TV mindfreaker Criss Angel's largely hyped $85 million Cirque de Soleil show "Believe" opened in Vegas at the Luxor over the weekend to furious reviews and disappearing fans. Many of them even walked out during the middle of the performance. According to the Las Vegas Review Journal:
"Dude, it's a train wreck," fan Damon Ranger of Chicago said. On a scale of 1 to 10, he declared "Believe" a zero.
The Journal reported that people streamed out of the theater on Saturday screaming about how poor it was. A group of six women was led by a woman yelling furiously, demanding their money back.
"Everyone in the bathroom was chanting 'bull----'" from the urinals," Ranger said. "It was absolutely awful. You can 'Believe' how bad it is -- because it's terrible!"
Two other Angel fans, Steve Moffett and Jordan Wilson, flew in from London for Friday's debut.
"We were hysterical about coming. We came. It was a waste of time," Wilson said. "The magic's not even magic." Moffett and Wilson walked out before the ending, because Angel started singing the finale, a cover of his "Mindfreak" TV theme song.
"He broke into song. I said, 'He's singing. Now we're leaving,'" Wilson said.