Everyone seems to have heard of The Blue Man Group, yet many are uncertain what exactly it is that they do.
The Blue Man Group might be best remembered from their TV commercials for Pentium computers or apple iPods, as their appearance is quite striking.
Dressed in black pants and turtle necks, with every inch of exposed skin (including their bald heads) covered in blue paint, the members of the Blue Man Group resemble some sort of curious crazy blue mutants. Their latest production Bluephoria (playing at the Monte Carlo Resort) is the perfect opportunity to enjoy The Blue Man Shows unusual and unique brand of entertainment.
While they are musicians, it's a bit difficult to call them a “band” as none of the Blue Men speak in public, let alone sing. Rather, they play bizarre, custom-built instruments crafted from materials like PVC pipes and breakfast cereal. The range of sounds they're able to make with these inventions is extraordinary impressive – keep your ears open for covers of classic rock songs!
The Blue Men are also artists, but instead of sculpting with clay they create their masterpieces using marshmallows. While most painters would use a brush, the Blue Men decorate canvases by shooting paintballs from their mouths or with the splatter from their drumming.
A slight warning to those who tend to dress their best for a night out in Vegas – you might want to avoid sitting in the first few rows! During certain parts of the show gooey substances like paint and food get tossed around, and those sitting close to the front are in the spray zone.
It's a fun place to be if you want to feel like part of the show, and ponchos are handed out before the antics begin to help protect your clothes. There's plenty of audience participation, so even if you don't get smeared with banana you still might end up wrapped in paper or pulled on stage.
The Blue Man Group's style often defies description, and seeing their revamped 2013 new show at the Monte Carlo is an experience to be remembered. You'll have a blast at Bluephoria, and compared to many other shows on the Strip, tickets are quite reasonably priced.