1. A half moon still high in the sky, peeping from behind little puffy clouds no bigger than the moon itself. Still bright enough to light everything up in the early dark morning.
2. The vertical lines of neon on the Rio tower, looking purple from far away but resolving into parallel lines of red and blue as you drive closer.
3. Driving under the Mandalay Bay marquee, rising fifty feet over your head, coming from the side with the big posters to the side with the giant TV screen and seeing all of the changing colors like a dim lightshow on the roadway and buildings.
Things look a lot different in the dark, especially in the early morning when everybody else is still asleep (or partying in those ultra-lounges with Paris and Hollywood names).
Thanks to Clare.