Blue Man and Brad Pitt
Very successful break in Berlin last weekend as Dave has detailed already [http://blogs.ipona.com/davids/archive/2004/05/12/198.aspx]. After six months of waiting around, Blue Man Group finally premiered in Berlin on May 9. I’m still a little gutted I didn’t get a role in the show, but in retrospect I don’t mind too much either. It’s a great show, but I’m sure that after a few hundred performances I’d get a little bored by the whole thing. The show itself remains a fantastic, funny, involving experience even if the whole thing was marred slightly by having it all in German. Still the bits I didn’t actually understand I could guess mostly anyway.
Completely by accident, we also stumbled upon the world premiere of Troy [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0332452/] in the Sony Center across from the Blue Man Theater. Looks like there are mixed views on Troy depending on whether you are approaching it as a film or an adaptation of the Iliad, but the red carpet, tv coverage and presence of Brad Pitt [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000093/], Eric Bana [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0051509/] and the rest of the cast and crew certainly spiced up the evening. From the TV reports, they had a good after-show party too before setting off for Cannes where it is being shown this week too.Posted on May 14, 2004 #Attending Events