Blue Man Group - show review (Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas) - April, 2002
I'm not really sure how to describe the Blue Man Group show. I didn't know much about the show going in. My husband and one of our friends on the trip had really wanted to see the show, and another friend who had seen it had liked it very much and recommended it highly, so we had decided to go. I'd seen the billboards, and I'd seen the couple of commercials they'd been in, but not much else. The best way to describe the show is that it's comprised of numerous bits, all about 15 or 20 minutes long. The bits don't necessarily relate to each other, and the bits aren't all the same format. Some bits were comedic sketches which involved various levels of props. Some bits were musical interludes, sometimes with and sometimes without the accompanying band. Some of the bits were appeals to a particular sense, whether sight or sound. During the course of the show, none of the Blue Men ever spoke. The finale of the show was absolutely amazing, and it was interactive. They warn you that if you have any drinks in the cupholders, to make sure that they're secure. I definitely agree with that warning. If you really want to know what the finale is, click HERE. After the end of the show, we were completely exhilarated by the experience. As we walked out of the theatre and down the corridor towards the exit, the Blue Men came out to meet people, and you could take pictures with them, get their autographs and even have them kiss your program and leave a blue lip mark. As excited as we were about the show, we headed for the merchandise kiosks that we had walked by on the way in. For me, the best gauge of how much I enjoyed a show is how much merchandise I walk away with. I liked this show quite a bit. We bought a t-shirt for each of us, a program, a regular CD and an enhanced CD that has DVD sound. I looked at the sweatshirt, which I kind of liked, but it was a bit expensive, and since I've got plenty of sweatshirts, I didn't end up getting that one. Our friend got a few things as well. If you like comedy, I would recommend the show. If you like music, I would recommend the show. If you really like drums and drumming (as I do), I would highly recommend the show. If you just want to see a great show, I would definitely recommend seeing Blue Man Group. It was absolutely worth the $85 ticket price, and I expect it's still worth the recently increased price of $87.45.
An excerpt from the 2002 Las Vegas trip report.
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