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  • We were treated to several quick-paced acts, including Russian acrobats balancing on each other, a Russian dancer wiggling in hula hoops, pair of Argentinian guachos that did jokes and amazing drumming, and a man that switched masks and outfits along with music, matching popular shows/entertainment
  • It was getting too late for us East coasters, so we had to pass, though to many there it was a way to extend their Vegas experience that much longer

    • by WingWoman
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      On my first (and so far, only) trip to Las Vegas 3 months ago, we had the budget to see a single show, and were pretty torn on which it would be. Our initial choice, Stomp, was no longer performing in the area, so it was not an option. We considered the big Vegas shows: Blue Man Group, one of the Cirque du Soleil acts, or a comedy act. Finally, unable to decide, we looked online for discount codes for shows that day, and found ones for V - The Ultimate Variety Show. Normally, general admission tickets were around $50-$60; we found these VIP seats for $30 each, allowing us to secure them in advance, get seated first, and sit in the center of the room. Score!

      Neither of us knew much about V, and we weren’t sure


      what to expect. It is hosted in Planet Hollywood, a massive mall of Vegas shops, and after getting our tickets and viewing a line of 10 or so people, we roamed around a bit and came back 15 minutes to show time. The general admission line had exploded, snaking around itself and occupying any standing room. Suddenly we realized this was a popular show, indeed.

      We stood smugly in the VIP line (or at least, I was pretty smug, having found the reduced price tickets), which had about a dozen folks in it. Guided inside, a pair of girls took pictures of each group entering (to be developed and hung in the lobby for purchase). We were escorted to our seats, and I was surprised at how small the seating area was. The seats were fairly close together ...


      • and the rows were tight, creating a bit of discomfort, but once the show started, I certainly didn’t care.

        It opened up with a tremendous bang as the spotlights shot up to a man suspended near the ceiling along with a drumset, pounding a soul-awakening beat with all of his strength. Amazing! I was thrilled, though the mature lady across the aisle to me was holding her ears.

        The host came onto the stage in bounding leaps, and he hosted it well, lending several jokes (most of them worked) and incredible juggling between acts (and one very amusing rendition of Fur Elise).

        We were treated to several quick-paced acts, including Russian acrobats balancing on each other, a Russian dancer wiggling in hula hoops, pair of “Argentinian guachos” that did jokes and amazing drumming, and a man that switched masks and

        outfits along with music, matching popular shows/entertainment. To my delight, the drummer on the ceiling opened up with that sensational bass now and then as well.

        Certainly some folks will prefer one act over another, but the beauty we discovered was that in a variety show, if you don’t like one act, all you have to do is wait. The next one will be different, and, at least for V, have a tremendous amount of skill in its area of performance. Highly recommended!

        As an added bonus, at the end of the show, the host offered tickets to the hypnotist playing at 10 pm for $5 (a great discount). It was getting too late for us East coasters, so we had to pass, though to many there it was a way to extend their Vegas experience that much longer.




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