Mike and I would have to say that our favorite Vegas show is The Beatles LOVE.
In fact, I think we have seen it at least five times, perhaps six but recently we were able to go behind the scenes and see all the action that goes on backstage.
Earlier this year a then acquaintance who is now a friend told us that his daughter was one of the dancers with this Cirque Du Soleil production. He suggested that the next time we were in Vegas we should let him know so he could get us a backstage tour. As it worked out the next time we were in Vegas our new friend and connection Tony and his wife were there too.
Our hosts and their daughter.
Have you ever been to LOVE? If not it is a "Must" to add to your bucket list.
After witnessing yet another eye-popping, head nodding, foot stomping, awe inspiring LOVE performance we were fortunate enough to go through these doors and see what magic, organization, attention to detail and critically precise timing goes on behind the scenes.
For those of you that have already been to this production you will recognize some of the props we discovered back stage.
Such as the Sargent Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band drums
and the Lady Madonna wellies and laundry line.
There were costumes galore
and I was surprised to learn that there are actually two converted electric white Volkswagen Beetles. One that is reinforced for dancers to dance upon and the second that is able to be pulled apart during the performance.
Then there is what I call the "Lace car".
This might have to go on the front of our Christmas card this year.
Dr. Robert, the tea distributing, risk encouraging character from the show gave us a close up look at his tea pot and showed us how he has learned to create smoke rings with it.
We were also impressed with the on sight physical therapy room and medical clinic and the practice area with its many flags representing the diversity of the cast
Injuries are a constant concern and the list of performers that were unavailable due to injury was a reminder of the risks that these dancers and athletes are exposed to during every practice and show.
The Beatles, I grew up listening to them. Abby Road was the first album I bought for myself and I never tire of this classic rock group's extensive song book.
Layering that world renowned rock sound with the added dimension of fast moving, color infused eye candy is what makes Beatles LOVE so unique and creates a multi-sensory experience that you will never forget.
To help us remember our spectacular evening we were given a poster that had been autographed by the entire cast. I recently got it framed and we now have proudly hanging in our home.
Every time I look at it I know I can't wait to see and experience it all again.
Thanks again to the Smids.