Thursday, June 12, 2014

Wedding in Vegas - Pre-Wedding Fun - KA tour

The next day we went back to the theatre for a tour. The front rows were blocked off and we couldn't get as close as we would have liked, but it was still very interesting. We asked many questions of the three guides who were around and took many pictures which didn't turn out very well because the theatre was still very dark. I loved this hat.

Really loved it. I think I can make something like it.
Here we are with the flash on.

And here we are with the flash off.

Stage, sort of. It's all very complicated and complex.

Wedding in Vegas - Pre-Wedding Fun - KA

KA was the Cirque show we saw, and we enjoyed it very much. Beloved Daughter and I standing by the poster in the lobby.

Cragin, blocking out the "A" so the sign reads "K."  You can't  see the sign because of the reflection, but that's what is happening.

Afterwards we walked to the hotel because we couldn't get a cab out front of the theater/shopping mall. All of the cabs were at the hotel. All of the cabs were at the hotel because the Brittany Spears concert had just let out. We joined a huge line of mostly young women. Jim made friends. 

Wedding in Vegas - Pre-Wedding Fun - Playing Slots

Beloved Daughter played and she won! Overall, we all came out losers. No big surprise there. But the playing was fun.

Wedding in Vegas Pre-Wedding Fun - Zombie Burlesque

So - Zombie Burlesque -  strange, unusual, and zombies.  Right up our alley.  Jim didn't love it, but Cragin and Beloved Daughter and I did.  We didn't take pictures because one doesn't during a show.  But it was very funny and very Las Vegas.  Zombies trying not to eat people and doing burlesque.  Fun times!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Wedding in Vegas - Pre-wedding Fun - Neon Boneyard.

The Neon Boneyard was one of my favorite things in Vegas. It's fun to tour and informational. They are restoring the signs one at a time as they can afford to do so. They have restored four of them so far. They have a night tour also, but since only four are restored, I think the day tour is a better idea. They talk about how they date the signs and where the signs were and how the signs changed with the years. Fascinating tour!
Binions' is one of the early casinos.  Jim, Beloved Daughter and I listen intently to the tour guide.

Cragin spotted the '83 "Sleez" on the top of one of the signs.  The guide hadn't noticed it before.

They can't store all of the signs up until they are  restored, so they sit on and next to each other.  Look at the incredible detail on the Pool Player.. Pirate skull!

This duck is one of my favorites.  If they had had him on an adult T shirt, it would so be mine. Cragin usually takes the pictures, but this one proves he was there.

Beloved Daughter and I bought magnets with pictures of the neon letters which form our respective names. Good thing our names are short! They have the entire alphabet, like this "G."

Weddings were and are an important part of Vegas.