Yes, we have ended our run in Vegas after 13 years. That is plenty long enough. I get it.
It turned out the killer deal offered The Amazing Johnathan wasn't so killer. (shocker!). I noticed this very soon when I began dreading going to work each night. This was mainly from seeing a lack of advertising. Even after playing there for three months there were still more signs advertising acts that weren't even playing there any more. It was death for me. There were NO signs to even tell people where the room was.
Did they know they had The Amazing Johnathan, international headliner, playing in their hotel? I felt like an opening act that was accidentally double booked into a banquet room. It was like playing a mismanaged comedy club but without the horny waitresses & cocaine,
Sometimes I miss the old Vegas when they would, at least, look you in the eyes when they lied to you. I recall the days where the casinos would try to help you out instead of making everything so fucking hard. I'm used to a standard, although very low, that isn't here anymore. So, after asking nicely a dozed times, I just stopped showing up. I think they should have noticed by now.
It just felt right. It still does.
Thanks to everyone! What a blast!
One final point, it's not clear if Bally's knows that it's lost something amazing. They're still selling tickets to Amazing Johnathan on their website. If you have tickets of your own, contact the hotel directly to find out what's up.
Thanks to VegasChatter fan sammasseur for the tip.
(PHOTO: Haute Living)