For my birthday last month, I was generously gifted with a one night stay at a hotel on the Las Vegas Strip and two tickets to see this:
And oh my wow. Love is indeed the word. Josh (he was my lucky guest) and I took the road trip up there this weekend and watched the show on Saturday night. To say it was amazing doesn't do it any justice, and really, there isn't much that I can say that would. I will tell you that I came alive while watching it and that as soon as the energy of that performance erupted on stage, I was moved to tears. I totally get emotional when I watch things like this because of the raw, unbridled energy and talent. It completely moves me.
This show, no doubt, was one of the most amazing things I have ever witnessed. It was positively brilliant and artistically beautiful. There was a pulse that moved throughout the evening full of creative wellness and high frequency. It was so FUN, with the music prodding every living being to bounce along or hum or sing out loud. There is something very inspiring and breathtaking about watching other human beings performing in mediums that they love and then watching that love explode into pure genius. And this type of performance is like seeing the height of the human body's potential being maximized to it's utmost experience. Totally extraordinary.
The stage production and the costume design...everything was just so intriguing and fun and bizarre. There was so much detail to take in and so much activity on stage that I just wanted to watch it all over again only 5 minutes after it was over. I was so bummed when it was over...and have been trying so hard to keep the memory of it clear in my mind.
What an experience, truly.
So, although I know that I won't be joining Cirque du Soleil anytime soon (although, I used to be able to do 17 back handsprings in a row...landing in the same spot on the trampoline over and over and over again. There was a girl who did that in this show. I could totally take her spot.), I was completely inspired and it made me remember how important it is to dream and to love wholly and to live fully and to always let out that great deal of magic that we all hold inside.
There's nothing you can do that can't be done.


S. Barnes said...

Wow Jess ... what fun photos of you and Josh ... so much color. I love it!!! I've never been to a Cirque de Solei (or however you spell it) show, but I've heard so many good things about them and hope to go eventually. Yay, yay, yay for you getting to partake of creative energy and beauty and inspiration. What a great birthday gift! :)

Jeanne said...

I am sure the show was absolutely amazing.
Love Jeanne ^j^

Jme said...

asJess, I'm SO glad you had such a wonderful time. Having seen one of the shows myself (Mystere) I can't imagine how you could have been disappointed...especially with it set to Beatles music! :) It's truly amazing what (some people's) bodies are capable of. This show just seems to defy any type of gravity or human limitations! :)So happy you and Josh got to experience this!! :)

Jme said...

don't know why there is an "as" before your name. :)

Debbie said...

It sounds like the perfect trip for you. Glad you and Josh got some time together and to witness such an amazing production (as I have heard). Hope you can keep that energy buzzing through you for quite awhile.

cassie said...

when i saw "o" my jaw was on the ground the entire time. i know what you mean about the energy and power that fills the room. i am so glad that you enjoyed it with your cute hubby (love those picture of the two of you). love you!

Nonnie said...

does my heart good to know how much you enjoyed your time.....my experience of seeing a show, was just what you have described...and i too wanted to see it again and again.
so glad it was a perfect gift!

Kirsten Michelle said...

i've had the good fortune of attending several different Cirque du Soleil performances...and i have to confess, i secretly hope my brown-eyed girl runs away with them one day ;-)
there really aren't words to describe how sensational they truly are.

Annette said...

I so love the beattles, and Las Vegas.....Lucky you, I'm glad you had a good time. the photos are so pretty and fun looking.

Annette said...

I so love the beattles, and Las Vegas.....Lucky you, I'm glad you had a good time. the photos are so pretty and fun looking.

Gillian said...

Oh you must have LOVEd that!!!!
I am jealous beyond measure! I just adore and worship the Beatles. You are one lucky gal.
Glad you had a great time...and I am very impressed about the back handspring information.
I cannot even do ONE!!!

Cory said...

Wish I could have been there with you :) Sounds AMAZING!!!! Just what you needed. Love you sis

jouette said...

that sounds absolutely divine~i'm totally coveting tickets to that show now. and that pic of you at the bottom? could you be any more adorable? i think not :)

Elizabeth said...

If just hearing your description was so exhilarating, I can only imagine what the show was like.