Wednesday, February 28, 2007

What Stays In Vegas Plays In Vegas?

OK, you’ve been butchered by plastic surgeons, have become more eccentric than Howard Hughes and can still carry a tune 75% of the time. Where do you move? Why, Las Vegas of course! According to news reports, that’s what Michael Jackson has done. Apparently, he is even considering performing there. I guess it was inevitable that the golden voices of the 80s-90s would end up there. Celine Dion, Elton John and even Prince have already settled their shows onto the Strip.

While no hotel name was mentioned, I’m trying desperately to think of a Casino that has recently undergone a face-lift. Could there be a better place to host Michael? I hear the Holiday Inn just off the Strip recently had a remodel. It sure has great ad potential. I can just see the billboard for the hotel out on Interstate 15 now.

Come celebrate our new look! We look nothing like we did 20 years ago and either does Michael Jackson! It’s the best fit on the strip. Ask about our $5 lobster and Michael Jackson Thriller and Bengal Tiger Revue!

Elvis sort of revived his career by putting down roots in Vegas and perhaps his onetime Son-in-Law can do the same. Imagine Jackson strutting across lighted squares while singing Billie Jean as he’s escorted by showgirls. Then later in the show, those same showgirls can don Halloween masks for an encore of Thriller. Heck, maybe he can become the featured entertainer at the Mirage. It only makes sense since they have the Beatles Cirque De Soleil show and he owns their entire catalog anyway. Plus, he’s been the definition of a mirage for the last ten years.

I know I’m crazy, but I’m starting to see the makings of a new Vegas Rat Pack forming. Close your eyes for a moment and picture the following. How does a nightly casino show featuring ‘The Summit ‘07’ starring Wayne Newton, Elton John and Michael Jackson sound? They could sing a little, dance a little, booze a little and hit on showgirls…or do at least 3 of the 4. The show could also feature the comedic stylings of Don Rickles and the touch of Hollywood class could be provided by George Hamilton. I tell ya, it’s a winner! Ok, I will admit the vision of a few of those guys might be a little scary so you can open your eyes now.

The Prince of Pop could herald in an entirely new era of Vegas personalities and performers. Howard Stern could do a Raunchy show downtown and Pink could be the new showstopper at the Pink Flamingo. It makes so much sense it’s hard to believe it hasn’t already been done. Do you think Motley Crue would pack ‘em in on the Strip?

Only one question remains, which hotel could host all of the 80s heavy metal hair bands, The Hard Rock or The Bellagio? I know I’m planning my trip. Viva Las Vegas, dude!


Odat said...

Ok...Let me say this about these "dudes": If they go to Vegas, let them stay in Vegas! :-)

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Vegas is the traditional burial ground for entertainers on the way down.

Of course Paris Hilton would do a live sex show at the Las Vegas Hilton.

There goes the neighborhood.

captain corky said...

"I know I’m crazy, but I’m starting to see the makings of a new Vegas Rat Pack forming".

I think Sinatra, Dino, and Sammy rolled over in their graves when you wrote that line. I think Motley Crue would pack the house every night.

Diesel said...

Imagine what a splash MJ could make in Branson, Missouri!

CSL said...

I knew there was a reason why I have never had any desire to go to Las Vegas!