By Annie Barrett
Updated July 08, 2012 at 05:00 PM EDT

Last weekend I made the fantastic voyage to Planet Mirrorballus’ desert satellite to check out Dancing With the Stars: Live in Las Vegas — which got an extended run until August 5. See my review of the show here!

Our Pros Tristan MacManus and Lacey Schwimmer, Vegas host Carson Kressley, and season 4 runner-up Joey Fatone sat down with me backstage to dish on casino living and the difference between Live in Vegas and the “Liiiiiiiiiive! From Hollywood!” version we see on TV. (Tristan has since left the show due to a knee injury — as you can see, he was already “elevating.” What the heck is that on his shoe?) Watch them below:

Be sure to scroll through for all four parts!

Part 1: Carson, Tristan, and Lacey name their favorite Vegas dance numbers.

Part 2: Host Carson Kressley shows off all of his costumes. I must have that mirrorball jacket.

Part 3: Tristan and Lacey on injuries, the show’s different vibe, and their burgeoning gambling addictions.

Part 4: Joey Fatone is relieved he only has to do two dances — and keeps that spray tan away!

Special thanks to esteemed videographers Jackie Colwell and Julie Hurley.

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