I'm sure this has come up once upon a time, so apologies if you're bored with this idea. What is the most ridiculous purchase you have made in Vegas. When I say ridiculous, I mean overly expensive. A few things to avoid: hotel rooms. You can spend thousands on a nice suite. Kudos to you if you can afford it. Even if you overpaid for a room on New Year's Eve, I'm looking at the small picture. I'm not interested in knowing the most expensive steak dinner, luxury rental car or VIP bottle service you've purchased, either. I'm talking simple stuff. For example: on Halloween I was at the Guns N' Roses concert at the Hard Rock. Not exactly cheap tickets. It was a long night, so a guy is gonna get thirsty. The cost for a 12 oz. bottle of HR water? $5. I can only imagine how much they charged for the privilege of having a beer. I've seen bigger bottles of water at the ballpark for $4, but that has to be a new low in gouging. Another example: years ago we were at the Rio and decided to order a round of Capt./diet for the four of us. We weren't gambling, we were simply in the first lounge you come to when you walk in the main entrance. Perhaps $9 for a one-shot drink is cheap in today's trendy ultra lounges, but I was stunned when I found out four simple mixed drinks cost $36. Obviously I'm not homeless, and most of the time I'm remembering how ridiculously cheap I got a micro brew from Ellis Island or Main St. Station. But obviously being gouged for something as simple as a drink is not something I have forgotten. What can't you forget?