Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Blue Man Group blows ATL Away

Last night I had not only the privilege but the PLEASURE of attending opening night for the Blue Man Group's run here in Atlanta.

I will be completely honest and say I had heard of this enterprise but had never really paid much attention to them or watched any video of them. Therefore, I had no idea what to expect.

The first thing I noticed upon arriving at The Fox Theatre was that there was an unusually high number of children in the audience. Second thing I noticed was that the first two rows of seats on the floor of the theatre were all given ponchos to wear.

What exactly had I signed up for?

At a little past 8PM, I began to find out...Two "TelePrompTers" came on and begin "speaking" to and engaging the audience -- a warm-up act if you will. This little introduction to the night's festivities set the tone and mood for what was about to engulf us all.

Suddenly, the teleprompters quit, the theatre went dark, and the music was LOUD. Bright neon appeared and there seemed to be paint everywhere. From that moment on, I lost track of time and everything else around me...

I don't want to give away any of the surprises or secrets of this brilliant show, so I will be remiss in telling you what we experienced last night. However, I will say this...even though my 12-year old son did not attend the Blue Man Group's show with me, he was already familiar with most of what I saw via YouTube...

The Blue Man Group's show is about an hour and a half long and there isn't an intermission so make sure you take care of all personal business before it begins.

Also, they will request you not take any pictures or video during the show (which I never understand during a Media Night), but sometimes, it's hard NOT to. I took a few shots with my phone to tweet out to you all. They aren't the best quality but they did give a sneek peek of the action from the balcony. I've included them here, again, in case you missed our live tweeting last night.

To sum up my experience with The Blue Man Group show, l will tell you it was electric and if you can go, GO! I would also suggest taking your children along for the fun. If you don't, you may end up like me, sitting there thinking how much they would have loved it.

The Blue Man Group stays and plays in Atlanta at The Fox Theatre through Sunday. You can purchase tickets through

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