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Sept.24th thru Oct. 1st...SHOWS!

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by GREGRIO, Oct 16, 2004.

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  1. GREGRIO

    GREGRIO Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    Hi All...Greg here. I'm new and think I'll hang out for a while. I do most of my posting over at LVA and CasinoHype.
    No need for a blow-by-blow...just some highlights.
    I go for shows first, gambling second.
    This TR is a bit old now, but new to you, so here goes...

    ZZ TOP: If you're a fan, you were in heaven. It was the last two nights of the tour and they were ready to PARTY!
    Friends, Wifes and gilfriends led 'toasts' and the Tequilla flowed on stage and off.
    Those "litt'l 'ol boys" from Texas sounded GREAT and the LVHilton was ROCKIN'!!!
    I stayed there that night...my room at a Holiday Inn Express a couple weeks before was nicer.

    ARETHA FRANKLIN: The "Queen of Soul" started 20min. late! After a lengthy medley of her hits from the band (full horn section and back-up singers) she satisfied her fans with just her presence...and there was lots of presence, she's very heavy now.
    Beautiful gold gown, short hair, lots of sweat and that...VOICE!
    The small intimate 'House of Blues' was packed.
    I had a great Cajun Meatloaf dinner there afterwords.

    WE WILL ROCK YOU: For QUEEN fans, this is a great fun show. Excellent sound and lighting...lots of fresh, very cool stage sets and costumes. The male and female lead charactors are talented and fun with great voices!
    The large cast is a rainbow of all ages...ethnically, enthusiastically, Rock 'n Roll.

    The "Bohemian Rhapsody" ending has much of the same energy Mamma Mia does. FREDDY WOULD LIKE IT

    VERY GOOD (as always) REPEAT SHOWS:
    DREAM KING, MYSTERE, BLUE MAN GROUP, MAMMA MIA

    FOLIES BERGERE: What a nice surprise! I haven't seen this show in years...it's always been JUBILEE for me. the stage isn't quite as large as Bally's production, but certainly does the job in presenting that old Las Vegas variety extravaganza!
    Great sets and costumes. wonderful variety and
    beautiful breasts...(late show)

    I now have a newly enlightened opinion of FOLIES.
    Comparing it to JUBILEE is like MYSTERE and "O"...both are great shows, some folks prefer one, some the other.

    I was at the RIO for four nights. I hadn't had dinner at the VooDoo Cafe in a while, so got a window seat at sunset and had a great Salmon dinner.
    Sat-Sun I stayed at Gold Coast. Great little room and Prime Rib dinner in the Cortez Room.
    They gave me two future free nights as did the RIO, so my December trip is ON THEM!

    GAMING was so-so.
    RIO, Gold Coast, PALMS, Orleans, LVHilton, were all pretty tight.
    Played lots of new slots and VP.
    Out of my $2,000. fun money, I came home with $800. for an 8 day trip.
    T-58 and "KA"
     
  2. doctor_al

    doctor_al VIP Whale

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    Welcome, gregrio (or riogreg), nice to see you 'round here. [​IMG]
     
  3. GREGRIO

    GREGRIO Tourist

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    Hey Doc...Gary said I should check out this board and yeah, not sure who I am over here...
    ...gregrio or riogreg
    YOU'RE THE DOCTOR! WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME!
    I'll ask nurse Sonya if she can help me out.
    I've never seen your avatar before...is that
    you, or Albert, Mark or Zappa.
     
  4. doctor_al

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    Think it's supposed to be samuel clemens, but could just as well be kurt vonnegut. Definitely not me. Check out the "pic of sin" thread.

    p.s. nothing's wrong a little vegas can't cure...
     
  5. luvvegasgal

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    Greg, welcome. Thanks for the info on "We will rock you"
    I love Queen and planned on seeing it on my trip in April.
    Now I will for sure. I am a fanatic for "Mamma Mia" and see it every time it is here in the Twin Cities. Never in Vegas though.
    One of these days! [​IMG]
     
  6. GREGRIO

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    Las Vegas has a great cast "luv' you should check it out for sure!
    You could make a musical Saturday out of it...
    Do the 5PM MAMMA MIA at Mandalay and the 10:30
    WE WILL ROCK YOU...with dinner in between!
     
  7. RamBill

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    Hey RIOGREG, WELCOME!!!! Glad you made it here!! Now all we need is to get Noahcat and bowzer to come over! lol.

    I've always found your posts on LVA to be very informative....
     
  8. angelsou

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    as have i - and am happy to see you on this smaller, but friendlier (at least to newbies) group
     
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