72. Sounds like it could be a great place for family fun. I know way, way back when, my parents took us to see the Globetrotters. It was back when they played at local high schools to small crowds. We had the best time.

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  73. I really want to take my son to a game!! It looks like so much fun!!!

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  74. I love the Globetrotters. I was able to attend my first game EVER (even though I had wanted to go since I was a kid) last year, and we took my daughter's. They LOVED it! It's definitely worth going to!

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  75. We went to see the Globetrotters last year. The Army was hosting an event here and we got to meet several of the players. It was a lot of fun.

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  76. That looks fun! I remember taking my son to one of their games...he was just amazed at what they could do with a ball.

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  77. We need to take my kids to this. My three sons would enjoy it very much!

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  78. Thats awesome - we love the globetrotters and we're looking forward to taking my daughter this year.

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  79. I haven't seen the Harlem Globetrotters since I was a kid, but I remember loving it. I should see when they're coming to my city; I know my kids would love them too!

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  80. We love the globetrotters. I was so sad to miss it this year.

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  81. Looks like a great game! I'd like to go to a basketball game so day.

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  82. I love the Harlem Globetrotters. The next time they come near us I really hope to take my kids.

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  83. We have never seen them live, but they look like they are fun! Amber N

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  84. From BabsProjects: How wonderful for you and your kids that you got to see the HGT show. I wish they would show up here in NJ, Would love to take my girls to their show.

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  85. We would have to loved to see something this. I keep wanting to catch the Harlem Globetrotters when they come in town-- what a fun time. thanks for the review!

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  86. I've never been to a Harlem Globetrotters show. I bet my son would love it though. I hear they put on an amazing show!

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  87. We saw the Harlem Globetrotters play a year or so ago. It was so much fun!

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  88. I can't wait for my son to turn 6 to take part in one of their clinics

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  89. Glad you got the car fixed.
    The potholes are really hard on the wheels. I noticed that while going to soccer.

    I've heard quite a lot about the Globe trotters. I'd love to see them sometime. Glad you enjoyed the show!

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  90. Glad your car issues are taken care of, I recently had car troubles myself. I am glad you had a great time at the game and I enjoyed the pictures.

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  91. I LOVE The HarlemGlobetrotters!!!
    Did you have Big Easy Miked up?????
    (He is the best in my opinion!)

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    1. I remember several of their names, Slingshot, Hawk, Hi-Lite, that's not one that rings a bell, so I don't think so.

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