“It’s been a long road,” says Anthony Field. Since founding The Wiggles in 1991, he’s run the gamut from obscurity to fame and from grief to joy, then back again.
As his childhood fans have grown into adulthood, their tastes have grown also. Too old for The Wiggles as they once were, but too young to crave the nostalgia of the nineties.
“The times have changed, and we’ve had to change, too,” Field laments. “Today’s kids want tougher lyrics, heavy beats, an aggressive stage presence. No more ukuleles.”
Field says some things will survive the transformation.
“I’m the blue one. I’ll always be the blue one. That poop’s for life, yo.”
The Wiggers4Life tour is scheduled to begin mid-summer.