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Las Vegas Part 3: Beatles Love

The Beatles Love Cirque du Soleil show at the Mirage is the reason I went on this most recent Las Vegas trip. When I heard my parents had tickets to this show, two weeks before they were going to be there, my reaction was something along the lines of “Oh. My. GOD. I’m soooooo jealous, I want to see that SO BAD!” My parents agreed to letting me meet them out there and crash in their hotel room. We figured I’ve been saving money to travel. I might as well do some traveling now!

First of all, when we went to get our pre-purchased tickets at will call the day before, I was entranced by the glorious hallway in the photo featured above Walking down it was like being transported to Beatles dreamland. I also felt very lucky that there was practically nobody there and I was able to get this great pic! (Thanks dad for putting up with me wanting to take multiple shots!).

 

The show itself was so incredibly cool. The costumes, the talent, and of course, the music, were all over-the-top amazing. The stage was in the center of all-around seating, and there wasn’t a bad seat in the house.

I realize this is a professional Vegas stage show that has been on for over five years, but as each song was performed, I grew more and more impressed with the costuming and the talent of the artists. Some songs’ costumes were 60s-era mod clothing, others were very avant-garde creature-like creations. I imagine watching these crazy looking characters jump, flip, and dance on and above the stage is comparable to tripping acid, but I really wouldn’t know.

There were stilts, roller skaters, umbrellas that shot confetti, and real full-size Volkswagen Beetles. Of course, there were also aerial artists wowing the crowd during just about every piece. They would fly across the space above the stage, passing each other as they twirled in the air, making it look effortless.

The stage would move so that it was in the shape of an X, a square, a diamond, and other wonky shapes. The characters would be running and dancing around the stage, then suddenly dive into one of the open spots. Large props would also come up from these open areas.

There are so many details I could share with you, but you really just have to see it for yourself. I would 100% recommend that you see this show the next time you are in Las Vegas. In fact, I insist that you see it. I am a penny pincher, and I would pay the$120 I spent to see it again, no doubt.

Have you ever seen Beatles Love or any other Cirque du Soleil shows? Tell me about it in the comments!

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out parts 1-2 of this post series!:
Las Vegas Part 1: The Basics
Las Vegas Part 2: Street Art Tour