Saturday, July 6, 2019

E-305: The Face

Random Vegas
Average Las Vegas casino electricity bill is about $100,000/month. Big casinos are much more. For example, MGM Grand averages $350,000/month. (VitalVegas)

Twitpic of the week

I never liked the Frontier.  I didn’t like the theme, thought the place was gross and was indifferent to the signage.  I understood why other people liked it because I kind of liked O’Shea’s and it was a shithole.  But honestly, I was happy to see it go.  Then perspective set in while I continue to try and learn everything I can about the city that changed my life.  And even though the Frontier was nothing more than an attempt to copy the El Rancho but make it better in every way, the fact is…they accomplished it.  Think about it, Walt Disney didn’t invent amusement parks, he just found a way to do it better than everyone else.  Also, this show was created in the same vain.  In 2011, when I was just a fan of Las Vegas like all of you listening and looking for podcasts to listen to about it, I couldn’t help but think of all the things I wish the shows I enjoyed would do.  Not being the kind of person to tell someone else how they should produce their creative outlet, that desire for more evolved into the 360 Vegas Podcast.  All that said, it still doesn’t change my feelings about the Frontier, but now I respect it and it’s place in the city’s history.  Thank you @classiclasvegas for helping to guide that revelation