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Cirque du Soleil: O shim John & Kristie

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shows :: Sunday, November 29, 2009
Cirque du Soleil: O
SOUTHWEST FAMILY VACATION DAY 5 :: LAS VEGAS, NV :: Add a giant swimming pool to Cirque du Soleil and you have O. A lot of people seem to really like it, but I wasn't as impressed. Perhaps it's because I'm not a swimmer or diver and can't fully appreciate the talent, but this is the first Cirque show where I could have fallen asleep. If we weren't in the splash zone (second row), I easily might have.

It all looked great, but it was too slow and artsy-fartsy for me. In addition to the main act, there were always lots of actors with blank expressions running or floating around, perhaps to provide the illusion that something exciting was actually happening beyond the pretentiousness. Unlike every other Cirque show, O didn't inspire any joy, wonder, or thrill. The acts didn't seem as dangerous, because - well - there's that giant pool of water beneath everyone.

But like I said, synchronized swimming and high-diving aren't really my thing. Unless they are for you, I'd skip O for any other show.

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