Leonardo"s Notebook by Mattheus Mei

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Blue Man Group hits Columbia

Thanks to Papa Mei, I had tickets to go see Blue Man Group last night at the Colonial Center. With me were Dogwood and Mrs. Dell, Yoga Girl, Deputy Dawg, and Queene Greene. We had a fantastic time. During the opening act Mike Relm - we were a little discouraged to see that the arena was well below filled capacity, but were suprised to see many more people join as it got closer to the main event. The venue never really filled to capacity, but the vibe was definitely in the crowd, and by vibe I mean that an arena full of (mainly) white folke sat respectfully in their seats and participated with the performers as they were encouraged to do so.

It reminded me of Stuff White People Like No. 67: Standing Still at Concerts

Music is very important to white people. It truly is the soundtrack to their lives, meaning that white people are constantly thinking about what songs would be on the soundtrack for the biopic. The problem is that most of the music that white people like isn’t really dance-friendly. More often the songs are about pain, or love, or breaking up with someone, or not being able to date someone, or death.
So when white people go to concerts at smaller venues, what to do they do? They stand still! This is an important part of white concert going as it enables you to focus on the music, and it will prevent drawing excess attention to you. Remember, at a concert everyone is watching you just waiting for you to try to start dancing. Then they will make fun of you.

That last statement - remember, at a concert everyone is watching you just waiting for you to try to start dancing. Then they will make fun of you - is true. Yoga Girl and I noticed an enthralled female supporter in a slinky black dress across the arena. She was standing most of the time and would sway back and forth as if in a gentle breeze, while waving her arms erratically as if trying to signal a ship from a deserted island. So we laughed, then stood up and began imitating her - poor soul has no clue.

But we didn't just enjoy picking on her - and the Blue Man group picking on all hipsters, we had a blast!

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