Alright yâ€™all it took me a while to get around to getting this out but here are the details of my first Vegas trip and our stay at the Hard Rock. Saturday Jan 8th- Finally got off work around 7am and home by 730, hit the bed for a few hours sleep before leaving out. We had booked a flight on Allegiant that was leaving on Sunday. Since the Airport was 3 hours away, and the state was supposed to get a heavy snow storm we decided to head out and get a hotel room near the Airport for the night. Finally on the road around 4pm, and arrived in Springdale, AR around 730pm. Checked in, then decided to hit the Oklahoma state line for a little pre-Vegas action at Cherokee Casino. Played a few slots and was down about $100, until getting ready to walk out the door. Stuck $5 into a slot near the entrance and the second spin hit a payline for $124.00, cashed out and headed back to the hotel. Finally fell asleep around 3am. Sunday Jan 9th- Up way too early 7amâ€¦ restless and ready to get on the plane. Since the hotel we were staying at was smoke free, I went downstairs and grabbed a quick smoke outside. [email protected] it was cold and was looking like it was going to start snowing soon. Now I started getting a little worried that if it started snowing the flight would be cancelled. Allegiant only flies out on Sundays and Thursdays so if the flight was canceled I would be out the money I spent on show tickets for Santana and Zumanity. Around 830 the wife wakes up, we grab a quick bit to eat and hit the road around 930. At the airport by 10 and check-in. Check in goes smoothly, security check point line was short and breezed right through. Get to the gate and itâ€™s packed. Flight is due to leave at Noon, so the wife and I wonder through the gift shop for awhile then back to the gate. We had assigned seats so we were the second group to board. Non-assigned seats took forever and the flight leaves 10 minutes late. Flight goes smooth, the wife entertains herself with her Iphone camera and snapping pics out the window along the way, and friends start texting us pictures of all the snow we missed by 30 minutes. Smooth flight, and 3 hours later we are on the ground at LAS. We both hit the restrooms, I come out and wait and wait and waitâ€¦ no wife to be seen. Try to call her on her phone, no answer.. walk around the area no wife. Finally she calls me back and she is in the gift shopâ€¦ behind some guy she swears is Lou Ferrigno (we are still debating that to this day), we then hop the tram, grab the bags and get to the shuttle pick-up. Luckily one is about 5 minutes from leavingâ€¦ bags on, weâ€™re on and headed to the Hard Rock. The shuttle drivers drops us at the front, get to the reservation desk only to find out that we need to be on the other side of the property at the HRH tower check-in. Lug the bags through the casino looking like the first time tourist we are, and finally find the HRH tower area. Check-in and was told that they have a Pool view room available and was asked if that would be fine. Ask is the pool was openâ€¦ still closed. Get to the room and the room looked great. Check the viewâ€¦ yep thereâ€™s a pool.. and not a soul around it but still had a great view of the North End of the Strip. Unpack, relax a few minutes and head down to get playerâ€™s cards. Get signed up.. new member freeplay and earn 175 points within 24hrs and get a few bottle of wine. Cool!!!!! The wife and I play a few slot.. rack up about 50 points but no decent wins. Back to the room.. grab the Santana tickets and time to eat. Decided on the Pink Tacoâ€¦ get seated easily. Looking over the menu, we decided to spit the app platter and an order of guacamole. The guacamole was outstanding, the app platter was decent. After dinner, we wander down to H&H tattoo since the wife wanted to get her first tattoo in Vegas. Browse through the artist portfolios.. decent work. Talk with the receptionist and get the â€œIt all depends what you want and how long it takesâ€ run around as far as pricing goes. Bad vibe sets in and we tell her we will check back in the morning when the artists are in. Debate on going back up and changing clothes for the concertâ€¦ we opt to just head on in. Get inside the Joint and we both decide we are thirsty and need water. I go to the bar, and get a funny look from the bartender when I order water. Offered two choices bottled â€œSmart Waterâ€ or bottle â€œPlain Waterâ€, since I saw the â€œSmart Waterâ€ in the room for $8 a bottle, I opt for â€œPlain Waterâ€â€¦ ouch $5 a bottle and they were 8oz bottles. We get seated and I realize the seats looked a lot closer on the websites seating chart then they actually were. We are almost to the backâ€¦. Kicking myself for not spending the extra $20 a ticket to get closer. Seats are starting to fill upâ€¦ and then some drunk woman behind us gets pissed off at a guy in her row and goes into a tirade of calling him every name imaginable. Santana opens up with â€œBlack Magic Womanâ€, great groove, 80 year old couple next to us pull out earplugs and start complaining about the music being to loud. Iâ€™m thinking the entire time, â€œCome on, itâ€™s a rock concert. Loud and Rock go together.â€ Drunk woman behind us is still cussingâ€¦ old couple still complaining. Santana is rockingâ€¦. Then gets into this â€œLove and Lightâ€, one world, one people rant for about 20 minutes. The wife and I decide to call in quits and make our way out about 15 minutes before the end of the show. We decide that since we just paid $10 for two small bottles of water, that we might as well get a few free drinks on the casino floor. Park ourselves at some multi-denomination Top Dollar, CW comes by, the wife orders us two drinks. 20 minutes laterâ€¦. No CW. Another CW comes byâ€¦ I order a couple of drinks and tip $5 up front hoping to speedier serviceâ€¦. 20 more minuteâ€¦ Zilch!!!!! We call it a night and head back to the room and we are amazed at how comfortable the bed is!!!