I completely procrastinated and didn’t write the trip reports I intended to for my two other trips this year. Forcing myself to get this one written while my turkey digests so I don’t end up not doing one again. Went with 3 friends. Some family was also there and I met up with them at a few points, although once the restrictions hit on Tuesday that became more difficult. Originally booked Park MGM, but got moved to MGM Grand due to Park MGM deciding to close their hotel midweek. Nomad was offered, but the rest of my group had already switched to MGM Grand so I asked to be put there as well. Also cancelled my reservation at Bavette’s since we had tickets to Fantasy that night and didn’t want to have to worry about driving to Park MGM and then Luxor. Kind of regret that since Bavette’s has a great reopening special going on. Sunday Checked into MGM Grand. Did online check in and found we had been upgraded to a strip view. Seems like only the upper floors of the hotel were being used since that was the only elevator bank that ever had a line. Security guy was there Sunday to enforce social distancing in the elevator, but the other nights there was no security guy although people generally followed the rules (at least going up; coming down was a different story). Had dinner at Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill. I’m generally a Puck fan, but this restaurant was never on my radar. I think the generic name had led me to believe that this wasn’t going to be one of his better efforts, but I was pleasantly surprised. The food was as good as one of his higher end restaurants and the service was the best we had the entire trip. The only negative is that they put the stadium gambling machines right next to the restaurant. The slot area around the restaurant is supposed to be non-smoking, but I’m not sure if that applies to the stadium gambling area. Lots of smoke drifted into the dining area. I would gladly eat there again, but would probably ask to be sat on the side furthest away from the casino. Played some slots and VP at MGM Grand after dinner. Went down pretty fast, but then hit 136 bonus games on China Mystery which brought me back to even with enough extra to pay for dinner. This ended up being the pattern this trip: lose big and then win enough to end up even. Went to Luxor to see Fantasy. Ended up being their second to last show since they were shut down again on Tuesday. They had only been reopened for about 2 weeks. I saw the show about 4-5 years ago and enjoyed it a lot. The show has changed a little; some for the better and some for the worse. Cast continues to be very talented and put on a good show. I’ve said many times that they could be fully clothed the entire show and I would still enjoy it. The comedian was replaced by a magician who was very good. I think only one dance number remained from the show I saw before. I was a little disappointed because the new dance numbers are basically just random dance numbers and most of the songs used were minor hits. The show I had seen years ago had more costumes, set pieces, props, recognizable songs, and each segment was themed to a specific Fantasy (cheerleaders, bondage, etc.). I’m probably over analyzing since I’m a theater geek; most guests probably are just happy to see pretty girls dancing topless. The audience was into it, although the emptiness of the theater due to social distancing (4 per row) made it hard to feel the energy. The constant attempts to get the audience to sing along to songs they had never heard also didn’t help. Not sure if the show has just changed since I last saw it or if they are still adjusting to being back after being dark for so many months and moving to a new theater. I would still recommend seeing it when it comes back. Ended the night with some late night dining at Ping Pang Pong. Great as usual.