Sunday, December 22, 2013

E-116: Antithetic Coupling

Random Vegas
The fountains of Bellagio are the 3rd most Instagrammed place in the US (@bellagio)

Vegas Mate Review of the Week
This week’s review is Gregory T’s Dec 17th review of Blue Man Group @Monte Carlo – 3/5 chips

Twitpic of the week
This week’s winner goes to @VdaraLV for a photo they shared of their property taken from what looks like the Panorama Condo Towers across I-15.  The photo captures the Vdara tower surrounded by a little bit of Bellagio, Cosmopolitan, Planet Hollywood and Aria.  What I really like about this picture is how urban on modern it shows that the Strip has evolved into.  Specifically the Vdara and Aria tower look like buildings you would find in Tokyo or Hong Kong.  But that is also what I don’t like about this picture.  The Vegas strip shouldn’t look like any other place on the planet.  I don’t want to see it evolve into either of those places.  I like how antithetic one building looks to the next.  I want to stay in a pyramid and look outside my window at a colorful, cartoon version of a medieval castle.  Which brings me back to what I like about the picture.  Vdara & Aria represent how different the Vegas strip looks compared to other cities.  So in that aspect, this style of building has a place on the strip.  That being said, we don’t need anymore like them.  It also makes me excited to see the return of theme in what Resorts world has planned.  Fingers crossed, they don’t decide to be subtle.


Coming Attractions

Country Music Awards - 4/6   Billy Joel - 6/7
Justin Timberlake - 8/8   Lita Ford - 1/10