Blue Man Group's official website
touts the bands gigs as "an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous
experience that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state."
A Novato man said the one he went to was dangerous enough to warrant legal action.
Stan Michelman claims he was injured at a 2011 Blue Man show in San Francisco by a stray blue ball that soared into the audience, the Marin Independent Journal reports.
The Blue Man Group and its tour management firm are among those named in a $40,000 lawsuit a Marin County attorney filed on behalf of Michelman, the report said.
Also named in the suit are Golden Gate Theatre, which was the site of the show, and its owner, Shorenstein Hays Nederlander, the report said.
Attorney James Proctor alleges that Michelman was injured blocking the blue ball from hitting him in the face, and that the incident left his client with physical injuries and emotional and mental anguish, the report said.
The lawsuit claims Michelman wasn't warned that the objects would be thrown into the air.
Proctor claims Michelman suffered "shock and injury to his nervous system...great mental, physical, and nervous pain and suffering."
Medical expenses, attorneys fees and legal costs and damages are among the costs incurred that according to the report are the basis of the $40,000 lawsuit.
The cost of treating Michelman's injuries according to Proctor is more than $40,000, the report said.
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