Rio says, "Goodbye" to the Show in the Sky.
I'm pretty sure anyone who is familiar with Las Vegas probably is a tiny bit familiar with the Rio's 'Show in the Sky'. If not, the show has been taking place in the Rio Hotel in Casino since 1997.
The show is Mardi Gras themed, and consists of multiple neon, mechanical floats that 'float' through the air. Entertainers, as well as two dozen occupants, dance upon the floats and throw the familiar but gaudy masquerade beads down to the spectators below. The floats take a trip around the casino, displaying the casino floor and the Rio's 'Masquerade Village'.
So even if you don't take part in being on the float themselves, you can most likely enjoy yourself watching the show and collecting shiny beaded necklaces. The Show in the Sky performs every Thursday through Saturday, from 6 pm until 11 pm. It honestly is a pretty cool attraction when you think about it. Plus, its fairly kid friendly and doesn't involve topless, drunk college girls as the traditional Mardi Gras does. I'd consider that pretty damn kid friendly for it being Las Vegas.
Sad to say though, that next month the Show in the Sky will be performing its last show on Saturday, March 30th at 11 pm. Caesars Entertainment recently disclosed that they are in fact shutting the show down for good. They didn't disclose their reasoning on exactly why the show must come to an end, nor did they state what it will later become. Still kid friendly? Ehh... they do what they can.
At least the Rio is generous enough to refund fully those who bought tickets in advance for the Show in the Sky after its closing date. It is always sad to see an old show go, but at least there is still time to see the show before then. Remember, you aren't necessarily required to spend money on the show itself to have fun! At least collect yourself some beads as a fond memory of a fun show.
By Paulette Thomason
contributing author – www.adultlasvegasescorts.com