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“Sexy, raunchy and audience interaction!”
Review of Absinthe

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Absinthe at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas
Ranked #33 of 185 Concerts & Shows in Las Vegas
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 27 June 2018

I'm not usually one to see a raunchy show like this, but I'd heard so many amazing things about it, I decided to book it for my husband's 50th birthday. I paid extra for premium seating in the first two rows, which could have been a disaster as my husband and I are shy and would have hated to be pulled onstage.

You enter the big top through an outside bar area with plenty of seating. We were told there was a bar inside so we opted for this since it was boiling hot outside. The wait was longer than expected as the bartenders were slow. I'd recommend getting drinks outside to spare you the discomfort of standing in cramped quarters.

The tent furnishings are a vintage lovers dream. It's decorated with unique art, vintage furnishings and a dramatic Absinthe-green curtain draped from the center of the top. This is true seating "in the round" with circular rows of eclectic bar stools with back support. The first two rows do have chair pads which was a nice touch. However, be warned that if you sit there, you may become one of the ringmaster's targets.

About the show - it's best for a VERY mature audience and has several cringeworthy moments. One couple came out with a young college aged son and dad was absolutely mortified by having to hear questionable topics in front of his kid. The announcer makes it abundantly clear that you'll hear all sorts of foul language and vulgarity. No one and no sexual topic is off-limits - you will hear everything.

The ringmaster is a bizarre looking dude with a sleazy voice. He singled out some people in the audience, calling them nasty names, coke heads and making suggestive comments. He called out audience members for being gay, Republican, black, Asian, and goofy white guys. Some of the humor made me squirm because of the racial stereotyping; I was uncomfortable and terrified of being roasted. I noticed that the farther you were away from the small central stage, the less likely you'd be targeted. But if you can get past that and aren't offended by this type of comedy, you'll have a great time.

The cast is comprised of scantily clad, stripteasing acrobats (we're talking pasties here!), mind-bending jugglers, trapeze artists and dancers. Water was used three times and we were provided with plastic sheeting so we wouldn't get soaked. Speaking of getting soaked, one of the most unique acts was a hot guy doing the male version of an acrobat working with silks. I've never seen a beautiful man do acrobatics from a claw-foot bathtub full of water ~ it was mesmerizing! The acts got better as the show progressed, with one of the audience favorites being dancing twin brothers. Their energy and passion was truly inspiring and uplifting. The show ended with a death-defying roller skating duo and an elaborately staged curtain call.

Overall, I'm very happy we went, even if it was just to see my husband laugh for 90-minutes. We enjoyed it and I'd highly recommend it.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Erika R
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were walking around the strip and came across this circus tent that had a bunch of signs saying “best show on Las Vegas stop” and it sparked our interest so we talked with one of the ticket people and he told us that it was a very risqué and exciting show and that we would love it.
So we bought the tickets and I went in with a curious and excited attitude and was expecting to see some really amazing things.

I have to say that I was disappointed. When they told me it was risqué I was expecting to see some nudity or some over the stop sexual dancing but instead what made the show “risqué and sexual and 18+ only” was the moderators. They frequently used the F word and a plethora of crude sexual words.

The female moderator was the worst part. She was not funny at all and frankly annoyed the crap out of me to the point where I almost booed her off the stage (I am very surprised that no one else did). Her “jokes” if you would even call them that, were not funny whatsoever. All she did was describe sexual events and talk about penises for 15 using very graphic and crude language. I’m not complaining about the crudeness of the language, I am just saying that for something to be funny, you have to have some sort of contex or story. Not just say random words into a microphone and expect laughs. This is what she did and basically ruined the show for me.

The circus acts were great but I was placed in a bad mood after the female moderator and could not stop dreading the fact that she would be speaking again between every act.

My advice is go if you are plastered and have nothing else to do, otherwise go see “O” at the Bellagio down the street instead.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Billy H
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

The acts are amazing but what makes the show are the Circus hosts that will humor you throughout the show. It is a circus for grownups. Sexy and xxxtremely funny! Highly recommend this show. Could not find discount tickets and now I know why. Well worth the price of admission. Also, I do not drinking to much before the show. Because any bathroom run you make will cause you to miss some funny stuff.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ron S
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

This show was outstanding. It is a variety show with acrobats, roller-skaters, dancers, singers, circus acts, and more. The comedy throughout the show is offensive (really offensive) and raunchy. If you sit in the first few rows expect to be picked on with racial and gender stereotypes. Skip the show if this offends you, if not, the whole crowd was laughing so hard that people could hardly breath.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank srteich
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

This show had me in tears! The acts were great but the stand up comedians in between the acts really made it. The women was soooooo funny! It is very crude and sexual but what more do you want when you go to Vagez. We got tickets on the night and they were good tickets.

Place is small so does not really matter where you sit!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Daniella F
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