Raiding the Rock Vault at Tropicana Las Vegas
By resident reviewer Nicole Marshall
I attended Raiding the Rock Vault at Tropicana. I had never seen it when it was at the LVH, but I’ve heard some wonderful things about it. With being the number one show in Las Vegas on Tripadvisor, I did have some high expectations.
The show starts out with a video playing with some rock history, and then it introduces the band members. All the band members are from previous and current big-name rock bands, so if you loved or listen to rock music in the 70s or 80s, you will know who all these people are. There are even two performers from Las Vegas that fill in amazingly.
At first glance, some of them give you the feeling that they’re just aging rockers trying to relive the glory days. But three seconds into their first number and you get past that. You picture them back in their prime when they were on stage in front of thousands of people. They were amazing! They knew how to work the crowd. They play their instruments amazingly and with ease. And their voices are still absolutely amazing. In fact, I don’t think I can say enough good stuff about the show. I was dancing in my seat and when they asked the audience to get up and dance I was right there shaking it with the rest of them. This is not a cirque show or a “showgirl” show. This is a rock concert. You can bring your children to the show, you can bring your parents to the show, or you can just go on a date.
The Tropicana showroom is amazing and the seats are brand-new and so comfortable. I also don’t think there’s a bad seat in the house. It’s an intimate theater but not too small, if that makes any sense. And the good news is the music wasn’t so loud that you had to have ear plugs. Their audiovisual department did an amazing job balancing tones in the showroom. When they’re done with the show, they invite you to purchase a T-shirt or album and sign it.You can also take some pictures with them for free.
I really don’t know what more I can say about the show, other then it is truly amazing. In fact, this beats out Terry Fator as my all-time favorite show in Las Vegas. This is a must see, there’s no other way to put it. If you’re coming to Las Vegas you have to buy a ticket to see the show. You can thank me later.