The First Trips To Vegas

When I first became involved in Manilow fandom I was always envious of the fans who went to Las Vegas to see Barry. I don't think I was enamored with Las Vegas, because I knew nothing about it. What intrigued me was the fact that Barry almost always performed several shows in a row.

I finally got brave enough to travel to Las Vegas by myself in 1997, just to see one show. I was hooked after that. I think I was hooked on both Barry AND Vegas!

I went back twice more in the early days (before Barry's residency at the Hilton). I loved it so much, I refused to cancel one of my trips, even after having major surgery, and against doctor's orders. In fact, I spent the day resting in my hotel room, just so I would be able to attend the concert that night!

Yes, I was hooked!

MGM Grand Garden Arena - Las Vegas, NV
December 21, 1997
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Mandalay Bay - Las Vegas, NV
December 13-15, 2001
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Mandalay Bay - Las Vegas, NV
May 25-28, 2000
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