There are a couple of downsides I will take away from having gone to Vegas last week… numero uno… cigarette smoke makes me gag a maggot… stupid sensitive smeller. And B.) Upsell, upsell, upsell… and did I mention upsell!? No matter where you’d go or what you’d buy, folks were always trying to sell you something additional. For 10 bucks extra we could get a better view of the parking lot from a hotel room on the highest floor instead of the 4th floor. The line for the “free” breakfast buffet that came with our hotel room was 800 years long… BUT if you bought a premium gambling membership you could get in the shorter line! That makes sense… I gamble… let me count… just a minute… zero times in my lifetime, but let me get a premium membership so I can get in quicker to eat a hard/cold scrambled egg someone sneezed on!
One of my favorite upsells was when we went to MJ LIVE: A Tribute to Michael Jackson at the Rio. We bought the cheapest seats… 20 bucks… not bad for a Vegas show. Oh, and guys… the dude playing Michael wasn’t the REAL Michael… FYI. Just thought I’d let you know! Anyway, so we get our general admission seats and the usher whilst he was taking us to our section kept saying for 5 bucks each we could get a seat with a table right down on the floor… and there was a bowl of popcorn sitting in the middle of it!! So, basically… 10 bucks for a small bowl of popcorn. We turned him down and sat our butts in the back. He kept coming over to ask if we’d changed our mind. Nope, feller. Enjoy your popcorn. When the show started and the seats weren’t filled, he came over one last time and said he’d let us sit down closer on the white couches for free. Just 10 minutes ago that would cost me 10 bucks. Holding out is a good thing! The feller playing Michael Jackson was named Michael Firestone… he was a dead ringer. Voice wise, looks wise, and dancing wise.
He especially liked the famous MJ crotch move… now, I ain’t ever seen the REAL MJ live, but I’m pretty sure he didn’t do that move every other dance move.
For anyone who is bored, I took videos of a few of the songs… the above is my favorite MJ song of all time: Man In the Mirror! But here’s also a tribute to the Jackson 5 and Smooth Criminal for your boredom viewing pleasure! Dude, I never did find out of Annie was okay? For serious! (You will only get that lame pun if you know the Smooth Criminal song!)
Happy Weekend, y’all. I will be working all weekend and laboring on Labor Day… so enjoy some fun for me would ya’? By the by… I will not be blogging on Monday. See you Tuesday!
Question of the Day: Do you like Michael Jackson’s music? Do you have a favorite song?