Monday, November 24, 2008

Criss Angel To Be Replaced By Ronald McDonald?

Well, not yet. But there are signs! First, despite Criss' forthcoming claim on "Larry King Live," ticket sales for his miserably-reviewed Cirque show at Luxor must be in some sort of free fall if he's not even in the Top 10 anymore on the TicketNews.Com ranking for last week. I mean, he's outranked by the brilliant but 15-year-old Mystere? And this is "based on ticket sales from the TicketNetwork Exchange™, the world's largest secondary market exchange."

So maybe Criss is nearing the end of his run and that's what this...


...is all about?

Ha ha. Unlikely. But if anyone does have a clue what this is, by all means let me know. (I'll be in NY that week and won't be able to attend.) Viva McDonald's? "The Strip's Newest Must-See Attraction?" Oh, the fun we're going to have!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

See, Ronald McDonald Believe... that might actually work.

Anonymous said...

I'm not positive, but I think it has something to do with that new super space-age looking McDonalds by what could have one day been Echelon. It's Vegas, everything has a grand opening. And I'll put money on Carrot Top cutting a ribbon or something.

ChrisR said...

I think your obsession with Criss Angel's ratings is a little obsessive... the source your using is merely measuring it's own secondary sales... which doesn't really show demand. If there's not much on sale, then I can't see the market getting a high ranking. It's hard to work out if that's a good indication of Believe's audience.

Though I can realise there's few other sources to get solid facts for you to report on.

I'm no Criss Angel fanboy... or even Cirque fanboy.

Judy and Dagmar Jenner said...

I got that invite as well, and am also clueless as to what it is. I might check it out just for the heck of it, and I will report back. My hunch is that you probably won't miss a thing, but in Vegas you never know...

Troy in Las Vegas said...

It indeed is about the new McDonalds sort of across the street from Riviera.
The place looks pretty awesome.

Troy in Las Vegas said...

ChrisR- It is comparing apples to apples with the apples being tickets. Not saying who is better or who is more popular, Bette or Chriss or Raw Talent or Scarlett. It is saying who sold more tickets.
Sure, it is a bit scewed. Scarlett plays to a much smaller theater than Love so obviously Scarlett will never be on that list. the point is to give an indication of how ticket sales are doing. If a show was consistantly on the list and now suddenly is not, something is wrong.

THE STRIP PODCAST GUYS said...

ChrisR: I'm going to respectfully disagree. This is the only available apples-to-apples ranking that exists to my knowledge. If Angel and others are going to proclaim their success without offerng the sort of data that Broadway, the touring concert sector or the the movie business provides, then we're left to examine these sorts of things. And it appears to be relatively objective. You've got to be in great demand for there to be a secondary market for your tickets, it would seem to me.

Anonymous said...

Mark Adams of VegasTodayAndTomorrow.com has been keeping tabs on the new "upsized" McDonalds that was being built on the north side of Echelon, cheek by jowl with (aptly enough) Slots-a-Fun. You can find all the details at his indispensable site. Just think: The only part of Echelon opening on schedule is a McDonald's.

David McKee

ChrisR said...

I respectfully defer to Hunter and Steve, as I'm a casual observer and their the local knowledge... it just seems to be supply doesn't always indicate demand (and vice versa).

Anonymous said...

just letting everyone know the viva mcdonalds is gonna be amazing i would know i work there well the 25 year old building. but will soon be moving to the new store so for sure save the date

Anonymous said...

I am embarrassed to admit that I saw the show while in Vegas for a conference in October and it was absolutely the worst THING (I wouldn't even call it a show) I have ever paid money to see in my life (I am 35). I wanted to leave before it even really got started. Kept waiting for it to get better and it never did. After the obvious plant of a costumed 'fan' bearing a banner printed on a sheet it went downhill FAST and never recovered. To think I paid $85 for a ticket makes me sick. It's the last time I will ever let someone else choose the show I see. GAH.

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