Recognizing Sin City’s Distinctive Nightlife Characteristics
Las Vegas is a a dazzling, dizzying place and things can happen that cause you to lose your mental bearings.
So in case you wind up in a daze and forget where you are – hey it’s possible here – these are PubClub.com’s 10 ways to know you are partying in Vegas.
1.) You Have A Drink Before You Have The Key To Your Hotel Room. And if the check-in line is long – and it usually is in Vegas – then you have two drinks. With a third by the time you get to your room.
2.) You’re On A Trip With People You Barely Know Because Someone Said ‘Vegas!’ And you just had to go, of course. By the middle of the second day you are all good friends because you’ve have had so many drinks together.
3.) You Cram A Week’s Worth Of Partying Into One Weekend. At some destinations, you might pace yourself a little better because you have more time, but in Vegas it’s non-stop from the time you arrive until the time you leave. And you sometimes (often!?) leave later than you had planned. See #10.
4.) You’re Drinking In More Places In One Day Than You Do In A Month At Home. You have drinks in casinos while gambling (and walking around), in casino bars, at pool parties, restaurants, bars, clubs and lounges all over Vegas. There’s so many fun places to drink you’re on the move more often than an Aussie swagman.
5.) You’re Drinking Out Of A Big Plastic Guitar, You’ve Lost Half Your Friends And You’re Wearing Elvis Sunglasses. This is pretty common in Vegas.
6.) It’s Late, You’ve Been Drinking All Day And Should Be Tired, But Are Somehow Are Full Of Energy. Is it the bar you’re in, the company you are keeping, the fact you’re on a roll at the craps table or do you wonder if they really do pump oxygen into the casinos. No matter, you keep going and worry about it later.
7.) You’ve Lost Track Of The Fact You’ve Lost Track Of Time. You are operating on a body clock, not on a time clock. It’s a process that works surprisingly well after a couple of drinks.
8.) You Started Drinking In The Daylight, You Step Outside And It’s Dark, Then It’s Light Again. See above.
9.) You Lost Your Purse/Wallet/Cell Phone. Maybe. No wait, there it is, on the floor in the corner of the hotel room. You were so hammered when you came in, you don’t remember what you did with any of your belongings. Perhaps you don’t even remember coming in at all!
10.) You Change Your Travel Plans Home. Frequently. If you’ve flown over on Southwest from a nearby location (L.A., San Francisco, Phoenix), you change your flight home half a dozen times because there’s NO WAY you can make the one you originally scheduled. Or the next one. Or the next one. PubClub.com once changed our flight eight times on a Sunday afternoon. We wound up not leaving until Monday!