I am a lover of horticulture, gardening and the environment. At age 8, I sent away for a package of Zinnia seeds for 10 cents and I've been hooked ever since. After 25 years of being self-employed, I retired. That only lasted 4 years and I now work in a water conservation program: I buy grass from homeowners who are willing to convert to desert landscaping and lose that thirsty green stuff. I pursue what interests me and you can blame my sister for getting me into this blogging thing.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Eye Candy

Eye Candy is an expression I've never used before but somehow it is appropriate to describe the show we saw at the Mirage Hotel on Sunday. It is called Love and is based on the Beatles song. I don't really like crowds and noise but my best friend wanted to see it so we went. We were celebrating their 45th and our 47th anniversaries.

View a trailer here from the Mirage hotel
This is a little longer and is fun to watch, see a tidbit here
And one more link for Love

Check out these websites. They have videos but the third one is longer and gives you a better idea about the show. It is worth sitting through to get a taste of the music and costumes.

The ushers were all wearing Bobby costumes and spoke with a British accent, it was very cute. The theater is 360 degrees and there are 2014 seats. We sat in the upper orchestra behind the sound booth. One of our friends is on the crew so he told me where to get the best seats. There are over 20 segments in the show, each is spectacular in their own way. We loved the one where the Beetle car comes apart on stage. You are overwhelmed, the volume of the music is an assault on your senses. There is so much visual and auditory stimuli that I felt uncomfortable at first. There are speakers built into each of the very comfortable seats. The costumes are amazing, the timing of the energetic cast was incredible to see. They were so graceful. I loved the segments with the yellow boots. The skateboarders were like ballet dancers who kept me mesmerized. But the part I absolutely loved was when a huge sheet of white parachute nylon came out of the stage and covered the entire audience. There are hanging transparent screens that have images projected that add to the visuals. At times, confetti and strands of colored streamers enveloped the audience. You felt as if you were a part of this happening. Believe me, I could see this show again. They have some really creative talent who put this show together, I understand it cost over a hundred million dollars to build. The crowds are filling this theater for 10 shows a week and Las Vegas has never seen advance ticket sales like this before. If you're coming to Las Vegas, you won't go wrong if you can get tickets to this show. It is worth every penny. Oh, did I tell you I saw the Beatles perform live at Comisky Park in Chicago? I couldn't even hear them that time (around 1965) because the teenyboppers were all screaming. This time, the original sound tracks were remastered by George Martin and his son, he was the Beatles original producer. It sounds like they are performing live in surround sound. Try it, you'll like it.


Blogger Tammy said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic time!!! Wow seeing the beetles, even not being able to hear anything must have been amazing!!!

September 06, 2006 5:52 AM  
Blogger EmilyJane said...

wow, sounds amazing! I heard that this was coming and didn't realize it opened already. I guess I'm out of the loop. :) the sheet over the audience sounds really different & creative. thanks for sharing your review.

September 06, 2006 2:40 PM  
Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I've been to shows in Las Vegas, but they seem to be getting bigger & better. I watched the longer video and it looked like a great show. I've always been a Beetles Fan, but I never had the opportunity to see them perform in person...All I can say is WOW to you for getting the chance.

I'm glad you chose to share this with us. Thanks.

September 06, 2006 8:05 PM  
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