I think it’s very interesting looking back/ traveling back to cities where you had a substantial past in. The experience being back in Lake Tahoe with my show Carnival Cabaret is constantly tripping me to believing we never left. It’s so surreal being at the Horizon again where I spent four years of my life with this show, cut to almost five years later, and it seems as if the show never left the Horizon. It’s a great triumphant moment for me knowing that show was such a hit that it was able to return and then, able to survive a global economic breakdown. I had to travel to Palm Springs yesterday because of a client suing me in small claims. On the flip side, I am suing this client in superior court. The client has failed to show up in my hearings, or my scheduled depositions yet the client shows their face in small claims for them suing me. What a legal system we have here.
The most shocking part of being in Palm Springs yesterday was seeing the location where I worked so hard on, where I put my heart and soul into, along with my trusted Carnival Cabaret performers, just to have my die hard involvement stripped from me, from us, by a person who wanted more power. Thus, the new person’s new power that they initialized destroyed not just the show’s morale, but the person’s entire business and their business failed miserably. And yet, you see all of the remnants right there in the center of Palm Springs. What a moment. I took this picture outside the location and you can see in the reflection half of me. Still, a large part of me is there on that corner, in that city. One day, I will put a great show back in Palm Springs.
Also, I will be traveling back to Lake Tahoe on Friday morning, I just missed a going away party for the gentleman who brought us back to Lake Tahoe after almost 5 years. To think, one man had the trust and the outlook to see that Carnival Cabaret was missing from Lake Tahoe. I will always remember the man who took the chance to bring us back to Tahoe. Shows in casino’s are far and in between, and often you hear in our industry “oh, i had a show in a casino”… well that’s just it, you “had” a show in a casino. My shows stay in casinos, where they will be for many many more years.
Thank you Steve.