The short version: We saw Holly Madison’s real fake boobies.
That sentence, as strange as it reads, is correct.
The longer version: I am not a big gambler, so when I go to Las Vegas it is usually to enjoy the resorts, eat the food and see the shows. Since Shannon and I had already watched our obligatory Cirque entertainment for the trip, we decided to seek out a “Vegas Style” show.
FUN FACT: In 2007, we saw a show called Folies Bergère at the Tropicana as our first topless showgirl stage presentation. It seems we caught that one just in time.
SO – being a casual fan of the TV show The Girls Next Door and various MovieTickets.com ads, we opted to see Holly Madison perform in Peepshow at Planet Hollywood. The available discount tickets went from (approximately) $50, $75 to $100. The top level ticket was a private table for two right next to the stage which just sounded all kinds of awesome.
Two hundred dollars later we found ourselves about two feet from the stage. The proximity to the performers made, in my opinion, the money worth it. As the audience was getting to their seats for the show, we waited for the server to come to the VIP section so we could order a couple of drinks. A young lady made her way towards our direction in very high heals. You could tell that she wasn’t used wearing them because 1.) she wobbled as she took each step and 2.) she dropped her tray of drinks and sprayed a light shower of beer at our table and the table next to us.
Now, accidents happen. I get that and I am very patient when something like this occurs unintentionally. Where I LOSE MY PATIENCE is when I ask the local staff for a towel or something to wipe the liquid off of Shannon’s dress and my shirt before it soaks in and no one does anything. I got up and walked out to the lobby, explained what happened and that I needed something immediately. After almost two minutes of watching a dazed and confused staff, a girl from behind the concession counter brought out a dirty dish rag.
At that point, I was pissed. I told the employee that brought the rag to me that it wouldn’t suffice, and I that I needed to speak to a manager IMMEDIATELY. After ANOTHER five minutes, my patience was pretty much gone. The show was about to start, some dingbat server had spilled beer on myself and my wife, and no one working on the staff had enough brain cells to figure out how to find something as complicated as a clean towel or stack of napkins.
The manager finally came to the lobby. He was nice enough and I warned him that I wasn’t angry at him personally, but I was livid with the service. He jumped into action and immediately found me a couple of clean towels. I walked back to see Shannon and wiped up the remaining mess. She was a little shaken from the experience, but we both refused to let it ruin our evening.
Right before the show started, the manager appeared at our table with a bottle of chilled champagne and two glasses. He apologized directly to Shannon and asked her if there was anything she wanted off the drink menu. She selected something fruity and alcholic and, moments later, the manager returned with it… all on the house. CUSTOMER SERVICE WIN.
The show itself finally began. Peepshow is a clever mix of pop music, sexy outfits, fun stage props and some pretty talented folks. The male vocalist performing that night was exceptionally memorable… the dude has an amazing set of pipes on him.
The most off the wall number I remember: one of the ladies singing Milkshake (from Kelis) and pouring milk all over herself and then…
(wait for it…)
Jumping into a clear glass tub of milk with two other ladies and pressing their “bare assetts” against the glass to the music.
I could describe the other numbers (which we all just as much fun) but do yourself a favor: check out the show next time you’re in Vegas. It’s the type of adult show that really plays well to mainstream pop culture. You’ll have fun.
Back to Holly Madison – how was she in the show? She did a well enough job. The guy who sold us the tickets described it best when he said “she’s a living Barbie doll.” Aside from seeing the “real fake” boobies up close, there wan’t anything spectacular about her performance. She added to the fun by just being there, but not through anything out of the ordinary that she did on stage (with the exception of being topless at a couple points.)
Now for the bad: it seems that airbrushing is alive and well in the ads for the show. Holly had a very noticable pudge on her tummy – the type that either denotes early pregnancy or a undying love for cheeseburgers. Ironicly, I saw this on her Twitter after seeing the show:
If you perform in a nightly show as a professional, you take care of your talent. Vocalists conserve their voices; dancers practice their moves; actors run lines. Holly Madison’s one purpose in the show was to follow her blocking and look beautiful. She might want to consider that fact if she’s going to continue doing the show. I’m not trying to be “mean”… I’m just calling it as it is.
Overall Peepshow was a great experience and I would recommend it if you find yourself for some fun Vegas entertainment.