Continuing a trend that has now prevailed for 21 out of the past 26 years, the average price of a ticket to a Las Vegas show costs more this year than last, and is now at an all-time high.
Tallying ticket prices from 94 shows reveals this year’s average comes in at $92.30, $2.12 more than last year’s. The most expensive is $855 for the top (VIP) ticket to “Britney: A Piece of Me” at Planet Hollywood. Britney Spears was also part of the Planet Hollywood collective (with JLo and the Backstreet Boys) that unseated Donny & Marie for highest average ticket price at $195.67. Amazingly, more than half the shows (55) have at least one ticket option above $100.
Bargain tickets: This year’s least expensive ticket is any of a trio of productions at Royal Resort. “Rainbow Cabaret Reunites Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli,” “The Mystifier: Dixie Dooley Live!” and “Majestik Burlesque” all are $21.95. Also low are “Mike Hammer Comedy Magic” at Four Queens ($27.80), “Spirit of the King” at Four Queens ($29.98), “Laughternoon” at the D ($32.92), Frankie Moreno at the Golden Nugget ($35.70), “Hypnosis Unleashed” at Binion’s ($36.50) and “L.A. Comedy Club” at Stratosphere ($36.65).
Back to the Strip: After a decade of headlining downtown, impressionist Gordie Brown is returning to the Strip. Brown opens May 9 at Planet Hollywood, the site of his last Strip gig before leaving for a residency at downtown’s Golden Nugget.
Question: How bad were the high winds that hit Vegas recently?
Answer: The winds did damage and caused power outages throughout the city, as well as delayed and diverted flights. A sign was blown over at Main Street Station, a construction wall collapsed at the Monte Carlo and the Lucky Dragon had to close for several hours when it lost power. Koval Lane just east of the Strip was closed when several telephone and light poles fell into the street and monorail service was halted. Gusts were mostly in the 60-to-70 mph range, though a top gust of 84 mph was recorded.
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