Blue Man Group

at the US Bank Arena, or to me, what will always be Riverfront Colesium

This isn’t going to be a glowing review.

I’ve seen the Blue Man Group three times in Chicago. Each time was awesome. I gushed, and so did most of the folks I know that saw it.

I suppose this word-of-mouth fueled the Blue Man Productions to create their traveling How To Be a Megastar tour. A tour that preys upon those that think they’re going to get a (good) taste of that awesome experience.

Maybe it does achieve greatness, for the uninitiated – but for me it was a big, impersonal blight. I don’t need to look up at big projection TVs to feel like I am participating in a live event.

And though not their fault – it was also the most uncomfortable show I have ever seen. I refuse to sit on the “floor” again. Those metal fold-up chairs and lack of slope create a tension I don’t need in life.

It should be noted I also hate “waving my hands in the air like I just don’t care.”

I want to care.

Boo, blue men. Boo.

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4 comments

  1. the blueman group had panasonic build them a theatre in toronto, after a year the show is closing already.
    sometimes success doesn’t require clones.

  2. That’s so dissapointing. I have a group of 300 people coming to an annual conference I plan in Lexington and the big event is to go to this show. Blah. I think I’ll skip and let all the rest go…I’m bummed.

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