Out With the Old, in With the New: Saying Goodbye to the Sirens of TI
by Karen Scott
Over the length of time our wonderful city of Las Vegas has been here, it has seen many come and go. This doesn’t qualify just people, but the shows, restaurants, and even casinos that have come and gone during Vegas history. It is sad to see some of these beloved attractions go and leave folk with a strange sense of nostalgia. It has finally come to that time again, out with the old, in with the new. It is time to say goodbye to the girls in skimpy siren costumes, and the shirtless pirate boys they dance around. Yes, “Sirens of TI” has been on a break, but officials are now saying that the sirens song has finally come to an end.
Sirens of TI was a free show that featured sexy dancers, pirates, pirate ships, and pyrotechnics. IT had taken the place of a show that once played to large crowds since 1993. Of course though, Sirens of TI was a more sexed-up version of that show, and made it 10 years before finally being declared canceled. It just didn’t seem as popular as it once was, especially with the way everything is upgrading, changing, or renovating up and down the Vegas Strip. What is to come of this area now that the pirates and sirens are no longer a threat?
The man-made lagoon has been drained, and construction crews have sent in machinery to start working on a 48,000-square-foot, three-story retail space. Plans have been made in order to replace the lagoon, in order to do what Vegas does best. Replace it with something else! In that area will reside a pharmacy and many other shops to provide guests with something more modern and ‘hip’ than a 10-year-old pirate show. Regardless, Las Vegas aims to please, and these shops will do just that!