Burlesque. Caesar’s Palace

Cher’s Las Vegas Swan Song


“This is so weird this is the end,” superstar Cher said of her final performance last night in her 200-show, 2 1/2-year run at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace to a sold-out crowd that gave the Oscar, Emmy and Grammy winner standing ovation after standing ovation.
The final show kicked off 20 minutes after the scheduled start time of 7:30 p.m., with Cher descending from the ceiling in what she jokingly referred to a little later as a “rickety Evel Knievel Death Machine” singing U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and high-fiving the front rows of The Colosseum. Cher’s first costume was glittering silver with a matching headdress.
After the song ended, Cher walked to each section of the stage, joined her hands in a pranamasana pose and bowed her head in thanks. Her extended monologue included meeting gay men for the first time — hairdresser friends of her parents when she was 11 (“They were always so happy!”); the age of her audiences at Caesars Palace (“Some of my audiences were so old, they were dead”); and her enduring beauty at age 64 (“She’s so old, she’s so cute … how does she do it?!”). Read more>>

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