Day 5: Cheap Trick’s Sgt. Pepper show

Our show for the 2010 Vegas trip was a last minute purchase of fourth row tickets to see Cheap Trick perform the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper album at the Paris casino.

SGT. Pepper Live - Cheap Trick

Since Steve’s the music expert, I’m going to link to his post for all the details of the show while I just put up a few additional photos of the concert. To be blunt, I wasn’t expecting to have as much fun at the show as I did. It was a great show and now I need to add this CD to my playlist.

Cheap Trick doing SGT. Pepper Live - Robin

Cheap Trick doing SGT. Pepper Live - Tom

Cheap Trick doing SGT. Pepper Live - Tom

Cheap Trick doing SGT. Pepper Live - Rick

Cheap Trick doing SGT. Pepper Live - Robin


There was a ton of heart-shaped confetti. After the show it looked like drifts of pink snow on the floor. We found pieces of it tracked throughout the Paris casino later that night… even all the way out in the parking garage. I snagged some for our concert scrapbook (along with two of Rick’s guitar picks).

Geoff Emerick

After the show we stopped to meet Geoff Emerick who ran the soundboard for the show.  If  you don’t know who he is, here’s Steve’s other post. Emerick had me take several photos because he wasn’t smiling for the first few. I think Steve was just as excited to meet him as he was to finally see Cheap Trick.

CAKE: Professional Division – Part One

There was an Adult Advanced division, but there were only a few cakes and none of them were very interesting.

The Professional Division is for decorators with a high level of skills, more than six years cake decorating experience, and more than 90 hours of cake decorating or sugar art instruction.

There were a lot of entries, but the photos below are the ones I found interesting.


…with a discarded banana peel behind him…

It's supposed to be a birthday cake, but all I see is a clown hat.  A very feminine clown hat.

I wish I had a better photo of the Blue Meanies at the bottom of the cake.

While I'm not sure I'd be willing to eat it, it was impressive… and large.

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