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Blue Man Group at Universal Orlando City Walk

Chances are if you haven’t already seen the Blue Man Group, you have at least heard of it.   I have been hearing about this show for years and never really thought much of it.  I knew it involved some bald men covered in a blue ‘skin’.  And that these men would use drums covered in paint.  That was about all I knew.  I was expecting a long show of percussion and paint.  I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Sure, there is the whole paint thing.  There is percussion and loud rock music.  But there was so much more.  And, it was all so, so…..for lack of a better word…..weird.  And, I mean that in the best possible way.

As I sat there, I kept thinking, “How in the world do people come up with this stuff?”  I would love to sit with the writers of the show and just watch their creative process at work.  I am always in awe of creative people and their process.

I mean, they made plumbing interesting.  They poked fun at social media and our constant need to connect online.  They taught us what to do at a rock concert.  And, the grand finale….well, let’s just say the kids were laughing hysterically.  And so was I.

If you are worrying about whether or not to take your children along–just know that my 9 year old son and 7 year old daughter loved it.  I think even younger children would enjoy it but may be a little scared by the loud music or the creepy blue men staring into their eyes.

Just like Cirque Du Solei La Nouba, The Blue Man Group would make an excellent date night.  It’s located right next to a secret entrance (which means no lines) to Universal Studios and just across the river from Universal’s City Walk.  Wouldn’t it be fun to go to the Blue Man Group and then take your date on the Rockin’ Roller Coaster?  Or, to the Blue Man Group and then to one of the many restaurants located nearby?

Since this trip I was traveling without my husband, the next trip will have to include him and another performance of the Blue Man Group.

For more information, check out their website and be sure to add this to your itinerary when you are in the area.

Disclaimer:  I received complimentary admission to the performance.  All opinions are my own.