Barack Obama is now a permanent part of the Las Vegas experience. On January 15 Madame Tussuad’s unveiled their Barack Obama wax sculpture at five locations, including their museum at the Venetian in Las Vegas. The highly detailed sculpture shows the president-elect smiling with his arms casually crossed.
The artists at Madame Tussuad’s were prepared to update their presidential exhibit regardless of who won the election. Clay molds were designed for both Senator McCain and then-Senator Obama. Unlike most real-person sculptures that require meticulous measurements, photographs and video were used to create the best representation of both men.
Obama’s arrival didn’t mean the end of President Bush. While it’s true that at the Amsterdam Madame Tussuad’s, George W. Bush was left on the sidewalk surrounded by luggage, in most cases, the current president’s image will be carefully preserved in the museum archives.
Washington D.C. isn’t the only location to enjoy a proper inaugural celebration on Tuesday, January 20. Las Vegas is ready to welcome our new president with morning toast’s and evening gala’s. Get your new dress and polish your shoes now.
Watch the inauguration in real time at the Southern Nevada Inaugural Watch Party at the Porchlight Grille, 8416 West Desert Inn Road. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. Send an e-mail to “firstname.lastname@example.org” if you’d like to attend.
You can also dress in your cocktail best and watch a replay of the inauguration at the Porchlight Grille from 6 to11 p.m. for a $25 per person fee (includes one free drink; food may be purchased separately). RSVP to the Clark County Democratic Party Headquarters (702) 586-6402 or save your place at the inauguration party on http://www.clarkdems.com/content/view/682/71/
However, if you’re looking for a chance to wear an evening gown, The Las Vegas Black Historical Society is sponsoring The Las Vegas Obama Inaugural Ball, “The Party for the People”, at the Plaza Hotel on Main Street. The ball begins at 6p.m. and tickets are $44 – in honor of the 44th president – $55 and $75. Proceeds will benefit the Black Historical and Cultural Center. Tickets may be purchased at the Plaza Hotel or visit the event website: www.lasvegasobamaball.com