I’m writing this from the lounge at the Luxor in Las Vegas.
This is my 4th time to Vegas in the last seven years. If you haven’t been to Vegas, you owe it to yourself to go. Its like Disney World for adults. You don’t have to gamble to enjoy Las Vegas. I have yet to place a bet, and I’m having a good time. Last night I saw the new Cirque du Soleil show at the Mirage: Love. Its a Beatles tribute show and very different from previous Cirque shows I’ve seen before. Much less emphasis on acrobatics and more on visual presentation and dance. Different, but still pretty good. Tonight Blue Man Group is on the schedule. This will be my 3rd time seeing BMG.
Vegas might seem like an odd way to kick off a world tour, but I think its really a great idea. Vegas is the world. Vegas is a microcosm of the Earth in casino form. We can walk up the strip and go from ancient Egypt to the Middle Age Europe, to the French Mediterranean to Italy, to Ancient Rome, to the Amazon, to the Caribbean…..well, you get the idea.
Vegas is the island of sanity is a world that is constantly trying to regulate and control every aspect of your life to try and usher in utopia. Here you can stay up late, drink all you want and piss away your life savings because your are a grown up.
Anyway, I’ll be taking video and photos for much of today. I hope to have some stuff up for viewing tonight.