I will begin today's post by saying that everything here is a show. Everywhere you turn, there is someone or something to look at, from buskers to spectacles to the very interesting people walking on the pool deck or down the street. Today in the pool there was an Elvis tribute artist on vacation, I think. He was an ordinary middle-aged guy in a bathing suit, but he had the Elvis hair. It was funny to see him sitting in the water with his middle-aged wife. I guess even Elvis lookalikes go on vacation.
There are the free shows outside the hotels: a light show clock outside one hotel, dancing waters outside another, and the volcano and pirate show I talked about yesterday. There are also shows that you pay to see, with big name performers on big stages in the hotels. Andy and I have been to see two of these.
On Monday, we saw Cirque du Soleil Mystere, http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/mystere/default.aspx. It was remarkable, and made even better by the fact that we were moved from our cheap seats into 3rd row seats with a breathtaking view of the show. We have never seen Cirque du Soleil before. The music, choreography, circus marvels, costumes and surreal story combined to make for an enchanting experience.
On Tuesday, we saw Jersey Boys. http://www.jerseyboysinfo.com/vegas/ That was a very sweet story with great music.
Every hotel has a theatre with some big show going on. I think there are 5 different Cirque du Soleil shows alone. If we had a million dollars, we would see one every night. For now we are very happy with the two that we chose.
Tonight we are going to take the bus to Fremont Street to see the lightshow. We have heard that it is spectacular, and it's free. I think shows, free and otherwise, are one of the best things about Las Vegas.
question: have you seen any good shows lately?
mompoet - I like shows