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1988 Las Vegas Strip

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by kboltwkreations, Aug 9, 2013.

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  1. kboltwkreations

    kboltwkreations Low-Roller

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    Pretty cool video of the Strip in 1988.... its long and low quality but it sure has changed!
    [youtube]NqzMJlufrJ0[/youtube]
     
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    makikiboy VIP Whale

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    not sure, when I click on it the response is that the page isn't there.
     
  3. Auggie

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    To post a YouTube video you need to use the "YOUTUBE" button in the editor (right above the white box, far right end) and paste the "NqzMJlufrJ0" code between the tags.

    It will then show up like:


    [YOUTUBE]NqzMJlufrJ0[/YOUTUBE]
     
  4. g8rb8k8

    g8rb8k8 Low-Roller

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    73 cents for a gallon of gas...those were the days....lol
     
  5. smartone

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    Can't believe the Carl's Jr's was there then at the corner of LV Blvd. & St. Louis (across from the Strat)
     
  6. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Although the guy is a bit dry, I appreciate that he put the stuff up there.

    Also, this is the Fremont portion.

    [YOUTUBE]GzgdNAE9w-M[/YOUTUBE]
     
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    ValerieJo Low-Roller

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    Those are great videos. Very little change from my first trip in 1978. Much like i remember it. However, a huge change to my 2nd trip in 1998 (pretty much the same as it is now).
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    That strip-drive sure was a trip down memory lane. With the exception of the Trop & Hacienda, I've played all of those casinos (the ones with blackjack, anyway...which means no 'El-Mo'...but I did stay at the El-Mo once!).
    Makes me wish I had started a $1 chip collection back then, since so many of them no longer exist.

    Funny thing was, as I was watching, I kept looking to see if I was on the video anywhere! In 1988, I had cut my trips back to about 4 times a year, but still!

    I felt bad that Barbary Coast didn't warrant a mention, but hey - maybe this guy didn't know just how great of a casino it was back then.
    :beer:
     
    Seems like forever from now, but the flights are booked, so it counts!
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    True to form... the Boyd properties look the same... most VMBers should be comforted.
     
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    Hey, quit poking me in ribs!:wink2:
     
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    Thanks for sharing those.

    When did they begin allowing open containers on the strip/downtown? I didn't see a single person on the street drinking.
     
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    One of our favorite signs ever, was a gas station marquee near the Boardwalk Casino that read "free cocktail with fill-up".

    I still love that!:beer:
     
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  13. KellyLovesVegas

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    Thanks for posting this video :nworthy:

    It was fun to see how the Strip looked 7 years before my first trip.
     
  14. SW

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    Makes me wonder how different the Strip will look in another 25 years.
     
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    We drank on the street beginning in our first visit in '83. People would get their free drinks, leave with them, and then walk in another casino and leave that glass there. The casinos didn't care...glasses are glasses. What they didn't feature back then was the foot long and yard long drinks that tourists buy these days.
     
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    Got me some $1 foot longs and $1 Heineken's at Slots-A-Fun back then!
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    OMG - I've done the exact same thing...it was called the 'Slots-A-Bun'...and I'll only say this: Never again...ever!
    :vomit:
     
    Seems like forever from now, but the flights are booked, so it counts!
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