You could see Absinthe at Caesars Palace a dozen times and be hard pressed to feel like the show is a repeat. Sure you would see some similarities between show but what you see is the audience reactions, the performers engaging and the energy of the theater evolving. Absinthe is not just a Las Vegas show; it is an event. It is beyond the ordinary show that features acrobats because it has a ringleader, it is not a circus because it feels like a circus has gone mad and it is not a comedy show because some of the people on stage aren’t making you laugh, they are making you nervous.
Absinthe is the best show in Las Vegas and for your money, the best deal on the Las Vegas strip.
How do you feel about sock puppets?
How comfortable are you with excellent looking guys with tremendous physiques balancing themselves within close proximity of each other and you?
Do you offend easily?
Would you kiss a stranger?
Have you ever been slapped for saying something inappropriate?
As Absinthe is what shows grow up to become in Las Vegas, there is a moderate need to make sure that you know what you are getting before you step into the big tent. It can be crude, it can be rude, and you will laugh uncomfortably at the expense of others. Don’t worry; it is all in good fun.
The Venue: The Tent.
Don’t worry all that much about where you sit as there is no bad seat in the house. Or shall I say tent? The seating area surrounds the stage, and the performers will be directly in front of you or above you regardless of where you sit. There will be moments when they are behind you, and if you are lucky, they may even be on your lap.
Absinthe is among the best in Las Vegas because they will not tow the politically correct line. They will venture into the dark places that humor can get, and they will make no apologies for it. They aim to entertain you, and if you offend easily, you most likely will be uncomfortable. It is Cirque du Soleil, a comedian and late night television wrapped up into a performance and that is what sets it apart from most shows on the Las Vegas strip. You will be forced to examine the things that you might otherwise ignore, so prepare for a level of entertainment that is shockingly refreshing.
Your ringleader, The Gazillionaire is not only entertaining; he is a mess to look at and creates a consistent stream of cringe-worthy moments. You’ll turn away because you can’t stand to watch, and then you’ll turn back because you can’t stand the idea of not looking. His quick wit will keep you engaged, and at some point, you’ll want to be just like him because he has no filter. Well, maybe not everybody will.
You have not seen anything like it, and you’ll want to see it again. Absinthe is the horrible scent that is genuinely pleasant. It’s the taste of black licorice. It’s like kale, it’s bitter, but you keep eating because you know it’s good for you. Before you know it, you are craving it.
Bring an open mind and be prepared to laugh. Absinthe at Caesars Palace is not for everyone, but you’ll be fine as long as you remember that you are in Las Vegas and Las Vegas is undoubtedly not where you go to be a prude.