Blue Man Group @ DeSoto Civic Center, Friday March 16

Blue Man Group will be performing at the DeSoto Civic Center Friday night on their “How to Be a Megastar Tour 2.0.” I’ve seen these guys on guest appearances on the Tonight Show for years and years and they are all kinds of awesome – their stuff is performance art at its finest, combining visuals, lights, sounds, rhythm, etc. If you like the musical Stomp you will looooooove these guys. Highly, highly recommended.

Dammit… why did this have to happen on Friday night? My Hogs play Friday night, against 5-seed USC, at 8:55 PM CDT I believe. All week I’ve been looking forward to watching the Razorbacks on the Saucer’s HDTV… now I’ve gotta choose between them and Blue Man Group, who I’ve wanted to see live for years. Blast it all. I’m not sure what I’m gonna do now.

By the way, the Flying Saucer is currently short a couple of waitresses, so if your career aspirations involve wearing a short skirt and serving beer, now would be a good time to put in an application.

I’ll also miss The Raising of the Goat on Beale Street if I go to the Blue Man show. Theoretically I could do both, since the announced time for the goat is 6 and the show starts at 8… but we’re operating on “Silky Time” here so the goat probably won’t go up until around 7:30. For those of you not familiar with this important Memphis tradition, here’s how it works:

There’s a goat.

And they put him on a platform.

And they raise him high in the air.

And people look at the goat and drink green beer.

Clearly this is one of the most essential celebrations of the year in Downtown Memphis. I can’t miss it, I just can’t! I really don’t know what to do… dammit… why couldn’t Blue Man have come here in February when nothing was going on?