Last night Kelly and I went to the Blue Man Group's How to be a Megastar 2.0 Tour. We were originally supposed to go with Karen and her friend as well and she actually got the tickets. However she had other plans come up. She actually ended up selling her pair on eBay and made a profit. The people who bought her tickets missed the opening act and showed up just before the Blue Man came on. We were just wondering if they were going to show.
I had gone to one of the previous tours called Complex but Kelly had never really seen or heard the Blue Man. The previous time I saw them was in a smaller venue usually used for plays and symphony's. This time it was at a 10,000 seat arena. The arena was 80% full, the upper deck had some seats available but nothing in lower levels.
The opening act was Mike Kelm. He was a audio/video dj. He was scratching and mixing using video and audio. It was a good warmup for the Blue Man and lasted maybe 20 minutes.
The Blue Man performance was probably about 50% of stuff that I had seen before on the complex tour. The other stuff was a mix of the Megastar stuff and other new stuff. I really enjoyed it, even the stuff I was seeing again. There was a fair amount of audience interaction as well.
One thing that this show had that I don't remember as much was magic or feats of skill type stuff. They did some tricks with throwing marshmallows to each other. They also threw marshmallows into the crowd and I ended up with one. Didn't eat since it had bounced around before getting to me.
It was a fun show and would highly recommend it if you can make it. One other interesting note is the age range. There was everything from 4 to 70+ there. It was a little wider than I was expecting. Oh and at this show the waving of cell phones with lit up screens replaced the old waving of lighters, never seen that before.