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He’ll Sleep When He’s Dead: A Live, Pictorial Journey Into The Madness

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by DockEllis, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. Mrs Bourbon

    Mrs Bourbon Tourist

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    Wow - some cool dive bars in Vegas
    Thanks for sharing, may need to include a detour to some of these
    Wonderful pics and great TR so far!
     
  2. Syringe Monkey

    Syringe Monkey Hero of the Baggage Carousel...

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    I really appreciate your photos.
     
  3. VegasJmr

    VegasJmr Low-Roller

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    Really enjoying the ride!!
     
  4. Mike G

    Mike G Tourist

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    Great trip report! Really enjoyed the Dive Bars! Great pics!
     
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  5. Pbtrav

    Pbtrav Low-Roller

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    Great report...if you keep going on the tour, give Rusty Spur Saloon a chance! Stayed there for way to many drinks in July..
     
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  6. 18000rpm

    18000rpm Low-Roller

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    These are beautiful, publication-worthy photos (and taken with a very good camera and different lenses). Fantastic job.
     
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  7. robert m.

    robert m. High-Roller

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    Agree with 18000rpm.

    I was thinking that those Downtown photos would make a great coffee table book.
     
  8. NPLV

    NPLV High-Roller

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    Wow what an awesome report. Just what I needed to read thru while having a quick lunch during a stressful day at work. Pictures brought me right there with you. Enjoy!
     
  9. Mirageluvr

    Mirageluvr VIP Whale

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    Your pictures are special...thanks. Just to add, you have a great eye for beauty.
     
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  10. DockEllis

    DockEllis Tourist

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    Rise and shine, get out of bed
    Get ready for the day
    Get a coffee from the deli
    And walk the riverbank
    Be careful with your headphones on
    When you cross the FDR
    Don't want to be a casualty
    Before you make it to the bar
    And hide your shakes, and worried face
    Just sit down in the back
    Your friends got there ahead of you
    And night is falling fast

    Oh, you know you shouldn't say it
    So you're thinking it out loud
    Some things we lost are never to be found
    But if you're gonna talk like that
    At least buy another round
    And we can keep drinking till St. Dymphna kicks us out

    This world is made of blinking lights
    They're changing all the time
    But depending who you're talking to
    It's likely to be fine
    I watched you go from bad to worse
    The blues is here to stay
    But sometimes it's the simple things that make it all okay

    - Conor Oberst, “Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out”

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  11. Mirageluvr

    Mirageluvr VIP Whale

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    Who is this masked man?
     
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  12. NittyOne

    NittyOne Low-Roller

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    Very nice pics once again, need to get over to the arts district.
     
  13. Ezzy711

    Ezzy711 VIP Whale

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    The grasshopper on the wall blew me away.
     
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  14. D in the D

    D in the D Oldest ride, Longest Line

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    Great report, thanks for sharing it all, especially the pictures. In the picture of the LongBar that you took, at the far end is the coolest bartender in town. Bearded guy, his name is Chris....he does a mean version of Blue Steel. If you've seen Zoolander, you know what that is.
     
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  15. UnicornTX

    UnicornTX Low-Roller

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    Wow, great report and the photos are awesome!
     
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  16. DockEllis

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    “I only ever play Vegas one night at a time. It's a hideous, gaudy place; it may not be the end of the world per se, but you can certainly see it from there.”
    - Robin Williams

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  17. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Where is this art located in Cosmo, @DockEllis?
     
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  18. drdestructo

    drdestructo Low-Roller

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    Loving this report. Thank you for sharing!
     
  19. DockEllis

    DockEllis Tourist

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    Cameras are an iPhone and Sony RX10 Mach IV

    I will be gambling once I get these dive bars out of my system. I’ve met some incredible locals working and sitting at bars over the last day. I have a long list of places to go I never would have known about. A poetry reading Friday at a new bookstore downtown. A rave Friday night on the strip. A deep 80s electro video party tonight. A record store with a an employees name who will show me records they keep in the back. A hidden bar that isn’t on the internet that you have to know about. A jam session with local bar owners and marijuana industry execs. But believe it or not I haven’t bet a penny and I’ve been here 30 hours. That’s a rare occurrence for me. In fact, it’s a first.
     
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  20. Dutch34

    Dutch34 High-Roller

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    Doc Freakin Ellis!! As epic as the man the pitched a no-no high on LSD! This is wonderful!
     
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