This year I spent a memorable Memorial Weekend in Las Vegas with friends, with the soul purpose to see Cher live at the MGM Grand. After Cher announced in 2002 that her "Living Proof - The Farewell tour" was to be her last I never thought it possible that I would leave this world unfulfilled and having never see this Legendary lady perform live.
Well As luck would have it, I struck gold when Cher released her twenty-fifth studio album "Closer To the Truth" in 2013 and announced that she would be touring again with "Dressed to Kill" a farewell, farewell if you will. After my Gay friends all declined my invitation to go see her Live (I'm pretty sure that's going against the commandments in the gay world), I extended the offer out to one of my girlfriends. "If I said Cher is touring.." would you come with me? A very excitable "Hell Yes" was exchanged and before we knew it we had snubbed the idea of seeing her tour an hour away from San Francisco in San Jose on a Tuesday night, invited along another girlfriend and booked ourselves rooms at The Palms Place, and flights on Virgin America to Las Vegas! I mean, if you're going to see Cher, you may as well see her in Vegas, am I right? Plus my Friend had never been to Vegas before and was desperate to show off her rather tall and rhinestone encrusted fake Louboutins, that were sent to her friend by accident randomly from Hong Kong and didn't fit, so that pretty much sealed the deal.
It's hard to avoid the crowds of hard drinkers and party people in Vegas, and there's not that many hotels that aren't connected directly to one of the many Casinos. We opted for The Palms Place just off the strip, which doesn't have a casino, but if drinking and gambling is your thing, a short stroll across the parking lot and you can breeze into the Palms Casino, and party hard at one of the many pool parties they host.