One of the downsides of being a headliners on the Las Vegas strip is . . .
Okay, actually we cannot think of many, or any downsides per se. We suppose having people trying to force business cards for escort agencies into your hand each time you enter your place of work would get old and risk paper cuts but other than that, it seems like a pretty good thing.
And to be fair, Inside Magic Favorite Mac King is not complaining about being a favorite of both resident and tourists. It is just an unfortunate truth that being a headliner means you have to appear live on stage at the venue for which tickets are sold lest you lose your headliner status and risk class action lawsuits by disgruntled putative audience members.
(By the way, according to our recent review of Clark County, Nevada’s civil court docket, there has not been a lawsuit against a headliner by a disappointed ticket holder that was described as “gruntled.” It appears only the disgruntled are willing to pay the filing fees and cost of serving a summons to seek recompense for their alleged damages.
Interestingly, we came across a lawsuit brought by a family who attended the Cirque du Soleil show “O” and found it wanting. For some reason, the ticket broker told them the front row seats were for a show starring Oprah Winfrey. The suit was dismissed at a preliminary stage of proceedings. We were amazed that they stayed for the entire two-hour show apparently waiting for Ms. Winfrey to appear in the midst of the aquatic fete that is O. See, Family Van Der Wallen Jag v. Cirque du Soleil, et. al., (Nev. Nov. 23, 2012)).
Mr. King performs ten shows a week and if he were performing them all on one day, he would have plenty of time to see the world but apparently his contract with Harrah’s requires him to take the stage at the beautifully appointed Main Showroom twice a day on five days a week; Tuesday through Saturday. (We did the math, performing a show at 1:00 and 3:00 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday equals ten shows. We were pretty certain Mr. King’s representation was correct but it is also good to check things for one’s self). Continue reading “Magician Mac King Escapes for New Jersey”