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Las Vegas: Day Four

This (August 21) post is backdated to the date it happened.

Today we drove out to see Hoover Dam. We stopped to have breakfast. Steve melted in the parking lot. All that remains is his hat to shield his little bald head from getting sunburned.

Weather Las Vegas

Steve Melted

We drove over the dam, but for security reasons, cars are checked, and the dam is no longer the main route through. A new bridge has been built. I didn’t know this.

We had planned to take the tour of the hydroelectric generators in the dam; however, we were told they generate a massive magnetic field that would interfere with Steve’s pacemaker. Not a good idea!

Hoover Dam

 

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

Everyone who knows me knows of my intense love for all things art deco. Hoover Dam = love, love, love! And, speaking of Love:

We went to the Cirque de Soleil show Love, which is about the Beatles music. This show was beyond fantastic! The creativity on display was mind bending! The use of light, projection, physical interpretation, enormous video screens, costuming, lighting in general, changing the set design and shape, color, psychedelic patterns, music, scrim work, bubbles and confetti and paper ribbons in the air, enormous internally lit balls bouncing atop the audience, props (VWs, VW busses, and the heretofore unimagined1 ). I’m just scratching th surface. This show was mind blowing. Impossible to take it all in!

Fabulous. Fabulous. Fabulous!

Astonishingly, everyone who has seen this show and the Cirque de Soleil show featuring Michael Jackson’s music says the latter is even better. I can’t imagine that.

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Cirque de Soleil: Love
Before the show began…

Cirque de Soleil: Love

 


  1. my favorite was the umbrellas that were lit up on the underneath inside with smoke gently drifting down from inside the umbrella onto the person carrying it