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Curse you, dancing girls!

Sounded like my company was going to pay for a show for us sales support folks when we went to Vegas, and someone picked "Folies Bergere", or, in English, "wacky lightly clothed dancing girls."

We'll see if it's fun, I've never seen a show like that, but in general, I haven't been much of a fan of dancing-type shows. And here's my confession, an all-girls show doesn't really interest me that much. Discounting the "scantily clad members of the preferred sex" angle entirely, it's just easier for me to appreciate a mixed cast or a mostly male group.

But I can appreciate spectacle...but now, things change, and I have to buy my own tickets. Grump, grump.

Ach, well, I shall go and appreciate the truly ludicrous number of sequins involved.


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Jul. 8th, 2008 08:11 pm (UTC)

Too bad someone didn't suggest one of the Cirque Du Soliel (sp?) shows...
Jul. 8th, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
Ooh, that would have been a treat! Those look pretty amazing. I would have gone with "The Star Trek Experience" if i'd known about it, but I would have been shot down. Or phasered down.
Jul. 8th, 2008 08:18 pm (UTC)
The Follies shows are more like the old-style vegas shows. They're much less about 'sex' and much more about spectacle. That there happen to be naked boobs is entirely circumstantial.

Expect there to be a number of 'naughty' (in that 60's, giggly sort of way) production numbers, a few individual acts of varying levels of cheese (jugglers, singers, magician, comedian) and a couple of sequins and feathers dance numbers.

The reason that show was likely chosen is that they are, unsurprisingly, the cheaper shows in town.

All the *big* shows (the various flavors of cirque du solei, blue man group, etc) are all likely more than $100-$150 per ticket.

personally, if you can carve out time for blue man group, I would.

ditto the Mystere show of Cirque. It was pretty wonderful.

If possible, Penn and Teller are playing there, too.

Jul. 8th, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC)
The price is precisely the reason they chose it. It's a very Vegas show, too.

I've been to a burlesque show or two, it's not so much about the sex as the sniggering. And I can certainly applaud a can-can, I'm mostly grousing about having to pay for something that wouldn't have been my first-third choice, this has been a poor month!

But...spectacle can be a good thing.
Jul. 8th, 2008 08:32 pm (UTC)
it's cute to have seen once. although, cheese-for-your-dollar wise, you can't really do better than the jousting show at Excalibur. It's like a Ren Faire on steroids, replete with snarky waitresses ("There were no forks IN medieval times, so there are no forks AT Medieval Times. Wouldst my lord care for more pepsi?") and big, long haired muscley doofuses crashing into one another on horses.

All this and slightly rubbery cornish hen and a dinner roll!

Jul. 8th, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC)
The Midnight Fantasy show at the Luxor was girly, but also had a rather funny comedienne and a tap dancer who was gloriously masculine. Ditto for the Bite show at the Stratosphere - yes, lots of topless girls, but a musclebound man or two and some folks otherwise not in pasties and platforms as well.

So maybe the Follies will recognize as well that a litte variety spices up a show.
Jul. 10th, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
Just got back from there today. Star Trek: The Experience (which they are shutting down in September) was excellent, spent nearly the whole day doing tours and rides.

I guess my geek is showing.
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