Absinthe Turns 10

On April 1, 2011, an unknown entrepreneur with more money than sense erected a shaky spiegeltent on the forecourt of Caesars Palace and presented the first performance of a raunchy acrobatic show he promised would pull Las Vegas out of the gloom of the global financial crisis. “They” said the show wouldn’t last a week. Today—April 1, 2021—that show celebrates TEN YEARS ON THE VEGAS STRIP. Who’s the April Fool now, “they”?

The cast of Absinthe poses in front of the original Spiegeltent in early 2012.