Leaving Las Vegas
Day blends into night and night blends into day in Las Vegas. We were there for 3 days but it did seem like two weeks. The town does have that effect on you and christ are my eyes sore what with the oxygen pumping through the casinos and the dry heat of the desert.
It was a superb bachelor weekend and rates right up there with some great stags I've been on. It was eventful and included a trip to the Emergency Room for one of our group and some hilarious situations. Oh and lots of plastic boobs. Plastic and money, often confused, sums up Vegas perfectly.
Money does talk in Sin City and a return ticket comes well recommended as I cannot imagine what a prolonged stay there would do to your wellbeing and sense of realism.
Some printable highlights were hiring a cabana at the private beach club at the Mandalay Bay Hotel
. People watching at its most extravagent. The recently opened and impossibly hard to get into Jet nightclub catching a glimpse of Nellie Furtado with innumerable bodyguards. Timbaland
was there too, yes I thought he made boots as well and then yesterday spending an afternoon drinking copious amount of beer 20 miles out of town in the desert.
A lot of my mates here, the groom-to-be included are from Wisconsin and attended the university at Madison
. The weekend coincided, not incidentially, with Wisconsin's American Football team playing the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
(UNLV) and you might turn your nose up at the prospect of this but let me tell you, watching the 'Badgers' is quite an experience.
UNLV has a small 'football' stadium in college terms (37,000 capacity) but the place was packed to the rafters as 30,000 Wisconsin fans descended on the stadium in the middle of nowhere, each wearing a red shirt and it was quite a scene as they outnumbered the home fans 4 to 1 1,700 miles from home.
My week this week is not conducive to recovery as I play football (of the real kind) at 9pm tonight and then I'm out for dinner on a work thingy Monday evening.
Then on Tuesday I fly out to New York for work meetings, hopefully preceded by a couple of pints with New York Addick
At least we won't have plastic boobs to distract us as my neck can't take anymore of it!