First, Criss Angel calls out Perez Hilton for bashing “Believe” while seated at the Luxor in the audience. Cirque du Soleil and MGM Mirage issued an apology. A well-known Vegas columnist says said rant went too far and calls for his removal.
Now, iTricks breaks the news that people from that show are asking for refunds. Using info and intel from an unnamed source at the Luxor box office, Justin Robert Young writes:
…Many groups of theater-goers have asked for their money back en masse. With tickets selling for as high as $160 a piece, that would mean a party of five could cost the production $800. Group of seven? $1120. Ten offended patrons? $1600. Granted, group rates and general discounts likely put those numbers at the high end of what’s actually being given back. But the trend itself, according to our source, is very real.
Young also points out that Luxor President Felix Rappaport, a senior vice president for MGM Mirage Marketing and Gene Simmons saw the show on Tuesday night. Young gets major reps for an outstanding reference to Kremlinology, which should more than make up for the bashing that thread is going to take from the Loyal.