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When did you become THAT "old" v

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by AlwaysVegas, Apr 13, 2019 at 6:02 PM.

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Are you THAT old Vegas person?

This poll will close on Apr 27, 2019 at 6:02 PM.
  1. 1950s

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. 1960s

    2.3%
  3. 1970s

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. 1980s

    4.7%
  5. 1990s

    7.0%
  6. 2000s

    11.6%
  7. 2010s

    20.9%
  8. 2020s Huh?

    7.0%
  9. I shall never become tired of anything Vegas does!

    46.5%
  1. AlwaysVegas

    AlwaysVegas Low-Roller

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    I remember when I turned 21 in 1991 and, of course, was in Vegas on THAT special birthday. Ran into a guy in a Keno lounge at the Ho (even then I was classy). And he said, "I missed the way Vegas used to be." And I thought, "Are you KIDDING me? There's a Bloody Marry fountain amongst us! There are orangutans performing next door at the Stardust!"

    I realized I became THAT person when coin machines started to fade out to TITO.

    When did you become THAT person and why? And if not...KUDOS to you!
     
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  2. AlwaysVegas

    AlwaysVegas Low-Roller

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    My apologies, title should have been, "When did you become THAT old Vegas person?"
     
  3. Richard Alpert

    Richard Alpert LOST

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    I have a feeling that Vegas will help keep me young at heart. :D

    RICHARD
     
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  4. smerrian

    smerrian View from Bally's

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    I'm coming into Vegas for my 60th birthday. I don't feel like "That old Vegas person". I'm in better shape than I've been since my 30th birthday. Retired early 6 years ago, lost 85 lbs and I think going to the gym keeps me feeling young. But my body definitely lets me know in that I need my sleep, can't drink like I used to and prefer a quieter casino than PH or the D. I'd like to think that I'm not 'that old Vegas person' but I guess I am.
     
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  5. smerrian

    smerrian View from Bally's

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    I don't understand what the poll is asking. My birth decade? My first trip to LV?
     
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  6. bobby jones

    bobby jones VIP Whale

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    Nothing about Vegas but, I was speaking with a long time client from when I first set up practice. He recently sold his business and retired.

    I mentioned that I thought he was old at the time I took him on then I realized I’m now the same age he was at that time.

    I certainly don’t feel that way but, have a hard time thinking that younger people think I’m old!
     
  7. Multifarious5

    Multifarious5 VIP Whale

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    ***Edited for being a moron in how I interpreted poll***. OK, even on my second try I screwed up my answer/what OP is looking for. I think OP means, when did V lose its charm/become old for us. It hasn't for me yet, so I am deleting!
     
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  8. topcard

    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    I voted "2000s"... that's when so much of the charm of the strip was either torn down or became CET or MGM...I became the "old guy" grumbling about how much better Vegas was when the strip still possessed that charm... but that 'old guy' mentality is limited to my opinion of the strip, so the "vote" is not completely accurate, as it was also the 2000s when I became a downtown guy...& discovered that those properties still had much of that same charm...

    So - not really sure what the poll is trying to capture... the era that we loved Vegas the most, or the era when we started loving a past era/version better?
     
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  9. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    I think it's this one.
     
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  10. SMG

    SMG Low-Roller

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    When I first started visiting Vegas, it was the era of the big themed hotel/casinos which I really miss today. They made Vegas a unique place to visit. Even though there are some themed places still around, it nowhere near the same as it was back then. The themes have been watered down and many places are starting to look like hotels that I see in other major cities.

    As for downtown, I missed out on the days before they put up the canopy, but even downtown has undergone a lot of changes since my first Vegas trip ...some for the better and some for the worse. Although, I'm still hooked on Vegas, even though it keeps reinventing itself every few years.
     
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  11. oghuman

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    I was never what some people call young on my initial trip to Vegas twenty three years ago. I'm of and older age - whatever that may mean. This year I felt a little older on my walk back from Peppermill to Caesars which seemed to be a breeze a two years ago before my knee surgery. Before my surgery I used to walk 4 miles on the treadmill in an hour with a bit of an incline. Do I feel old any place - well I don't do clubs. Also, when have to walk more than a mile one way.
     
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  12. makikiboy

    makikiboy VIP Whale

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    I never thought of myself as old but a couple of years ago I was shooting craps at MSS when some of the younger "kids" started yelling "c'mon uncle, keep shooting!". I was on a heater and was throwing very well but I never had anyone call me "uncle" until then. But being in my 60's I guess I am considered "old" compared to the youngsters.

    But getting up every morning (*groan*) with aches and pains makes me realize that I am old.

    But I guess it's better to be called "uncle" than "grandpa". When that happens I know I will be feeling real old.
     
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  13. AlPal

    AlPal Low-Roller

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    First trip was in 2007 and I have done nothing but fall it love with it more. The trips have morphed into different things since the first trip, but I don’t see the excitement going away anytime soon.
     
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  14. zerofan

    zerofan VIP Whale

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    1996 - stayed at the Monte Carlo the year they opened.

    Didn't gamble much then, boy times have changed :evillaugh:
     
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  15. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    We're not gobsmacked by Vegas anymore but we still get a smile when taking the little bend in Sloan and starting to see the city. My first real trip was about 1990 -- we drove through often back when I was a wee one -- and we started going up in earnest in '98. Things have changed, certainly. We see Vegas differently now. We vegas differently now. But it's all still good.
     
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  16. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Sometimes I forget that I'm old. But I am.

    When I look at men's catalogs I see them in some great shirts. So I go to buy one but I try it on first.

    I end up putting it back on the rack. I just don't look good in it like the guys in the catalog. :(

    Yeah, sometimes I forget that I'm old. When I look at myself in the mirror I smile. Yeah, I'm old.:p
     
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  17. deansrobinson

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    Are you asking "in which decade did I start pining for what Vegas used to be", as in considering that since that point (the high water mark) things have gotten worse?
    Nothing is ever as it used to be. Not California, not North Carolina and not Vegas. Can't think of anything I really miss. The clock keeps ticking and I just keep plodding along.
     
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  18. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    I'm sort of dense and apologize that I didn't quite understand the poll question. I changed my answer 3 times, lol!

    It could be because I'm relatively new to Vegas, been going since 2005 and was in my late 40's at the time.

    So with that being said, I think I became that "old" person when resort fees, parking fees, water fees, toilet fees, shower fees, and all the other fees that were instigated by the bean counters of corporate Vegas started to creep in.
     
  19. topcard

    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    This calls another re-post of my favorite clip from "The Cooler"... (language warning!)
     
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  20. runningonthehub

    runningonthehub High-Roller

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    Unfortunately, health issues are keeping from going to Las Vegas, so Yes I do feel like that "old Vegas person".