Alas - the times, they ARE a changing. The last of one the most fabulous and iconic Vegas institutions is soon to be no more...sigh! The Strip (as evidenced by billboards galore this Christmas) is no longer seeing the draw of major headliners it once did, but is now home to DJ, after one-name DJ, spinning records in techno nightclubs. For those planning a trip to Vegas soon (or those who reside here and may want to catch it one last time - or one FIRST time), JUBILEE at Bally's, is lowering their curtain forever, on February 11th.
7:00 show is "family-friendly"; 9:30 show is traditionally and tastefully topless. This show has outlasted every other showgirl production, AND every Vegas show in history, since it's start in 1981. This is your final chance to take in the fabulous costuming of huge headdresses, feathers, rhinestones, and 100 showgirls (and male dancers) in an over-the-top extravaganza that channels Ziegfield and the Folies Bergere. The boys up top with my own showgirl? A father and son tourist duo, in from TX, that happily photobombed the shoot.
We made it a grand family affair this Christmas - we knew we couldn't let it close down without one last hurrah! The Grinchy husband-person (not even the lure of all that beauty could persuade him) stayed home on the couch with the pup. Very sad to see this one close - it's truly the end of an era here in Vegas - we will miss those showgirls! Make a plan to see it if you can.
Christmas is always best with family and loved ones...second run-through of the Bellagio Botanical Gardens - still as beautiful towards the end of the display as it is at the beginning. They constantly work to change out spent blooms during the duration of the "show". Next up - Chinese New Year..of the MONKEY...yeah, there may be no pictures of that!
Blue Spruce and warm Penguins; the pup found a new, unwitting, lap this Christmas. and; COOKIE time! It was pretty wonderful to have my two favorite girls decorating sugar cookies together this year. One more set of Christmas photos to round out the week - the CACTUS garden at Ethel M's...you've never seen lights like this - OK, lights maybe, but what they are on, doubtful. Again, remember - looking for one last fling with OLD, GLAMOROUS VEGAS? Make it a date at Bally's on the Las Vegas Strip, by February 11th, for JUBILEE. And if you're going to go without the little ones, go for the full, iconic experience...make it the 9:30 show!