|Buffalohair “KA” Cirque Du Soleil||Nov 24, ’08 4:17 PM
The other day I was in Las Vegas Nevada. I was invited to dinner and watch a circus act of some kind. Not much of a fan of circuses but a fan of free food I enjoined my friends on a culinary adventure. Our first stop was at the Rio Hotel and Casino. Being a fan of seafood this was going to be quite a treat for me since I’m a regular pigzilla when it comes to shell fish and other squiggly things from the depths of the ocean.
The Rio is known for its world famous seafood buffet and let me tell you, all the rumors are true. Not only did they have seafood, they had a killer Sushi bar and cuisine from around the world as well. There was not a bad apple in sight at this place. Fact is every food item was beyond excellent and to die for. I did my share of knocking down the stack of crab legs they had as well as all them mussels, clams and oysters. The seafood display alone was befitting of a king but it was the pigzilla dynasty that devoured all the creatures from the sea, moi. The buffet totally rocked and I ate myself into shameless oblivion and excess. Wish I took my Tupperware though. I gave the joint a 5 star seafood rating and plan to enjoin in glutinous fare in the future I might add.
Then since the show was not for a few hours we went off to my new hangout Jimmy Buffets “Margarita Ville” on the strip. I had the usual, a margarita or two. I like the place since it has the air of some dive in a banana republic a fitting place for an ole Krusty news man like me. We watched the people cruise the crowded streets of Vegas to kill some time before the next phase of my Vegas experience. I never saw so many heels and short skirts in my life. Holay, it was like watching a fashion show with the do’s and don’t all on one runway. Like the Star Wars Bar, there was every conceivable style and manner of dressing or almost dressing one could imagine. Well after all, this is Vegas.
Feeling full and lazy plus a little looped we went off to the MGM Grand for the show. I figured if the circus act was to boring I could just node off during the show. Boy was I in for the surprise of my life eh. From the moment we found our seats there was an air of excitement in the crowd. The fact the stage was belching massive flames should have been an indicator that this circus act was going to be a bit different. KA, Cirque Du Soleil was the name of the show and what a show it was. This was no circus act I ever saw before. This was an acrobatic act beyond imagination and I found myself on the edge of my seat for the whole show.
Breath taking is an understatement since the acts were totally unbelievable and truly an art form unto itself. The special effects were fantastic but the coordinated physical fetes by these talented performers were stupendous and magnificent beyond words. I was in awe throughout the performance.
Vegas sure has changed since I was young. The Vegas I remembered and loved was the Vegas where the headliners were Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Elvis the pelvis. I used to get this giant margarita at the Thunderbird Casino, play Barboot at the Plaza and party with associates at the Dunes and Crazy Horse Saloon. I remember watching B.B. King perform as an opening act to Elvis. Them were the good ole days but it is nice to know that Vegas has evolved into quite an entertainment oasis.
In any event, if you want to see a show that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish, check out “KA” Cirque Du Soleil. It’s well worth the wait in line for tickets if they are not already sold out.
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Buffalohair “KA” Cirque Du Soleil
Comment from: jsabrinab
“Thanks so much for the nice write-up about KA, I’m glad you enjoyed the show!
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