Not sure what I was thinking going to Las Vegas over Christmas but none the less the place just turns people into to idiots.
Wife and I decided to go for a week since its been over 10 years since we last visited. Now, I used to go down there all the time in the 70-s and 80s, but Vegas was MUCH different then. It used to be you got great value for every dollar spent there. Now, you pay the highest prices in the country for what now is corporate Vegas. The place was choked with people, half of them Asians coming over from Japan and China.... WTF.
Stayed at a Hotel called the Cosmopolitan, it very modern and chic, perhaps almost a little gay. Our room was badass, it overlooked the Bellagio Fountains so we could sit out on our balcony and watch the water fountain show every 30 minutes. Was best to snuggle up with my Honey Jack than get ripped off at a Vegas bar. Awesome view.
From the time you show up here there is no end to those wanting a tip or have there hand out. I actually had fun stiffing those folks. But the place is nuts expensive anymore. Used to be free flowing booze, now its $15-$18 per drink. A dinner for two with drinks is well north of $100. The Casinos are so tight that it is a mental disorder to even gamble here anymore but thousands do.
We went to see the Beatles show which was well done but perhaps a little overdone.
We got VIP seats for KA - Cirque du Soleil which was pretty cool.
The best show was Raiding the Rock Vault which brings the history of rock ‘n’ roll to life, featuring classic anthems by the biggest acts in music including The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Free, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, Boston, Kansas, U2, Aerosmith, Van Halen, AC/DC, Pat Benatar, Foreigner, Heart, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Supertramp and many more.
The lineup was awesome. Howard Leese [Guitar] (Heart), Robin McAuley [Lead Vocals] (MSG, Survivor), Doug Aldrich [Guitar] (Whitesnake, Dio), Paul Shortino [Lead Vocals] (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), Jay Schellen [Drums]
In the end Vegas is not for me. I don't mind spending money but I hate being gouged and ripped off. People turn into fake assholes here. And the women today are not hot like years ago here, they are all getting fat now. Next year it will be a nice beach somewhere.
Video from our roomhttps://youtu.be/nli5BYMb6Qw