Friday, May 15, 2009

Events this weekend

I thought that today I would give you a brief rundown of what is happening here in Vegas this weekend. First comes an event that occurred yesterday – our mayor declared the official start of summer here (even though the rest of you have to wait a month), predictions for this weekend are for over 100f (40c) and sunny (who would have thunk it?) Part of the festivities was a bikini parade, of swimsuits through the years. You can see the parade video, read the story or just hit any of the local hotel pools and probably see a lot more, especially at the ‘European’ style pools that favor topless suits. I missed it during my lunchtime walk, looks like they were right across the street: 281 young women showing lots more skin on the Strip than normal:

If you feel more like a concert, there is Nine Inch Nails/Jane's Addiction, No Doubt, Jimmy Buffett, "The Lion King," Helmet, Ben Folds Five, BB King, Jeff Foxworthy (with a Danny Gans story), Shecky Greene. Jay Leno and our regulars. Seems like a typical weekend. Jimmy B will be hosting a party at Margaritaville prior to leading everyone down to the MGM for the ‘official’ concert. At least at his bar there will be sing-alongs and lots of beer. We went to Margaritaville once, there were big screens with his videos, and the waiters all stopped to sing along (lost shaker of salt . salt . salt) so this weekend you get to hear it live from the J man himself.

See, we have other things to do besides gambling.

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