Wednesday April 15, 2009 / 7:30pmThe Rat Pack - Live at the Sands
Front of Tier 3
How was your experience?
This event was fantastic! I'm much too young to have ever seen the original Rat Pack in their heyday, so it was great to see this group do it as close anyone ever can. I'm young, but being a swing dancer and jazz musician I'm no stranger to the great music of Frank, Deano and Sammy, and I thought the imitations were done really well. The music and big band were great, good showmanship and spontaneity, great humor (although some of the jokes were a little older than me and went over my head). It was hard to just watch and not get up and dance the whole time. Compared to what I've heard about these guys, they might have been holding back on the vulgarity a bit, but Deano certainly wasn't holding back on the booze! Seeing them smoking like chimneys, drinking cocktail after cocktail, nailing each other with joke after joke, and then still be able to belt out the best hits of their day... this is great show for old fogies and young whippersnappers like myself. I only wish guys like Frank, Dean and Sammy were still the standard for live music entertainment.