Piano Man...Again?!?! (Dueling Pianos - Harrahs Hotel & Casino)
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I really enjoyed watching Kim's friend Matt perform his piano show at Planet Hollywood on Friday and she mentioned there were a couple actual dueling piano shows in Vegas, one of which Matt performs at on Sundays at Harrah's. We decided to go check it out and see how it was. My only dueling piano experience to date was the Kansas City Meet Up and Howl at the Moon. We got to Harrah's early as the Piano Bar usually fills up fast. Not sure what time it started but they were doing karaoke when we arrived. OMG, some of those singers were AMAZING. Unlike the people who thought they were great on Friday at PH, these people really had talent!
We were there only about 5 minutes or so when the weirdness began with people smiling and attempting to strike up little conversations with us.
My friend Kim (bundysmom) is from Dallas so I was basically surrounded by the Texas peeps so when things got heated between CA and Texas songs, I couldn't resist but to join in. Ultimately, I gave Matt $40 to make them stop playing Texas songs and go back to CA songs which drew mean stares from Kim! LOL.
Towards the end of the evening, my dear friend from Texas was pretty drunk and not happy with me that I didn't want to accompany him back to his hotel room down the strip. It was interesting to say the least. His friend Jared and his wife Amanda ended up having to walk him back otherwise I think he was going to pass out right there at the bar. Apparently he had been drinking since like 6am..
As the night wore on, more interesting people watching opportunities presented themselves through various drunk girls dancing, one of which was about to strip to a good portion of the bar. Nice. The older gentleman who thought he was quite the ladies man and proceeded to make his way around the entire bar in his snazzy white sportcoat, buying women drinks, and kissing their cheeks! And then, there was a guy at the bar who was dancing around and talking to most of the ladies who looked incredibly familiar. Can't figure out why or from where but even my friend Kim said he looked familiar. She thinks I have a picture somewhere with the guy.
There were other interesting tidbits to the night. We saw the lady from Friday night at PH in her white top that was jiggling and dancing behind us. There was some drunk lady that almost slammed into Kim's shoulder (she just had surgery and is in a sling...uh, hellooo) who came up trying to talk smack but was too drunk to really get out a coherent sentence! And then my all time favorite was the large lady who kept dancing at the bar and continually hitting my head with her rear end.
It was fun though - we stayed until the very end. As we were walking out and Kim was saying goodbye to Matt, I accidentally ran into someone (literally) who turned out to be a very nice business man visiting from Orange County. Who knows, I might see him on my trip down next month.....only time will tell! :-)
Another long night though...by the time I got Kim dropped off and back home, it was well after 3am and I wanted to be up by 6am for work. Dang that Kim!! HA HA HA