Lord of the Dance is at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. Again. And I'm going. Again. I'm running out of excuses why I like this corny Irish tradition. Maybe I have a thing for men in tight pants. Maybe I enjoy being mesmerized by dozens of legs flailing and stomping in unison. Maybe I have a secret crush on Michael Flat— No, that can't be it. Anyway, the smarmy Lilliputian Irishman isn't along for the ride this time, so at least the show's got that going for it. Dec. 29-31: 7:30 p.m. Thurs., 8 p.m. Fri., 2 and 8 p.m. Sat., Carol Morsani Hall, $40-$62, www.tbpac.org or 813-229-STAR. *BONUS: For an extra $45, folks who attend the Dec. 31 show can hit up TBPAC's New Year's Eve Bash afterward.