Short trip/shorter TR... I arrived at the BARBARY COAST at 8:30AM Friday morning, and got a room right after lunch. They gave me 'almost' a corner room, 3d floor overlooking BALLYS marquee and BELLAGIO's Foutains. When I decided I was going to the STEELY DAN concert, my first choice for a weekend hotel was the GOLD COAST over the RIO, but they were close to $200. per night so I chose the BC for the 1st time at $119. and would walk to the Show at PLANETALADDIN (still a very big construction mess on the inside) The rooms are very similar to their sister property GC (GC is better I think) The staff is great and their Victorian Room Cafe more than accomodating! Bed was so-so, bathroom is GOLD COAST dinky, and the new plasma TV's real nice! I still haven't seen a plasma TV in Vegas yet with propperly adjusted color...they're all so hot...looks wrong! STEELY DAN were GREAT! The sound mix, the voices, the band, the simple stage set.....everything was very impressive. I hope they don't take another 17 year vacation and remind me NEVER to go to Vegas in July again when it's 110-112 degrees unless John Lennon has risen from the ashes and is performing again... IT WAS MISRIBLE! GAMING: There wasn't much time for gaming...I played some slots, JOB, Bonus, DoubleBonus, quarters and dollars depending on where I was... ...ALL VERY UNEVENTFUL, lost at everything I touched this quick trip. I put some thoughts under Shows/Entertainment for PHANTOM, BODIES, and JUBILEE BACKSTAGE TOUR. ...not much of a report huh, real trip coming up in early September.