Yesterday began like any other day – I got up, had breakfast, went to work, did work stuff… then watched 3 nondescript mute blue men in an epically surreal theatrical production (you may remember them from the Intel Ads a few years ago). I’m really not quite sure how to describe it, I guess it’s a form of performance art – combining music, lighting, paint, food, comedy and a whole lot of loo roll (needs to be seen to be understood!).
The Blue Man Group is nothing new, having been formed in the 1980s in New York, and on one level could be taken as a satire on modern life, however, some critics are not so kind – “what was once an edgy critique of contemporary art and society, as seen through the baffled, innocent eyes of a trio of mute (and mutating) alien figures, is now a piece of consumerist culture itself“. They have a valid point but it’s still an extremely uplifting euphoric experience and if you come out smiling then I guess that’s the main thing!
BTW… if you’ve not already seen the new 007 movie be sure not to miss it – definitely the best Bond film in a long time. Those who hurled all the abuse earlier on must be eating their hats around now!