Tuesday, September 19, 2017

360 Vegas Vacation 5 Fall 2017

360 Vegas Vacation 5 Fall 2017


Random Vegas 

In March of 2013, Caesars Entertainment announced that they would close their property on the corner of Las Vegas Blvd and Flamingo, known at the time as Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall, invest $185 million into renovations and reopen in early 2014 as Gansevoort, a NY based boutique luxury hotel brand.  That partnership dissolved less than 6 months later when, while applying for a gaming license in the state of Massachusetts, the states gaming board uncovered alleged ties between one of Gansevoort’s investors and the Russian Mafia.  In Jan of 2014, it was officially announced the new name of the property would be Cromwell, a new brand created by Caesars Entertainment (Various Sources) 

Twitpic of the Trip 


Once we knew we were staying at Cromwell instead of the long planned LINQ, I began to suspect that the “Twitpic of the Trip” would be taken from the rooftop pool/day club at the property.  In no hurry, we waited until after #360VV5 and the Labor Day weekend crowd went away.  Despite being lineless on a Wednesday, our attempt to check out the space was quickly thwarted when we were informed that pool attire was required for entrance…and we had too many clothes on.  In no mood, we said fuck it and moved on.  And as so often happens in Vegas, when plans get forcibly changed, alternative opportunities present themselves and create experiences that couldn’t have been matched by best laid plans.  This trip’s winner is a picture we took from the 2nd level outdoor dining space at Mr. Chow’s @Caesars, overlooking the pool area and subtly implying to all that noticed you existed in that space that in fact, you are better than they are, in every conceivable way.  Suck it. 


360 Vegas Vacation 6 - 5/27-29th 2018

360 Vegas Vacation 7 - 9/2-4th 2018

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.
#360VV4 Trip Report


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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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