“We should all go to Vegas! Yeah! Let’s TOTALLY do it!”
HOW MANY TIMES have we said that. Everyone says it. But when you actually try to pick a DATE, it’s next to impossible. So and so doesn’t have any money, so and so can’t take that weekend off work – perhaps next month. Which become next year. And so on and so on. Nobody’s willing to pull the trigger and be the first one in, unless it’s organized by somebody (like Gio’s stag). We’ve been trying to organize a fun Vegas trip for the last… what, year? Enough talk.
I’ve always firmly believed that if you want to go to Vegas with a group of dudes, you have just pull the trigger. Pick a date and be patient zero, the first guy in, and lay down the gauntlet. If you buy it, they will come.
So at a party last night Mark Bunting says “we should go to Vegas. I saw a deal on Expedia for the 2nd weekend in July – 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th”. It would be awesome to go, but getting everyone organized is just impossible”. I said to Mark, right there at the party “well, let’s fucking do it. Let’s buy the tickets right now. Let’s go to Vegas. If we buy, people will come”. So we walked over to a laptop at the party, fired up expedia, and laid down the credit card digits.
We’re goin’ to fuckin’ Vegas!
We spent the rest of the night getting progressively drunker and drunker, high fiving and saying to people “hey, are you guys going to Vegas? BECAUSE WE ARE! WHOO!” and then we’d do a shooter and high five again. I woke up today at 2pm, which might give you an indication of how just many shooters and high fives were thrown around after our spur-of-the-moment purchase.
So we’re in. Mark and I pulled the pin. Now we need a crew to roll with.
There’s a couple of options – hit Expedia, under “packages”; we snagged 3 nights in the Alladin, which is now “Planet Hollywood” – it’s under renovation, so the rates are pretty low. It was 625 CDN each for air & hotel. For those of you in Toronto (Ryan, J and Sean) – the same package is a mere 75 dollars more. If you want to save some bucks, drive to Bellingham and fly on Allegiant Air; Jason & Gio did that for Gio’s stag, and right now it’s 89.00 one way and 129.00 the other (departing on Thursday and Friday, if you only want to come for 2 nights). Hotels downtown (I stayed at Binions during CES, and it was both cheap and clean) are about 50 bucks a night.
This will be a “gentleman’s retreat”, so the order of the day will be a large amount of card playing and dice rolling (of the Hold ‘Em & Craps varieties); the liberal (and constant) consumption of alcoholic beverages; sun drenched lounging (pool style) by day, and booze drenched lounging (lizard style) by night at some of the hotter clubs and bars of Vegas; and perhaps even the discharging of rented firearms at the Gun Store on Tropicana Blvd if we so desire.
Gentleman, I am going to Vegas.
Are YOU going to Vegas?
Thursday, July 05th to Sunday, July 08th, 2007. Buy your ticket now.
Come to Vegas.