DeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2709 times:
I've seen them in Chicago. They are interesting and good to see once IMO. Performance art (if you can call it art) is not a huge favorite of mine but these guys are interesting. The music is pretty good as well and the band they have usually pulls out some old stuff like "White Rabbit" from Jefferson Airplane when I saw them.
I have no idea how much your tickets are but ours were about $120 for me and the little lady. You do stand a chance of getting crap on you if you are in the first few rows. IIRC they either have ponchos on those seats or a sheet of plastic for the row to share as a whole.
Enjoy the show.
"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
Vikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10750 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2693 times:
Saw them in Boston probably 6 years ago. Loved the show. Good music, hilarious "skits" (or whatever you'd call them).
Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 1): I have no idea how much your tickets are but ours were about $120 for me and the little lady. You do stand a chance of getting crap on you if you are in the first few rows. IIRC they either have ponchos on those seats or a sheet of plastic for the row to share as a whole.
I want to say our tickets were around $30 apiece, but I really don't remember. I wouldn't be surprised if they'd gone up significantly since then.
They handed out ponchos at the one I went to for the first few rows (I was near the back, but the Charles Playhouse in Boston is a pretty small theater, so still a great view).
I also recommend not getting there late, as if you do, they will embarrass you in front of the whole crowd. Least that's what they did when I saw them!
"The show evolved out of salon style meetings in the late 80s with three long time friends Chris Wink, Phil Stanton and Matt Goldman. They began making public appearances as Blue Man Group on the streets of New York City as well as in performance art spaces of the East Village. Some of those pieces, as well as others developed with musical collaborators Larry Heinemann, Ian Pai and video designer Caryl Glaab, were used to create a show at La Mama, ETC. (the famous East Village performance space). This led to opening the show at the Astor Place Theatre. The Boston show opened next, followed by Chicago, then Las Vegas, Berlin and Toronto."
I think that I saw them around '98 or '99 in Boston.
WhyWhyZed From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 914 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2609 times:
I've seen the Toronto Blue man group performance twice. They're well worth the money!! Over here tickets are approximately $60 CDN/person. http://www.bluemanlibrary.com and you can find a bunch of footage of performances, appearances, etc.
Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 10): Blue Man Group are great, but I like STOMP! even more. I've seen STOMP! twice and I've got tickets to see them again when the missus and I are in London in September.
I recently saw Stomp on tour, and although it was a really good show. I prefer the Blue Man Group.
Trekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2550 times:
AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING
The show was great. With me thinking we were at the top of the theatre, i was shocked when we got directed to the 2nd row and had to put ponchos on lol. The music was amazing, the 3 guys funny. Audience participation is in depth to some of the performance. The strobe lighting and toilet roll was something that needs to be seen. It was weird seeing a whole load of toilet paper making its way to the front row, with stobe lighting, music and weird colours coming from the roof.
GREAT night had by all. And we did not get messy, that was the middle group lol