I have two blogs so I have two sides of the story to my bloggers night out in Vegas. I was given the opportunity to see a few different shows while in Vegas in exchange for posting a review about it on my blog. I already posted my review - see my review of Mystere.
So on to my story. . .
As I said, the first time I saw Mystere was 10 years ago in July of 1997. It was my first trip to Vegas and we were there for a NCA convention (National Costumers Association). A bunch of us went to see Mystere and it was my introduction into the wonderful world of Cirque du Soleil.
Our seats were very close to the last row, if not IN the last row - but no matter, every seat in the house is a good one. My mom was with us and as we were sitting down, one of the "clowns" came and prompted her to move, he proceeded to take her all the way to the front, kick some poor guy out of his front row seat and put my mom in his seat. Her laughter ensued. My mom had this amazing giggle, it was pretty loud and usually embarrassed her, which made her laugh even more. The clown then came up to our friend Duane and took his popcorn, ate some and tossed the rest over the near by audience. He then realized that my mom had returned to her seat with us, gave her a look and the giggling started over again. Her laughter was contagious. This memory is so awesome and still so strong - I can hear her laughter and still see her smile. I pray I never forget. Me and dad and our friends often talk about this memory and smile.
So Mystere has such a special place in my heart, not only for the awesome show that it is, but for the special time we had there. I can't recount this day without also paying respects to our dear friend David, who was there with us then and is no longer here now. He was sitting next to me and we were both so amazed by the two men who balance one each other and lift each other in such an amazing display of grace & strength. I wish for him that he is in the big Cirque du Soleil in the sky somewhere being suspended and balanced by those hunky men!
I have since seen "O" twice, La Nouba in Orlando twice, Zumanity and two of the traveling shows here in Miami. I love them! I love how Cirque du Soleil transports you into another world. The show happens all around you. I had no idea what I was getting into and had no idea how truly amazing a live show could possibly be. If you have ever seen a Cirque show, you know what I am talking about and if you have not seen one, you truly do not know what you are missing! Only Disney captures magic like this. I am not saying that Cirque shows are anything like Disney World, just that they both transport you to an amazing fantasy place.
I have to close my post with a big THANK YOU to the performers of Cirque du Soleil. You have no idea what joy you bring to humanity. I thank you for your entertainment and for making the world a better place with your positivity.
We hold you in our heart and touch you in our dreams. You are here each day with us, at least that's how it seems. We know you wonder where we are... what's taking us so long. But remember child, we love you so and that will keep you strong. Now go outside and feel the breeze and let it touch your skin... Because tonight, just as always, we blow you kisses in the wind. We promise you, darling, we're doing all that we can do. Very soon, you'll have a family for real, not just pretend. But for tonight, just as always, we blow you kisses in the wind. May our love wrap you up and hold you very tight. And let the angels bring the kisses that we send to you each night.