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Hello....... Vegas??? TR 8/11-8/15

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  1. coup000

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    My Trip Report

    Haven't been on this board long and the reason I found it is because I was planning this trip. So I figured I owed it to the people who helped me to write this TR. I'm staying home from work today because my body still isn't working properly, so I plan on making this pretty long and detailed. Hope you all enjoy it.

    DISCLAIMER: This was not your average Vegas trip. There was very, very, very little sleeping, eating, and gambling. There was also alot of drinking, girls, clubs and most of all laughing. Please don't read this if you don't approve of that stuff. Keep in mind it was a bachelor party of 9 guys and only the bachelor had a significant other. Ok you've been warned.

    Intro:

    I'm going to give a very short description of each guy that went, along with their relationship to both me and the Bachelor. Should give everyone a little better feel for the group dynamics we had going. I'm going to be a little general, to hopefully protect the innocent (of which there weren't any). We are all between 24-28 and work in professional type jobs.

    Eli (me)- I was the trip planner for this particular trip. I have known the bachelor since middle school and have been very good friends with him since HS. We also went to college together and were in the same fraternity. I have been to Vegas once a few months ago for work by myself.

    DR (bachelor)- Getting married in early september. Never been to Vegas.

    DG- One of DR and my best friends from HS and college. Only guy in our group that isn't currently living in Orlando. Never been to LV.

    JA- My best friend from college, fraternity little bro and current roommate. Knows DR through fraternity. Never been to LV

    NE- Another friend of mine and DR from HS and college also my other current roommate. 3rd time to LV

    AJ- Another friend of mine and DR from HS and college. Our "big" guy. Decided to come along one week before we left thanks to my 6 month interest free loan :) Been to LV many times.

    AB- A newer good friend of mine, I met him at work and him and his roommates have become very good friends with me and all my roommates. Hadn't even met DR until we got to the airport. Never been to LV.

    BG- AB's roommate. Same situation as above. We left on Thursday night at 9, he asked me if he could go wednesday night at 9. Never been to LV.

    AD- Good friend from college, oldest of the group. Unfortunately his flight was delayed and he didn't get in until Fri morning. Knows DR but barely. Been to Vegas many times.

    Trip intro:
    We booked two regular rooms at the Palms one through tripreservations.com and one directly through a host at the Palms. They were both around a $1,000 for Thurs night through Sun night. Total of 9 guys, they gave us no problems about the extra guys and did not charge us any extra person fees. (My host was Charlie Nelson at the Palms and he was great!) Also used a concierge company to book many of our nights. Now, this was not by any means cheap, but if you can afford it I cannot reccommend it highly enough (Vegashotspots.com Host was Brandon Matchen) Best decision I made on this trip was using them.


    Now that we have that out of the way the next post will start with the actual trip.......
     
  2. coup000

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    Pre-trip
    All of the palnning was done well inadvance of the trip. This included flights, rooms, dinner resv, transportation at night and clubs. By the way the "Hello.... Vegas" from the title came from the pretrip planning. JA was helping me set stuff up and he called the Palms resv line, they picked up and he said, "Hello...... Vegas?" I don't know if he meant for it to be a joke but it ended up being one of the themes to our trip. Everytime anyone picked up a phone the conversation always started with a "hello... Vegas?"

    Thurs 8/11
    Everyone but NE and AD were on the 9 p.m. Song flight out of Orlando direct to LV. AD was flying from Tallahassee due to work and NE was flying in from Denver also due to work. The seven of us all met up at my place and after AB and BG met the bachelor for the first time we headed out. Got to the airport around 7 and checked in without any problems. Went to the airport Outback for dinner and drinks. The fun started here, I tell you what you wouldn't believe how much attention a group of nine guys gets all walking around laughing and talking. I already knew that I had picked the perfect group, all the old friends got along just as great as usual and the new guys seemed like they been with our group for years. We all ate had a few (or more) drinks and headed to the gate. Flight was uneventful other than more than a few dirty looks from other passengers. We pretty much all drank almost the whole way there, they ran out of Vodka and Crown. I had my laptop out and I was playing some music for our group. Luckily no one around us seemed to mind. Landed right on time at 11p.m. Vegas time. Met up with NE at the airport he had gotten in right on time from Denver and had been waiting for us for an hour or so. Found out AD would be delayed until tomorrow, bad news but not horrible. He would be in Fri Morning and Thursday night was our least eventfull night. Collected the luggage and headed out to the pickup area.

    I had setup transportation t the Palms thorugh Brandon. We had a huge party bus that was actually pretty cool and easily held our luggage. This is where we first met Brandon. All of us immediately clicked with him and from then on he became more a part of our party than any type of host. I hadn't paid for it but as a suprise he had a bottle of grey goose and crown waiting for us on the bus. I made us all a round of RBGG (I'm going to say Red Bull and Grey Goose about a million more time so we'll just use an abbreviation) and we had our first of probably 100 toasts. As I said I hadn't planned anything specific Thurs night since we got in so late so I asked Brandon what he suggested we should do. He thought Rain would be a good idea since we would already be in the Palms. Everyone was up for it. We checked in no problems with that at all. Got all 20 or so bags delivered fine.

    We freshened up a bit and headed back downstairs, we knew the Palms was a good choice. Twentysomethings everywhere and the girls looked great. Brandon said he knew some people (what an understatement, I swear he knows everyone there is to know there) and as long as we "took care of" the door guy there wouldn't be a cover. We then saw the line and were not too happy. Brandon said not to worry about that, he caught the eye of someone he knew. I was introduced gave him a $100 handshake and we were all getting ID'ed and given VIP bracelets within 2 mins. (one thing I struggled with when writing this was if I should mention how much we paid for stuff, I don't want to come off like I'm bragging. I decided that I will mention most of our costs just so everyone knows what it would costs to have a similar weekend. Hopefully no one takes it the wrong way) We went to the VIP area upstairs and ordered a few rounds. After awhile Brandon asked if we wanted a bottle (this would become a theme) I asked how much and I think he said something like $350. Why not? So we did. Along with the bottle we got the use of a pretty big L shaped couch up in VIP. With a group this big especially of all guys, I found that being able to have a table/couch makes a club experience 1000% better. It gives everyone a chance to chill out for a little bit if they need to and it also means we don't all have to stand around looking like we are ready to attack any group of girls that walked by. Also, a great place to sit and actually talk to any girls that were around. At this point everything gets a little blurry (another theme)

    I know everyone had a great time and I guess everyone got back to the rooms ok. Well, everyone but me and 2 others. We slept at the Wynn. We ended up leaving the Palms with 3 ladies (edit: see I told you it was blurry, I was finishing up writing my report on Friday and I just realized that we went to the spearmint rhino with these 3 girls. Obviously I have no idea what happened there so I can't give any details) and ended up back at their room. The Wynn was nice...... I think. 2 beds and 6 people are not a great combination so 2 of us ended up spending the night in the bathroom. I didn't sleep for 1 second that night. The other guys woke up around 9 and we taxied back to the Palms laughing all the way. What a start to the trip!!


    Fri 8/12
    Thurs night kind of became Fri morning so Ill start Fri after we get back to the Palms. Even though we had all had very little sleep we were having so much fun we decided to get some breakfast at the sunrise cafe. We went back to the rooms and tried to get everyone up to go. I honestly don't remember who made it, but I think it was about 7 of us. We were quite loud mostly a bunch of joking and laughing. The 3 of us who visited the Wynn told our story to the others. That resulted in alot more laughing. AD also showed up at this time and got himself settled. I was having such a good time and was so hopped up on RBGG from the night before, I decided to start drinking again. "I'll have the ham and cheese omellette and a water, oh and a Coors Light" Only in Vegas. We all ate, food was pretty good by the way.

    As I said, I had planned the trip and to make things a little easier I made everyone a credit card sized laminated itinerary for their wallet (yes, I'm a huge dork) It listed everywhere everyone needed to be and when. The plan for today was to hit the strip and show all the virgins the big hotels. Well, that plan ended pretty quickly and we decided to hit the pool. 3 or 4 of us head down there and right away we are glad we did! I know the Palms pool isn't huge, but my goodness what great scenery. I called the others and suggested they get down there, quickly. The RBGG start flowing very quickly... again. We hang out down there for 4 hours or so and people start drifting back to the room or into the casino. At this point things get really really blurry for me. I haven't slept since Wed night and it is now Late friday afternoon. I leave the pool and get 5 chicken selects from McD's in the food court. At about 4 I finally drifted off to sleep.

    Friday night coming up next........
     
  3. vikkign

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    Very good so far - can't wait to read the rest!!
     
  4. Cyndi

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    Love all the details so far.....can't wait to read more....hurry up!
     
  5. coup000

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    Sorry guys, had a break there. My friend who had his camera with him came over and we spent a few hours reliving our trip. There are many many pictures that no one will ever see but I'll make sure I post a few. I'll have Fri night up sometime tonight. Sorry for the wait.
     
  6. vegasdrea

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    Can't wait for the rest!! Hope you can post some pics too.

    ~Andrea
     
  7. kitson

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    6 people and 2 beds are not a good combination?

    son...

    ya didnt have to use the second bed!
     
  8. Coaster Kikky

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    So.... where is the rest???? Come on now!! :D
     
  9. coup000

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    Ok here it is.....

    I woke up around 6 on Friday night, luckily the nap made me sober enough to realize that I needed to start getting everyone rounded up for the night. We had limo coming at 8:30 and I did not want to be late. Apparently, a group of guys went over to the Venetian and there was some gambling, some drinking, and some making out there. I still haven't heard that whole story.

    Well anyways, everyone was back and getting ready by 7. Everyone but DG that is. So I called him and tried to find out what was going on, I was a little worried because how drunk you can get after drinking all day. He answered his phone and I asked him where he was, he wasn't very happy to hear from me and he didn't want to talk so he hung up. Now I'm really worried. I say screw it, he doesn't make it, it isn't my fault. We all continue getting ready and everything is going pretty well. At 7:45 DG shows up absolutely hammered. He has a not very attractive somewhat older woman with him. I immediately knew what had happened. I proceeded to ask him what was going on and we got into a huge argument. He was so drunk he couldn't realize anything was wrong with what he did. He then locked himself in the bathroom with that chick which was even worse because the rest of us couldn't finish getting ready. I was extremely pissed and just sat there fuming waiting for him to get out. When he did whatever he did in there :wink2: calmed him down. He was very apologetic and realized that he had messed up. Luckily, what could have been the worst situation ended up being one of the funniest as we ended up making fun of him about it for the rest of the trip. We were a little late but no harm done, besides his ego.

    Head downstairs and wait for our limo. It got there right on time and it ended up being a black stretch H2. It was perfect. We took a few pics and piled in to head to Sapphires. We got to Sapphires and headed in I was greeted by a manager who knew my name and took us to our table. We got there a little before 9 so it was kind of dead. We ordered some more RBGG as I had arranged for a 2 hour open bar for everyone in our concierge package. It got significantly better as the girls starting filing in. At this point we kind of spread out and did what guys do at strip clubs. Lots of lap dances etc. We bought DR a half an hour in the VIP room. A ton of the girls found out where we were going and said they wanted to meet us there. As far as I know they never came, but we found plenty of our own.....

    We left Sapphires at about 11 and got back in the same limo. It tooks us to Pure at Caesars. We walked in and it just so happened that we met up with 5 girls that AD had met on a previous trip in Vegas. I met them and decided that they could come in with us for sure. The line there was absolutely huge and there was even a huge VIP line. I though for sure we would have to wait here. Nope, Brandon gets up to the front grabs a manager tells him who he is and all 14 of us are cutting through the huge crowd within 5 minutes. More handshakes from managers asking me to let them know if I need anything. We then get escorted to our table which was (for those of you that have been there) to the left of the stage on the lower level and closest to the Bed area. It was a perfect spot. We met our bouncer and our waitress and we all got stamps that let us go where ever we wanted. We ordered our first two bottles of GG and got started.

    It ends up letting those 5 girls come with us was a great idea. They were so much fun. They may or may not have been entertainers at some point in their lives. We were all dancing drinking and doing other assorted things. I swear having that table made us feel like celebrities. It was so fun to have everyone look at us like they did. We brought plenty more girls over to our table throughout the night and they were all pretty cool. The service was amazing and we ended up getting bottles total. At one point we got into a little bit of trouble with the bouncers because two guys were giving girls lap dances. They said if we wanted to F**K we needed to go somewhere else. I thought that was pretty funny. At one point AJ turned to me and said, "This is the greatest night of my life!!" I agreed and we had another toast. We partied there until somewhere around 3 and hopped back in the limo.

    We decided to go back to the Palms with the five girls until they decided they wanted to go to Spearmint Rhino. Who am I to argue?? It ended up being a pretty bad idea as it was so packed it sucked and everyone kind of broke off from there. In the end a few of them came back to our place and a few ended up back at theirs. What a night!!!! We ended up spending something like $5,000 but it was well worth it.

    Thats all for now and I need some sleep. I have to go back to work tomorrow :mad: so I'll get Sat up sometime tomorrow.
     
  10. Zarjoe

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    Great TR!!

    Can't wait! Want to see pics!!!
     
  11. duffelbag don

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    "I'll have a ham and cheese omelette, with a water...and a Coors light" Ahhh, yes. Only in Vegas.

    Partying like a rockstar AND living to tell about....you are the man!

    Sounds like you had one helluva time.
     
  12. coup000

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    Allright boys and girls time for tonights update of "The greatest weekend of my life"

    I plan on writing about Saturday tonight and then uploading a few pictures so you guys don't think I made this whole thing up.

    Sat 8/13
    Woke up in the Palms saturday morning a bit disoriented, noticed that the person in bed next to me was NOT a guy and immediately cheered up. After lounging around and some other stuff we decided to trade our hostages (their girls back to TI and our guys back to the Palms). It was about this time I looked in the mirror, it appeared as if I had gotten into a fight but the guy had only punched me in the upper chest and arms. It was then that I vaguely remembered something about biting. You can use your imagination there, but trust me no matter how big you are imagining these bruises, they were bigger! I must have tasted really good :wink2: For the rest of the trip, we referred to those as my "battle wounds".

    We all headed to Sunrise Cafe for breakfast again and being in my good mood I ordered my traditional omellette water and corrs light. Ahhh the breakfast of champions. Anyways same as last time tons of loud stories and laughing, but fairly uneventful.

    One thing I failed to mention so far is that by my dumb luck I happened to plan our trip to the Palms during Stuff magazine casino weekend. This means two things: 1. My friends think I'm a genius 2. Hot girls everywhere. Today was the stuff pool party so that is obviously on the agenda (literally on the dorky agendas I made) We made our way out there and oh my. We were impressed with the pool on Friday and it didn't even compare. There were people everywhere! Very cool crowd, hot girls, and guys that weren't looking to fight or be jerks. We found a great place with abou 6 chairs and started up the RBGG. They had a great DJ out there and we kind of just hung out for awhile. Then all of sudden these 8 amazing girls in purple bathing suits come out to do some type of model search. What do you know our 6 chairs happened to be right next to the stage where the girls had to wait in line each time they went on stage. They were very nice girls, they joked around with us and the bachelor took a picture with all 8 of them. Later on of them brought her boyfriend back and we did a round of tequila shots with them. Hung out at the pool for awhile more met some girls that wanted to meet up with us later (suprise suprise never saw them, or at least I don't remember) Eventually figured it was time to go in. Oh the bachelor also had a picture taken with the 2 palms twins. My god those girls look like they are made of plastic. Very very attractive plastic.

    Head back in and decide I should finally gamble a little. Played BJ for about 1 1/2 hours and was up $350. Not bad! Now time to get ready for our reservations for 9 at N9ne at 7:30. Read it slowly you'll get it. Got to the restaurant pretty much on time and got our very large table. Very cool atmosphere for our group. Music playing, everyone having a good time, mostly all younger people. Our waiter came over and he knew who I was, he said he was friends with our VIP host Brandon and that he would be taking care of us. Brandon strikes again, man that guy was great. We ordered some wine and some drinks (I'm not much of a wine drinker) and had another toast to the bachelor. There were about 3 bachelorette parties in there and we took pictures with 2 of them. We ordered some salads and some appetizers, all were very good. For entrees there were alot of filets some surf and turf and a few misc things along with a bunch of sides. My steak was amazing, a tad overcooked but still one of the best steaks I've ever had. Everyone else loved their food also and a few people confessed to me that they almost tried to get us not to go. Needless to say they were happy they kept their mouths shut. DG picked up the tab, which was extremely cool (about $1,000) I think he still felt bad for his little episode the night before.

    We went back to the rooms to clean up a bit and went down to get our table at Rain. Once again this was another Stuff event so we had high hopes. I had set this up through a host at the Palms but Brandon was coming to meet us. I met up with Charlie, our host and once again he parted the Red Sea and we walked right past the "VIP" line and into our VIP table. Once again a very cool feeling. I was actually a little dissapointed in our area. We had a 4-5 person couch with a couple small square tables as our area but the actual room we were in was not restricted to people that had tables. Man, I must sound so spoiled. I guess by this time in the trip I was. Anyways again great service, waitress was beautifull and very helpfull and we had 2 bouncers at our disposal as well. Started tonight with 2 bottles of GG and of course made a bunch of RBGG for everyone. Our little room was raised above the groud though so we did have a pretty cool view.

    Even though I'd say it was fourth of our four nights it was still an amazing time at a pretty cool club. We kind of hung out around our table alot until it got later and the girls started filling up our little room. At this point I started to tallking to an asian chick from SF (I may have to rethink my stance on FL having the hottest girls) Lo and behold she was celebrating her 21st birthday. I kind of felt like a cradle robber (being 26) but oh well. She was very cool and we ended up talking for quite awhile. We ended up being the last two people left at the table around 3 and we started talking about the plans for the rest of the night............



    And then I came down from my room and met my friends at about 5. She had to catch her flight home at 10! I'm sure that was a rough day. I found JA still up which was good because if there is anyone I want to hang out in that situation its him. I told him my stories, he told me his. ($2,000 tab at Rain, one of our cheaper nights actually) We ordered some more RBGG (why???) We are walking around the casino trying to decided what to do. Spearmint Rhino.... Again? Nah? Just then we walk by a couple of guys throwing game at these two girls sitting at slot machines. BG and NE!! We let them be for a little bit but in about 10 minutes they come walking over to us. They tell us their story about hanging out with those two girls for way too long. At the start they were talking and neither of them were very interested in the girls. About an hour into it they switch and start talking to the other girls. All of the sudden they hit it off. Very funny story, they were both telling us how much the other girl sucked. Unfortunately by the time they switched it was about 4:30 and the girls were ready to go home.

    We were all up and ready to go, so we ordered 4 double RBGG to go($21 a piece!) and head out to get a taxi. It is around 6 now and the sun is coming up. We go to the bellagio for no reason whatsoever. Another round of drinks. We go to some casino I can't even remember and decided to eat breakfast. We ate at the Carnegie deli (any help on where we were??). Boy they did not want to serve us and I don't blame them. there were some older folks that had actually already slept and woken, they didn't seem too happy with us. Oh well we just laughed some more. Ate and taxied back to the Palms.

    Another crazy crazy night.

    I'll try to post some pictures tonight and I'll finish up the TR tomorrow. A few teasers: Rehab at hard rock, 3 people changing their flights (why?), and the last day :(

    Hope you're still enjoying it.
     
  13. coup000

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    Ok here they are:


    First Night Out (Thurs)
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    Me in the Limo (Fri)
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    More Limo (Fri)
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    In front of Sapphires (Fri)
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    At Rain (Sat)
     
  14. MikeE

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    Glad I'm not the only one who passes out itineraries...

    Great read so far. You wound up at The Mirage after Bellagio ;).
     
  15. Zarjoe

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    Nice!

    Great TR & pics! looks like you guys had a blast!!!! Can't wait to hear about Rehab........
     
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    I love it!! Can't wait for the rest. I feel like I'm reliving every moment of the trip!


    ~Andrea
     
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    Great trip report!! And look at how cute you boys are!!!
     
  18. Taris

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    Can't wait to read the rest. I've been trying to organize a trip with the guys for a long time. I hope we can finally come together and pull it off.
     
  19. Tammerdee

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    Where's the rest?

    Just wondering when we can read the rest. I have enjoyed the read so far but want to read the rest!! PLEASE
     
  20. coup000

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    I'm sorry "real" life has been kicking my ass. Work has been very busy and weekends have been full as well. I promise I'll have the last part up by the end of the long weekend. I'll go ahead and put it in a new thread so you all don't have to look back at this one. Sorry!
     
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