Another "When in Vegas" thread

Wednesday, February 21, 2007 3:50 PM
Jeff's avatar And where else can you bring your beer in the cab with you?

Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007 4:06 PM
Funny how hailing a cab on The Strip is illegal but passing out flyers for prostitutes isn't!
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Wednesday, February 21, 2007 4:13 PM
Jeff's avatar "Hey, where you from, where you staying, wanna gamble for free, wanna see a show, wanna good time, wanna drink for free?"

Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007 4:20 PM
rollergator's avatar That "hand-billing" or whatever it's called...when I'm the Mayor of Vegas, that will be illegal. What a mess it creates....and it REALLY adds to the family atmosphere...yeah... ;)
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Wednesday, February 21, 2007 4:28 PM
It's just annoying walking down the street and having a bunch of people slapping those brochures together to get your attention. It's like walking through a mine field.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2007 7:05 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar ^The first time I went to Vegas was 12 years ago with my parents. The first thing we encoutered while walking along the strip were those flyers. I can't believe they handed them to all THREE of us! Dad and mom got a good laugh out of it. ;)

I questioned one of the guys if they had any male prostitues but I don't think he understood English. ;)

-Tina

*** Edited 2/22/2007 12:06:03 AM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007 7:15 PM

rollergator said:
That "hand-billing" or whatever it's called...when I'm the Mayor of Vegas, that will be illegal. What a mess it creates....and it REALLY adds to the family atmosphere...yeah...

HAHAHAHAHA...

THe strip isn't actually in Vegas. There's nothing the mayor can do about it. It would be up to the county commissioners. Besides, they've done everything they can. It's a first amendment, free speech issue. Also, where have you been lately, Las Vegas dropped the family friendly bit years ago. We don't want kids and we don't want the NBA all star game.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007 10:24 PM
^^ Yeah, they gave them to my wife as well. Pretty funny. You're right- I doubt they speak a word of English.

^ I always see a sign on The Strip that says "Welcome to Paradise" (Paradise being the name of the place). Maybe there are no rules against hand-billing in Paradise and that's why they get away with it?

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Thursday, February 22, 2007 6:53 AM
^^ you say we don't want the AllStar game. Who is we? The city begged for the game to come there and they want a team so bad they can taste it. Now maybe the people didn't want it, but your elected reps were begging for it.

I heard the city was crazy last weekend and arrests were off the charts, but the money was flowing with $93 million in extra non gambling income being reported. Bet you would have a hard time convincing the business owners that they didn't want the game.

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Thursday, February 22, 2007 8:26 AM
Hand-bill flickers? Pffft. What about the rolling billboards?

And now Da 'Playa will provide proof that he is the reigning King of All Photography. Click away, click away. Thank you, thank you I'm here all week.

-CO

*** Edited 2/22/2007 3:10:00 PM UTC by CoastaPlaya***


NOTE: Severe fecal impaction may render the above words highly debatable.

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Thursday, February 22, 2007 9:58 AM
^^Sweet, they even deliver!!

Another question, I appreciate all the "Cirque" show recommendations, but are there any particularly good "Old Fashioned Vegas Showgirl" type shows? You know, where they have costumes more suited for peacocks than humans.
T.I.A. jeremy

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Thursday, February 22, 2007 10:09 AM
On my last visit to Vegas, we were stuck behind one of those rolling billboards for a local "escort service". It was playing the Blondie tune "Call Me" at a rather high volume as they drove up and down the Strip. :)

Jeremy, as far as old fashioned Vegas Showgirl shows, you have two options- "Jubilee!" at Bally's and "Follies Bergere" at the Tropicana. I have not seen either one but have heard reviews from trusted sources that both are very well done.

Ray P.

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Thursday, February 22, 2007 10:13 AM
rollergator's avatar Thanks PointMan, Goodman is off the proverbial hook....the County Council is responsible for then? Accountability now! ;)

LOL...there's a *theory* going around *the league* that the Maloofs (owners of the Sacto Kings and half the strip) are interested in getting an NBA team to Vegas...since I think there's rules preventing ownership of more than one team, that MIGHT mean relocating. Things just haven't been the same since C-Webb went east...no wonder I prefer NCAA hoops, LOL! :)

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Thursday, February 22, 2007 10:46 AM
Why wouldn't the city want the NBA All-Star game? Hasn't the city been lobbying for an MLB team for some time? Last I heard they were trying to woo the Marlins out of Miami.
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Thursday, February 22, 2007 10:54 AM
Jeff's avatar Baseball in the 120 degree desert summer? Who would want to see that?

And what's with Wayne Newton lip syncing at the all-star game? That guy has become such a cliche.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

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Thursday, February 22, 2007 11:38 AM
I'm not sure why people would want to see or play baseball in the Vegas heat but the city has been actively seeking a professional baseball club for quite some time. I know people have a problem with Wikipedia, but check out the part of this article about "the professional sports league problem". It doesn't touch upon the idea of the Marlins possibly moving there if they can't get a new stadium built in south Florida- the team's owner has been in talks with Vegas, Portland and San Antonio for quite some time.

Maybe a professional sports team would work if a dome was built? Playing baseball or football in Vegas can't be any worse that playing baseball or football in Phoenix, and Phoenix has both.

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Thursday, February 22, 2007 11:44 AM

rollergator said:


LOL...there's a *theory* going around *the league* that the Maloofs (owners of the Sacto Kings and half the strip) LOL!


Actually, the Maloofs don't own anything on the strip. The only property they own is the Palms. It's a nice place, but it's not on the strip.

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Thursday, February 22, 2007 1:52 PM
rollergator's avatar ^ My bad...I was under the impression that they had bought up some of the land that's being..."redeveloped".
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Thursday, February 22, 2007 5:31 PM
sws's avatar 2Hostyl said:

Another question, I appreciate all the "Cirque" show recommendations, but are there any particularly good "Old Fashioned Vegas Showgirl" type shows? You know, where they have costumes more suited for peacocks than humans.
T.I.A. jeremy

I would agree with the above recommendation for Jubilee at Bally's. Haven't seen it personally, but it's on the list for our next Vegas trip. It has been playing continuously for many years now and has gotten excellent reviews. Ticket prices seemed reasonable also. Showgirls dressed in rhinestone G-strings and very little else (except exotic headpieces). It's VEGAS, Baby! *** Edited 2/22/2007 10:35:38 PM UTC by sws***

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Thursday, February 22, 2007 8:28 PM

Rob Ascough said:
I dunno, I guess I don't see any difference between driving in Vegas and driving in places like Pittsburgh, Orlando, Cleveland, Boston, Washington D.C., Los Angeles and New York City.

You really think driving in Pittsburgh is on par with driving in New York City or LA?

Cool, I think we just got promoted!


--Greg
"You seem healthy. So much for voodoo."

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