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The Fountains of Bellagio

Discussion in 'Shows & Entertainment' started by La$Vega$, May 1, 2014.

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  1. La$Vega$

    La$Vega$ Low-Roller

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    “If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.”
    ~ Loren Eiseley, anthropologist, philosopher, poet

    What's your favorite fountain show?
    Add one if you like!
    Which perspective do you like best?
    The dancing water sprites look amazing from every vista; behind, in front, on top...all views envelope you.
    The first time I watched Rondine al Nido, the tenor just about floored me. I've been hooked ever since. -Enjoy!

    LAS VEGAS – In a suite at the Bellagio, Claire Kahn pulls out pages with hand-written lyrics to Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,
    each line accompanied by her sketches of how the resort's famed dancing fountains could bring it to life.

    By Kitty Bean Yancey, USA TODAY
    http://travel.usatoday.com/destinations/story/2011-12-15/Las-Vegas-Bellagio-fountains-learn-new-dances/51989654/1

    Creator of the Fountains
    http://www.wetdesign.com/

    The story behind Rondine al Nido is about a bird that returns,
    year after year and then one day is gone, never to be seen again...
    "Rondine al Nido"
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/Prscy_9z74s?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Andrea in a meeting with Steve Wynn convinced him to revamp the setting to be like that around Lake Como.

    They all are special, but this one knocks my socks off! Everytime
    Time to Say Goodbye
    Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman - Con Te Partirò
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/MxhuGQOPrvM?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/jWCxlBVpnrE?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    God Bless the USA
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/L-Vj5ttHHj4?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    The Star Spangled Banner
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/lcqX2PizeGs?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Viva Las Vegas (Elvis Presley)
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/ot3OlYOQOJ0?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Fly Me To The Moon by Frank Sinatra
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/mrs9RM0kI0A?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    My Heart Will Go On (Titanic Theme Song) by Celine Dion
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/2jXlm9k0eZ0?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Luck Be A Lady by Frank Sinatra
    <iframe width="500" height="281" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/17UN8VclgGA?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Singin' In The Rain
    <iframe width="500" height="281" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/0khj2_x4lWA?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    MISSION IMPOSSIBLE THEME
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/CdpV0ebFHz8?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Michael Jackson - Billy Jean
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/401wv1eKc2c?rel=0" frameborder="0"
    allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Picture yourself in a boat on a river, with tangerine trees and marmalade skies…
    Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds front view
    <iframe width="500" height="281" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/hQfayHXGfOs?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    SHOW TIMES:
    Monday - Friday
    3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    show every 1/2 hour
    7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
    show every 15 minutes
    Saturdays, Sundays* and Holidays
    12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    show every 1/2 hour
    7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
    show every 15 minutes
    *On Sundays Fountain show times begin at 11 a.m. and run every 15 minutes for the Fountains Brunch at Jasmine.
    Schedule may vary. Shows are subject to cancellation due to high winds.
     
  2. bardolator

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    "Luck Be a Lady" hands down. 15th floor center, fountain view room.
     
  3. zolar31

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    I agree Luck be a Lady with God Bless the USA a close 2nd.

    Did they turn the music volume down in the last couple of years.
    It seemed much louder 3 years ago. I can remember hearing the fountain music loud and clear while traveling North in a cab. Now not so much.

    a co-worker of mine predicts that, within 5 years half of the fountains will be replaced by restaurants and shops. Its wasted prime real estate. Lets hope she's wrong.
     
  4. VeddaLasVegas

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    Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman - Con Te Partirò
    I've never seen the Mission Impossible Theme but would love to.
     
  5. Readingfanman

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    Getting rid of the fountains however ruins any sort of impact the Bellagio has on the strip, by doing that, they devalue the hotel, losing custom in the rooms I imagine. Not want they'll want to be doing.
     
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    Time to say goodbye is one of my favourites, it was the song they played the first time I saw the fountains
     
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    Slightly OT... We were in Tennesse and a company had just installed a new fountain project in Pigeon Forge. We were watching them test for the local news crew. Then a man with an iPad came over to our kids ans asked if they wanted to control the fountains. Of course they do!
    Afterwards he asked if we have ever been to Vegas. Yep.
    So he makes a couple swipes on the ipad and says: Here is the control board for the Bellagio fountains. We worked on those, too. If we wanted to, we could turn them on right now. Any song.
    And, sure enough, there was the playlist with all of those familiar songs.

    Talk about a random encounter.
     
  8. FountainFiend

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    FountainFiend agrees wholeheartedly with the spirit of this message and gives it his full endorsement.
     
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    Wonder how long till they add everyones favorite EDM hits to the playlist.
     
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    Luck Be a Lady - it just screams Vegas!
     
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    I hate to be unoriginal, but I love Luck Be a Lady as well. As many times as I've seen the fountains, I'm still a sucker for them and could watch the shows over and over and over -- much to my wife's frustration.
     
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    Time to say goodbye will always be my top one for sentimental reasons.
     
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    What a collection! :thumbsup:

    Does anyone know if they Bellagio publishes a schedule of shows for the day?
     
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    It's not only a great song, but the fountain show for it is phenomenal. I like "Viva Las Vegas" a little better musically, but the fountain show just isn't quite as good as "Luck Be A Lady", in my opinion.

    The fountain show is literally my favorite thing in all of Vegas. I can't even count the number of trips where I've dragged companions out to see it (sometimes even after eating at Picasso or getting drinks at Hyde, which always elicits complaints), because I just love watching it from the sidewalk.
     
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    "Con Te Partiro" would be my second favorite fountain song. Trouble is, most people don't leave with what they brought.
     
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    There used to be a schedule on the Bellagio website. I haven't looked for it recently.
     
  17. seviay

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    Time to Say Goodbye is easily my favorite. If that one doesn't give you goosebumps, you need to see your doctor.

    I think from a technical perspective, Billie Jean may be the absolute coolest I've ever seen.

    Songs I would like to see:
    Carmina Burana o Fortuna
    Star Wars Duel of the Fates Theme (really, anything John Williams is amazing)
    Whitney Houston - I will always love you
    Michael Jackson - Thriller

    What songs would you guys like to see?
     
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    My favorite was when we there at Christmastime and they had the shows set to Christmas music, one of which was my all time favorite Christmas song, "Most Wonderful Time of the Year".
     
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    Great post! Time to say goodbye always brings a tear to my eye so that would #1 followed by David Foster's Winter games.
     
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