Blue Man Group : 5 of 5
The first show that we enjoyed during our Vegas vacation was Blue Man Group, which was especially convenient since it plays at the Venetian where we were staying. Even though I had seen short clips and photos of the show, I really didn't know what to expect, but I figured it would be something cool. Amazingly, the show was even more incredbile than I had imagined, and my parents and I loved it! It's really tough to describe or categorize the show, which is sometimes a percussion exhibition like Stomp, and other times a futurist social satire. Since the Blue Men never speak and seem to be "discovering" everything they are doing for the first time, I kept thinking of the show as a party with alien beings! There are several numbers that feature their unique PVC pipe instruments (backed up by a super cool on-stage band wearing glow-in-the-dark robot style costumes), segments that are pure comedy, and other portions that combine both elements, like their famous "how to become a rock star" sequence. My favorite part by far was the finale, which featured reams and reams of white streamer paper (nicely glowing under black light) that begins in the rear of the theater and is pulled to the stage by everyone in the audience! It was just wave after wave of paper, and with all the music, lights, and excitement, everyone in the audience (including my parents) were transformed into five year old kids giggling like crazy! The whole experience was simply unique beyond belief, and afterwards I felt like I had just been to a rave or something. If you're looking to really have an interactive blast in Vegas, I definitely recommend seeing Blue Man Group!