It’s a tough time to be a Las Vegas show. The coed adult show, “53X,” will close at Paris Las Vegas on Nov. 20, 2016.
“53X” joins a brutally long list of Las Vegas shows that have closed in 2016.
The good news is the closing of “53X” provides an excellent excuse to look at a photo of super hot people, several of whom could probably benefit from the eating of a sandwich.
It’s important to try and ferret out a reason “53x” closed, of course. (Props to Johnny Kats at the Las Vegas Review-Journal for the scoop.)
Could it be the kind of show? A topless revue, “Cherry Boom Boom” recently closed at Tropicana.
Was it the fact “53X” tried to appeal to both men and women? A coed strip club, Olympic Garden, and its show “Men of Olympic Garden,” recently closed downtown.
Perhaps it was the location of the show? “Jersey Boys” recently closed at Paris Las Vegas as well.
Could it be people aren’t thrilled about a show with numbers in the title? “One Epic Night” was dead on arrival at Plaza.
Could it be the name of the show itself? “53X” was inspired by how the word “SEX” appeared on early pager displays. “Spoofical” had a weird name, and that one closed at Planet Hollywood.
Oh, what are we doing? Those fanciful reasons aren’t it. There’s something all closed Las Vegas shows have in common: They don’t sell enough tickets. We probably should’ve just skipped to that part.
The world of Las Vegas shows has experienced a purge in 2016, so perhaps the bleeding will stop in 2017. Maybe Las Vegas shows will find some equilibrium, some balance and stability.
Which would be incredibly boring, but it could happen.