Those men are blue
Last night, I got have a taste of New York on an off day as the Ryan family and I went into town for the Saturday night.
We started off by hitting up Nike Town, which is a five-story Nike store in midtown Manhattan. The store was crawling with tourists looking to get their hands on a US jersey after their draw with England earlier that day, and not a single Away jersey was in stock, nor was a single large of the Home jerseys. Yes, I was one of those tourists.
After resisting temptation to buy one a size too big, we eventually made our way to the NBA store which was just as cool. I bought a pair of Celtics shorts, but nothing more.
Before heading over to the Blue Man show at 8pm, in true Ryan family fashion we sat down at a restaurant to eat at 7:30, having just a half hour to order, receive our food, pay and make it to our show. Granted, we were only a block away at this point as we’d already driven to Lower Manhattan, but still, it’s the principal. Somehow, we made it on time.
However, the Chinese grill we ate at was outstanding. We were just in such a rush to eat I didn’t have time to take in the name. It’s a block south of Astor Place Theatre for any of you that may actually care to find it.
Now, I’ve seen the Blue Man Group before. Describing it is nearly impossible, but I’ll try anyway. Essentially it’s three men (painted blue of course) and a blacklit neon band up in risers above them. The group essentially plays music in unconventional ways- on trash cans, giant drums and pipes. Additionally they incorporate illusions and multimedia into their show, as well as comedy. The nearly two-hour set feels like 15 minutes, and seeing it for the second time was just as exciting as the first time around. While the $85 tickets to see it on a Saturday night are a bit steep, I would still recommend seeing itif you ever have a chance.