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“I Love The ’90s” Is Here And It’s Time To Dance

Last updated: November 5, 2018 at 11:04 am. Posted by in Las Vegas Shows, Paris Las Vegas. Comments Off on “I Love The ’90s” Is Here And It’s Time To Dance.

Photo of Salt-N-Pepa and backup dancers at Paris Las Vegas.

Pushing It Real Good since 1986. Photo by Denise Truscello.

“I Love The ’90s” Vegas – The Las Vegas Dance Party

Take me back!

Whether it’s back to a point in time or back for another show, that will be your takeaway from I Love the ’90s – The Vegas Show. The new show at Paris Las Vegas (with tickets from $69.99) started in October and presses all the right nostalgia buttons.

“It’s the first hip hop-centric production and party of its kind in Las Vegas.” says Cheryl “Salt” James, 1/3 of the iconic musical trio Salt-N-Pepa.

“You look around and see signs for all of these amazing [Las Vegas] shows, and it’s huge that we’re joining them.”

Salt-N-Pepa, genre trailblazers behind hits like “Push It” and “Let’s Talk About Sex,” produce and star in the show, alongside Rob Base (“It Takes Two”) and All-4-One (“I Swear”) for the show’s initial run. The original production toured for about two years before planting itself in Las Vegas this year.

The 90-minute (Talk about committing to a theme!) show features top ’90s artists alongside nostalgic visuals, dancers, DJs and much more, performing the hits that helped define the decade.

Performers at I Love the '90s - The Vegas Show at Paris Las Vegas

Our nostalgia sensors are overloaded right now. Photo by Denise Truscello.

Icons yesterday and today

And it’s not just kids of the 1990s that will appreciate this show. From commercials to movies to prolonged radio play, these hits have become ingrained in all aspects of pop culture, all around the world.

“After the 33,729th time on the radio, we knew [‘Push it’] would be staying around,” jokes Deidra “DJ Spinderella” Roper.

Sandra “Pepa” Denton adds: “I mean, they use ‘Let’s Talk About Sex,” in sex-ed class [laugh]. And ‘Shoop’ in ‘Deadpool.’ This is how many years later?”

Rob Base says he never expected “It Takes Two,” which he recorded with the late DJ E-Z Rock, to even leave his neighborhood. It became a platinum-certified hit.

As All-4-One’s Delious Kennedy puts it, “You can’t play those first couple of seconds in public without someone coming in with ‘I wanna rock right now!'”

Arguably, the biggest sign of reaching peak pop culture status is being parodied. Something which All-4-One is familiar with and can laugh about.

“The younger generation is definitely finding our music,” says All-4-One’s Jamie Jones. “Even Ryan Reynolds… even the Minions got in on ‘I Swear.’

Photo of All-4-One at Paris Las Vegas singing lyrics to "I Swear"

Admit it, you’re hearing the lyrics to “I Swear” right now, aren’t you? Photo by Denise Truscello.

An ever-changing cast

It’s impossible to capture the sounds of a decade in 90 minutes, which is why I Love the ’90s has a rotating cast.

Some of the other icons joining the mix in upcoming shows include Kid-N-Play, Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray, Dru Hill & Sisqo, Blackstreet and En Vogue. You’ll want to check ahead if you have a particular artist that you want to see, but trust us –  they’re all great.

Salt just wants to make sure you’re ready for the experience.

“It’s really a just huge Vegas dance party,” she says.

“So put on your dancing shoes, because it’s going to be a long night.”

I Love The ’90s – The Vegas Show

When:  9 p.m., Thursday through Monday.
Where:  Paris Las Vegas
Tickets:  Starting from $69.99.

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Jorge has been writing in Las Vegas for about a decade, covering a mix of entertainment, nightlife and travel offerings for publications like Best of Las Vegas, Las Vegas Weekly, Los Angeles Times and Louisville Voice-Tribune. In his spare time, he's traveling, at pub trivia or not playing his stack of video games.

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