Vegas Lantern Show
The Vegas “Chinese Lantern Festival” March 2019
I read the hype on this show and when I got there on a rainy night it was almost deserted. A lot of the “lanterns” had bulbs out, the accompanying carnival rides were empty, and these big plastic balloons may have had some chinese characters amongst them, but they were far from “chinese lanterns”.
As the rain went from a drizzle to a downpour it looked as if animated escapees from the nearest Disneyland were heading towards Circus Circus to lay down some green in the casino. Like most of those who come to Vegas, there was a false sense of garish gaiety overlaying a soulless depravity.