This trip report involves a lot of this some of this and a lot of this I took this trip to see Jimmy Buffet at MGM. I went to his concert last year but sat at the very top. This year I got a floor ticket and was super excited to sit in the sea of parrot heads. Included along with me this trip was my best friend Collin and his brother Darren. Collin and I were flying out of your home town in South Dakota, and darren would meet us in Vegas as he lives in a different city. Well Friday started off at 3:30 am as we needed to be at the airport at 4:00 am. Fly out to Minneapolis at 5:00 and were in the Minneapolis airport at 6:00am. We had a two hour lay over, hmm what to do. BLOODY MARY'S!! Hit the in the delta wing. Order Bloody's and breakfast. Went down like ice tea on a hot summer day. Another please. Second one just as easy and probably faster. I remember Collin saying to me "your on a mission". Yes why yes I am. Still have some more time so we walk down to another bar and I order a vodka red bull, Collin gets a tall dark beer of some kind. Have two there and now I'm feeling no pain. Now we go to get on the plain and realize that our seats Weren't next to each other for some reason. Even though we had paid for specific seat. Sucked but wasn't going to risk arguing with someone after four mixed drinks. Of course I got to sit next to some guy with zero personality and Collin got to sit next to some hot chick. So I had to pass the time by drinking some vodka sprites. Get to Vegas get off the plain walk into the airport see Collin. And in a very loud drunk voice. Say "round up the virgins, daddy's home". Collin and about 10 other people burst out laughing. Grab bags and head outside to get a sedan and off we are to the Monte Carlo. Head to the VIP room to check inn. It was fast as can be. (VIP check in is really nice, there was a huge line outside in the main lobby. I'm sure I would of had a 30 minute plus wait.). My first thing after I check in is to head to Margaritaville and this trip would be no different. Had the volcano nachos, fajitas, perfect margarita and a drink in a big blender called Its 5oclock somewhere. Full as shit and too drunk to care we head over to play some roulette at the casino there. Dropped $500 pretty damn fast. Only hit a couple of my numbers. With only five bucks on them. I always play the same numbers 3,4,5,6,8,10,11,35 and 23. 23 I load up on. This trip though 23 hated me. It hid from me all weekend. Teased the shit out of me. Made me its bitch and laughed in my face. I'll be honest I don't remember exactly were we went from there or how we got back to the monte but that's where we eventually ended up. I went slutting around. That's what I call playing random slots. Ended up at the hangover slot outside of the high limit lounge. Collin shows up with a bucket of beers and we play hangover as I scream obscenities at the machine. I had the absolute worst bonus rounds I remember. I don't get when you bet $6 a pull hit a bonus and win a measly $9. Well that makes me shout dirty things at the slot. Apparently the older lady on the bank of machines behind me didn't care for it and asked me to keep it down. I'm sorry ma'am, but my machines being a f@#*!%g c*^t I replied. I don't think she found the same humor in it as I did. I slutted around for a while and played some roulette with no success. The first day was definitely not going to be a winner unless something changed pretty fast. Darren ended up showing up at the casino and got him settled into the room. Now Darren and I are the two degenerate gamblers of the group. We slutted around for a while and the went to go get ready to head to craft steak for supper. Head over to MGM feeling like a million dollars. Run into three girls on the way and start chatting it up. One of the girls took the pleasure of matching us up by numbers. Girl 1 with guy 1. 2 with 2 and 3 with 3. I was number three and the hot blonde of the group was also 3. Sweet. We talk for a bit and found out that these three were definitely in Vegas to let loose and do things that they wouldn't normally at home. Because when they found out we had three beds in our hotel room the instantly wanted to head there. Girl 1 kept on saying one bed for each couple. Now, I. Happily married and had no intentions of cheating on my wife taking care of my kids at home. So I had to be the party pooper and ditch the girls. Darren is the only single guy of the three and was really bummed. He kept saying that he would never of told anyone, and as much as I wish I could have a different outcome to that little story. Im glad now that I don't. Craftsteak. I ordered the wague 10oz fillet. Buffalo mozzarella salad and potatoes gratin had a side car to drink. I was not overly impressed with the service at Craftsteak. In fact I thought it sucked. Also the potatoes gratin were very bland. So for the sides and service I would give them a D at best. But the steak was a different story. It was absolutely the greatest steak I have ever eaten. Was done perfectly medium. And tasted like god himself was in the kitchen preparing it. It should be that good for $115 for a 10 oz. steak. Shifter I know you have said that the Japanese Kobe beef is even better, so if mine was this good I can't imagine what that taste like. Maybe next time. Headed back to the monte after dinner I sat down at a roulette wheel and Darren went to the room to Ralph up his lobster bisque that wasn't sitting well with him Collin went to bed. I was playing some people from Australia that were there for ten days. I told them that ten days of how I did Vegas would probably kill me, and after ordering about 8 vodka red bulls I think they believed me. At around 4am I decided to call it a night and asked the pit boss what he had me down for and he said about 150 a spin. It was probably closer to 100-125 but I was tipping quite well so I'm sure that helped. I was also very drunk but I don't become a jerk or annoying, but a fun drunk so I'm sure that helped also. So for the first day, I drank a ton ate good food. I went to bed down $2000 for the day. I had every intention of trying to meet up with the members at the Cosmo. But completely forgot about it Sorry to disappoint anyone. As I'm sure I didn't. Ill try and get to Saturday tomorrow night. Thanks for reading.