If you are offended by harsh language and scantily clad performers, then you need to run as far away from the Absinthe tent at L.A. Live as possible. But if the thought of attending one of the most outrageous parties ever sounds like a good time, then Absinthe is the show for you. OMG! We went to the show show last night… and it was a crazy good time.
Absinthe has called Caesars Palace in Las Vegas home for the past six years, and now, lucky for us, they have taken the show on the road and set up shop at L.A. Live. The show is inspired by the European cabarets of the late 19th century. It’s a very adult-themed cocktail of circus, burlesque and vaudeville performances run by a very foul-mouthed host called Gazillionaire. He is out of control. You will not believe some of the raunchy things that come out of this man’s mouth. A few times I was too shocked to laugh. And his female co-host Daisy… she’s even worse (all in a good way, of course).
The show is described as an immersive adult-playground. All the action happens on a small center stage. The room is quite intimate. For some audience members, maybe too intimate. WARNING: If you are a shy flower, do NOT sit in the front row. There is some involuntary audience participation. Again, this show is not for the faint-hearted. The ridiculously talented (and incredibly sexy) performers from across the world perform jaw-dropping feats of virtuosity, strength, balance and danger. Their skills are breath-taking (and so are their bodies).
Okay, I am not a fan of Cirque du Soleil shows. I think if you have seen one, you have seen them all. Well, this show was AWESOME. It’s not your typical Cirque show at all. I didn’t want it to end… and now I want to see it again… and again. I am under the Absinthe spell!
Right now, Absinthe is only in town though April 23rd (although I hope it gets extended). Click here for ticket information.