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If you’ve never been to Las Vegas before, I’m about to fill you in on the kind of fun you may be missing out on! For one, when you stroll into the lobby of the Hard Rock Hotel, you might just find yourself overwhelmed with the kind of excitement that only rock star clothing can bring you! I mean, you look around and see nothing but instruments and trinkets that were worn and loved by artists such as Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Prince, Madonna, Michael Jackson, The Beatles themselves…and the list goes on and on! It was awesomeness overload!!
Upon checking into our rooms, we were pleasantly surprised by our mini-suites that were fit for a king! They even gave us FRESH SHEETS!!! Yeah, I mean, usually we have to bring “Raid” and spray for cockroaches and such… but not in Vegas, baby… Not in VEGAS! We each had our own bar of soap and, even though we all shared one bed, we had a television to help us forget about the fact that we were all squeezed together under one comforter. JUST KIDDING!! Ha-ha, you believed it! No we had the best accommodations! We love you Hard Rock Hotel!!!!
Sound-check was a little on the hot side, being that it’s nearly summer and again, we’re in LAS VEGAS… hottest place in the world… second only to Death Valley perhaps. We were all out there whining about it and I even borrowed sun-screen from Robert so that I wouldn’t turn into a life-sized lobster. After about ten seconds the lotion was melting into my eyes and the other guys couldn’t figure out why I was so sad with all these tears in my eyes. However, we all lived to tell the tale.
SHOWTIME!!! 7:30pm. Once we hit the stage, the crowd began dancing and cheering. Certain undergarments may, or may not have been thrown at Tyson… no one can say for sure… Luis just smiled and took it all in as we played to an excited crowd of Delta Airlines staffers who went wild by the pool side with other celebrity look-alikes including Tina Turner, Lady Gaga, Prince (Prince is everywhere I go… I don’t know why! Stop yelling at me!) and even Elvis Presley!
We ended our very short set with “Twist And Shout”, which was a great crowd pleaser and we took our bows. I’m fairly certain that Britain’s Finest were feeling great about the show and I think we all may have assumed that our night was done (excluding, possibly, Tyson…) But! BUT!! Boy, were we wrong! A DJ was spinning all the hits from the 50s all the way to now and the dancing would not let up. So after we changed back into our street clothes, some of the dancers came back to our dressing room and invited us out into the crowd where we could eat, drink and mingle with the Delta Airlines officials! Man, I even dived into the swimming pool wearing only my boxer shorts! We danced and laughed and took tons of pictures to document it! Everything was complimentary and we partied like it was 1999 (yeah, that’s right, I said it… PRINCE!).
Okay, so you get the idea… Vegas was a blast. Now, let’s fast forward to the Rancho Santa Margarita, “Rancho Fest” on Memorial Day weekend! Oddly enough, when I started loading my car at home in Glendale, it was very warm… bordering hot. And those of you who know me, KNOW that I hate being hot! So I drive to the Rancho Fest in my crummy car that enjoys torturing me with its lack of air-conditioning. I cried all the way. However, once I was in the vicinity of the place I noticed several dark clouds looming in the sky! I applauded.
Our Show with Chris Carter from "Breakfast with the Beatles"
One more thing I’d like to mention is the show we played in Sherman Oaks at the SFDS Fair. Chris Carter of Breakfast with the Beatles brought us up with a GREAT welcome. It was cooking out that day, but we were rocking in the shade of the stage’s canopy thingy! And even though, in that kind of heat, it’s difficult to put out the energy, people danced and sang and kept our spirits high! We had a blast! So we just want to say THANKS to ALL of you for your support at EVERY show!
-Hope to see you guys at our summer shows at Knott’s Berry Farm!!!
-Love Benny and the whole gang!