OLD LAS VEGAS seemed to be back, for a short while anyway, as Norm Crosby spent over an hour entertaining a full house at Las Vegas Rocks Café. The club has a nostalgia look to it, with a bar area, club area and showroom area. By the way, not one foul word was used in Norm’s unique delivery of jokes. He was preceded by John Garafalo, who paid tribute in song to some of the great tenors.
Now I should let you know that drink prices, at least the house wine, seems to change as the venue changes. And one very classless act was a refusal to validate the parking slips for someone because the tickets for the show were comped. If you’re trying to build a reputation, you might as well try for a good reputation.
After the show we did head over to the Golden Nugget for a late bite and to listen to Frankie Moreno sing in the lounge. He has a wonderful voice and great style on the piano with a talented group of musicians backing him up. And of course, we had our final stop at Chianti Café, to see old friends and make sure they hadn’t run out of Vodka. They didn’t.