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Bums, Boobs, And Boyd

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Jimbucc, Sep 2, 2019.

  1. Vegas Pilgrim

    Vegas Pilgrim Tourist

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    Breaking news...FSE canopy construction stopped in front of QQQQ Tuesday. The drummer boys were replaced by the huge construction cranes. Wednesday the cranes were gone and the percussion “artists” returned. One day of rest for the boys and girls of The King’s Bar, who can’t wear Beats noise cancelling headphones while they work.

    Parenthetical story back to original point. Played there this morning just as the gents were setting up their drumming “equipment” (literally minutes after the cranes rolled out). Pointed this out to the person playing beside me, and he said “I can just about take anything , but those “f’n drums are disgusting!”

    Of course, said person also had a can of Coopenhagen snuff and an elegant QQQQ spit bottle beside him.

    And so it goes.

    Leaving in the am crushed but not bested. I shall return.
     
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  2. AyDee

    AyDee Low-Roller

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    I once wondered what level of tip it would take to get the drumming to stop out there but did not investigate further.
    I must admit, I chucked at the previous "what has freemont street become (wringing of hands)" thread until I tried walking end to end on a weekend night.
     
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  3. casinokid68

    casinokid68 VIP Whale

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    I agree with that. Hey, I live in Brooklyn, NY. Hanging out on Fremont St. feels like home. We have booze, buskers, beggars galore, etc.:drunk:Though a man walking with nothing but a G-string on would not survive around here.:nono:
     
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  4. nfajgmbr03

    nfajgmbr03 High-Roller

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    Yes those pesky dippers. Almost as bad as the drummers. I try to stay away from those ruffians.
     
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  5. Crawfordesquire

    Crawfordesquire Low-Roller

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    agreed. the mental health issue is rampant, even for the 'entrepreneurs.'
     
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  6. smerrian

    smerrian View from Bally's

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    I don't think it's so much that they're all lazy, though I'm sure that's the case for some, but I believe the main culprit is inability to hold down a job. I think either mental illness, drugs or lack of childhood guidance has left these people lacking the basic drive to consider a job as what you do. That you have to show up at a certain time, that you are expected to do the work of whatever the job entails, and that you are expected to repeat it every damn day. This is life. For some reason they just can't, or won't, do it. I believe these people know they should get a job, I just don't think these people are capable of holding onto a job.
     
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    3 weeks. Yikes!
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  7. TJC

    TJC High-Roller

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    I think I was graced by the presence of the person you're speaking of. Was it the day that the King's bar was closed in the morning?
     
  8. Vegas Pilgrim

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    It was indeed. Small world.
     
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  9. TJC

    TJC High-Roller

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    That's unreal. It must have been before you got there or after you left, because we were the only two at the bar. I've never seen that bar closed before, so it was odd. We were both playing the two lower level machines and he hit AWAK on $1 DDB. The guy gave the waitress a $100 tip and gave me what he called a "lucky hundred." And yeah, the dude was dipping Copenhagen, but I didn't see him spit once. That's one tough hombre...and generous, too! Hope you had a good trip.
     
  10. Vegas Pilgrim

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    Probably you saw him after me...I had one of the lower level (maybe wheelchair accessible) machines. He was playing first “bar level” machine next to them at the time. I was happy to get drink service from waitress, since bar was closed. Just got back from getting crushed at Binion’s and it continued on at kings bar. Until next time. And for you doubters, my vantage point. I had to adjust my camera to avoid getting the gent in the picture, privacy still important!

    [​IMG]
     
  11. TJC

    TJC High-Roller

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    Yep, we were playing those two accessible machines. He was playing the one on the right when he hit the AWAK. Like you said, small world!
     
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  12. TKO

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    Don't find the hucksters nearly as offensive as the salespeople that run out at you offering samples of facial lotion.
    Wife and I would just like to be able to leisurely walk down to Harley Store and enjoy the sights without getting their samples shoved at you and the same pitch line 2-3 times with each walk under the canopy. They don't take a friendly no for an answer and continue to "nip at your heels" for 10 to 25 feet or more.
     
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  13. nfajgmbr03

    nfajgmbr03 High-Roller

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    Dang it's good to be around people that feel like spreading the wealth. I play those lower machines myself. It seems like I always walk away and miss the fun too. $2k would be a sweet hit.
     
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  14. Joe

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    Don't make eye contact and don't utter a word or shake your head no, like you understood what they said. Works all the time.
     
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  15. Vegas Pilgrim

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    Indeed, walked over to Walgreens once, and the “sample givers” were on the prowl, and very aggressive...they didn’t approach me, probably realizing there’s no cream that could help me. Too bad they can’t stay in circles that could be avoided.
     
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  16. vegasdev

    vegasdev VIP Whale

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    the lotion people... UGHHH!
    I hate it when I let someone push my buttons, but I have really made some crass remarks to those jackasses.
    with not regrets I might add.
     
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  17. TKO

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    Oh, I do get it Joe. Not a problem for me. My wife's the problem. She's still a good looken blond for her age, at least I think so. But she's just too dam polite. She always has to stop. One minute we are walking side by side and suddenly out pops a young "kid" from a store front with one of those packets in their hand. I continue walking with eyes ahead as you suggest, but wife is already caught back in their web. I just shake my head when she catches up holding a dam lotion packet. If you try to walk toward the middle of Freemont when approaching their known hangouts, they just put on a burst of speed before you get too far away.
    Just a minor anoyance, but sure wish they had to stand in one of those huckster circles as Vegas Pilgrim suggested.
     
  18. TKO

    TKO High-Roller

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    Hey, don't be afraid to share any crass remarks that worked. I'm all ears.
     
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  19. bubbakitty

    bubbakitty Doing retirement again and happily so....

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    I do make eye contact (usually only once a trip) and say “you need to get the f*^k away from me right now!!” In a fairly aggressive voice which is unusual for my demeanor. We are never bothered by the same person the whole trip.

    Once the lady grabbed my wife’s wrist (non aggressively but still) so I grabbed her wrist and said “What are you doing?” It was as effective as anything else. I don’t get how they don’t have to be in a circle :rolleyes:
     
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  20. wanker751

    wanker751 Dutch Rudder Enthusiast

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    Gotta say this... those people probsbly make a shocking amount of money
     
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