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Rhythms of the Night

October 21, 2016

One of the big Puerto Vallarta attractions is a show called Rhythms of the Night, a production hawked on most street corners and shops. The last time we were in Puerto Vallarta, Mrs. Chatterbox and I were turned off by all the vendors and took a sunset cruise instead of Rhythms of the Night. We had a fabulous time, but afterwards fellow tourists convinced us we’d missed out on something spectacular. This time we were determined not to miss it and we booked tickets as soon as we arrived.


Drinks flowed freely as we cruised across the bay to the island where the show took place. Clouds were gathering and we were handed umbrellas before leaving the boat. Because of building clouds, the performance came first with dinner afterwards. The rain cooperated, holding off until after the show and dinner.




Building rain


We were cautioned not to take pictures once we entered the theater and I complied, but the Internet is filled with images taken by people who didn’t.




This lovely greeted us on our way to the theater.







A human butterfly played music and then flew over the crowd.








Wanted to take this kitty home but Mrs. Chatterbox said no!











Back to our boat to try and beat the storm home. We didn't.



On our return, all hell broke loose and our ship was pummeled by wind and rain, and the theme from Gilligan’s Island pounded in my ears. Lightning illuminated the sky while claps of thunder boomed overhead. At one point the approaching skyline of Puerto Vallarta went dark. Lights winked back on just as we docked.


In spite of the storm adding drama to our return, I recommend Rhythms of the Night to anyone visiting Puerto Vallarta, especially those with pyromaniac tendencies. Hopefully, your voyage back to the marina won’t be as dramatic as the one we experienced. And if you’re smarter than me, you know how to turn the flash on your camera off and you might not get caught snapping pictures.


And if you get blown off course like we nearly were, humming this tune might help:



Theme to Gilligan’s Island


Just sit right back
And you'll hear a tale
A tale of a fateful trip,
That started from this tropic port,
Aboard this tiny ship.
The mate was a mighty sailin' man,
The Skipper brave and sure,
Five passengers set sail that day,
For a three hour tour,
A three hour tour.

The weather started getting rough,
The tiny ship was tossed.
If not for the courage of the fearless crew
The Minnow would be lost.
The Minnow would be lost.

The ship set ground on the shore
Of this uncharted desert isle
With Gilligan,
The Skipper too.
The millionaire
And his wife,
The movie star,
The professor and Mary Ann,
Here on Gilligan's Isle.



This is Little Buddy (Gilligan to those unfamiliar with the show) wishing you a terrific weekend.







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If you're Gilligan does that make Mrs. C the Skipper? Though I think you're more of a Thurston Howell III. That show looks like one of those Cirque de Soleil type things you can see in Vegas. Only it was probably cheaper.
By: PT Dilloway on October 21, 2016
I'm thinking you would be "The Professor"
By: cranky on October 21, 2016
What a cool show and on a boat no less! Was Mrs. Chatterbox opposed to you getting an outfit like that for her?
By: Alex J. Cavanaugh on October 21, 2016
That looks like an amazing production. I'd love to see it. R
By: Rick Watson on October 21, 2016
Awesome... I bet the tequila was good too!
By: Daniel LaFrance on October 21, 2016
Well glad that all's well. I don't think I would have done too well on that boat during a storm like that. I haven't thought of Gilligan's Island in years. And if you want to know, I would have picked Mary Ann.
By: Mr. Shife on October 21, 2016
I would be so sea sick on the way back it would have ruined the entire evening for me including all those tropical drinks being returned full force. I thought we had seen this show years ago, but as I look at the pictures I must admit we decided against the event. I was afraid it would be too touresty. That is the problem with travel....trying to find classical theater.
By: Tabor on October 21, 2016
An exotic adventure indeed. As was that kitty you wanted to take home!!
By: Tom Cochrun on October 21, 2016
glad you enjoyed it!
By: TexWisGirl on October 21, 2016
If i ever get there, i'll remember your advice. It looks amazing!
By: messymimi on October 21, 2016
Wow! That looks like a spectacular show!
By: Marcia @ Menopausal Mother on October 21, 2016
I think that kitten might have scratched!
By: Pixel Peeper on October 21, 2016
You had lots of fire on this show and then the trip home was icing on the cake. Lightning is the biggest light show of all.
By: \\red Kline on October 21, 2016
I would need several drinks in me to survive the stress of the stormy ride back! for medicinal purposes only, of course.
By: Val on October 21, 2016
Wow! Puerto Vallarta has grown up since I was last there.
By: Catalyst on October 21, 2016
Wow, that looks extravagant. Thanks. Greetings from London.
By: A Cuban In London on October 22, 2016
I was thinking Cirque de Solei-ish also--with fire. Really impressive--sorry you didn't get to take the kitty home and that sure was a scary return trip. Glad you made it home safely.
By: Arkansas Patti on October 22, 2016
It looks very exciting. The costumes are wonderful, especially the kitty! Sorry you got rained on. I know every word to Gilligan's Island (and The Beverly Hillbillies, The Brady Bunch, The Addam's Family, The Love Boat, and a bunch of other oldies!)
By: Lexa Cain on October 22, 2016
wowee- what a ride! And show...Mammamia! Cheers!
By: Kathe W. on October 23, 2016
Looks like you had a great time and I'm really pleased you enjoyed the show. Yes you can get away with taking photos if you don't have the flash on. It does tend to make the photos blurred though. Glad you survived the boat trip back!
By: LL Cool Joe on October 25, 2016
Looks like a great show! I would probably have loved the trip back :)
By: The Bug on October 25, 2016
Looks like a lot of fun! Lots of sexy people too. Lisa
By: Lisa on October 26, 2016

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