After wrapping up all the videotaping, Greg and I had a chance to catch a few more shows. Â We saw Penn & Teller that first night so Friday we decided to see a new performer in town named Luke Jermay. Â He’s from Essex, England and is a mindreader/mentalist. Â He’s performing at O’Sheas Casino in a small theatre that just perfect for this kind of show – intimate and comfortable.
While Greg and I were waiting in the lobby, I recognized Steve Valentine going into the show with some friends. Â He was one of the stars of Crossing Jordan several years ago. Â As he passed me, he was nice enough to speak. Â I introduced myself and we clicked a quick picture.
Once the show started and Luke hit the stage, he made a few introductions and started in with the audience participation. Â Guess who was the first person to make it to the stage? Â Yup, he invited me onstage to join him as he “read my mind.” Â It was great fun and I had the chance to meet Luke afterwards – typical Londoner…just couldn’t get him to break a smile.
After the show, Greg and I drove over to the Mirage to partake of what is described as the “best buffet in Vegas.” Â I was starving and hadn’t really eaten anything for much of the day. Â A buffet sounded perfect to me!
I spent Saturday morning enjoying some time by the hotel pool but 102 degrees is hot by anyone’s standards. Â I didn’t last too long before running back to my room. Â I had the chance to drive over to Greg’s house and meet his family – Sean, Leo, and Chrissy. Â We had lunch and then Greg and I drove back down to the Strip to see The Comedy Magic of Nathan Burton. Â I’ve known Nathan for about 18 years – a long time – but haven’t seen him perform in many years. Â He has a great, fast-paced 60-minute show at the Flamingo Casino that’s perfect for the family. Â He hasn’t changed much over the years (unlike me). Â We had a chance to hang out and catch up on old times after the show. Â It’s was great fun.
I spent Saturday night at the local Town Square Mall with an appointment at the Genius Bar at the Apple Store. Â My new iPhone isn’t keeping a charge well these days, especially in 3G. Â As it turns out, the guys at the Apple Store found nothing wrong with the phone. Â Disappointed, they told me that the average battery life for an 3G iPhone is only 5 hours of use – and I use that a lot! Â I’ve been charging my phone 2 or 3 times a day while in Vegas. Â I finally changed the network setting back to Edge so my battery would last longer. Â I did pick up a new case with a built in battery for extra life – Power Slider Case. Â Its’ pretty cool!
This morning, I was up early and at the Vegas airport to catch my flight to Burbank. Â I was able to get on an earlier flight. Â I picked up my car and drove on up to Ventura. Â I’m going to check on a new illusion in the morning before driving back to Burbank and flying home. Â It’s been a long weekend!!