Sunday, February 16, 2014

Blue Man Group

I first saw Blue Man Group at the Briar Street Theater about 15 years ago. I was on a date with some woman whose name I can't remember. She had somehow been given the tickets for free, so, we made a date of it. I knew nothing about Blue Man Group going into the show but, I remember really liking what I saw despite being somewhat distracted by the fact that the date was turning out to be a miserable failure.

Some weeks later, I went again to see Blue Man Group, this time with one of my college buddies and his wife. We got there way too early, though, and ended up drinking at some margarita bar nearby where I ended up getting massively drunk. I was so obliterated that the only thing I remember is my buddy's wife trying to score me a date with the hot bartender chica before we got drummed out. I remember having rather mediocre seats at the theater that I tried not to throw up on. And I remember my buddy's wife flashing her boobs at me on the drive home. I barely managed to bark out a witty retort before passing out.

Those days seem like a lifetime ago. So, it was not without a tinge of excitement that I went back to see Blue Man Group on Saturday afternoon. We had spent the day in Chinatown and managed to get back to the hotel in time to change and depart for the theater. The essence of the show is still the same. It's still a visually stunning, musically stimulating experience. And they've added a lot of new material since I last saw it so many years ago, yet still managed to retain all the cool things that made me like Blue Man Group in the first place. We had pretty good seats, just about seven rows back from the stage. It was nice to attend Blue Man Group with a clear head for once.

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