When it comes to The Wiggles fans, there’s no-one more dedicated than Greg Silva.
The former Callala Beach resident suffers from Tuberous Sclerosis, a rare genetic disease that causes an intellectual disability.
However, it hasn’t stopped the 21-year-old from attending almost 50 The Wiggles shows since 2009.
Greg and his older brother and best mate in one, Michael Silva, made sure they were at The Wiggles’ recent performance in Nowra on May 30.
With the red carpet rolled out for the VIP guest, The Wiggles were delighted to see their number one fan at their Nowra show.
“The Wiggles have always been so good to my brother, seating him before the main doors open and allowing him to come backstage for meet and greets,” Michael said.
The Illawarra-based brothers lost their father three years ago and Michael said The Wiggles has been a constant source of comfort in Greg’s life.
“They say Greg’s name numerous times throughout their shows which brings him such joy and with the death of our father, Greg also finds comfort in watching their DVDs and listening to their CDs,” Michael said.
While he loves them all, Greg’s favourite Wiggle is the bright and happy Emma Wiggle, aka Emma Watkins. Greg carries his Emma Wiggle doll with him wherever he goes.
Michael attends at least five shows a year with Greg, travelling from Sydney to the Illawarra and further south to Nowra to catch their favourite performers.
While he knows all their performances very well, Michael said he will continue enjoying The Wiggles shows with Greg for a long time to come.
“My brother’s disease will unfortunately only get worse over time, so I try to do as much as I can for him and he just loves going to these Wiggles shows so much,” Michael said.
“The Wiggles have really changed his life.”