What DID Happen In Vegas (and Park City, Too)

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The view from our room at the Stratosphere

Those of you that read my last post, you know I went to Vegas for a few days. Here’s what I did:

  • Gambled in Mesquite, both penny slots and roulette (lost $5)
  • Slept (barely) in a bad bed at the Virgin River Hotel and Casino
  • Drove from Mequite to Vegas – in heavy rain
  • Went to the new Hard Rock Cafe on the strip (right next to the World of Coca-Cola)
  • strip view coca cola

  • Watched our waiter at the Hard Rock Cafe juggle a chair
  • hrc waiter chair

  • Watched several bands play, one of which was The Lazy Stars
  • – photo set of the bands at the show on Flickr

  • Went to the top of the Stratosphere
  • marty stratosphere

  • … and went up even higher and outside with my brother-in-law
  • doug marty stratosphere

  • DID NOT ride any of the rides – especially Insanity
  • Filmed video of others riding Insanity
  • Drank a gin and tonic
  • empty drink

  • Went to the Wynn Hotel and Casino and gambled for over 5 hours on the same $20
  • Drank at least 13 gin and tonics while gambling at the Wynn Hotel and Casino
  • Finally ate at Stripburger (not a burger joint with strippers), but still happily buzzed
  • happy marty

  • Drove back home to Utah
  • Park City

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    Inside Harry O’s waiting for Joan Jett to take the stage

    Not even being home an hour, a friend of mine had tickets to go see Joan Jett at Harry O’s in Park City. For those that do not know it, this time each year, Park City is host to thousands of people for the Sundance Film Festival. It gets very crowded in the ice and snow.

    After a drive up Parley’s canyon that was slick and snowy, we made it safety to the venue and enjoyed a great show. This was not my first time seeing Joan Jett live [saw her back in 2006 on the Van’s Warped Tour], but this performance was much more intimate.

    marty drink
    Getting my drink on

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    Joan Jett takes center stage

    Joan Jett was there to promote “The Runaways”, a coming-of-age film starring Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart. During the middle of the show, they came out on stage for applause.

    joan jett and others
    From left to right: Cherie Currie, the back of some dude’s head, Joan Jett, Dakota Fanning, Kristen Stewart

    Once the show got over, we got back in the car and headed back down the same snowy and slick Parley’s to go home.

    And that was my weekend. How was yours?


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