Saturday, August 26, 2006

Fountain Fantasy




The fountains at the Bellagio Casino are one of the major attractions on The Strip in Vegas. The fountain show goes off every 15 minutes for a three to five minute show. The fountains are in front of the Bellagio, one of the most elegant casinos on the strip and Caesar’s Palace is visible on the right. The lights on these casinos dim right before the show, so as to best show off the dancing water.

We stayed through two cycles of the show. The first one shown here is set to Frank Sinatra singing “Luck, Be A Lady”, an amazingly appropriate song for Las Vegas. I’m glad I caught this one on video, because the one after it was set to opera music. Pictures from that show are the ones on my Flickr set and used in my Vegas slide show.

I have no idea how many different songs they have for the fountains, but it must be a lot. I’ve been browsing YouTube to check out the dozens of other videos posted of the shows. They have everything from Elvis (“Viva Las Vegas”, of course) to Henry Mancini to patriotic anthems to classical pieces.

The power of water to entrance is amazing and my son in particular has alway loved fountains. Leave it to Vegas to have the most spectacular dancing water show I have ever seen.

4 comments:

Mooselet said...

Very cool. I'm like your son in that I love fountains. Thanks for sharing that.

Flyboy said...

Very cool video. Did you use a video camera or your canon?

trusty getto said...

I once saw the show to "My Heart Must Go On" by Celine Dion. Brought a tear to my eye . . .


NOT

Karen said...

I saw the show only once during a four-day stay in Vegas last year. I can't remember what the song was, it was something corny, maybe Elton John (?) but I did cry. I was surprised at how moving it was.