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 Recycled Percussion
Recycled Percussion
One man's junk is another man's musicBy Caroline Fontein High-energy drumming and excitement are in store for audiences at Recycled Percussion. Part rock concert and part interactive experience this show is a riotous blend of music and comedy. Before any of the performers hit the stage, the showroom in the Tropicana is filled with loud rock 'n' roll music and the sound of audience members banging on the instruments given to them before entering the theater.The curtain rises and the four members of Recycled Percussion make their grand entrance, lowered over the stage while sitting on a vertical platform with their backs parallel to the floor and playing the drums. Except they aren't drums, instead Recycled Percussion has made a name for themselves by creating music out of pieces of recycled trash, tin, buckets, power tools and other items. The audience also gets to experience how the group's raucous junk rock is created.Before entering the showroom everyone is given a set of drumsticks and a recycled tin pan, metal strainer, bucket or other item that they'll use during the show. A video introduction explains everything once the show starts. Each item has a colored dot on it that represents your team leader and when you are supposed to bang your instrument. As the band performs, rock videos of songs are played on a huge screen hanging over the stage. When you see your colored dot, you hit your instrument. Anyone familiar with Rock Band or Guitar Hero will have no problem playing along, but even if you don't know those games the basic drum beats are easy to follow.Recycled Percussion consists of drummers Justin Spencer and Ryan Vezina , guitarist Jim Magoon and DJ Todd Griffin. The group formed in 1994 in New Hampshire for their high school talent show. The small-town band built a steady following with their fast-paced drumming, gravity-defying athleticism and humorous stage personalities. They don't just sit there and drum. These musicians are all showmen who know how to work a crowd.The group was introduced to households across the country as contestants on the fourth season of the NBC hit show "America's Got Talent." Recycled Percussion placed 3rd and was the first non-singing act in the show's history to place in the top three. After the show the group went on to be featured on the cover of "USA Today" and has performed as special guests on various television shows including the "Today Show," "Carson Daily," "Talk Soup" and before a live international audience of more than 80,000 people at "China's Got Talent." After making their music heard around the world it's no surprise that the group landed a gig in Vegas.Enhanced with innovative lighting and a ground-shaking sound system, Recycled Percussion perform on an elevated platform and on a number of different props like ladders and even an old van. One of the acts does not use any drums. Instead performers create music to an electrified version of the Beatles song "Eleanor Rigby" by putting a metal grinder to one of four large, round metal bins hung from a contraption lowered over the stage. Sparks fly in the air as the performers grind away in rhythm to the well known song.Their show has a good balance of big loud numbers with all four men on stage and acts that spotlight the individual performers and their comedic interaction with the crowd. For one segment they pull an unknowing guest from the audience for a surprise onstage audition to the A-Ha song "Take On Me." On the night I saw the show a male audience member was brought on stage. His attempt to play the kazoo and sing were likely a source of embarrassment for him, but the audience loved it and laughed throughout the "audition" process.Another act spotlights Spencer and Vezina banging their drumsticks on two ladders. Their hands never stop moving as they drum while climbing up the ladder, jumping down it, throwing their drumsticks in the air and hoping from one ladder to the next. Anyone looking for a new work-out routine may have just found their match. These guys can flip and spin just as fast as their drumsticks.While the show provides non-stop action one thing you won't find is any talking. Using only their gestures and facial expressions the performers communicate with one another and the audience. Towards the end of the show they lead everyone through a musical montage of songs where the audience is invited to play along when they see their colored dot on the screen. The theater explodes in a harmonious cacophony of banging from people in the audience and riveting beats from Recycled Percussion as they rock out on stage.  
 
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fromnew port richey, fl
Age:55 to 64
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:Less than once every few years
Yes, I recommend this product.
the guys were awesome!
PostedSeptember 3, 2012
My husband and I loved them on AGT, but have they ever stepped it up since then! Not only are they incredible drummers, they have become amazing performers. Add to the fact that they get their audiences involved and it makes for a fantastic fun time. They go all out to ensure that their audiences are having a great time. Do not miss them!
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Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
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fromnew port richey, fl
Age:55 to 64
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:Less than once every few years
Star Rating Accuracy:Perfect
Gambler:Yes
Game:Blackjack
Yes, I recommend this product.
the overall quality of the room and services were better than expected and the price was extremely fair
PostedSeptember 3, 2012
we enjoyed our trip to vegas. the mgm grand staff was great. the room was a bit out of the way, but once we got to the room, it was a great deal for the price. we would recommend the mgm to our friends and family.
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how much is the shuttle fee from airport to MGM Grand

It is $6 per person. However, DO NOT use Bell Shuttle. We booked a pick up back to the airport over two hours before departure and when there was only a little over an hour before flight departure, the Bell shuttles that kept arriving were for drop offs only and each driver had no answer as to when the pick up shuttle was going to arrive. We also waited close to 30 minutes for the shuttle to pick us up at the airport!
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