Penn & Teller at MGM Grand Foxwoods


Thursday one of the local radio stations was going to be doing a Twitter Thursday giveaway for Penn & Teller tickets at the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods.  They were going to be doing giveaways at 10, 2 and 5. You had to be the first to answer a trivia question.  The 10am question it took me too long to figure out the answer (even though I had a feeling each answer would either be “Penn” or “Teller”) and lost out for being too slow.  2pm I was better prepared and since the 10am question answer was Teller, I took a chance that the answer was going to be Penn.  Sure enough, it asked who competed on Dancing With The Stars in 2008 and it was Penn and I was first to answer!

So Saturday we made the trek to the casino and then hiked up to our seats – we were 4 rows from the top – but hey, they were free so that’s ok!

The show went for just over an hour and left me saying “how’d they do that?” way too many times.  Even after they SHOWED how they did some of the tricks I still couldn’t figure it out.  My brother and I had a bunch of fun and I was a bit shocked to see that the couple next to me decided to leave because they were “bored” about 20 minutes in.  Crazy!

After the show, Penn and Teller were signing and doing pictures in the lobby. It was a mob scene, so we went to get gelato and when we came back – they were still signing!  My brother waited about half an hour and got Teller’s autograph and a photo with him.  His area was a bit more organized, everyone stood in a (large) circle around him and he just went around and around to get to everyone.  Penn was up against Will Call and it was just a bit mob of people and I figured it would probably be at LEAST another hour and it was getting late so we didn’t wait for him.

If you get the chance to check them out, definitely do it – I am pretty sure you’ll be entertained and not bored. Unless you’re weird.  Then maybe you’ll be bored and leave 20 minutes in.  And in this photo above, they are doing their first trick which I should be able to check out on YouTube, because yes, I was wondering how the heck they did it.

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