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Discussion in 'Shows & Entertainment' started by jmwilson81, Mar 24, 2014.

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  1. jmwilson81

    jmwilson81 Tourist

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    For our trip in September....

    Thursday night: 6:00pm Tournament of Kings
    8:30pm Carrot Top

    Friday night: 7:30pm Zumanity
    ????? Gentleman's Club

    Saturday night: 8:00pm Absinthe
    Midnight Rose.Rabbit.Lie

    Is this running the gauntlet and doing too much or is this feasible? Is this spending too much time on shows?
     
  2. Persistent Cat

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    How many days are you there?

    For me, that's too many shows but again, that's just me. Two shows a night is a lot. Also, I wouldn't give up a Friday and Saturday night on shows. I love the atmosphere of those two nights. But again, that's just me.
     
  3. vegasvic

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    The number of shows you attend is purely subjective. Some love shows, some hate them. And for every show you like others on here will tell you how bad that show is. And vice versa. But it doesn't matter, it's all about what YOU like.

    I never used to go to shows, Vegas was all about gambling. My ex didn't care for shows. But my girlfriend enjoys them so our last couple of trips we went to a LOT of shows. I had a great time at almost all of them. From comedy to magic to production shows, all fun. I look at it as a fun 90 minute break to do something different. Still plenty of time to gamble/eat/drink.
     
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    HoyaHeel Grammar Police & Admin

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    I love shows. But 2 shows a night for 3 nights in a row is too much FOR ME. I need a more relaxing pace:peace:
     
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    Last April we did 2 shows a night twice. But they were in the same place. We saw Menopause the Musical (GREAT show even though we aren't yet of that age lol), had an hour break to eat then back in the same theater for Carrot Top. A couple nights later we saw Donny & Marie, had a short break and then saw X-Burlesque. Two shows a night in two different places can be a challenge. But it looks like you are going from Excal to Luxor (easy tram ride) and Caesars to Cosmo (easy walk). Not too bad.
     
  6. jmwilson81

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    Thanks for the input everybody. We are going to be on the strip four nights and then downtown for two nights.

    We're not looking to spend too much time gambling as we can do that at the casinos near home. Ha, who am I kidding? :evillaugh

    vegasvic, How was Carrot Top? We found a 2 for $75 deal that we could combine with Tournament of Kings.

    I don't want to waste lots of time stuck in showrooms but you don't get to see stuff like that around our part of the country.
     
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    Carrot Top is the best! Definitely do that. I don't know that I'd waste my time with Tournament of Kings.

    You can get Carrot Top on a big discount almost all the time.
    http://www.travelzoo.com/entertainment/las-vegas/-30-Vegas-Best-Comedian-Carrot-Top-at-Luxor-Reg-50-1701598/?ptl=done&rating=&tppct= $30 here.

    Also no experience with either, but you probably don't need RRL and Absinthe, aren't they rather similar. Also the Midnight show isn't much either.. isn't more entry to the club part?

    http://www.travelzoo.com/entertainment/las-vegas/-59-One-of-a-Kind-Show-at-New-Social-Club-Reg-115-1715645/ Here's RRL 1/2 off for the 8 and 10pm shows.

    Zumanity is ok if you want traditional Cirque, but I wouldn't put it on a must see list.
    http://www.travelzoo.com/entertainment/las-vegas/-39-50-Zumanity-by-Cirque-du-Soleil-in-Vegas-Reg-69-1701609/?ptl=done&rating=&tppct= Tickets for $39.50

    Hopefully I at least saved you some money!!
     
  8. vegasvic

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    Carrot Top was fantastic. You have to pay attention, the jokes come fast. He uses a lot of props but it's not a real big theater.
     
  9. GottaLuvCruising

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    I am a huge fan of the shows and they are the #1 reason we go to Las Vegas. We always plan two each night and try to also do an afternoon or late afternoon show. While I would mostly choose different shows than the OP, I don't see two per night as a challenge at all.
     
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    Sure, that is great.
    or
    Sure, that is stupid.

    It all depends on you and what you are trying to do. Nobody here knows what turns your fancy, your group, and your background.

    But, since you asked.

    I would rarely do two shows in one night.
    Never done "Tourn of Kings" in all my visits and do not thing that mixes well with someone going to a gentlemens club. Just a guess.

    Only two shows that catch my eye as good are Carrot Top and Absinthe. Then again, others may not agree.
     
  11. jmwilson81

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    Thank you so much heatherlovesvegas! I'm all about saving money where possible. Also, I have read that Absinthe and RRL were very similar. We may save RRL for the next trip.
     
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    Yeah great site to find discounts on travelzoo
    You als might checkout el cheapo las vegas
    Absinth i never saw but heard great things about it
    Last time i was there they were handing out discountcoupons for the show
    Zumanity would be for me a big no no but hey everyone has it taste and maybe you like it
    2 shows in same place you can check out is in paris
    Jersey boys and anthony cools
    ( jersey boys is really one of the best shows on the strip)
    Enjoy:peace:
     
  13. heatherlovesvegas

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    Welcome!! You lucked out picking all the discounted shows ;).

    RRL is so confusing me. I can't breakdown and buy tickets just yet.
     
  14. jmwilson81

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    Yeah, every review I have read or heard about RRL says, "I can't explain it. You just have to go see it." That sounds great but it's really expensive right now since it's the new hip thing.
     
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