This week I am in sunny Las Vegas for OTTC (a convention for work). We are staying at the Mandalay Bay at the end of the new side of the strip. Weeks before we came I looked to see who was playing at The House Of Blues, which is in the hotel.
Turns out Santana is here the whole week.
I wouldn’t say that I was a huge Santana fan, but the guy is playing in my hotel, so out of curiosity I checked out ticket prices. The cheapest ticket is $99! That is not going to happen. On the spectrum of artists I will spend an unprecedented $100 on, Santana is not listed. Maybe Bowie at The House of Blues in my hotel and I would be pawning stuff.
The advertising for the show is relentless.
It is on the blinking sign that makes my room seem like a lightning storm is just outside.
and it is on the ends of slot machine aisles
and in the lobby as well
THAT would be a kick ass show poster.
There is even a huge sign I pass each day on the way to the conference.
Makes me want to listen to my “Santana – Abraxas” album, but not drop $100 bucks.
I will have to stop in to The House of Blues gift shop before I go home though.
They always have cool stuff.