You can not under estame the Power of DJ's. I Have friends that want to go back and see a few of them in just a short 3 or 4 day trip. I might be going this winter and seeing one. EDC Vegas i know brings in a ton of people, and with that Djs have shows before the big night time event starts. When you have names Like The Chainsmokers and Steve Aoki people will pay to go.
I'm with some of the others that say that Vegas has lost its flair.
I used to love going there every summer as a kid and even up through my 20's. But the last few times I have gone, I leave just a little more unimpressed than the time before. Just not my cup of tea as I would rather go to the parks and visit some of the more rural areas around the desert Southwest.
I went out there a couple of months ago with my friend and met up with his family from Colorado for his grandson's 21st birthday. After 3 days, we were both ready to leave and said that neither of us had much desire to go back - except to visit my Aunt and Uncle (who won't go anywhere near the Strip or downtown).
I will say that the Love show was still great (even somewhat different than I remember) and O was phenomenal. But $14 for an IPA draft at a bar on the Strip and "not so great" food for a lot of $$$ was just a turn-off for me.
And yes, the stale (and fresh) cigarette smoke in the casinos was not pleasant. It was bothering me way more than I recall from previous visits and my friend is highly allergic, so we were walking very fast-paced to get through Paris (where we stayed) to get into the (somewhat) fresher air outside.
RaceBoarder wrote:For that type of show, can't they rotate the act out every 3-5 years? That should cover both ends: You cater to the vacationer to Vegas that wants to go "All Out", but still can rotate the act to not become stale. I got to think that the "All out" type of visitor isn't the same guy thats in town 3-5 times/year....
The Vegas Cirque shows all have extremely high production costs. They wouldn't see a return on investment for at least 5 years, since the theaters are all custom built to the show. Hence why Broadway shows and residencies are easier...they're just touring acts easy to move in and out.
This is a HUGE reason that "Absinthe" has been so mega-successful in their tent. Production costs are low while still being extremely impressive, and they can rotate out acts per show if they want. In fact, they already do, almost! Not changing acts between the two nightly shows, but they rotate acts daily. If you go to Absinthe on a Saturday night and again on Tuesday night there's going to be about 50% new acts you didn't see. I live here and I've seen the show 10+ times and each time is as good as the last!
doesn't hurt that "Absinthe" is a fantastic show. . seen it a few times at this point, and loved it every time (and like you said, only about a 3rd of the acts were the same each time. . tho the Host/puppet schtick NEVER gets old).
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