[Review] Ed DeBevics / Blue Man Group
Posted by tim in It wouldn't fit in any other category... on September 25, 2005

Today, as an "employee appreciation" outing for Mom's work, the bank paid for the staff and families to go to Chicago and eat at Ed DeBevic's, and go see the Blue Man Group.

This is my review:

Upon arrival at "Ed's", I noticed that it was a seemingly run-down diner in a somewhat uncomfortable part of Chicago. Waking in, through the revolving door, I was greeted by the sound of loud music, the flicker of a disco ball, and the rude staff. The rudeness is part of the DeBevic's trademark.

For the most part, the experience was the same throughout the ordering, eating, and leaving process. The one thing that stuck out to me was the quality of the food, though. I was very impressed with how good it was! I ordered the chicken fried steak, finalized by a piece of apple pie: It was amazing!

Fast Forward: Briar Street Theater

The bank paid for the tickets for everyone in the group, and got us seats just behind the "poncho section." The price of the tickets was $48.00 a piece.

We walked in, got seated almost right away, and had a very short 30 minute wait for the show to begin.

Rather than detail it, I will summarize it: I was disappointed. For $48 per seat, the show was very short, dull, and almost static. I had expected it to be a very exciting and entertaining show, but it wasn't. Granted, there were parts of it that were entertaining, it just wasn't what I had expected.

If I had to "score" this day, it would be as follows:

Ed DeBevic's - 7/10 Blue Man Group - 5/10

Not very exciting, sorry.


BMG snob. :P

Did they do the shoot-twinkies-out-their-chest thing?

  • Posted by Luey (Guest) on September 27, 2005 at 03:59:40PM

No. They did launch something at the audience with a sort of catapult thing in the table with the twinkie skit, though.

  • Posted by tim (Guest) on September 27, 2005 at 06:55:28PM
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