We wanted to do something really big and really different for the WebmasterWorld PubCon conference community this year. A lot of attendees come in early to mingle before the shows and look for things to do and sometimes there are a host of private parties, the trick is finding them. There is also the attendee that isn’t necessarily into the conference party scene but still wants to experience all that Las Vegas has to offer. We also have a very unique type of attendee – the type of attendee that wields considerable influence in the World Wide Web by being very vocal about the types of products and services they consume – the blogger. That type of attendee hasn’t gone unnoticed by several Las Vegas marketers who have banded together to put a rather unusual but unique promotion together for this year’s PubCon.
So to put a twist on things, we are excited to announce that we have secured several hundred tickets to some of the best live theatre that Las Vegas has to offer. After years of having conferences in this town we’ve made a few friends and now these friends of ours at venues such as Blue Man Group, Cirque Du Soleil, MGM Grand, Treasure Island and The Wynn Las Vegas have graciously offered us tickets for our attendees in the hopes that they wouldn’t mind compiling a little review telling them what you think of their shows.
In true Hollywood fashion, where press corps get tickets to top rated venues to provide reviews and commentary, we approached these partners with an even better idea – that we have a conference full of the most innovative social media experts out there and armed with an abundance of user generated content and social media channels for which our attendees to build buzz on - the concept was considered a win win for everybody so ‘Bloggers Night Out’ was born.
Here is a summary and listing of show times for ‘Bloggers Night Out’ taking place on Monday December 3rd and Tuesday, December 4th.:
Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group’s critically acclaimed show has been called “visually stunning,” “wildly inventive,” and “hysterically funny.” Although it is almost impossible to describe, people of all ages agree that Blue Man Group’s Venetian Show is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous experience that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state.
Blue Man Group takes place nightly in a brand-new 1760-seat theatre built especially for this spectacular show. Join the celebration and see the show that, USA Today calls “an absolutely ecstatic experience” and Time Magazine calls “A Sensation.”
KÀ by Cirque du Soleil is an unprecedented theatrical event. A masterpiece in storytelling, KÀ uses acrobatic performances, the thrills and action of martial arts techniques from all over the world, plus innovations in puppetry and multimedia to tell the epic tale of twins on a perilous journey to fulfill their shared destiny.
Along the way, the twins confront characters and events representing the opposing forces of good and evil. Before their world comes under attack and collapses around them, the twins receive a magical talisman for protection. As the plot unfolds, danger lies in wait for them at every turn.
Looking for some stimulation? Cirque du Soleil will satisfy with more than you could ever imagine at Mystère! Adventure into an entirely different world where fantasies are played out in vivid color right before your very eyes. Come, be part of the dream!
Honored eight times as "Best Production Show" by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Mystère has an international cast of 72 performers featuring dancers, singers, musicians and champion-caliber acrobats. The Chicago Tribune called Mystère, "one of the most innovative and exciting shows to be seen anywhere". An intriguing blend of beauty and strength, power and grace, passion and precision… this is Mystère by Cirque du Soleil. Come, live the exoticism! Directed by Franco Dragone.
Tony Winner – Best Musical 2005! Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, SPAMALOT is a new musical directed by Mike Nichols, with a book by Eric Idle and entirely new score created by Eric Idle and John Du Prez.
Telling the Legendary tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and featuring a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people, Monty Python’s SPAMALOT “raises silliness to an art form” (The Sunday Times) and has been hailed as “a no-holds-barred smash hit.” (The New Yorker)
Times and Tickets
Monday, December 3rd 2007
7:00 – Mystere
8:00 – Blue Man Group
8:00 – Spamalot
9:30 – Mystere
Tuesday, December 4th 2007
8:00 – Blue Man Group
9:30 – KA
9:30 – Mystere
Rules of the Promotion
To participate you must be a WebmasterWorld PubCon attendee, and an active editorial or video blogger. You may attend more than one show provided that you write a separate review (i.e. separate blog post) about each show. These tickets are in limited supply and this is a first come first serve opportunity and we reserve the right to deny tickets to any blog or editorial that we deem inappropriate to host a review. Please R.S.V.P. to me here: ‘Joe (at) PubCon (dot) com’ with your full name, URL and the name of your blog or video hosting channel or editorial area where you will be posting your review.
We’re looking forward to a great show – see you in Vegas!
All tickets for KA and Mystere are gone! I have a limited supply for Spamalot and Blue Man Group so if you have not RSVP'd or responded to my email request to pick a show, then please do so ASAP as I need to pick up all of these tickets ahead of time.
Email Sent :). This is a very exciting opportunity for all bloggers attending PubCon!
Great, idea on working with the locals.... Looks like the pubcon posts are already going nuts.
It should be a sweet event this year.
See you next week.
Terrific opportunity for both the shows and bloggers. Thank you for always bringing the fun!
Thanks. I am really looking forward to Pubcon. I sent my email off.
Great thinking Joe! Viva the power of blogging!
Just wondering how you are going to let everyone know that they got a ticket? That's a whole lotta RSVPs for you. Are you posting them to your blog or via email? Tickets at will call? Just wondering.
Thanks for all of the responses, this turned out to be a pretty ambitious projects! The hotels and shows have been excited by all of the responses and for all of the creative ideas that we have gotten ranging from podcasting reviews to blogging reviews in Japanese and Spanish to pushing reviews out via Facebook - just what they were looking for and I knew our audience had the creative muster to pull it off. The venues have some more surprises in store and depending on the show, directions will be sent out Monday on where and how to pick up tickets. Thanks!
Great initiative, Joe but Pubcon time is too precious. Network, network, network... :)
Actually, I mentioned some surprises...several of the shows are incorporating some networking events along with the performances, Spamalot is hosting a mixer in my suite before the show on Monday and Blue Man Group will be having backstage access and photo ops with the cast after the show - more details will come with the RSVP responses.
How about those who are randomly attending Spamalot already? :)
Thanks again for the opportunity Joe - we're pretty psyched to see Circ De Sou Le
Wow...looks like a great time!
Great stuff Joe! It really would have been a lot of fun. Seems like I am very very late. If you have another opportunity in the near future or for the next event, please do inform. Heck I even blog about these shows as you can see, but who can pass an opportunity like this.
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