How To Be a Megastar 2.0 Tour. The Blue Man Group. Where to begin talking about this concert. Well, more than a concert…an experience.
Angie and I decided to have an “appetizer-dinner” at one of our favorite restaurants in Columbia, Old Chicago, which, incidentally is where this odd group is originally from (the city, not the restaurant). Once we got to “The ‘Zou” we were greeted by the music and video of Mike Relm, the opening act. We didn’t have the best seats in the house, but once the Blue Men started their show, we felt like we were in the thick of a great rock concert.
The show was much more than that, though. It was music with inventive percussion instruments and a full backup band. It was comedy with audience participation. It was special effects with crazy lighting and luminescent clothing. It was gross, with half-eaten food being used as an art medium. It was art with paint flying and splattering.
All of these elements added up to a slightly off-kilter look at the phenomenon of fame and rock stardom. Angie and I really enjoyed it on every level.