What is the difference between a LV showroom and lounge?

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  1. Grizzoola, Jun 18, 2015

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    Maybe there's a third venue, the huge theaters (showrooms?). Back in the 50s, 60s, etc., I read of "lounge acts." I think Louis Prima, the Rat Pack, et al., performed in the legendary lounges. Are there any lounges, any more, in LV? Have they been replaced by the huge showrooms (theaters)?
     
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  2. dicepunk, Jun 18, 2015

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    Some of the properties will put their headline act in a "showroom". Lounges are where the second tier of performers do their thing. IMO they're more of a marketing term than having an actual definition. When a performer can no longer fill the seats in a theater/showroom they are moved to the lounge, a smaller more intimate venue. Basically, nobody is buying their tickets anymore. Kinda like what happened to to American Idol alum Taylor Hicks and his residency on the Strip. I predict Britney or Mariah will be the next lounge act....
     
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  3. Grizzoola, Jun 18, 2015

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    Thanks, dicepunk. I've been on the Strip & downtown several times, but can't recall seeing any venue in a resort that says, "Lounge." Can you tell me how to know a lounge when I see one? For example, does Bally's, Ceasars, Paris, etc., have a lounge? I've attended several shows on the Strip, but those are not lounges. I suppose I've walked by lounge entrances & didn't know it. How do I tell what's a lounge?
     
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  5. Grizzoola, Jun 19, 2015

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    Thanks, TD. I now realize I've walked past these places, but in the daytime, they're dark & empty. They open at my bedtime. That's why I've missed them.
     
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    I loved the old lounge shows, buy a drink and enjoy some great entertainment...usually saved me at least a couple hundred dollars for every hour I spent in the lounges verses the tables. :)
     
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    my wife and I enjoyed many lounge shows back in the early 80s.
    most of the casinos I go into have bars/lounges with live entertainment on weekends.
    If I remember, the venetian on my recent vist, I think it was called the bourbon lounge?, had live entertainment one or two nights.
     
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  8. betwthelines, Jun 19, 2015

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    WHAT?!! You mean there are things to do in vegas other than shoot craps!!? wow...maybe i'll check it out......
    ...not
    tom "home runs are sometimes boring" p
    -g. geist: hey, i've seen you play the slots
    --tom p: really? you been to vegas?
    ---g. geist: yah...couple-a times actually
    ----tom p: hm...didnt know that...
    -----g. geist: seen you play blackjack too
    ------tom p:
     
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    people watching in vegas, best spot on earth to people watch.
    craps only takes up a little tiny bit of time when Im there, or any casino.
    gotta have lots of other things to do, options,
     
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    Agree on the people watching thing for sure! Downtown is a prime spot, especially with the open doors in all the casinos. Sometimes I just get a beer and sit at a slot machine by the door, and watch the Fremont scene, don't even play the machine. :)
     
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  11. dicepunk, Jun 22, 2015

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    I agree. People watching has gotta be a goldmine for authors looking to develop some new characters for their fictional stories.
     
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