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.

The Night the Lights went out on Fremont

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Grid, Apr 13, 2017.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Grid

    Grid Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    3,485
    Location:
    Chicago
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    31

    My Trip Report

    Boys trip, just 4 days 3 nights.

    We split the trip between the strip and Fremont to spice things up. Shit storm at Golden Nugget, their system went down, and a metric ton of slot hit pictures on my website.

    Sorry if the mood of this report seems a little sour, Vegas might be changing just too much now for me.

    I dont feel the electric sex in the air like I once did.

    https://sites.google.com/site/lvgrid/journal-blog/i-the-night-the-lights-went-out-on-fremont
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Love Love x 1
  2. M0rtyC

    M0rtyC TBD

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2012
    Messages:
    980
    Location:
    North Shore Massachusetts
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    26
    Very nice job with the report. Never liked the GN I'm sure they are out of you will as well.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Grid

    Grid Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    3,485
    Location:
    Chicago
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    31
    Thank you! I did talk to an assistant GM at Golden Nugget once I got home. She found me on these boards actually. She did seem very apologetic on the situation. I get it that shit happens. But its all about how you handle it while shit is going down. For that, they failed. I think I played enough to warrant some decent bounce back comps. I'll have to see what they offer me, based on my play, to see if its worth the trek back.

    I am a whore for a good comp, and I did like their casino. I just didn't like that it broke so easily LOL
     
  4. pocomo

    pocomo Tourist

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2015
    Messages:
    4
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    6
    Fantastic report with great pictures. Thanks for uploading in high res, very very clear. Definitely evokes the feeling and spirit of a slot-focused trip, bookmarked :)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    11,685
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    115
    Just popping in to read your read your report but before I forget wanted to let you know that Cosmo has brought back a lot of the older slots. Some of your favourites may be there?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. Grid

    Grid Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    3,485
    Location:
    Chicago
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    31
    I had no idea, they were the one casino we didn't go in on the strip except for most of the CET ones. I'll have to take a peak the next time I'm in town. thanks for the tip!
     
  7. JeJas

    JeJas VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2014
    Messages:
    3,729
    Location:
    NY
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    0
    Man, great report. Love your writting.
    I would say it is exactly like my own trip except I don't have a brother snore on airplane, also I mostly just play VP.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. Chicken Dinner

    Chicken Dinner Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2015
    Messages:
    384
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    10
    Sorry abt the nugget. But sounds like you had a good time overall. Thanks for sharing
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2013
    Messages:
    22,519
    Location:
    Chicagoland
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    22
    Nice report!

    Sucks about what happened at the Nugget and sounds they dropped the ball on the outage. But network problems will always be disasters. I wonder how much faster things would have went if they were more prepared.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. Grid

    Grid Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    3,485
    Location:
    Chicago
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    31
    Thanks! I switched to imgur for the pictures. Photobucket turned into a pesky ad supported pile of shit. So I moved on.

    I tried to stay positive, since I know bad things can happen anywhere. But the GN could have handled it all sooooo much better. And that was the bee in my bonnet.
     
  11. Chicken Dinner

    Chicken Dinner Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2015
    Messages:
    384
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    10
    Let me add - I've read all of grids reports on his site. They're all worth a read. I'm sitting in Logan now on my way out. My usual degen partner bailed last minute. Jerk. I wish I had gone last week to meet up with you guys, I like to get around to as many places as possible too. DT might be a little ambitious solo.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  12. Richard Alpert

    Richard Alpert LOST

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2015
    Messages:
    9,150
    Location:
    The Island
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    13
    Grid,
    Awesome report! Again, sorry to hear about the fiasco at GN!
    Would've been a bummer for someone stopping on the way to the cab line (and eventually airport) to have a hundo or two stuck in a machine!

    ww.jpg

    IMO, if Wonder Woman pilots an invisible plane she should be wearing an invisible outfit! :wink2:

    film.jpg

    I thought my computer screen went haywire when I scrolled onto this pic, Grid! :eek: That is definitely a Strip-view boner killer!

    Thanks again for the great report! :D

    RICHARD
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2013
    Messages:
    22,519
    Location:
    Chicagoland
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    22
    Amen to that. Photobucket is terrible for that now. I have tried google photos in recent TRs, but adding image links with them have sucked a bit (addresses are literally hundreds of characters).
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  14. Grid

    Grid Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    3,485
    Location:
    Chicago
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    31
    We could have caused so much chaos together CD! If I would have struck it rich I'd still be in Vegas waiting on ya :drunk:

    Q: Why can't Wonder Woman drive a car? A: Because she's a woman! Sorry I couldn't resist myself. If the picture of my view looked bad on your PC, imagine how vertigo inducing it was in real life!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. Kobra2848

    Kobra2848 VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2011
    Messages:
    1,941
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    38
    Great report and helped pass the time until my trip next month. Sucks about the issue at the Golden Nugget. I'm not sure I could have waited it out.

    Mark
     
    • Like Like x 1
  16. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    11,685
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    115
    Great report and photos. You know, I've never entered MB from the front either....will make a point of it next time.
     
    • Like Like x 1
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.