Got back yesterday from a weekend chorus trip to New York. A group of high schoolers and adult chaparons went to see Blue Man Group at the Astor Place Theater in Greenwich Village. Wow! Talk about having no clue as to what would happen next! From about 10 minutes before the show until the very end, we were laughing, clapping, yelling and generally having a terrific time. Some folks who saw another show asked us what BMG was like. My wife and I decided that there was no real way to describe the show accurately. It was kind of like performance art meets comedy meets musical meets the biggest toilet paper/disco party ever. On the flip side, we also went to Jeckyl and Hyde, a Halloween-themed restaurant also in the village. Pretty lame. Best described as a "Chucky Cheese for dead people." This was our first time in New York. Had a great time, but saw the most over-hyped disappointing play on Sunday afternoon -- The Lion King. Oy, boring! We like Aida alot, though. Also spent a too-short 3 hours in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. My wife and I are planning another trip sometime in the next few months, this time teen-free, so we can really enjoy ourselves at our own pace.