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RECENTLY: (LAS VEGAS) - I stepped off the elevator, escorted by a security guard, at the rooftop level of Las Vegas Hilton's Sky Villa floor, where Elvis used to stay, and into the Villa where I would be performing a bit of magic tonight. Walking into to door is like walking into someone's lavish mansion, but this is in the sky, literally, high above the Vegas Strip, which is visible from the floor to ceiling windows that provide a view that takes your breath away.
And at 15,000 square feet, it's bigger than most people's houses by a long shot.
The gathering room, or living room area, is one of many; it has a massive bar, huge couches and chairs, and one of 6 gigantic chandeliers in the middle of the space. This is where I will do my act, so I proceed to set things up and hide then in a corner until showtime.
The purpose of this event, one of Mark Wayman's (the Godfather of Las Vegas) private gatherings of some of the most interesting and powerful people on the planet.
He had about 75 people there, including celebrities, CEO's, and a few genuine legends on hand, but when I arrived, it was just him and his wife Susan, so I had a chance to experience the place empty (aside from the numerous waiters, butlers, bartenders and others dressed in black and ready to serve the guests whatever they may wish for.
I stopped counting the bedrooms at 6, there may have been more, who could keep track? The place just seemed to go on forever, there were 10 bathrooms, 3 (or was it 4) gigantic marble jacuzzi tubes, each one sunken into marble steps, and surrounded by fireplaces and digital TV screens. THe bedrooms have TV's that rise from hidden platforms at the touch of a button, each room has it's own special lighting effects and push button drapes and music controls, sitting areas that were bigger than most hotel rooms, and dressing areas and studies and more dens and TV rooms and...oh, did I mention the pool? Several of the doors open out to an outdoor deck with a giant pool, not a little soaking tub, but a pool like most people with homes have in their back yards.
I counted 15 TV screens, enough for Elvis to shoot at, and 5 bars, enough to provide the guests with all they could possibly drink tonight.
And a food spread covered one wall, with sushi, fruits, exotic cheeses and breads, sandwiches, veggies, the works.
For a mere $20,000 a night, I don't think I'll be staying there anytime soon, which is probably true for most of the guests there tonight. Except for the Godfather, of course.
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You may have noticed a few changes here and there within our humble magic web channel digs, all for the good, we hope. Mostly a lot of cleaning up and updating, which is a constant, never-ending task anyway.
We discovered a few hundred pages of old web content, and I mean OLD. Some dated back to 2001, which is insane.
So, little by little, since the end of last year, we've been diligently working to revise the place and make things easier to find and use. The GUIDE still continues to be one of the most visited pages of the whole site, along with our Online School. Feel free to drop us an email and tell us what you like or what you might like to see here. We are not trying to be everything, or duplicate things that are already being done by others (and very well, in most cases), we are merely a stop along your way to other places. We offer a constantly revised list of magic suppliers for hassle-free shopping. With so many fly-by-niht web sites popping up all over the place, it's important that you make sure the place you are thinking of sending your credit card information is a real dealer, so be sure and check out our list. If they are not on that list, we cannot vouch for the safety of your purchase.
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