Backstage at Blue Man Group
First off let me mention that I'm a huge fan of Blue Man Group. I've seen the show 9 times, in different cities across the country, and I still look forward to the next show. What happened last week was a dream come true. Imagine being able to meet members from your favorite band, and getting a back stage tour. That's what happened to me with Blue Man Group. 6 semi trucks and 2 tour busses later the Blue Man Group had their show set up and ready in Minneapolis, Minnesota. One of my friends, who is a Blue Man in the Chicago show, had contacted the touring company to set up a private meet and greet for me. Beyond amazing!
Before the performance the whole company gathers for a meeting. I was invited to be apart of the meeting, and to perform a couple magic tricks.
Then after the meeting finished up it was time for the show! It was awesome as always. The last time I had seen the touring show was in 2013, and this time around there were a couple different elements to the performance. That was cool! But not quite as cool as the back stage tour. :)
We meet in the theater and got a couple more pictures afterwards.
The Blue Man left to get out of costume and the touring manager, who is also a magician, gave the tour.
We saw the human gipads and the inner workings, along with some of the video magic effects that are used. No spoilers here!
Then I had a chance to actually play on the tubes that are used in the show! As a major BMG fan, I was like a kid at Christmas!
Also fun fact... there happens to be a Chewbacca that is following around the Blue Man Group tour. That's right, no one knows where it comes from, but it magically shows up at each city they play at.
At the back of the stage is where the big drum lives. Let me tell you... it's just as loud as you'd expect! You can feel it in your body and bones.
Of course the backstage tour wouldn't be complete without seeing the drums they use with paint, and also the gum-ball machine!
If you haven't seen Blue Man Group perform live you are missing out. Please do yourself a favor and see the show!
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