We were double dating with his parents and none of us had seen the show before. Neither did we do any research before hand. We simply went in with an open mind. By the end of the show my mind was blown. I’m going to try very hard not to gush here but it was hilarious, entertaining, and surprising – in a word epic.
Going into the show, just based on things I had heard, I fully expected a concert. Guys dressed in blue, creating music out of unexpected object. While there was definitely that aspect, I quickly learned that Blue Man Group is so many things. It was a concert, a parody, a comedy and yet it was not one of those specific things.
Co-Founder of Blue Man Group Christ Wink says it best when he says “Our show is not a play, it’s not a circus, it’s not performance art. To us, it’s just an attempt at creating a heightened experience at being alive. We really believe in the value of getting people excited and giving them access to what we call ‘life force.’ Which is the energy boost you get when you see something really cool or do something really fun. We believe that ever day we’re on this crazy planet is worth celebrating.”
We were on our feet, we were cheering, we were fist bumping and laughing until tears rolled down our cheeks.
And that my friends is what makes the show amazing. That this group of three people can amaze you with their musical talent, play out parodies that you have experienced in your daily life and at the same time tell this really great story – without saying one single word is just mind blowing. The show easily gets a full 5 stars in my book.
That being said, I do have a few tips to make your experience even more enjoyable.
- When booking your tickets shoot for end seats in the middle sections or anywhere in the front “splash” zone. These seats saw the most physical interaction with the members!
- Get there early and have dinner at City Walk. There are some really great restaurants and it’s always lively. Plus, they offer dinner & show deals.
- Pay close attention to the message on the main screen. It sets up the “story” played out in front of you. Photography and recording are not allowed so leave your cameras at home and put your phones away. Just enjoy the show.
- Immediately after exiting the show hang a right towards the restrooms – the group comes out for pictures!
Thank you to Universal Orlando for providing tickets to the show. All opinions remain my own.