I call my wife and tell her to get ready to go out for date night. I got tickets for a new show on the Vegas Strip. Of course she asks a silly question, “What’s the show about?” Now that question didn’t seem so silly because I had no idea what the show was about, I just heard it was good.
So we show up at Caesars Palace and asked the valet directions to the show. Instead of telling us how to get lost in the casino searching for the showroom, she points to the hanging string of lights in front of Caesars. This was different, an easy venue to get to.
Well, we walk towards the venue and find ourselves in an outside area with a neat ambience. It seems to be a bar and waiting area located on Caesars Palace Plaza. As we walk around looking at things on the wall, we find ourselves standing in line. Then it starts to rain slightly, but this doesn’t sway the crowd’s excitement.
Jon and Rachel are entertaining us and several other people waiting in line. They seem to be two ushers for the show. They are interacting with the line; talking and having fun. I thought this was cool considering the rain was falling and they could have stepped into a dry area. Still have no idea what I am in store for, but the ambience of the strings of lights and the light rain is really making this interesting. Oh yes, and making fun of all the people who are taking perverted pictures with the giant statue of David (The naked man statue for those who are unfamiliar with one of Caesars’ known features.)
The doors open and we are let into a circus tent. It is not actually a tent but it is set up the same way. There is a small stage in the middle. First thing I think is how in the world are they going to do anything on that stage? The announcer comes on and starts giving the disclaimers of the show. You know: the blah blah liability this, blah blah liability that. Wait did he just say a bad word? Oh I so love this show right now.
As the announcer shuts his pie hole, the excitement starts to build as a man stumbles up to the stage and sits at the small table on the small stage, and pours himself a glass of absinthe. This isn’t very exciting, I thought to myself. As that thought crossed my mind for the last time of the evening; the circus began.
My wife squeezes my arm as the intoxicated performer stacks chair after chair and climbs high into the sky to find the Green Fairy. Would you believe this is to be the mellowest of all acts to follow?
After a few acts, we meet the foul-mouthed Gazillionaire, the proprietor of the show and his helpful yet sexually repressed assistant Penny Pibbets. The stand up comedy of the two was a breath of fresh air. By no means was this politically correct as the Gazillionaire accused and older man in the audience for looking at his crotch. As with all Las Vegas shows, the front row means interaction. The front row of the show I attended was nothing but good sports.
The acts progressed and got crazier and crazier, from a roller skating brother and sister to the Gazillionaire’s Bodyguards who had amazing muscle control to a high wire trio who managed to pull off a keg stand on the high wire. You should see what former Playboy Playmate Angel Porrino does with her giant balloon.
I have said too much already. This amazingly dark circus has a touch of burlesque and a dash of class that completes the recipe for a wonderful Las Vegas show. When the show was finished, I was sad that it was over. I can’t wait to go back and see what Penny and the Gazillionaire have in store for me. I look forward to hearing if you had a much fun as I did.
Check out Absinthe yourself at : www.absinthevegas.com they are only here for the spring and summer so you better hurry.
Note to the reader. The Absinthe show allows photography so you can bring your camera. You are just not allowed to use your flash.