1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

Las Vegas Walk of Stars

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by srudude87, Feb 12, 2018 at 10:58 AM.

  1. srudude87

    srudude87 Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2013
    Messages:
    139
    Location:
    Altoona, PA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    4
    I noticed a few years ago former MLB pitcher Esteban Loaiza had a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars. I always figured maybe he grew up there or something. He was arrested this weekend for having over 40 kilos of heroin and cocaine. So I looked it up to see what he did to get a star and haven't really found anything. He married the popular Mexican American singer Jenni Rivera in 2010. I guess they were considered a Mexican power couple and a few months later they each got a star. She died in a plane crash a year later as they were divorcing. I looked up on both of their wiki pages and neither had any real connection to Vegas. She basically got one by fan voting. How did he get a star? People like Mayweather, Agassi, Jenna Jameson, Dana White, Tarkanian, Wynn (it would be dug up anyway), and any Fertitta don't even have a star. Big Elvis is the only one the past 3 years to get one.
     
  2. andyg99

    andyg99 Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2014
    Messages:
    459
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    31
    when I heard the story about Loaiza I immediately thought the same thing - ie, he must have been born or grew up in Vegas... couldn't find the connection either. I must have walked past his star dozens of times, as a Yankee fan it was cool to see a former player (even though it was only one season) on their walk of stars, I imagine it may disappear now
     
    Vegas Trip #32!
  3. srudude87

    srudude87 Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2013
    Messages:
    139
    Location:
    Altoona, PA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    4
    I emailed Kats from the Review Journal and he replied back saying it sounded very interesting and will look into it. Keep an eye on a column, inspired by me lol.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. dmr

    dmr Registered Abuser

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Messages:
    7,450
    Location:
    Somewhere in Middle America
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    70
    Uh, stupid question here? Where is the LVWOS? Did I miss something?
     
  5. TrewBrew

    TrewBrew High-Roller

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2015
    Messages:
    564
    Location:
    Milwaukee
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    7
    Niece's 21st B-Day.....Knowing her mom the trip will not happen
  6. bubbakitty

    bubbakitty Doing tirement again and happily so....

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2003
    Messages:
    3,903
    Location:
    Texas
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    64
    He appears to be the insignificant other to the star. But I guess that is good enough at this time. I looked at the list and it seemed to be missing quite a few people but maybe you have to give permission to let them give you one. Interesting though. I will look next time.
    Only thing in the cement of Nevada I ever saw (other than a pair of Gucci's soles sticking out) were some kind of jazz / music recognition between Cromwell and the Westin where bourbon street or somethings like it once was. Wayyy back in the day. Might still be there. Remember dizzy Gillespie and bennie Goodman. But unlike baseball pitchers, Diz and Ben didn't include their wives in the tribute.
     
    Almost springtime. Can't you just smell it in the air?
    It's May. Day. Mother's. Marches. Etc. why not some VP?
  7. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 1999
    Messages:
    25,597
    Location:
    Western Washington
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    19
    • Funny Funny x 1
  8. dmr

    dmr Registered Abuser

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Messages:
    7,450
    Location:
    Somewhere in Middle America
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    70
    Thanks. I guess I've seen it without knowing it then. :)
     
  9. Johnzimbo

    Johnzimbo High-Roller

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2010
    Messages:
    586
    Location:
    DFW
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    100
    His star should now have a "crack" in it.
     
  10. waverunner

    waverunner Sperm Whale

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2012
    Messages:
    2,354
    Location:
    SoCal
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    121
    Can't believe Shecky Greene, Lance Burton, Red Foxx, Melinda, are not on the Walk of Fame. These people lived and worked in Vegas for many years.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  11. Breeze147

    Breeze147 Button Man

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2013
    Messages:
    4,865
    Location:
    Southern Maryland by way of Philadelphia
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    15
    I probably walked right past these a hundred times and never noticed them.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  12. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 1999
    Messages:
    25,597
    Location:
    Western Washington
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    19
    It's pretty easy to walk right over them. They are just a concrete square, but a different color (red-ish IIRC) with a star on them. They aren't that close together for you to notice that something is going on, and lots of other things to look at so you might miss them.

    I think originally they had said that there would be thousands of these stars all along a 4 mile stretch of LVB, but it looks to me like they just have a handful of them at this point. And it's been at least a decade since they started this project. I always intended to look and see what the requirements are to get a star. I assume it's like the Hollywood one where you have to get a sponsor and pay for the costs. Since it never caught on as a draw, I'm not sure there's much interest in investing in getting one for yourself.