Inspired by the recent epic "Semi-Live" trip reports by Tbone3336, Packer and PPHold/NateDogg666 and others, I will try to continue this string over the Final Four/Championship weekend. So I'll post LOTS of pictures, and I'll do my best to respond to other member's posts as the trip progresses. I will NOT be organizing any wild parties beforehand for this trip (but if a party happens to breaks out, then so be it!). As you can imagine, it takes a lot of time to organize a party with strangers who are coming as guests and as the entertainment. A lot of time goes into all the back-and-forth communication needed to make sure everyone gets together at the same time and at the same place. Since I won't have to do that on this trip, I should have plenty of time to post more frequently and include more details as the trip evolves. Now, I think we can all agree that going to Vegas should be all about HAVING FUN, whether you win or lose!!! (except for Shifter, who only has fun if he is winning lots of money, which I have to admit IS a LOT of fun). In that spirit, here is my FUN list of things to do, ala PPHold. As you can see, many are inspired by recent VMB threads that not only entertained me but that actually made me laugh out loud. (I'll post this list in parts based on theme, so that people don't have to re-quote a giant super-long post when asking questions or making comments). Overall plans for Vegas trip: 1. No organizing of large parties, so I can relax, hang out, and spend time on this Semi-Live TR. 2. Play in the CET $150K Poker Tournament at Harrah's on Apr 4th and 5th. My buddy Pleepleus is also entered so this will be a lot of fun. This will be my first Poker tournament in this type of format, so I will need some coaching on the best strategies and tactics. Should I play tight, tight, tight until the very end? Should I swing for the fences early? Should I act like an idiot to throw off the other players? Should I create "false tells" like picking my nose, to sucker people on a bluff? NateDogg, I could use your advice here, since you have won several of these things. Note: I am booked at Planet Hollywood for the weekend on a $250 gaming voucher offer, but my host asked and received permission to "double-book" me for the Poker tournament. Another example of why it is a good thing to tip your hosts. (Thread "Tipping Hosts", started by VegasSchemer). (Thread: "How important is an in-room safe to you?" started by Electroguy563) 3. Upon arrival, lock up all valuables in the room safe....especially the cucumbers! 4. Of course at the end of the stay, leave the safe LOCKED....with a condomed cucumber inside! (Karma will catch up to me someday for doing this, but I can't help myself, this one makes me laugh just thinking about it!) - - - Updated - - - Other events planned: 5. Attend April 4th VMB Meet and Greet organized by captainron62 at the TAG bar 2pm in the Linq, but this willl depend on whether or not I bust out of the poker tourney early. 6. Bet on and watch Final Four and Championship games, perhaps with UKFanatic? 7. Eat at new restaurant Searsuckers at Caesar's for dinner on Saturday night with PleePleus and the girls. Buy the girls some caviar, hehehehe....anyone know why I'm chuckling? 8. Visit SLS, Cromwell and Downtown (probably not on this trip).