Saturday, July 28, 2007

Violent Femmes

Every week night in Las Vegas Spy on Vegas puts on a free open bar at a different location with a different featured drink. On Friday, it was at the Hard Rock pool featuring 10 Cane rum. But, the thing that made this event unique is that the Violent Femmes were playing. I was crazy about this group in high school and had seen them several times then, and I wasn't going to pass up an opportunity to see them for free. I emailed Leigh to see if she and Brian had any interest. They were in, and they had enough friends that wanted to join us that we got a cabana.

When I pulled up to the Hard Rock, I couldn't even pull into the parking lot because there were cars lined up to pull in. I had no idea there would be such a turn out. I made it inside to see an endless line. Fortunately, there was a special cabana line, and Brian came out to get me right in.

I've never gotten bottle service before, and, frankly, I thought it would be a waste of money. It turned out to be a fantastic idea. The cabana got us past the tons of people in line, and once inside, it kept us out of the crowd. It had a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, a safe, a phone, a waitress that came around regularly, and, yes, a cabana boy. Included in the price of the cabana was a bottle of vodka and cranberry juice and tonic water for mixing.

The concert was awesome. I bounced around and sang along with all of my favorite songs. I also met some of Leigh and Brian's friends - Don, Dan, Jen, and Steve. I have to give a shout out to their blogs: Leigh and Brian have their LBC Blog and Dan keeps up Pokerati.

Here's a poor picture of the stage with the pool in the foreground with the hotel in the background. I took this with my iPhone, but if I had know that the cabana had a safe, I would have bought my good camera.

1 comment:

LBC said...

when are you going to post again?