Any trip to The Strip in Las Vegas should include checking out the Fountains of Bellagio at night. The fountain sits in-front of the Bellagio Hotel and Casino within an 8.5-acre lake. It contains more than 1,200 jets, shooting the water up to 460 feet into the air.
The fountain is lit after dark and is choreographed to the rhythm of the songs which play every fifteen minutes. The music playlist remains consistent from week-to-week. On Thursday at 10:15 p.m., when were there, the song happened to be One (Singular Sensation) from the musical A Chorus Line. We grabbed a spot from one of the many vantage points along Las Vegas Boulevard and watched the water art that unfolded for the next five minutes. Caesars Palace is visible off to the right, with the Bellagio beyond.
As you can hear me in that background at the beginning, I liked the song, knew the song, but didn’t quite know from where until some of the way through. A Chorus Line was a favorite of the family growing up, so it was ironic that song was playing at that time. 🙂 It was a great show to experience.
What memorable fountains have you come across in your travels?
Raul of I Live To Travel tagged me in a post involving music and the travel memories they bring. Lot’s of music has been played on road trips I’ve taken growing up and now. I always seem to associate songs with places I’ve been in especially California.
Top Gun Soundtrack.
The whole soundtrack really brings back memories, but I’ve played two songs more than others: Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins and Hot Summer Nights by Miami Sound Machine. There is nothing like being out on the open road on family trips over the years in California listening to these two beats. The movie taking place there and involving flying, which some family members have done in the Armed Forces makes it hit close to home.
It will be blasting from the car stereo next time I’m driving along the coast in Cali, which is sooner than you think. The songs tend to increase the speed limit one’s driving, gotta watch that. 🙂
Clocks – Coldplay.
Years later, this was a song that was played a lot on the radio when on solo trips to the Bay Area and San Francisco. I’m going more with the sound and rhythm of the song when driving there and the title, not the lyrics themselves. In general I’ve always been fascinated with clocks whether it was sitting in a high chair staring at the stove clock for a long period of time or watching the clock when driving a lot calculating without GPS when I’ll get somewhere. I’m a nerd!
Nothing Else Matters – Metallica.
A family song when I have visited South Carolina. We’d hit the road along the coast to this song of choice and play it over and over again. A favorite to this day when traveling in the Deep South. Remember for that short period of time when your on a road trip, nothing else matters!
Policy of Truth – Depeche Mode.
Again nothing to do with the words themselves, just the beat and sound as I am driving. I’ve always been more into the sound then the words of songs. This song reminds me of the 401, Ontario and Toronto. I’ve frequented the 401 over the years and first the cassette tape and now the CD always makes its way into the player when in this part of Canada. I think I need to update the technology I’m using haha.
Time to tag these great travel bloggers and looking forward to seeing what melodies and travel memories they share. Tag, your it! 🙂
Maria of Latin Abroad
Dominique of Midwest Guest
Karla of travellersoul76
What songs, musicians, soundtracks bring back travel memories for you?