It was like some big, ol' retro flashback goin' on, right in my head! My mother-in-law flew in from Denver last week, and Thursday night I treated her to Sandy Hackett's (the comedian, Buddy Hackett's, son) "Rat Pack Show" at the Sahara hotel (which, coincidentally, is the last remaining original "Rat Pack" resort on the Vegas Strip where Sinatra and the boys used to play, and also the setting for the first Ocean's 11 movie). The show was pretty wonderful - it showcases Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and Joey Bishop. Handsome performers, all, and all of their voices were "spot-on"...we both thoroughly enjoyed it, so I guess it would also come highly recommended then, too!
Saturday landed me in bed (where I crawled from the floor), for a full 48 hours, with a vicious attack of James Stewart Vertigo. The picture is that big, because that's how it hit me...I liken it to sitting in the middle of the "ride" (more of my flashback memories) on the floor of the Funhouse at Lakeside Amusement Park (an extra large wooden platform) and holding on for dear life while it spins uncontrollably fast! If you're "lucky", the least you get out of it is a wood burn where you hit the floor when you fly out of control and off the disk...if you're like me, you get the wood burn AND you are sick for days because your head is still spinning for that long! This part of the flashback is not highly recommended.
Monday night found a "wobbly" me, with my mil in tow again, at the LV Hilton for Trent Carlini's version of Elvis - I told you it was like one big flashback!! Incredible performer - if you ever get to Sin City and want to see "The King", check out his show - "One Night With You"...you'll be glad you did. If you're a local and are interested in how we get to so many great shows, drop me a line and I'll let you in on the best deal in Vegas. I could tell you here, but then I'd have to kill you!