Cher in Vegas, Baby!

I have been going to Las Vegas at least once a year since 1986-sometimes two or three times. My dad, brother and I do a "boys weekend" every year and every once in a while I'd go out there for business or with the wife.

I'll be going out to Vegas a lot more with the wife because her parents moved there last year. I AM PUMPED FOR THAT!!!!

I went to Vegas with my wife and another couple a few years ago and we had a blast. I took her to all the roller coasters in town (she's a roller coaster nut-I hate them) and got her on the coasters while I played blackjack. It was a fun afternoon for both of us and I managed to win enough to pay for all the rides. We also took a helicopter to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and went rafting on the Colorado River. We capped the weekend off with the Gladys Night and the Pips show. It was a fantastic trip.

I always like seeing a show when I go to Vegas. I've seen Penn and Teller, Zigfried and Roy, Tom Jones and more name comedians than I could list here. My father in law, who is a big music fan, told me on the phone last night that Cher is replacing Celine Dion at Ceasar's Palace next spring. This may sound a bit corny coming from an avid Led Zeppelin fan, BUT I LOVE CHER! I grew up watching the Sonny and Cher show on TV and I always had a crush on Cher. As I got older, it seemed like she got hotter; she's the original Super Cougar! Needless to say, I was excited at the prospect of seeing Cher at Ceasar's Palace.

Sonny and Cher made a couple of my favorite songs of all time. I just LOVE "And the Beat Goes On." There's something about the bass riff that just gets me and I love when "drums keep pounding rythm to the brain." Check out an OLD video of it here (note the bad lip syncing).

"I Got You Babe" is a CLASSIC pop love song and I was privileged to see the following episode of David Letterman back in 1987 when it aired live. Sonny and Cher were reunited on the Letterman Show 22 years after the song was a hit (and a good 12 years after their divorce). This is a great bit of TV.

We are looking into going out to Vegas this summer. My wife went with the kids last summer to visit and they all went to see Cirque de Soleil. My father in law is going to be looking intoCher Tickets at Caesars Palace for when we visit. It'll most likely be just the two of us as my wife HATES Cher. That's fine with me, she can go ride the roller coasters while we're at the show.

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