We got an announcement in our inbox, recently, that Blink-182 will soon be doing a "residency" in Las Vegas. They'll be at the newly-renovated Pearl Theater, with dates starting in May, and continuing into November. Getting that news reminded us of some of the fantastic concert experiences we've had while in Vegas.
Like, there was the time a few years back that we joined a bunch of Fanilows at the Paris Hotel and Casino to see Barry Manilow. We also saw Britney, with awesome standing room tickets, where we were so close, we could see her belly-button sweat. We've seen Styx, Cher and Donny & Marie--all headlining in Vegas, and it was a blast.
Here's a pro tip--if you don't buy the most expensive tickets, you might be able to upgrade to better seats if you're willing to tip. On our last trip, we saw Donny & Marie, because my sister was kind of obsessed with them as a kid. Our tickets were good, but not great, but it turned out that there was a VIP table right up front that was unoccupied. The usher asked us if we'd like better seats and when we said "sure!" He then mentioned, quietly "I take tips."
Whether that'll work at every concert, I can't say, but one thing's for sure, at any given moment, you'll have lots of great options. On one of our recent visits, there were so many headliners to choose from, we had trouble deciding what to see. Ricky Martin, Diana Ross, JLo, Celine Dion, and, like, four or five others that I can't even remember.
It's the opportunity to see a legendary performer, which could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you. For example, you might have heard that Elton John is about to embark upon his retirement and farewell tour. Whether he's coming to your city or not, and whether or not you can get tickets, you can see him in his Vegas residency at Caesar's Palace right now.
So, how 'bout it. Wanna go to Vegas and see a show?