August 24, 2010

All You Need is LOVE

Although I did run a marathon this weekend, that wasn't the only thing I did in Las Vegas! My mom and I arrived in Vegas Friday evening, checked into our hotel (Bally's), had a wonderful Italian dinner in Paris, then headed to the Mirage to see a show!
One of the items on my life to do list was to see a Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas, and after this weekend I can finally cross that one off. After dinner my mom and I headed to the Mirage for the show! My mom is a huge Beatles fan, so we had decided to see LOVE. From the website:

LOVE brings the magic of Cirque du Soleil together with the spirit and passion behind the most beloved rock group of all time to create a vivid, intimate, and powerful entertainment experience. LOVE celebrates the musical legacy of The Beatles. Drawn from the poetry of the lyrics, LOVE explores the content of the songs in a series of scenes inhabited by real and imaginary people. The international cast of 60 channels a raw, youthful energy underscored by aerial performance, extreme sports and urban, freestyle dance.

The outside of the theater was decked out in a bright and colorful retro, 60s theme. We had just enough time to take a couple pics before we were rushed inside for the start of the show.
 Mom and I outside the Mirage pre-show.
All you need is LOVE : )

I had been a little worried that our seats wouldn't have very good views (we were in the farthest section, aka the cheapest) but they were actually great! The theater was small enough that we could see everything, and it was actually kind of cool to be able to see everything from above. The pics below were not taken by me but will give an idea of what the show was like.
"Wow" was uttered often : )
So bright and colorful : )
The show's awesome VW bug.
Amazing aerial acrobatics!

The show more than lived up to our expectations and was an absolute treat for the senses. The pairing of music and performance was intoxicating and on more than one occasion I found myself holding my breath, absolutely stunned. While it is impossible to explain the magic of this show without seeing it firsthand, I did manage to record a short video clip before I was yelled at because photos and videos were prohibited ; )

If you're a fan of the Beatles or simply want to be blown away by some insane acrobatics, costumes, and dance, I highly recommend seeing LOVE if you're ever in Vegas!

1 comment:

  1. my mom and i went to see the show last summer, absolutely amazing! my bf and i are huge beatles fans, so i can't wait to take him soon!
    glad you had a great time!