Vegas is the epitome of man-made opulence and if you want to be even more dazzled, you definitely have to watch a show. There are shows in many venues along the Strip every night, and we were spoilt for choice. Unfortunately, some of the more popular ones like Cirque du Soleil's "O" sell out a few nights in advance, so we decided to stay a little closer to our hotel and go see Le Reve at the Wynn.
It's not cheap, at about $160 per person after taxes for the second-cheapest class of seats. The cheapest seats cost only about $10-20 less, but they were sold out.
Here's how the seating works: the theater is an enclosed circular space, so no matter where you sit, you get a good view. There are only about nine rows, and it seems like the closer you get to the stage (which is actually a pool), the cheaper the tickets get. The cheapest tickets are the first two rows, but you do run the risk of getting wet. The most expensive tickets are furthest away from the pool, but it gives you a better vantage point for taking in the aerial action. No matter where you sit, though, you get a good view. I'd just go for the cheapest available tickets.
As you can probably imagine, this is a show that combines stunts in the water and up in the air. Right when the performance starts, the fabric hanging from the ceiling reveals to open up a huge aerial space, which performers then descend into. I won't spoil the surprise, but you need to catch Le Reve when you go to Vegas. It's expensive, but worth the money. I sat there mesmerized for the entire duration of the show, my jaw frequently dropping in disbelief from what I was witnessing.
This is truly the age of Instagram and selfies - the venue actually allowed photography during the show (without flash). There was even an official hashtag for people to share their photos and memories online. I guess even shows nowadays try their best to create buzz online. Video, however, was banned - they still want to keep the surprise for people who haven't watched it yet.