I know it has been discussed before, but as I was out last night, it really donned on me how much harder it is to walk the strip (specifically at night) then it used to be. Between street performers, porn slappers, dressed up characters, homeless, bottled water & beer peddlers and of course large crowds, I had never seen so many bottlenecks like I did last night. The worst spots last night were: In front of Bellagio fountains (of course when the fountains are going it is to be expected), the overpass from Caesars to Bellagio, near the Mirage at the crosswalk to cross over to Harrahs just to name a few. I found the other side of the strip to be a little better, the Linq seemed busy but was surprisingly much easier to navigate. I don't mind crowds and it gives a unique atmosphere when it's hopping like that, but these just weren't crowds, these were congested areas that took so much longer than they should to walk by. Personally, I think the street performers are out of control. Seems just about anyone can set up shop and to me, it's killing the vibe as you go down the strip. I still had a great time out and about last night, but this really stood out. Sorry, rant over.