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Vegas Micro-Moments

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by eloisegirl, Mar 7, 2013.

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  1. eloisegirl

    eloisegirl Low-Roller

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    There are moments in Vegas, so fleeting yet so VEGAS, that when they happen just have to smile and say to yourself, "Vegas, Baby!"

    One night I could not sleep so I went down and played Sex and The City for hours. Around 5 am, I had a good hit and then some guy about ten feet away saw me clapping my hands, and he ran toward me, going "Yaaaaaaay" and he had his hand up for a high five. He bolted past, we slapped hands, and off he went. It was so RANDOM. (Isn't there some one on here who is a fan of the random high five? Maybe it was you!)

    Another time I was playing Buffalo slots beside another woman, who was just as absorbed in her Bet Maxing as I was. She was sipping her drink from her straw, as I sat and sipped my own drink. Suddenly, I got four gold coins (three starts the bonus with 8 free games; four is the bonus with 15 free games and is highly desirable; five gold coins would be a miracle!). After hearing the buzzer noise for the 4 coin bonus, she wordlessly put her fist up next to mine and without thinking I fist-bumped her without comment as I pressed Start Feature with the other hand. We never said another word til the bonus finished, and she looked at my amount saying, "That's a whoooole lotta money for nuthin'!" I just thought this lady was the coolest. And it was just so VEGAS! to me.

    Do you have any moments you can recall where you just thought, "Yeah baby, only in Vegas!"? An interaction, a character, an insight?

    *It should be noted that I basically feel I am in a movie when in Vegas, because it's just so out of the realm of my regular experiences.
     
  2. mike_m235

    mike_m235 Tourist

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    Two years back I was at a sportsbook buying futures tickets, and at home I had a friend who was a big Notre Dame fan, so I was buying him a $10 ticket on ND to win the BCS (it wasn't this year, when that was actually possible.)

    The guy behind the counter looks at me and asks 'you want to save some time and have me just throw that away now?'

    It was the perfect level of snark. I almost fell out laughing.
     
  3. numeno

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    Its a moment that gets repeated everytime I go, but just getting off the airplane is the perfect start to the vacation. If I vacation elsewhere it is just a regular airport, but in Vegas, you know you are in Vegas from that very first moment.


    Something I only experience in Vegas is sports betting. Some of my most memorable moments watching NCAA basketball are on games that someone is winning by 30 points. Some team shoots up a final shot and the book just erupts. It doesn't matter if it goes in or not as I've seen it both ways. It is a situation where noone in the book cares about the actual outcome of the game but they are watching it as intently as if every one of them has their teams season on the line. Someone hitting the Over or beating the spread in a meaningless game causes more excitement than anything else.



    I had a trip 4-5 years ago now where some cousins joined my family. It was a first trip for most of them and may have even been my first in a long time. There was a day when we got some of cards of women. Later on that afternoon we were sitting at some outside bar and a few in my group were looking at some of them. We got into a discussion and pretty soon we were trading them back and forth. Like I'll trade you a Candy for a Rose, or 4 blonds for a red head. Then someone from a few tables away came over and joined in as well. Only in Vegas would a complete stranger come up and trade porn cards. :)
     
  4. kel3420

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    Vegas is a place like no other. Where else can you spark up a conversation with someone on your flight, run into them days later, high five as you are walking by and not even say a word? Haha

    I have many "only in Vegas" moments, but one that pops in my head...I was sitting at the bar by sports book at Mirage playing VP. Group of 4-5 guys sit down, and as always happens, I start talking to the guy next to me. He is showing me pics of his kid and we are just hanging out. We start talking about how many hookers are at this bar. He was like "oh that's so gross, I can't imagine why guys would have to pay for it" etc etc. A VERY obvious prostitute walks up, puts her arms around this guy and asks if he wants a repeat of the previous night. He turned all shades or red. I just shook my head and went back to my game. My husband walked up and I told him what happened, kinda laughing, because really where else would this happen to me? The guy looks at dh and just says "wouldn't you hit that?" Hubbie was just like "uh, no". Typing it, this doesn't seem so funny, but it was a total Vegas only moment, lol. Come to think of it,I have quite a few hooker stories.

    I have several times been playing slots early in the morning and have been sitting by an elevator bank and have seen a girl go up with two guys, still be sitting there when she comes down and still be sitting there when she goes back up with someone new. This doesn't even phase me anymore.

    But my all time favorite only in Vegas micro moments are when I am going down for the day. I get up early, so with the time change, sometimes I have gone down at 3 or 4 am. I love that time. I have seen bachelor parties still going, many times, see a group of three girls, two dragging one that is passed out, going to their rooms, and the early birds, like me, just starting their day. Where else could this happen, and it's all just fine?
     
  5. S'AllGoodMan

    S'AllGoodMan High-Roller

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    No where else in the world is there a midget dressed as a leprechaun that will pour green glop down your throat while walking around on the bar.

    They actually may have one down in Key West...
     
  6. Flopitbaby

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    Many years ago we come out of the Palms waiting for our car at the valet. Right in front of us the valet attendent pulls up with a hot red corvette. A beautiful women wearing glasses and a black skin tight sexy dress comes walking out to get in. In my alcohol induced state I blurt out hey guys look a school teacher ! She turns smiles, winks and says "Yes I Am". Only in vegas where all of your fantasies:wink2: are possible.
     
  7. Netta

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    Bagger Vance

    I was at the Luxor about 2 years ago playing craps it was between 3-4 am and all of a sudden this guy comes in dressed in an old tymers golf outfit knickers, cap, and carrying a golf bag with an old wooden shaft club. He was just going up to random people being a complete idiot. My buddy and just looked at each other and said "Vegas baby".

    Gotta Love It!!!
     
  8. Steve in RI.

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    I remember an incredible run on the craps tables at Ballys about 10 years ago, when the shooter must have made 8 passes in a row, and I had all the numbers covered, hardways, you name it and just couldn't seem to lose. After another point was made I shouted"I love this town!" like Tom Cruise in "Rainman" when they are cleaning up at the blackjack tables.
     
  9. lucky13

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    brought a vegas virgin last year , so what did he see ? an overweight man in a motorized wheelchair with bunny ears on his head and a 6 pack of beer in his lap going down the strip
    we bring this up often as we talk of vegas and laugh our asses off ....only in vegas
     
  10. Jinx

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    I love Eloisegirl's fist bump story, would make a great commercial.

    I've had a ton of the micro moments, one of my favorites though, was when wife and I used to go out to vegas on spring break, we got to IP to checkin late night, and as we were about to get on the elevator, there was an older gentleman walking back and forth, saying "beep beep, I'm the roadrunner". By the time we got on the elevator his wife had came over and was explaining that he might have had a few too many to drink. She also had to corral the roadrunner to staying on the elevator, since he would continuously walk in and out when the door opened.
     
  11. ardee

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    About 6-7 years ago, we were stepping off an IP elevator as a group of college guys was getting on.
    One of them took a look at my husband's hawaiian shirt and gave him this hive-five-handshake-chest-bump
    move that was like a work of art in its grace and flow.
    Husband didn't miss a beat in exchanging this man to man greeting. :drunk::evillaugh
    A strange but funny moment, I'll tell you.
     
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  12. robert m.

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    Was walking down Fremont Street one night during NCCA basketball tournament.

    A young man with a full longneck beer approached my friend and me. He said, "may I have a buck to get a beer?" I politely responded, "not right mow. I think you bottle is full."

    Then he asked, "hey...who won that basketball game tonight?"

    My buddy and I said something like, "Kansas by 6 points."

    He reached into his pocket and pulled out a betting ticket, stared at it, then shouted, " I WON!!!".

    He walked off, presumably to cash his winning ticket.

    My buddy and I stared at each other and both had the same thought. We should have asked him for a buck for a beer!
     
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