Cher is playing in Las Vegas! Her first set of shows in May was so popular, she'll be coming back for August, 2008, which raises the obvious question: How could this not have happened before? How could nobody in the history of Las Vegas (or the history Cher, for that matter) not have thought of this?
I mean, consider this: Cher is playing at Caesars Palace, in a show that features 18 dancers and aerialists, video and special effects, and even more of those great costumes that Cher is known for (designed by Bob Mackie, for those of you to whom that means something.)
Cher + Bob Mackie Costumes + Video & Special Effects + 18 dancers and aerialists = Vegas Gold, Baby!
Honestly, this is something that's so obvious that in retrospect, you smack your forehead and say Of course! It all makes perfect sense now! Cher has been making hits for decades now -- going back to her days with Sonny in the 60s and through those big-budget spectaculars in the 1980s; she's as much a part of American pop culture as Las Vegas is, and they both stand for the same thing: Glorious, extravaganza-style entertainment full of flourishes and glamour and a little sexiness, too, all at the same time.
I understand that Cher tickets Las Vegas are going fast, and it's no wonder to me, given that her popularity spans generations; people from the 60s, 70s, and 80s and now the 90s and this century will want to see her, and with a limited engagement, that means the tickets are all the more valuable.
I've been to Vegas, and was overwhelmed by how great it was; I can see now, that it was lacking something that's finally been added: Cher.