I attended a performance by The Blue Man Group at The Strand Theater on a Wednesday night. Like I always say, it's not the weekend yet, but who cares? I honestly didn't know what to expect. I'd seen the act on television, but thought it was just OK.  

Along with an almost packed house, I was in for a real treat. The performance was full of music, sound, light effects and subtle comedy. People right out of the audience became part of the show. The most outstanding part of the show was, of course, the finale. It took my breath away.

Picture huge, white translucent balls being pitched into the audience where they were encouraged by dozens of hands to stay in the air. Some even bounced all the way into the upper level of seats. Sitting in the balcony, I got to whack a giant ball myself.  I thought it would feel like a balloon, but it actually felt like a ball. I was surprised how it bounced through the air with the greatest of ease, changing colors all along the way. It must have had a little helium in it.

There were also loud crashing drums, streamers shot out over the audience and a dancing puppet that was at least 50 feet high in the middle of the stage. There were spotlights, and smoke, and all this was happening at the same time. It was organized mayhem and everyone was on their feet cheering on the spectacle. I can proudly say that I'm now a Blue Man fan!

If you get the chance, don't miss out catching a performance by The Blue Man Group when they come back to Shreveport. Next time, I plan to take my grandchildren.

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