Youtube Sensation Blippi Gets His Own Day in Dutchess County
Kids rejoice! Parents...groan? I'm no Blippi expert, but I'd say that's a pretty accurate statement.
What or Who is a Blippi?
According to good old Wikipedia, Blippi is "an educational YouTube channel/video live-action program for toddlers and children up to the age of about five years old" and is known to dance around wearing blue and orange. From what we gather, kids absolutely love watching and bopping along to Blippi, while parents go a little crazy listening to him over and over.
In real life, Blippi is played by Stevin John, who came up with the idea for Blippi after watching his nephew watch low-quality videos on Youtube.
With all that being said, Blippi made a stop in the Hudson Valley Wednesday night, March 2nd for Blippi the Musical at the Majed J. Nesheiwat Convention Center in Poughkeepsie.
In celebration of the Youtube sensation's arrival in the Hudson Valley, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro declared March 2nd, 2022 Blippi Day in Dutchess County.
Was It Really Blippi in Poughkeepsie?
There has been some drama in the past when it comes to Blippi and his live shows across the nation. In 2019 parents were up in arms claiming a "bait and switch" with Blippi (played by John) not actually appearing during the live performance.
According to Blippi The Musical website, it now clearly states the following:
Stevin John is the creator of Blippi and acts as the writer and creative force behind the Blippi character. Now that Blippi has evolved as a character he is excited that a dynamic stage performer has been cast as Blippi to entertain and thrill audiences across all of the tour markets.
Whether it was the real Blippi in Poughkeepsie or not, social media was abuzz after Wednesday night's show.
Did you take your kids to see Blippi in Poughkeepsie?