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Would You Go To Vegas Alone on NYE?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by johnvic, Dec 2, 2016.

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  1. johnvic

    johnvic VIP Whale

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    I have worked NYE for a TV show for about 10 years now. If I didn't work it I would have nothing to do. My boss has been acting strange lately and I'm getting paranoid that he wants to make me unnecessary in case the network needs to cut a head. He has been saying things to others about swapping my position out, etc. So he may decide to work NYE and have me not be there. So what to do? I'm single, friends have families or moved or both. I do have a female friend I used to date and if this happens, then I could ask her out. It wouldn't be bad hanging out with a pretty woman even if she is just a friend. But let's say she's busy and I can afford to go to Vegas over that weekend.

    How depressing is NYE in Vegas alone? I did Christmas in Vegas alone and it was fine, met a friend for dinner who lives there and did a VMB meetup. But NYE is such a party that I've avoided for 10 years.
     
  2. duffer1991

    duffer1991 Low-Roller

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    I have traveled to Las Vegas solo many times. If you are outgoing and easily make friends like I do, it should be a great time. I would go downtown to Fremont Street and enjoy the mayhem.

    The last time I was there alone, I met some cowboys at the Golden Gate shooting craps. They were there for a rodeo competition. We all won money and got on like old friends. We then went to get dinner together (about 8 of us) and drank all night.

    Go alone, eat when you want, drink what and when you want, and make some new friends -- or enjoy watching the people. If it is not for you, gamble and eat and sleep well :)
     
  3. bubbakitty

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    If you are going for NYE then it could be depressing. If you are going to Vegas and it happens to be NYE then it could be fun. Either way fill us in.
     
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  4. vegas superfan

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    I have done NYE solo several times. Twice I stood on the strip and watched the fireworks. Last year I stayed in my room watching Netflix. Whether it is depressing is up to you. I go to Vegas mostly to gamble and I don't need another person with me to do that.
     
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  5. shokhead

    shokhead No big spender unless eating drinking having fun!

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    I would and I would think it wouldn't be hard to blend right in with people and together have a fun time.{drinking helps}
     
  6. Chief Ski

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    If you enjoy a solo trip any other time, I imagine NYE would be just as enjoyable if not better. Awsome people watching. I've only been for one NYE. Some kind of Las Vegas anniversary year and they had a pretty cool laser show from all of the strip roof tops.
     
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    I do not have any desire to go to Vegas for NYE. But I have been many, many times solo. So, going solo for NYE for me would be no big deal. With all of the festivities going on, it would be easy to blend in and enjoy myself. It is what you make it.
    If you go there with a sorry ass attitude, you will probably have a sorry ass time. It is up to you to make it work.
    What is the purpose of going for NYE if you are not going to try to have fun?
     
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    I have been enjoying Vegas between Christmas Night and January 1st or 2nd for years. DBeuler has typically joined me Christmas night but has generally departed on the 30th, so I am solo from the time she leaves until just after the first of the year. Without fail I have had a blast each trip, with her for the first part and solo for the second part. I agree it is what you make it and all about your attitude. Embrace it!
     
  9. FYMYAWF

    FYMYAWF It's not a bender, it's a lifestyle.

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    Of all my trips only a couple have NOT been solo, so the solo part wouldn't bother me, but the NYE part would. Not my crowd.
     
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    I've gone to Vegas with others for NYE but due to booze and transient gambling I was essentially by myself for 80% of the time. I truly think you will be fine and you will have a blast. Now don't get me wrong, it's better with a close friend, but it can a pretty darn good time by yourself as well.
     
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    Yes I would. But would prefer not to due to lots of crowds. The places to dine would be harder to get to comfortably and being a low roller, the table games get bumped up to higher minimums.

    NYE wouldn't be on the top of the list to go but I wouldn't turn down any chance to go to Vegas.
     
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    Vegas sucks on NYE. It's probably the one time when it is worse to be solo.

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    It's all about where you are with your life and psyche. I'm happily married and if I found myself in Vegas alone on NYE, I'd be fine with it. But if I was single, and alone on NYE in Vegas, I'd be depressed. Even though I'm a bit of a loner, having no one to kiss at midnight would make me sad.
     
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    As of now I have three nights comped during NYE w Bruno Mars tix but thinking I'm gonna cancel it due to wifecan not go :bang: never been there during NYE time would love to but phew this sucks
     
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    First off, I am so sorry for the stress on your job. I really, really hope it all works out, and no matter what happens, you've built a successful career in one of THE toughest cities to make it...whatever happens, you'll come out on top yet again, I have no doubt!

    On Vegas being depressing solo, I think it depends on how much YOU like doing things solo. Years ago before hubby, I had to go to a wedding in San Diego. I figured what he heck, if I am down there anyways, I am going to Disneyland! I took myself solo to Disneyland, and it was THE BEST TRIP EVER. (Despite my coworker assuring me I'd be depressed and sad. Nope!)

    Vegas is VERY solo-friendly, but it's going to depend on how much you enjoy solo. If you don't like solo as much, I'd definitely avoid, as you WILL see way more groups/couples. If you're comfortable solo though, I'd say go for it! Now, like others, NYE has never been a time I've wanted to go to Vegas, just because it's too crazy on costs, crowds, etc. I think it would be the ONLY time Vegas might annoy me. :)

    Ken had a good point on Hawaii too. I'd say whether Vegas, Hawaii, wherever, a vacation might be just what the doctor ordered.
     
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    I would definitely go to Vegas alone on NYE. It may even be a good opportunity to meet new people there and make new friends. And I think Las Vegas is a better place to go solo than Hawaii. I can't imagine lying on the beach on Maui all alone....
     
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    I've made so many solo trips to Vegas -- scores in my 100+ visits. Solo in Vegas is fine. It is an easy place to solo. (Then again, I travel all over solo ... and in groups ... and with my wife. I've probably done Hawai'i solo five or six times.) NYE in Vegas is a shitstorm of training-wheel antics and the joint is essentially SRO. I just don't see it as a salve for a single. Not that particular time. I'm suggesting that it's a big big world out there. To the OP -- you certainly deserve a treat and a break. Lotta places to do that.
     
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    I agree Ken. Being solo in Vegas during NYE is the last thing I need. While I've enjoyed many solo trips over the years and even have free room offers, memories from happier times have haunted me during my last five visits. Yeah, I've heard the Pollyannaish "maintain a positive outlook" advice, but that doesn't consider individual circumstances and realities. Unless a couple platonic friends who are talking about going get with the program, I'll probably end up solo again in January.
     
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    Thanks to all. I don't mind going to Vegas solo, although I prefer half solo, half friends. But I think the insanity of NYE will probably be too much. If BS happens at work I think that my first choice will be ask out the woman I used to date who is a friend now, assuming she's single, which I think she is. After that it would probably be see who's free or just go to the corner pub. Now if I could get the woman to go to Vegas it could be interesting!
     
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