Considering how many times I’ve visited Las Vegas, it’s actually strange that I had never seen a show before. But, truth be told, I was always too busy hitting up the city’s famous bars and restaurants to even think about taking in a show. Though when Tina and I were in Vegas, our flight back to New York was early Sunday morning, so we had to look for an alternative to our usual Saturday night dinner + clubbing routine.
A friend recommended that we went to watch Absinthe, and since we both remembered hearing a lot of nice things about the famous Spiegelworld show, we decided to give it a try. And let me tell you, it was a wonderful experience.
We had planned going for dinner before the show, but our afternoon nap had turned into a marathon sleep, so we were running late, and our dinner ended up being shawarma at the food court at Caesars Palace before rushing to the circus tent, where the show was taking place.
The dimly lit space was decorated with vintage posters and chandeliers, creating a whimsical atmosphere that was perfect for the show. I won’t reveal too much in case you haven’t seen the show, but Absinthe is not your average Vegas show, and I was quickly caught up in the excitement of the evening. The show was funny, raunchy, and full of incredible stunts and acrobatics. From the moment the performers took the stage, I was on the edge of my seat, completely captivated by their skill and daring. Some of the performances were so bold and daring that I had to close my eyes because I was scared the artists would fall and get hurt. From aerial acts to contortionists, and even a roller-skating duo, the show was such an impressive display of strength, grace, and skill.
So was it worth the money? Definitely yes! I have been raving about Absinthe ever since we came back, and I regret that it took me so long, before I finally went to watch a Vegas show (ok, I’ve seen Chippendales and Thunder from Down Under, but I’m not sure they count..). If you go to Vegas, make sure to go see a show, and if you’re not sure which show to watch, I can definitely recommend Absinthe. The venue is fantastic, the performers are incredible, and the show itself is one of the most exciting and memorable experiences I’ve had in Vegas.