This is my umpteenth trip to vegas, 4 or 5th with my wife. First time at the Mirage. Long story short; we had a great time..... Came in Thursday night on SW, no problems and landed about 15 mins early. Off the plane quick and immediately caught the tram (good luck so far). I had booked a limo with presidential and I was hoping he would be there with the sign when we arrive down stairs for a surprise..no luck. I called and after about 20 mins we found our driver. Now this weekend was crazy...fight, Kentucky downs, etc. Tons of limo drivers. Anyway our guy was good once we found him. We said we needed about 20 mins to kill the bottle of the champagne, can you make the ride that long?.....he was perfect. Pulled up to the Mirage just as we killed the bottle. Nice tip to the the driver (he actually gave us an extra bottle to take with us). We walked into a busy Mirage and toward the check-in area. We saw a VIP check-in guy with no line and I turned to him and say "can you take care of us?" I was on a comp (but didn't mention that) He said sure! I showed a twenty as I handed over my license and he definitely noticed. haha, eyes light up. He found us a high, strip facing room with a view of the volcano! (on a busy weekend I didn't expect anything). I ended up giving him an extra twenty and he asked if we are celebrating something special. I accidently said "no". He mumbled something about a bottle champagne for the room, but we never got that. So up to the room. We both liked it, great view (21st floor). Worth the tip. Can't believe we got the upgrade on such a busy weekend. BTW, the windows open more than I would expect. You can actually get a little fresh air Next: the gambling and drinking.