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08/30 to 09/05. Calling all theater, food and wine lovers.

Discussion in 'Vegas Get Togethers' started by steveky, Aug 20, 2014.

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  1. steveky

    steveky Tourist

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    We are four Aussies in our 40s and 50s with the one thing in common being a love of theater. Two of us are punters, and one of those prefers sports betting. All love good food and a drink, or several. A mix of gay and straight, but all don't mind seeing how the other half live, if not necessarily actively participating! One vegetarian, three carnivores. One person with dress sense, three with style deficit. Two love thrill rides and theme parks, one ambivalent, one hates them. One first time in the USA, one third time and two have been countless times. You get the picture - essentially it's a packet of mixed nuts.

    So here's our plan. Not all boys will do all things - which is why there might appear to be clashes. For example, I would rather stab myself in the head with a fountain pen, than pay to see Britney Spears. The other three blokes disagree.

    Sat 30 Aug (admittedly we don't arrive until 11:30pm, but who can sleep on the first night in Vegas?)
    Artisan Cuban Nights' Pool Party, 11:00pm-?am
    Poker (if jetlagged and can't sleep), 3:00am, Venetian or Golden Nugget

    Sun 31 Aug
    Green Valley Ranch
    LGBT pool party, Luxor
    Dave Guetta @ Encore Beach
    Hooters
    Seafood Shack's Mojito Bar at Treasure Island
    The Beatles LOVE, The Mirage
    Absinthe, Roman Plaza, Caesars Palace
    Calvin Harris @ Hakkasan, MGM Grand

    Mon 1 Sept
    Lotus of Siam - Buffet lunch
    Grand Canyon Sunset Helicopter Tour with Dinner
    Zarkana, Aria
    Jubilee, Ballys
    No Limit Hold'em Daily Poker Tournament, 1:00am, Golden Nugget

    Tues 2 Sept
    Strip walking tour 9:00am til drop
    Garden of the Gods Pools and Gardens at Caesars Palace - swim-up Blackjack
    The Big Elvis Show, 2:00pm or 6:00pm, Harrah's Las Vegas.
    Roy and Siegfreid's Secret Garden, Mirage
    Akhob, light installation by James Turrell, Aria
    Palms Buffet
    Bellagio fountains
    The Titled Kilt
    Level 107 Lounge Stratosphere ,
    Illusions, 7:00pm, Starlite Theatre at the Riviera
    Human Nature, 7:00pm, Sands Showroom at The Venetian
    KÀ, 9:30pm, MGM Grand

    Wed 3 Sept
    Nathan Burton Comedy Magic, 4:00pm, Saxe Theater @ Planet Hollywood
    Britney, 9:00pm, Planet Hollywood
    Vegas! The Show, 9:00pm, Saxe Theater, Planet Hollywood
    Stafford Brothers @ The Light Vegas
    8 1/2 Ultra Lounge & Piranha Nightclub

    Thurs 4 Sept
    Pinball Hall of Fame
    Twin Peaks
    The Mob Museum
    Fremont Street Experience
    Golden Nugget Pool
    SlotZilla Zipline
    Neon Museum Night Tour
    O, Bellagio
    Fireside Lounge @ the Peppermill restaurant
    Level 107 Lounge, Stratosphere

    Fri 05 Sept
    Cycle Pub Vegas
    Oyster and Beer Fridays, Lagasse's Stadium @ Palazzo
    Zumanity

    Look out for us, and join us for a glass or two. People with wicked sense of humor especially welcome.
     
  2. steveky

    steveky Tourist

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    Sorry... I wrote the dates the way we Aussies write them. That should have been 08/30 to 09/05. I will learn!
     
  3. kevstf

    kevstf Low-Roller

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    The Dutch write it this way too :thumbsup:
     
  4. Joe

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    I hope you have a great time! Past experience with such a diverse group as you have, once you land, throw the plans out the window.:evillaugh It'll be like trying to herd cats because nothing goes as planned in Vegas.
     
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  5. Sydney10

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    wow..........you have a very aggressive plan. My Vegas trip overlap with yours.........I'll be on the lookout for you!
     
  6. steveky

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    @Joe - ha ha... probably the wisest words ever uttered on this forum.
    @Sydney - we'll be the ones with the palest skin, coming as we will be from an Australian winter...
     
  7. newmans

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    Where are you staying? There is never a dull moment with a bunch of Aussies!
     
  8. Sydney10

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    You may want to check, but I don't think Lotus of Siam does the lunch buffet anymore.
     
  9. steveky

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    @newmans - at the Artisan mate. It was very funny trying to select a hotel, but Tripadvisor sold us as the ratings given to the Artisan were all so low. When we read the comments behind the low ratings, however, it sounded exactly like the seedy place that we needed to be seen at! We all chose it for different reasons: one of us wanted a non-casino hotel so he wouldn't be sucked in to playing BJ in his PJs; another liked the no-kids policy; and yet another liked the tops-optional pool. I think the fourth bloke is just coming along for the ride. As they have parties until 6am, this could all end in tears.
    @Sydney - damn, that's bad news, but thanks for the heads up. Nothing worse than wasting time on fruitless endeavours.
     
  10. ck601

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    You all should check out Liasons at Ballys, is first gay nightclub on the strip, is part of Drais stable of clubs. Or to check out Elton Johns Fizz lounge at Caesars.
     
  11. steveky

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    @ck - thanks for the info mate. We hadn't heard of Liasons - will definitely check it out. As for Fizz... I reckon we'll end up there at some stage especially if we can find the much talked about two-for-one vouchers!
     
  12. steveky

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    and thanks to the mod who fixed my dates!
     
  13. pphold

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    That is a lot of things planned for a short trip. Just that I get to vegas when you leave.

    Have a great trip.
     
  14. bardolator

    bardolator Lifelong Low Roller

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    Americans are among the few who write dates illogically. It cost me my VAT check once. It was dated 03/09 in the English way, and when I tried to cash it after it arrived in late September, the bank said it was out of date. You have too many activities planned, but that's okay as long as you don't feel obligated to do them all.
     
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