JohnfromUK
 
 
 
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When it comes to comedy and magic with an edge, Mike Hammer nails it. With more than 25 years of performing under his belt, Hammer is a master at making quick-witted comebacks and improvising with the audience. Hammer's hard-hitting show features mind reading, double-edged razor blade swallowing, gags, pranks and all out mayhem.Every show is unique and includes a large amount of audience participation. Be ready. For audiences at his show, it's time to get Hammer'd.Before landing in Vegas, Hammer entertained audiences across the country with his interactive routine. He's performed for thousands of companies, colleges, comedy clubs and casinos. His corporate clients include Sony, Dell, Toyota, Lexus and Harrah's to name a few. Aside from magic, he's worked as a game show host for numerous national clients. Hammer also performs as a master of ceremonies and presenter including acting as ring announcer for Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competitions in Vegas.
 
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fromRotherham, UK
Age:55 to 64
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Myself
Purchase Frequency:Less than once every few years
Gambler:Yes
Game:Roulette
Yes, I recommend this product.
Good mix of magic and comedy.
PostedJune 5, 2014
Lots of audience participation. Although obviously scripted, the audience is drawn into his world.Very good close up skills and great at making his 'victims' at ease. Good show (around an hour) but could do with being a little longer.
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It’s David freakin’ Copperfield. Need we say more? We really don’t but since we love talking about this world-famous magician who just so happens to be our neighbor, we’ll go on and brag about him and his show anyway. The perfect combo of nostalgia, magic and showmanship, master illusionist David Copperfield continues to wow us time and again. Trust us, we’ve been about 17 times and still can’t figure out how he teleports. Seriously, how does he do that?!Anyway, moving on. This show is just mystifying enough to make you believe in the supernatural, while also making you feel like a crazy person for considering whether or not someone could actually separate their torso from their legs and live to tell the tale. We just aren’t sure how he pulls off his magic but we are more than O.K. with it.In fact, we hope the mystery continues to endure the test of time so that we can keep attending the show and increasing our chances of being picked for the audience participation. Let’s be real here. We are talking about the man who made Statue of Liberty disappear and who walked through the Great Wall of China. Clearly, anything is possible. Don’t believe us? See Copperfield perform for yourself and let us know just how many of his illusions and tricks you manage to figure out. And if you get pulled onstage, we’ll be insanely jealous.
 
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fromRotherham, UK
Age:55 to 64
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Myself
Purchase Frequency:Less than once every few years
Gambler:Yes
Game:Roulette
Yes, I recommend this product.
Prepare to be amazed
PostedJune 5, 2014
OMG!!! Illusions within illusions within ........ you get the picture. Seeing David Copperfield on TV only whets the appetite for a live show and I was not disappointed. Not only does the show begin before the show with assistants setting up props used later on in full view but then he repeats some illusions in the middle of the audience. Truly a master of his craft.
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Click, click, BOOM. At The Range 702, you've got the right to bear arms. But we wouldn't advise it because those empty shell casings can be sizzling hot (badum bum -- we're writers -- of course we know the difference between "bear" and "bare").But seriously, you know you're doing something right when you're a multi-award-winning gun range. One of the most prominent indoor shooting ranges in southern Nevada, this four-tiered facility is rated five stars by the NRA and is also a winner of the Concierge Choice Award. You know what that means: they're pretty much considered industry badasses.With full-time gunsmiths, training courses, a retail store and firearm rentals, this place will have gun enthusiasts drooling all over themselves. And when you've got no saliva left in your mouth, they've got you covered with a full snack bar to refuel before you reload.At The Range 702, they bring out the big boys, as in machine guns and military-grade weapons, and let guests pop off rounds faster than they can count them. You wouldn't buy a car before you drove it, so why would you buy a gun before you shot it? Whether you're in the market or just blowing off some steam, guests can rent the full spectrum of firearms from pistols to Uzis for around $50.Hosting a bachelor or bachelorette party? The VIP lounge has private shooting lanes that come with a hostess, pool table, flat-screen TV and surround-sound, catering and your own range safety officer. Whether you're a bona fide sharp shooter or a complete beginner, The Range 702 has got you covered.  
 
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fromRotherham, UK
Age:55 to 64
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Myself
Purchase Frequency:Less than once every few years
Gambler:Yes
Game:Roulette
Yes, I recommend this product.
Good for first timers
PostedJune 5, 2014
Good for first timers but as an experienced shooter felt rushed which did detract a little.
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 Skywalk Getaway with Heli & Boat
Skywalk Getaway with Heli & Boat
Experience all aspects of the Grand Canyon as this tour takes you over the edge, through and to the bottom of the canyon plus travel down the Colorado River on a pontoon boat.Your tour begins with shuttle transportation from your hotel to Boulder City's air terminal. There you will board a helicopter for a ride to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. On your flight you will see views of Boulder City, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the volcanic Black Mountains, Grapevine Mesa and the Grand Wash Cliffs. When you reach the Grand Canyon, your helicopter will descend 4,000 feet to the bottom where you will have about 30 minutes to explore before boarding a pontoon boat.Guests will enjoy a one-mile trip (about 10 - 15 minutes) floating down the Colorado River.You will then return by helicopter to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon where you will be transported to the Grand Canyon Skywalk, located on the Hualapai Reservation.At the West Rim enjoy VIP front-of-line pass to the Skywalk, a 65-foot U-shaped walkway that extends over the rim of the canyon offering unobstructed views. Cameras are not allowed on the Skywalk, but your tour includes a souvenir photo. While at the Skywalk, you will also enjoy a snack.Your experience concludes with a helicopter trip back to Boulder City's air terminal and then a shuttle back to your hotel.For each guest weighing more than 300 pounds, an adjacent empty seat is required to safely balance the aircraft. Tour company will charge a reduced rate for the adjacent seat at the time of check-in.
 
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fromRotherham, UK
Age:55 to 64
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Myself
Purchase Frequency:Less than once every few years
Gambler:Yes
Game:Roulette
Yes, I recommend this product.
Great trip!
PostedJune 5, 2014
Great trip - only problem was the pick up/drop off. Although was advised of a change in pickup time by Vegas.com (booked through them); was not advised that the only pickup point Downtown was from the Golden Nugget and not from the hotel where I was staying - 4 Queens - and where all the documentation advised I would be picked up from. This was only ascertained after waiting for the pickup and phoning Vegas.com to ask where the driver/vehicle was. This then meant a run between the two hotels to find the driver/vehicle. BEWARE!!!!!
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 Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages
The only thing missing from the rock 'n' roll extravaganza that is Rock of Ages is the smell of marijuana wafting over the audience. The "Final Countdown" has begun...Rock of Ages will play its final show on Jan. 1, 2017. Rock of Ages takes you back to the days of rock 'n' roll hedonism where big bands had big egos, big hair and played big guitar solos. So complete is the experience that for 90 minutes, you'll believe it's 1987, Ronald Reagan is president, leather miniskirts and jean jackets are cool, mullets are a fashionable hair style, and bands like Poison, Guns 'n' Roses, Whitesnake and Journey are climbing the Billboard charts.Set at the fictional Bourbon Room on L.A.'s infamous Sunset Strip, Rock of Ages chronicles the love story of Drew, a boy from South Detroit, and Sherrie, a small-town girl, both in L.A. to chase their dreams of fame (cue song).Throwing a wrench in their plans is a greedy German developer who wants to transform the Sunset Strip (and the Bourbon Room) from sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll to lattes, legwarmers and strip malls. Complicating matters further is the egotistical machinations of Stacee Jaxx, lead singer of the hit band Arsenal, who's splitting the band up to go solo.Powering the whole show is a string of  '80s rock anthems (more than 30) including "Sister Christian," "We Built This City," "We're Not Gonna Take It," "Wanted Dead or Alive," "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," "I Wanna Know What Love Is," "Any Way You Want it," "I Wanna Rock," "Oh Sherrie," "Here I Go Again," "Don't Stop Believin'" and many, many more.  Although Rock of Ages is billed as a musical -- it was nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Musical -- it's really an arena rock show with the requisite powerhouse lead singers, amazing band, loads of concert memorabilia being hawked outside the theater and beer being sold by the can in the theater. Just like any self-respecting rock fans -- the audience at Rock of Ages sings along with the songs, raises their (LED) lighters during the ballads and dances through the finale.Driving the whole experience is a powerhouse performance by the onstage fictional band Arsenal. Arsenal brings down the house with blistering renditions of your favorite '80s hits. Ladies, get your Arsenal groupie shirts now. If you love big hair, big laughs, glam rock and a great storyline, this is one show you won't want to miss.  
 
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fromRotherham, UK
Age:55 to 64
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Myself
Purchase Frequency:Less than once every few years
Gambler:Yes
Game:Roulette
Yes, I recommend this product.
OMG!!!!!!!!
PostedJune 2, 2014
What a show. Booked because of the film and was not disappointed. A great night out. Will try to see the touring version in the UK if possible.
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When it comes to comedy and magic with an edge, Mike Hammer nails it. With more than 25 years of performing under his belt, Hammer is a master at making quick-witted comebacks and improvising with the audience. Hammer's hard-hitting show features mind reading, double-edged razor blade swallowing, gags, pranks and all out mayhem.Every show is unique and includes a large amount of audience participation. Be ready. For audiences at his show, it's time to get Hammer'd.Before landing in Vegas, Hammer entertained audiences across the country with his interactive routine. He's performed for thousands of companies, colleges, comedy clubs and casinos. His corporate clients include Sony, Dell, Toyota, Lexus and Harrah's to name a few. Aside from magic, he's worked as a game show host for numerous national clients. Hammer also performs as a master of ceremonies and presenter including acting as ring announcer for Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competitions in Vegas.
 

Does the higher priced ticket for Mike Hammer provide a better seat than the general admission ticket?

Yes. I paid for the VIP line pass package and was seated first (front row) but was first in line anyway. Doors open 6.40 for 7.00 start, but as was staying in the 4 Queens was able to see that on other days the line began forming around 6.20/6.25. It would still be advisable to get there early as the line starts as one and then splits into VIP and GA. As to whether they know how many seats/rows/tables to hold for VIPs arriving late, sorry cannot advise. Theatre is flat, not tiered, so seats/rows/tables further back may have viewing issues.
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