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Is That An Elephant At The Bellagio?!

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by seneca7, Oct 19, 2013.

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  1. seneca7

    seneca7 Low-Roller

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    A high-roller from India had his wedding at the Bellagio tonight, and arrived at the ceremony on an elephant. Yes, an elephant. This is why we love Vegas. You don't see this everywhere:

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    Favorite tweet:

    "Swear to God there's a freakin elephant standing in between the cosmopolitan and Bellagio." Viva Vegas! :beer:
     
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  2. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    That doesn't look like anywhere I've seen at Bellagio?
     
  3. mjamesp

    mjamesp High-Roller

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    That could be the North side vallet.
     
  4. sco5123

    sco5123 VIP Whale

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    That is crazy awesome.
     
  5. Steve1212

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    I have some friends attending that wedding tonight.
     
  6. ClownHo

    ClownHo High-Roller

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    I heard this driving home about 2 a.m. Sunday morning. It was mentioned on Faux Sports Radio.

    Allegedly the elephant is 70 years old.

    Interesting question raised: where did the elephant come from?
     
  7. joeynym

    joeynym Tourist

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    wow that is awesome!!! Baller!!!
     
  8. lvmb

    lvmb Low-Roller

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    200 quintillion MyVegas points?
     
  9. Kickin

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    My girlfriend has friends at that wedding. Last night she was showing me cell phone videos one of them took.

    She was also telling me it was at the Bellagio but the part she showed me looked like it was behind a gray parking garage or something. So I told her it didn't look like the Bellagio to me.

    That part of the ceremony, the baraat, is where the groom and his party travel, in a very loud and celebratory way, to the bride and her family. Here in the US its usually done on horse since elephants are hard to get.

    I'll ask my gf to get some details about this from her friends at that wedding after she wakes up.
     
  10. sco5123

    sco5123 VIP Whale

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    Looks to me like the entrance of Bellagio.
     
  11. wigwam_salesman

    wigwam_salesman VIP Whale

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    So what are you saying? Someone is going around making up stories about elephants at the Bellagio?
     
  12. bardolator

    bardolator Lifelong Low Roller

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    Many thanks to Kickinchicken for the corroborative details. Great story!
     
  13. Kickin

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    A couple points of clarification my girlfriend got from her friends at the wedding:

    1) It was at Bellagio.

    2) The guy isn't a big-wig high roller. Just a normal dude having his wedding at the B.

    3) He isn't "from" India either. He's American (Indian-American) from Houston, same place my gf's friends who are at the wedding are from.

    By the way, the baraat is always a pretty long ceremony. From the videos her friends sent her it started somewhere in the back driveway area and worked its way up to a side entrance. Even at the entrance there is a long ceremony that would effectively block it for a long time so it could never be the main entrance anyway.
     
  14. Rodent Pack

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    At least this ride should be pretty easy to spot when I forgot where I parked :confused2:
     
  15. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Just a guess... but I am guessing the OP does not recognize the picture. There is a VIP entrance that almost nobody will see. And, not many have ever seen the North Portico entrance either. (unless you saw pictures of motorcycle guy that robbed the Bellagio last year)

    Even with this view, it is hard to see. A little better here
     
  16. wigwam_salesman

    wigwam_salesman VIP Whale

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    Haha, I got that. I just found it quite funny that he was calling BS on someone saying they saw an elephant. It just seems such a ridiculous lie to make up.
     
  17. bardolator

    bardolator Lifelong Low Roller

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    I guess that would be corobaraative details in this case!
     
  18. techie223

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    Bellagio posted a picture on their Facebook page as well. Only in Vegas :thumbsup:
     
  19. waverunner

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    Needless to say, the Elephant at Bellagio was far more efficient than the non-working escalators/elevators into/out to Bally's.
     
  20. Mowsee

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    Only in Vegas you say? I planned a wedding in Toronto about 4 years ago and had an elephant right in the midtown shopping district. The legality was a bit of a grey area so the groom had given me some envelopes for the local law enforcement. Turns out all they wanted was a picture with the elephant! :)
     
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