Saturday, June 10, 2017

360 Vegas Vacation 4 Trip Report Summer 2017


Random Vegas
In 1994, a five-block section of Fremont St was closed to automobile traffic so a pedestrian walkway with a 90 foot tall, 1,400 foot long canopy could be built to attract people to downtown Las Vegas.  With 12.5 million LEDs and 208 speakers capable of 550,000 watts of sound used for nightly light and sound shows, it would become known as The Fremont Street Experience (a2zlasvegas.com)

Twitpic of the Trip



While there were several photos to choose a winner from, the image that would win Twitpic of the Trip was never in question, from the moment I saw it. We are going to have a few 1st on this one.  For the 1st time in 360 Vegas history, the Twitpic of the week isn’t a photo taken by a person, it’s a collage of pictures from 8 people, Julie Moore aka @japluto09, Michael Movestro aka @VegasBrightSite, Del Reed aka @NeonVacation, Alastair Greenwood aka @Bluestorm2000, Shawn DeWitt aka @sdewitt70, Andrew, Corrington aka @agcorrington, Steven Christian aka @StevenGoPackGo, Myself and even thought he didn’t contribute a photo the collection, he’s the man who made it all possible, my brother Scott Roeben aka @VitalVegas.  Also for the first time, I’m not watermarking them with the winners twitter handles.  First of, you’ll all kind of infringing on my brand logo so you’re lucky you aren’t receiving a cease and desist from my lawyers but truthfully, because this one is for me.  There aren’t words to adequately describe what the picture makes me fell, so I won’t try.
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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

360 Vegas Vacation 3

360 Vegas Vacation 3 Summer 2016



Random Vegas
Bliss Dance at MGM’s The Park complex is 40 feet tall and weighs 7500 lbs (@MGMResortsIntl).  While she does light up at night, the internal LED lights she was built with are not being used.  She’s lit up by external color lighting.

Twitpic of the Trip


It’s fitting that the art center piece of The Park in Vegas is a 40 foot tall nude women.  Never has metal mesh looked so sexy.  The twitpic of the trip captured her sultry movement with the Monte Carlo, as she is currently known as, as a back drop.  While she is large, the angle we found gave her the impression that she could be almost as large as the hotel itself.  Prediction time, if MGM still owns the name “THE Hotel” formerly at Mandalay Bay, now Delano's, Monte Carlos new name will be “THE Hotel at the Park”.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

360 Vegas Vacation 2 Summer 2015



Random Vegas
Binion’s was the first casino to offer free booze

Vegas Mate Review of the Trip
360 Vegas Mark’s 6/25/15 Review of Broadway Burger @NYNY – 5/5 chips

Twitpic of the Trip


We’ve been around for more than 4 years so I think its safe to accurately throw around the word “History”.  As you all know, whenever we go to Vegas, the intro of the show is related to that trip.  Random Vegas is related to what we did, the review is one of ours and Twitpic of the week becomes Twitpic of the Trip.  For the first time in the shows history, the Twitpic of the trip, while it was taking while we were in Vegas, it wasn’t taken by one of us.  This trips’s winner was taken by @agcorrington.  It’s panorama of the strip looking across the fountains of Bellagio.  This view is stunning and tends to frequently have a pic in the running every few weeks.  However this is, hands down, the best at capturing what it actually looks like to be there enjoying the view.  The only thing I can compare it to is when my smoking hot wife allows me to do some deep see exploration below the equator…I’m talking about going down on her incase that was too clever for any of you.  The picture is fantastic and well worth making show history.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Spring 2015 Trip Report






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Random Vegas
April 20th, 1955 – The Riviera Hotel and Casino becomes the 9th casino to open on the strip and it’s first high rise
In 1955, it opened with 300 rooms.  On May 4th 2015, after it’s 60th anniversary, it will close with 2,100

Vegas Mate Review of the Trip
Mark’s 3/8th review of Shake Shack @NYNY – 2/5 chips

Twitpic of the Trip



Location. Evolution. Change.  These are just a few words that Vegas lives by, maybe more than any other place on the planet.  Name one of city in the world that blows up buildings that aren’t condemned.  Having this sort of forward thinking has casualties and its time for us to say goodbye to another piece of history.  Riviera closing on May 4th inspired us to spend sometime at the property this trip and it helped put all things into perspective.  Ask yourself this.  If we still had the Sands instead of the Palazzo/Venetian, or the Castaways instead of the Mirage and TI, or the Dunes instead of Bellagio, would you still love it as much or would it feel like Reno?  Maybe 1 or two of those have a special place in your heart.  I now Dunes does for me but ultimately, it’s the spirit of betterment that has allowed Vegas to continue and even grow as the most popular vacation destination on the planet.  I think @2Vegas said it best this week.  “Forget the run-down casino/hotel, save the Riviera façade”.   While its sad to lose all that living history, it’s what that façade represents that will be lamented most.  Odds are there is nothing that can save that tower unless the neon museum wins the lottery so enjoy it while you can. If you are visiting, take lots of pictures, video and just enjoy it before it’s gone.  The “Twitpic of the trip” celebrates just one of several pictures and videos we captured for our neon spank bank while enjoying her one last time.