Roberta's Las Vegas Real Estate Blog: First Snow in Las Vegas - TSO Strikes Again!!!

First Snow in Las Vegas - TSO Strikes Again!!!

Yes, even with the daytime highs still in the upper 70's, the first snow of the season hit Las Vegas last night. The flurries started sometime after 7:30 and were scattered until after 10 PM. This fairly rare event for the desert was confined to the inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena, and the annual Las Vegas performance of Trans Siberian Orchestra - 'The Lost Christmas Eve'.

TSO Las Vegas

TSO Las Vegas

If you've never been to one of their live shows, it's an amazing mix of Christmas story set to holiday music, classical, and contemporary performed by an incredible rock band and orchestra. You may have heard their music used as the theme for many holiday light displays.

For the show the music is combined with astounding light, laser, fog, and pyrotechnic effects...and yes they make it snow. Tonight's performance did have an 'early' pyrotechnics display, as a little flame built behind one of the keyboardist's light panels, but was quickly extinguished. The west coast tour has been off to a strange start, with guitarist and TSO founder Paul O'Niel having torn his ACL. He performed tonight while seated, and wearing a knee brace. He's always been so animated when he plays, it was a little unusual to see him stay in a chair.

Even with those minor rough spots, it was an excellent performance. One of the great things about living in Las Vegas is the many choices in entertainment, and having many tours like TSO making it one of their stops. If they happen to be appearing near you, might want to check them out. A great way to get into the spirit of the holidays.


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Comment balloon 5 commentsRoberta LaRocca • November 21 2008 05:28AM


Sounds beautiful. It is to enjoy snow  when it is warm. I visited Las Vegas once and would like to go again. I loved it, though I do not gamble..

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 11 years ago

Sounds like fun, and really cool. TSO is incredible anyway. But with all that added, it must have been an incredible performance.

Posted by Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate (Florida Property Experts) over 11 years ago

Gita: Yes, I love to look at snow, but I prefer to be warm when I'm doing it! It was a nice touch to the show to have it snow in the arena. Living here it's great to see it on the mountains in the winter, and there's always Mt Charleston close by if you want to play in it and come back to the warmer valley.

Lisa: It was an incredible show. They are amazing performers, and great to be able to catch them regularly here in Las Vegas.

Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, NV. Lic BS.507 (Simply Vegas Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Hey Roberta I was there! Awesome show! I thought I saw the flame up in the first half of the show. From your pics looks like you were on the other side of the arena and had a better angle.

What the hell happened to this site. I was here last night and you had a YouTube in this post. When I went to comment the system was down for maintenance. Now the vid is gone????

Posted by Bob over 11 years ago

Bob: It was a fantastic show! Yes, I was on the right side near the stage where the flame happened. I waved, but you must have been ignoring me! LOL

Looks like they may have partially fixed their last fix, the video has returned! Had a message there were issues, and see that at some continues. Our member group posts continue to give everyone a star feature, and I just did a draft for a post and everything is aligned left and embedded items don't display, so must still be chasing a few gremlins. Technology is wonderful...when it works!


Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, NV. Lic BS.507 (Simply Vegas Real Estate) over 11 years ago