Oh, O!

The rematch between Vegas and me was epic, let me tell you. For those of you who put your money on Vegas, however, I have some bad news. Team Wren triumphed mightily in this second matchup. With the excitement of fight night, the magic of cirque du soleil, the teamwork of wonderful company, and the stresslessness of having it all figured out before hand, Vegas didn't stand a chance.

With all my circusy interests, I figured I couldn't leave Vegas without seeing a cirque show. The popularity of those spandex-clad body magicians is such that almost every casino has their own show, including Zumanity: The Sensual Side of Cirque at New York New York. We opted for O, one that I have been wanting to see for ages. Basically, take a cirque show, and put it in, around, and above a multi-million dollar custom pool, and you get O. Even before the pool was revealed, we were amazed by the spectacularness of the theatre. The show didn't disappoint (although did slightly suffer from a lack of juggling).

After the show, we wandered the strip gazing at the lights and people. We even caught 3 Bellagio water shows! The evening was just what I needed to counter the frusteration of the previous experience and put Las Vegas back in my mind as the amazing, unique, sometimes-sketchy/sickening/depressing-but-always-interesting place that it is.
Monday May 7 2007File under: travel, road trip

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on Mon 07th May, 2007 07:48 am PDT cardboard said:
you rawk wren, Also note that I rawk because someone finally beat saxtor to first posting on the old BDW
on Mon 07th May, 2007 07:49 am PDT cardboard said:
you rawk wren, Also note that I rawk because someone finally beat saxtor to first posting on the old BDW
on Mon 07th May, 2007 07:49 am PDT cardboard said:
ahh crap
on Mon 07th May, 2007 08:01 am PDT Wren said:
Well, cardboard, not only did you make first comment, but you also scored the first double comment since the technical redesign of BdW. I thought I had that problem licked.
on Mon 07th May, 2007 08:24 am PDT amanda said:
isn't vegas total sensory overload? but definitely in a good way, unless you end up selling Scoot Scoot to pay off your gambling debts, but i know you wouldn't do that
on Mon 07th May, 2007 09:46 am PDT Saxtor said:
Chill out dude, it's not a race...the only reason I often post first is because I probably also hold the record for incessant refreshing of BdW since I am so seldom away from la computadora.
That said, it really sounds like you are having a great time in Vegas! You should check out the Pinball Hall of Fame and the awesomely strange hallways that link Mandalay Bay Casino to "THEHotel at Mandalay."
on Mon 07th May, 2007 07:29 pm PDT Jule said:
If you thought the water filled "O" was good, you should see the sequel: "P".
on Mon 07th May, 2007 11:48 pm PDT Horge said:
But did you ever find your buffet? When I was there, I went to a few of them, was dissappointed that they weren't really so cheap, but I think the Excalibur one was my favorite. But I think I won out over Vegas, too. I lost a whopping quarter on the way of out of New York New York, 'cause they kicked me off the floor for being under 21, so I had to sneak a chance at the one-armed bandit...
on Tue 08th May, 2007 06:39 am PDT Chris said:
I'm glad you're not starving on the strip (althought I might submit that as a new show idea to Fox), but I think the real question is whatever happened to the proxy system I was offered. I've got some singles burning a hole in my pocket. Oh, and on a selfish note I wanted to mention I finally think I got IHJ back on its feet pemanantly, sorry for the hiatus.
on Tue 08th May, 2007 08:01 am PDT Sean said:
Fear and Loathing is based on Wren's crazy antics.I always come in last on these comment races...
on Tue 08th May, 2007 09:10 pm PDT Wren said:
Chris, I thought of doing the whole betting by proxy thing, but then I decided against it....True story....And then I found $5.
on Thu 07th Jun, 2007 08:56 pm PDT Wilbur said:
I always see the cirque shows when i'm in vegas, just love em...the music is gorgeous...i've seen most of em i think, but not Zumanity...next time...yea i know i'm postin on some really old stuff here, but i was just reminded of the blog tonight so i'm hittin it up for the first time...got some catchin up to do. :-)

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