My first trip to Vegas was in 1985. I was there twice in about six weeks; I completed the the Marine Corps Recruiter's School in San Diego between the two dates. I drove from Virginia to San Diego and Vegas was on the way... The two shows we attended--George Carlin and Bill Cosby/Sammy Davis, Jr.-- both started at around 11 p.m. There was something kind of magical about having a nice dinner, a bit of gambling time, and then on to the show. I just don't get that with all of the shows now starting much earlier than that. Dinner can be rushed if you eat before or at closing time in some of the nice places if you eat after. The evening is kind of spoken for by the event more than the event is part of the evening. The shows were refreshing--both were very good (no one had any idea how the story of Cosby would turn out; this isn't about that) and it led to staying in the casino until early morning. I know...may people already stay until early morning. I am older, so it may feel different now than it did then. It just felt so "Vegas" to have shows in the late evening... What do you think?