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Aquabats Rock Music for Kids

Updated on February 20, 2017
Hollywood concert
Hollywood concert

Aquabats and A Swimming Good Time

The Aquabats band is celebrating the release of Hi Five Soup and the family gathered together Friday, February 11, 2011 to see the Aquabats on stage in Hollywood.

We saw them at The Music Box two blocks from Hollywood and Vine. The Music Box is the only building left standing on the south side of the street for two blocks on Hollywood Blvd. The Music Box is also called the Henry Fonda Theater, maybe it will stay, maybe it will be razed, but it is a good venue for punk ska and many other genres of music.

The bottom floor is void of seating and the fans can press the stage and surf the crowd. Six very big guys catch them, mostly cradle style, at the foot of the stage and set them down. The surfers then return to the pit which sways or moves on mass according to the mood of the fans. The Aquabat crowd pretty much milled to and fro, the arms raising only to move the surfer with a fluid motion, like the legs of a caterpillar upside down on its back.

I had a good time seeing the band for the first time, safely in a theater seat at the back row of the balcony.

Aquabats! Season One

Out on DVD. Emmy nominated Children's show. The Pink Panther has nothing on these guys. A team that rocks for parents and kids.

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2011 Aquabats Tour

The Aquabats jumped off this year with a tour for their new CD, Hi 5-Soup! Ricky Fitness notified his family of the LA show and we made plans to see him at the drums with the Aquabats. Some of Ricky's cousins, his brother, aunts, uncles, and friends on the roof of the theater.

Some of us visited, some chilled, some took in the Voodoo Glow Skulls the punk ska band from Riverside, CA., the act before Aquabats. Ricky is from Riverside and originally was the drummer in Assorted Jelly Beans, a punk band that had success and traveled to many countries playing their music.

The drums are a natural extension of Ricky Fitness' arms. I remember a drum set for him in his parent's home when he was 6 years old.

Another strange tidbit about RF. If you are a fan of the Fast and Furious movies Ricky's first set of drums sat near the small side porch that is shown in the yard parties in the F&F movies. His uncles, Eddie and John built the porch and his Grandfather owned the house for many years.

Hi- Five Soup

HI-Five-Soup!: image from
HI-Five-Soup!: image from

This is what reviewer Dru Bruce from Pittsburgh said on amazon. "The drums are the best drums I have ever heard on a The Aquabats! album. The rhythms are so weird but poppy. It's fantastic. The drum production is amazing."

Yeah, way to go Ricky Fitness!

The lyrics, as in all their songs, are suitable for school age young people. So go ahead kids rock and roll.

Aquabats! in Hollywood
Aquabats! in Hollywood

Amazon Aquabats! Store

Oh! the Joyful Songs

See Mp3's, and 7 Aquabats! CD's at the Amazon...

Aquabats! Store

Look for all the Aquabats hits like Pool Party, Fashion Zombies, Magic Chicken and More.

View from roof of the theater.
View from roof of the theater.

Aquabats! On Hollywood Blvd. 2011 Tour

Up On the Roof at the Music Box Theater

Have you been to Hollywood Blvd? Here is a shot from the roof of the old theater the band has played at a few times.

It is the only building left standing on a block that is going to be redeveloped. This decades old building was saved and will be standing among the new. Whenever that should happen.

Stage lighting
Stage lighting

Stage graphics during the show.

Latest youtube by Aquabats! for Hi-Five Soup! - Take note of the drums!

Aquabats! and Ricky Fitness
Aquabats! and Ricky Fitness

Official Aquabats! Link List on Squidoo

Link up to info on the Internet about the Aquabats! Stay in the swim; read all about it. The band has won an official Emmy Award for their Aquabats! Super Show. It is no wonder that Ricky Fitness is the most handsome character on the show.

Ricky Fitness

Loves the drums, stays fit, he knows pleasantries, and I hear he likes to cook; big time like a Thanksgiving Day spread.

Mr. Fitness completed the 2013 LA Marathon

More Ricky Fitness Pleasantries - What Ricky Fitness does to get a Hi Five! Let's put it in the soup!

What the traveling band does to stay busy? He got an Hi! Five.

The Aquabats on Yo Gabba Gabba

At the end of show the Aquabats did Pool Party and two young people were allowed to crowd surf, with rules and careful instructions to the crowd, otherwise you have to be an adult. It was a fun evening.

Emmy Winning Aquabats! Super Show

© 2011 Sherry Venegas

Hey! Kids What Do You Think about Hi Five Soup?

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      moonlitta 5 years ago

      Very funny music, if music can be funny:)

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      sousababy 6 years ago

      Never heard of them before, thanks for the intro about these guys.

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      gamecheathub 6 years ago

      i love these guys. They started out on Asian Man Records, which is a really cool ska label. Nice lens! made me smile!

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      TriviaChamp 7 years ago

      Thanks for my introduction to the Aquabats. Blessed.

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      Sherry Venegas 7 years ago from La Verne, CA

      @eridqua: I had been hearing about the Aquabats for years before Ricky joined the band as drummer. It was fun seeing them. They have a royal following. I know it was fun to see them at Disneyland. I had Gradnite there in '66.

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      eridqua 7 years ago

      I love the Aquabats! I saw them play at our grad night at Disneyland (I won't date myself by saying what year that was...). I also saw them play at my friend's birthday party once. Fun!

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      Mona 7 years ago from Iowa

      I've never heard of them but they look like a lot of fun. :)

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      jlshernandez 7 years ago

      I am not a kid, but still one at heart. I have never heard of them before but fun lens to visit. Blessed.