Members of the Blue Man Group perform in Italy last fall. Credit: Daniel Dal Zennaro/ANSA via AP

The Reader’s archive is vast and varied, going back to 1971. Every day in Archive Dive, we’ll dig through and bring up some finds.

You are probably feeling blue today. It is the Tuesday after a three-day weekend. It is January. There is snow.

But here is another, more entertaining form of blue-ness. In 2001, Philip Montoro tried out for the Blue Man Group and wrote about it. (Spoiler: he’s currently the Reader music editor.)