If you go to Las Vegas, you have to see a show...or five! Whole Living took the grand tour of all the best acts the Strip has to offer, both on the air and off.
This reenactment of the 60's is from LOVE by Cirque du Soleil.
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First we headed to Caesar's Palace to see the one and only Cher. She played all the hit songs of her 43-year career, and she still looked hot in what can only be described as a cavalcade of Bob Mackie costumes just like these.
These were worn in Cher's recent touring shows.
The outfits on either side were worn to the Oscars, and the middle is a Vegas show ensemble.
We welcomed Jubilee dancer Amelia Bruff on Whole Living (we were live from Vegas) to give us a few tips to get into showgirl shape. Though weight training and a good diet are key, dancing for hours and hoofing it up and down 800 steps each night helps a lot!
She and her castmates dazzled us in their Bally's show, the last of the old-school Las Vegas showgirl revues.
Believe it or not, Elvis Presley himself stopped by the show as well. He told us that Las Vegas is a much better place to GET married than it is to BE married, but he still had plenty of relationship advice to share based on his many years as a wedding performer.
Terri couldn't help herself -- she had to pose with the undisputed King of Rock 'n' Roll!
Terri and I did a little performing of our own, dolling up in some kitschy wigs for a night on the town. We took the look to see Tom Jones sing at the MGM Grand. He had the audience dancing and throwing a few gifts onstage -- from "What's New Pussycat?" to his final encore.
Our last night in Vegas took us to The Mirage to see LOVE by Cirque du Soleil, a show that matches hits by the Beatles to the troupe's acrobatics and dance. We were lucky enough to get a preview as the performers warmed up backstage.
Here's a video of the performers in the training room, warming up for the big show!
This guy's warming up his juggling act.
Flags representing every country with a performer in the show hang overhead.
The show itself was nothing short of amazing. I felt like a little kid with my jaw dropping as the performers jumped and skated and swung and flipped their way across the stage and through the air in wildly colorful costumes.
The rollerbladers were a favorite -- they seemed to come out of nowhere, sliding and skidding across the stage with ease. See that guy at the top? Swinging back and forth? Just watching him made me ill. You couldn't pay me!
Colorful mod girls!
I still never could figure out how this wheel prop worked. But it was breathtaking.
A woman danced beneath a huge ghostly figure seemingly made of sheets of paper. Haunting.