Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Cher - Wednesday 23rd June - Caesars Palace Forum, Las Vegas

"Ladies and Gentlemen"... Cher!

Yes, yes - Cher. Not my normal thing of course, but this is Vegas! In the cheap seats (a "bargain" $90 plus the obligitory US "convenience charge), Cher's multi-million pound extravanganza wasn't quite what I'd expected. Rather than purely a concert, this was a collection of mini-plays / muscials acted out to Cher singing backed by a live band who played mainly in the wings.

There were a few surprises - she opened with U2's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" and included Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock and Roll" (last heard a few weeks ago by Mr Rossi!). What was no surprise was the costume change after every song. Unfortunately this led to much too much video footage which did detract somewhat from the actual show. In all, she probably only actually sang on less than a dozen songs. All in all a 7/10 for me.

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