Wiggles bring dream to life
Sitting at the front of the audience at The Wiggles show in Dalby on Wednesday was arguably their biggest fan west of the Great Dividing Range, Addi Berderow.
The eight-year-old couldn't help herself when she was face-to-face with her idols, as she called out to say hello to them.
"I said 'hi Lachy, hi Emma, hi Anthony, hi Simon'. They were nice to me, they're my best friends,” Addi said.
The Wiggles stopped their show to say hello to their adoring fan.
Addi's mother, Tanya, said the group's kindness meant the world to her daughter as she had been infatuated with them for years.
"Absolutely I was impressed, they stopped the show when they could have ignored her and kept going on,” Mrs Berderow said.
"It was very special, she was nice and close to them and they were very interactive with the kids.
"She's loved The Wiggles since she could stand up and dance, she just loves music and loves bright colours.
"She was really excited when she found out they were coming here, we've been to the Toowoomba shows before but having it in town makes it a lot more convenient.”
Addi said it was a dream come true to meet The Wiggles and noted Emma was her favourite.
When Addi was younger she was diagnosed with 6Q26-27, a spontaneous mutation condition where the tail end of one strand of DNA on her chromosome number six never developed. The condition is so rare its technical and common name is the same.
Though it's fair to say the condition hasn't held Addi back, as the energetic youngster loved every minute of The Wiggles show.
"There was a lot of yahooing and squealing with excitement from all the bright colours,” Mrs Berderow said.
"The build-up this week has been pretty awesome ... it's been great they've been able to do a regional tour and visit the smaller towns rather than just going to the cities.
"I managed to get some photos of her there ... it's good for her to look back at those photos and remember those events when she is older.”
The Wiggles played two shows at Dalby Civic Theatre on Wednesday as part of their Wiggle, Wiggle, Wiggle tour.
You can see our photos from the event on page 17 in Friday's Dalby Herald.