Ever since I heard that Spamalot was closing, I've been trying to get the boy to take a quick weekend trip with me to go see it. And boy did we ever. My boyfriend (TheMike) works for an airline and he gets to fly free in Stand by and I fly for basically nothing). We decided about 1 am Friday Night/ Saturday Morning to see if we could catch the 8:00 am flight to Vegas and return home that night on the red eye. I took a shower, got some stuff together, drove to work to get my camera and tried to sleep. After about an hour of sleep we drive to the airport and wait to see if there's space. YAY, there is and we actually get to sit together. Smooth sailing to Vegas (and no more sleep for me). We land in the airport almost immediately call the Wynn to get tickets for the show. We found a Travel Zoo code that gave us forty dollars off each ticket and got balcony seats for $29 each. Not to shabby. Took the Airport shuttle to the Tropicana for their Champagne brunch. We like it because it's cheap and the food's not too bad. We got a seat by the window over looking the pool so that was fun to watch. We stayed and drank our fair share of champagne and watched the happenings at the pool. There were some chicks in feather headdresses dancing around and it was quite entertaining. Then we went over to NYNY and played a little. I won $8 on Video Poker and Mike didn't have that much luck. We bought passes for the roller coaster and did that a few times. Then we hopped the Deuce to the Wynn (and about 15 minutes of sleep for me) to pick up our tickets from Will Call. We hit Slots-A-Fun next and lost some more money. Then to Circus Circus to watch a few circus acts before the real show started. We saw The Flying Poemas, The Juggling Clown, and the KnockAround Cowboys before we went back to the Wynn. I played some more Video poker and won a little bit more, Mike played a few slots and went to the Black Jack Tables with out much luck. We went to the Show Shop and bought some Spamalot merchandise on sale. Then came the show. Our seats were high, but right in the middle. People around us kept saying that John Cleese was in the show. I wanted to stand up and announce that it was just a voice over. But I digress. Anyway, the show was AMAZING and entirely worth all the trouble to get there and back (more on that later). The entire cast was wonderful. John O'Hurley was magic. I was also really impressed by how well I could see the actors and all of their facial expressions. I was a little disappointed because they'd taken out a song and a half, but they weren't that important and the show was pretty seamless without them. After the show we were pretty much running and weaving through the crowd to get to the taxi line and head back to the airport. The taxi driver took a pretty quick way to get there and security wasn't that bad. We made it to the plane on time (barely) BUT it was full, so we couldn't get on it. So we sat around the airport and tried to figure out the options so we could back home and no one got fired on Monday. We make an 11:45 plane. They didn't even print us tickets, just told us to find an empty seat. We arrive back in Charlotte about 6:30 EST and I got home around 7:15 where I got three hours of sleep before my parents came over for Fathers' Day.