June 4, 2007

Wynn-ing Entertainment

Wynn Las Vegas has become my favorite hotel/casino on the Las Vegas strip. When my mom and I visited earlier in the week I wasn't impressed, not sure why. But after staying at the Flamingo I can appreciate the quality of the Wynn.

Saturday night my friend Brechin and I watched two of the nine different free mini-shows presented in an outdoor wading pool. The first image is of a giant frog that appeared over the top of the waterfall and sang jazz. You can get a sense of the size if you note the two small figures in the foreground. These are actually life size sculptures of a man and a woman.

The next four images are of a giant glass head that comes up out of the water. Bits of video are projected on or from inside this head to make it come alive. I can only imagine the other 7 shows.
We also saw Spamalot at the Wynn. It was just as good as the performance Stephen and I attended in London. Plus, it featured John O'Hurley, Seinfeld's J. Peterman travel catalogue editor. He was wonderful. Our seats were excellent and reasonably priced too. It was fun to see how they incorporated Vegas into the show. What a night!