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Gravesend, United Kingdom
February 5, 2013
From journal Las Vegas Hotels! Not just a place to sleep!
Vancouver, British Columbia
December 17, 2010
May 11, 2010
From journal Back Up Vegas Trip
March 8, 2007
From journal North Strip Area of Las Vegas
Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
September 4, 2006
From journal Vegas and My 21st Birthday
August 21, 2006
A DIGRESSION ABOUT FAMILIES WHO BRING KIDS TO VEGAS: Kids are fine and all, but the reality is that my wife and I do not go to Vegas to be around kids, period. We don't want to see them there and I can't stand when families bring their kids there. People, get the hint. The "family-friendly Vegas" experiment is OVER. It didn't work. Why? Because it was scaring away the grown ups. Parents, get the hint: Vegas does not want you there with your kids. There's a ton of other places for children in the Southwestern United States. Go there. Please. And yes, if you were in Vegas last week with your kids and saw some guy giving you a dirty look, that was me.
One more thing, the big difference in our experience from "Identity Crisis" maybe was because was that we were there on a Sunday and Monday in the dead of August (which is exactly when we go to Vegas -- we live in SoCal so we just got in the car and go). If we were there on a Friday or Saturday, I can easily see how our experiences may have been similar.
From journal MGM Grand
Fort Wayne, Indiana
August 9, 2006
From journal Las Vegas Gambling
by two cruisers
June 22, 2006
From journal Nothing Vague about Vegas
by Red Mezz
Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
February 3, 2006
As with everything in Las Vegas, you have a wealth of choices in what you do--and unlike most cities, that choice is so drastically varied that it may be a bit overwhelming in choosing which things you are going to see and do while in Sin City.
If you come with a healthy bank roll, I would say to dive into the shows and enjoy them, because truly, no one puts on a show like Vegas. But if you are on a budget, and limited to one or maybe two of the big Vegas shows, let me make a recommendation.
Tom Jones singing live at the MGM Grand was maybe the highlight of my overwhelming Las Vegas experience, and one of my all-time best travelling moments. If you want to really get into the spirit of old-style Las Vegas, you can't get much better than this.
I didn't realize he would be playing while we were there, and though I was nearly out of cash by the end of this trip, when I saw the giant billboard lit up announcing that that night was the last he would be playing at the Grand, I did something I've never done before--I called home and had some more money wired to me. Granted, it is expensive. I believe the average ticket costs $75, but it's not a price I've ever regretted paying.
You get a little cocktail table, with about four seats to a table, in the intimate MGM Grand Hollywood Theater, which has only 740 seats. It wasn't packed, and with the amphitheater-like arrangement, you're never very far from the stage.
Tom Jones was in top form and performed all the old favourites as well as some new songs. The tables and the entire theater was dimly lit with stars sparkling in the dark blue drapes and tablecloths. It was a brilliant night, one never to forget. I wasn't even that big of a Tom Jones fan before I went. I just decided it was a Vegas experience not to be missed, and I could not have been more right.
You will have to check the MGM Grand's website to see when he will be playing. I think this year he's playing at the beginning of March at 8pm nightly. If you can, I highly recommend you make this a part of your Las Vegas trip.
From journal Bright Light City Gonna Set My Soul on Fire...
December 6, 2003
From journal Grasse Las Vegas Vacation