Sunday, March 16, 2008

Our Much Awaited Experience at Ka

Adam in the MGM lobby with the Golden Lion
surrounded by real tropical flowers
Me with the Ka Hosts

Adam at the Ka Sign

Me in the MGM Lobby
(These roses are all real!)

Our Tickets (Notice the Watermarks)

Since we moved to Las Vegas, Adam has really wanted to see Ka (a Cirque du Soleil show) at the MGM Grand resort. I just wanted to see any Cirque du Soleil show, so this was fine for me as well. So, we've waited 7 months for a "locals' special" to appear. As of last month, locals got a buy one get one free deal for a period of 6 weeks. Even calling early, we barely got tickets! So, we booked and last night finally arrived. Since the show was late and we didn't want to deal with Saturday night foot traffic on the Strip, we parked at the MGM. We ate at the buffet, which was rather good. (Adam likes the Rio better, but I thought this one was equally good.) After stuffing our faces, we had about 90 minutes to kill so we walked around the hotel, tried to see the lion habitat (the lions were hiding in their cave), and played penny slots. After over an hour of playing, Adam lost $1-2 and I lost $0.20 (including a free cocktail with $1 tip)! We then ambled to the theater and ordered drinks. One nice thing about Vegas is that you can eat and drink in the theater. We got our drinks and sat down. We were in row N, which was very close to the stage. Unfortunately, we were at the far end of the row on the side of the theater (this isn't what I was told when I booked them, but oh well). At first I was really upset, but soon realized that these seats were great! We were able to see the "sides" of the stage and the action in this area which is not seen by those sitting in the middle. The show was absolutely AMAZING! (I was pretty sure these shows were rip-offs, but now I wish I could afford to see all of them!) The money spent to produce these shows is unbelievable and thus the price... Overall, it was a highlight of living here in Vegas for sure! We left the theater, came home, and went to bed around midnight. Here are some pictures...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Adam & Cinda,
I love the pictures, and I'm glad you got to see this show. I had been told about it myself. Tell Adam I like his "free" jacket, it seems to be his Las Vegas uniform!! Love you both, Mom