Lady Gaga Artrave in Las Vegas

I forgot to post about our amazing weekend in Las Vegas!  WHAT! Unacceptable! Kara, Meradith, and I had a fantastic weekend in Vegas and I am SO happy I got to visit Kara on her birthday weekend!  I had to go before I started back at Disneyland, and Gaga was in town, it was just meant to be!!

First of all: GAGAAAAAAAAA!!!!  Seeing her in concert was one of my “bucket list” type of things to do, so I couldn’t wait to go with one of my best friends! 😀

Kara is also my BFF because she gets the best hookupssss as one of the best PR associates in the state!!! :p  We had a beyond amazing 10 course meal at Joel Robouchon’s L’Atelier at the MGM Grand before the concert.  The quail stuffed with fois gras is one of their signature dishes, as you can see on the website, and it was exquisite.  I highly recommend this intriguing dining spot if you are ever in Vegas.  The photo below features some of the other dishes we ate including lobster, oysters, and stuffed peppers with shaved parmesan. Oh and we also got four desserts each. YUM.

For Kara’s second evening of birthday celebrations we headed to the Gold Spike in Downtown Las Vegas which has something for everyone!  Including guys who buy you drinks all night and move on to the closest flowery skirt wearing hooker he can find when he knows it’s not going to happen!  BUT let’s not discuss that! 🙂  There’s a cute band, a DJ, hopscotch, inside and outside bars, pool tables, pizza, etc!  The Gold Spike is also “home” to Zappos’s “Campus” or whatever Google-type community thing they’re trying to do.  Overall a great night! We got our makeup done at Sephora before going out. I mean, we did ALL of my favorite things!!!!

To close out the weekend I went and saw my gorgeous friends in the new and improved Jubilee! -The Showgirl Reborn!  I must say I had a great time even though some songs were just out of place and some changes were cringe worthy.  I LOVED seeing everyone in the show.  They are so talented and I can’t believe I am lucky enough to call the cast my friends and family forever.  So lucky to have been in the show as well!  Missing those glamorous showgirl days!

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My Last Day at The Jubes In Videos!

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I thoroughly enjoyed my 1 1/2 years at Jubilee! here in Las Vegas.  I am still so honored to have been a part of the 32 year old spectacular- the last remaining showgirl spectacle on the strip!   I am especially thankful given the recent dramaaaa floating around regarding the Jubilee overhaul.  Mr. Frank Gatson Jr, “choreographer to the stars,” (AKA BEYONCE) has signed on to revamp Jubilee after it has pretty much stayed the same show for 32 years.  Now that the show is threatening to change, I’m so happy to have been in at least one of the “original” versions of the show.  Who knows, maybe it will largely stay the same with some great additions of…LED screens, holographic people, and HIGHER DANCE HEELS! OH GOD FORGET IT!!! IT IS ALL DOWNHILL!!! RUN!  Just joshin…. I really do think the show needs it.

I personally agree that:  1. It needs somewhat of a story line.  Or at least blocks of story lines.  Like “Showgirls through the years” or “Las Vegas” or “Hollywood Movie Musicals” or “Beyonce Rules the World.”  I don’t know, just some sort of semblance of a seamless show.  2. It is boring.  Take out those terrible variety acts PLEASE!!!! and just make the show shorter, don’t add a hologram of Danny The Cube Guy twirling shit.  It is not going to be better.  3.  I agree with the costume updates for the dudes.  Those sparkly t-shirts do NOT complement our rhinestone magnificent behemoths.  They just don’t.

Other than that, he wants to “look at raising the heel height.”  Ugh yikes. No thanks.  And change the choreo.  Has he ever choreographed for musical theater, let alone topless musical theater?  He might be in over his head.

Reality is finally kicking in in fantasy Natalie land and I have less than a week until I begin rehearsals with Mike Maloney Productions and learn new shows to dance on the Celebrity Century cruise ship!!  First Disneyland, then Jubilee, now I am starting another dream job on my list…it’s amazing!  I’ve started to pack…nope…started to think about what to pack.  And then I do nothing.  Can’t wait to spend the week taking care of business (nails, massages, go karting…the usual) and then start sweating it out in the rehearsal room.  Looking forward to working 6 days again, but this time its 9am-5pm rehearsals for a whole month!  Ugh!  Better get used to that normal people time.  Yuck.

Here is a video I smashed together of all the videos I took on my last day at the Jubes.  Hopefully there aren’t too many boobs in it!  If you find it boring, it might be because of the lack of boobs, or you just should not watch my videos cuz you suck.  Anywhoo, I had an amazing last day and I hope you enjoy the 8 minute video!  Thanks to all my wonderful friends in the Jubilee family who made me feel so loved and special.  I will never forget you! 😀

http://youtu.be/20or6YPTAXI