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Blue Man Group

By: Kellie K. Speed

Blue Man Group In 1987, three friends (Matt Goldman, Phil Stanton and Chris Wink) got together and came up with the idea of painting their faces blue and performing in front of a crowd. 

Since then, their idea has been transformed into a multi-million dollar concept called Blue Man Group and spans four cities nationwide.

It is hard to categorize the Blue Man Group experience.  It begins as a theatrical experience then moves toward the comedic and later a multi-media journey.

While the three founders still perform, the company has now expanded to more than 30 Blue Men and over 50 musicians.  What started out as a dream among three friends has now emerged into a 500 person organization.

Slinky tubes hang from the ceiling while the Blue Men pound on the tubes, splash paint, catch paintballs with their mouths and create Twinkie sculptures.

From Cap'n Crunch to marshmallows and toilet paper, these Blue Men do some of the most bizarre stunts you will ever witness.  One catches paintballs and creates a painting by spraying the paint from his mouth.  Another one catches more than 20 marshmallows in his mouth at warp speed, regurgitates them and slaps a price tag on the finished product.

If you are lucky enough to be one of two audience members called onstage, you may have to be dressed in a white jumpsuit and helmet, taken backstage and suspended midair by your feet while the backstage crew splashes blue paint on the suit and bounces you against a canvas.  The other audience member is brought onstage and taught how to eat a Twinkie, Blue Man style.

You won't believe what you are experiencing at the show.  A Jell-O mold is delivered daily along with 1,500 feet of crepe paper and each performer must withstand two hours of makeup preparation.

While none of the Blue Men actually show emotion, they express themselves through art and music.  The show entitled "Tubes" is not meant to be understood.  Just sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

For reservations or more information, call 617-426-6912 or visit their website at

Blue Man Group
74 Warrenton Street
Boston, MA 02116

Phone: 617- 426-6912

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Kellie Speed - Click to enlarge

Kellie K. Speed is a freelance travel writer and restaurant reviewer. Her features have been published in various publications including The Boston Globe, Cahnersí Industrial Distribution and Graphic Arts Monthly magazines and Reno Air Approach.

Kellie has reviewed numerous first-class hotels and travel destinations, including Hawaii, California, Arizona, Bermuda and Mexico, to name a few. She has also traveled internationally to Ireland, England, France, Germany, Belgium and the Czech Republic. Next year, she is planning a trip to Tahiti.

Since she is from Massachusetts, she will be providing reviews of local restaurants for Travel-Watch.

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