Disclosure: I was provided tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own.
A few days ago, I fulfilled a lifelong dream. I saw the Harlem Globetrotters perform at the Wells Fargo Center. It may seem like a silly dream, but I can’t tell you how excited I was when the opportunity arose to take my family to see the Globetrotters! I’ve never been a huge basketball fan, but I have always adored the Globetrotters since I was a little girl.
We arrived at the Wells Fargo Center and made it to our seats in time to catch some of the pre-game performances (the breakdancer was a huge hit with my kids). After the boys choir from St. Edmond’s School sang the National Anthem, the announcer took a moment to recognize the Globetrotters’ special guests for the day, a local military family. As the family was presented with a Globetrotters basketball, the entire arena stood in support and appreciation of our military. It was a great moment. Once the applause subsided, a short video about the Globetrotters began to play, detailing their decades-long rivalry with the Washington Generals. The Generals entered the arena to a chorus of spirited ‘boos’, followed shortly thereafter by the Globetrotters, who were greeted with cheers and chants.
As the signature Globetrotters theme boomed over the Wells Fargo Center speakers, the Globetrotters introduced themselves and showed off their incredible ball handling skills. The kids (and my husband and I) were completely mesmerized. These guys are AMAZING. Not only are they incredible athletes, but also comedians with some pretty sweet dance moves too. It was so fun to watch the ‘game’ between the Globetrotters and Generals, and the playful shenanigans (and audience participation) that ensued. There were lots of laugh out loud moments as the Globetrotters pulled members of the audience into their act, and endless ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ as the Globetrotters showed off their signature basketball tricks.
At halftime, we were treated to performances from local schools and dance teams: First Position Dance, Fireworks Dance & Sparks Performance Dance Team, and the Herbert Hoover PTO. My daughter was very excited to hear ‘Uptown Funk’ multiple times during halftime. As the second half started, the Globetrotters introduced their Honorary Globetrotter, Mo’ne Davis from the Taney Dragons! The crowd went wild.
My family truly enjoyed our fun afternoon with the Globetrotters at the Wells Fargo Center. Not only did I cross something off my bucket list, but I created some wonderful memories with my family in the process. Thank you, Globetrotters!