Fremont Street Light Show Las Vegas By Andy Blumenthal

Fremont Street has a cool free outdoor light show.

It is in the “downtown,” which is actually at the north end of the Strip (go figure).

The high-tech light show of 2.1 million bulbs is on a canopy covering 5 street blocks.

The show lasts about 5 minutes and is beautiful.

I tried to combine the overhead show with some of the faces of the people walking down the street.

Enjoyed the experience – like an IMAX and very creative.

Interesting…on the way over, took a cab and talking with the driver, he told me how one of his colleagues found a box of chocolates in his cab this week.

When he opened the box, there was $300,000 inside!

Like Forrest Gump’s mother told him, “Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you are going to get” – in Vegas and beyond. 😉

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Going For Gravity

Going For Gravity

A good friend told me to go see the movie Gravity.

He said, “You’ll definitely like it, and make sure you see it in IMAX!”

G-d, I don’t recall the last time that I went to an IMAX showing.

So keeping in the mind the saying, “try it and you’ll like it,” we went for the $19.00 IMAX 3D experience.

(OMG, I still remember when movies in NYC were $1!)

I was hesitant about this movie having heard that there were only 2 characters, and that 1 was Sandra Bullock!

Also, that she was the only one left for the second half of the movie–and I thought how interesting is this going to be?

Okay, I told myself, I’ll get excited by the action and destruction in the first half with Clooney and sleep through the second half with Bullock.

But it was so much better than I anticipated–one of the best movie experiences for me ever!

The IMAX 3D was absolutely amazing…only thing better would’ve been a massive in-your-face hologram of the whole movie–and I bet this comes one day soon.

The space walks, hurling space debris, exploding space stations and daring escapes was right there and up close in this movie.

I found myself at times reaching my hands out to practically touch the characters–since they seemed that close.

And Bullocks tears floating in space–were very moving and cool at the same time.

Bullock is going to win a ton of awards for her performance in Gravity.

Oh, and one more funny experience was when a lady told this guy in the theatre to hush, and when he didn’t listen, she kicked his chair.

But that wasn’t the end of it…

After she kicked it a few times, he turned around grabbed her shoe right off of her foot and then threw it at her.

She ran out of the theatre to get security.

Security told them both to cut it out, and then I heard the guards outside laughing about these two quarreling theatre-goers.

Anyway, I didn’t sleep a wink in this movie, and enjoyed the whole experience. 😉

(Source Photo: Rebecca Blumenthal)