Pacific Science Center’s new laser show will make you sing ‘Gaga ooh la la!’
Peeved that Mother Monster herself isn’t hitting the PNW for a show on her Monster’s Ball tour? So are we. (Word to the lady in latex: extending the tour will mend the rift between us.) Lucky for Seattleites in need of a Gaga fix, the Pacific Science Center’s got the next best thing to the woman herself: Laser Gaga, dedicated to the best cuts from The Fame, The Fame Monster and the newly released Born This Way.
A tip for first time laser theatergoers: this ain’t IMAX. Bring a pillow to prop under your head, because the best view comes when you’re lying on the floor. The whole experience is best described as a jumbo version of the trippy visualizations from your old Windows Media Player, but about six hundred times cooler. And the man behind the curtain (dubbed the “laser artist”) is actually in the laser dome with you, so he can pick up on what the crowd likes and what doesn’t thrill them so much, essentially tailoring the show to your preferences.
Word to the wise: don’t make the mistake of thinking your Laser Gaga ticket gets you free reign of the Science Center. We followed another group in and wandered the place for a few hours before queuing up outside the laser dome, but PSC policy is that anyone who doesn’t come in with the original line waits until they pass. We still found a decent spot on the floor, but it goes to show that eagerness isn’t always rewarded – even when it’s dressed in sequins.
Laser Gaga will be featured at PSC on Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the summer and fall. Starting on July 8, the show will begin at 8 p.m. each night; currently, the show begins at 10:30 p.m. Please visit the show’s Web site for more information.