Recently, based on surging coronavirus numbers, government restrictions in the State of Nevada have been introduced limiting public gatherings to 50 people. After this new directive went into effect, many Las Vegas shows, that had reopened for the first time since March, halted production again due to the limitation.
One of the shows remaining open under the 50-guest rule is Absinthe at Caesars Palace. I received a news release from Absinthe’s public relations yesterday, with the following bullet points covering Covid-19 related safety measures, which I quote below:
• Reduced audience capacity in parties of two to four at sufficiently distanced cabaret tables spaced 25 feet away from the performers’ main stage.
• Upon arrival, guests are asked to participate in a brief verbal health screening and no-contact temperature check before being ushered to their color-coded pod in the outdoor courtyard. Audiences are brought in and out of the venue by color section to avoid congestion at entrances and exits.
• Masks are required to be worn by all artists, staff, and patrons while indoors and outdoors. Guests may briefly remove their mask while actively drinking but are otherwise asked to keep their face covering on.
• A cashless, QR code-based cocktail service eliminates lines at the bar.
• ABSINTHE’s world-famous spiegeltent, including seating areas and all frequently touched surfaces, is sanitized before and after every performance.
Absinthe is currently running shows Wednesday through Sunday at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip. The show is considered by some to be the best in the history of the Entertainment Capital of the World.