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Old 12-05-2012, 11:54 AM
 
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I wonder what's more scary?

Being the only white person in a major inner city neighborhood?

Or

Being the only black person in a southern backwoods town?


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While there's a certain disdain towards whites by our African American brothers, I don't think it's near KKK levels. I'd much rather be the white guy in the hizzy.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:47 PM
 
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^^^^^ I get that ALL the time! Yes, Vegas has a Chinatown...

300 Pho and massage joints....
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:47 PM
 
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While there's a certain disdain towards whites by our African American brothers, I don't think it's near KKK levels. I'd much rather be the white guy in the hizzy.
Same here. Would never ever want to personally deal with a hate group. Would rather be in a extreme low income area with money hanging out of my back pockets. At least I know once all my valuables are gone, no one will bother me...nothing personal.

When it comes to race, no one can change theirs so, it's hate till the death.


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Old 12-31-2012, 09:26 AM
 
Location: San Bernardino County (previously L.A.)
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I posted in this thread earlier, but I've now just came back from Vegas...I was there Dec 26th - 29th. My boyfriend & I definitely wanted to bypass the New Year's madness. Since we were there the week between Christmas & New Year's, I guess it was expected to be crowded. We do NOT smoke, drink, party/dance, & I don't gamble...my BF did just a bit & he won $163 from putting in $5 in the penny slot. We stayed at the MGM Grand & walked around some other hotels & the casino dealers were not half naked. They had on their uniforms of slacks, vests, & long sleeved shirts & I did see older ones.

There's definitely a way to have a fun time WITHOUT doing any drinking, smoking, gambling, & partying. We did! We saw 2 shows: Cirque du Soliel KA & the Michael Jackson impersonator show...BOTH were magnificent! We ate at a couple of buffets. We went to 2 exhibits: The Titanic, which is a MUST-SEE and the Shark Reef Aquarium. There's the Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, which we did before when we last visited in 2005, so we didn't do that this time. We went to 4 shopping malls out there. We went to the M&M's World store, which was fun. The Fashion Show Mall is the best! We did some walking on the strip. We walked from our MGM Grand Hotel up to Bally's, then all the way back to the Luxor. We would of walked more of our feet weren't hurting badly!

So, again, there's a way to have fun without gambling & drinking. Yes, the traffic on the strip is total madness, there were a ton of pedestrians on foot, & I did see some bums holding there cardboard cards wanting money, but I felt quite safe walking the strip. Everyone else looked like vacationers as well, taking pictures & having fun. Many vacationers seemed high-class with their UGG boots, expensive bags, etc. All the hotels have these super-expensive stores, so obviously someone's rich enough to shop there, so they're not going to be a bum or slouch.

Overall, I had a fun time since I hadn't been since 2005 & that was only for 1 day back then. I wouldn't recommend going any mor than every few years & staying any longer than a few days, unless you're going to be off the strip for half of the time. After a while, it may get a tad monotonous once you see what you want to see.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:39 AM
 
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^^ Glad you had a good time, and thanks for the update.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:47 PM
 
Location: In the Silver State of Nevada in Las Vegas NV
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People who complain about LV and then compare what it was like 5 or more years ago to today missed the boat. What are you comparing LV to your neighbor hood restaurants or bars. Go to any popular tourist city and compare prices to LV they charge much more and offer less. Did you expect LV to remain the same with the same prices? I find many tourist who visit LV very un prepared for their visit. The Internet has all of the information and you can search for the best deals on food drinks entertainment and rooms. So don't just show up and hope to figure it out you will be disappointed plan ahead so you can enjoy your stay.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:06 PM
 
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Quit complaining and just party... After your done go home and act like you just came home from church.. Life is short so enjoy it... If your 80 and can pick up a 25 year old and have some fun then good for you..If your 45 and want to dance like your 25 , then good for you.. Vegas is Vegas so just accept it..
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:10 PM
 
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I can't help but roll my eyes whenever I read, or listen to someone who compares the present day to "the good ol' days." Yes, there are instances when certain things were legitimately better in the past as opposed to the present (the economy was at it's peak around 2006-07,) but I think in the vast majority of cases it's simply someone putting on rose-colored glasses. It's natural to look at nostalgia fondly, but in your case I think your experience was just a matter of perception. Yes, there are some unsavory elements to Las Vegas, just as there are in every other major city around the world; however, with a little bit of research and some common sense, those elements can be avoided.

Plus, I noticed yet another cheap shot of the younger generation. If there is one thing that general discourse can use less of, it's generational bashing. Every time there is a "good ol' days article," there is an accompanying "those darn kids!" statement. Yes, casinos like to hire young female bartenders and cocktail waitresses, but that's simply because they bring in guests and money. Don't sneer at them for having those attributes.
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:13 PM
 
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Now this thread is more like it. Who needs that wimpy positive stuff about Vegas?
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:32 PM
 
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I can't help but roll my eyes whenever I read, or listen to someone who compares the present day to "the good ol' days." Yes, there are instances when certain things were legitimately better in the past as opposed to the present (the economy was at it's peak around 2006-07,) but I think in the vast majority of cases it's simply someone putting on rose-colored glasses. It's natural to look at nostalgia fondly, but in your case I think your experience was just a matter of perception. Yes, there are some unsavory elements to Las Vegas, just as there are in every other major city around the world; however, with a little bit of research and some common sense, those elements can be avoided.

Plus, I noticed yet another cheap shot of the younger generation. If there is one thing that general discourse can use less of, it's generational bashing. Every time there is a "good ol' days article," there is an accompanying "those darn kids!" statement. Yes, casinos like to hire young female bartenders and cocktail waitresses, but that's simply because they bring in guests and money. Don't sneer at them for having those attributes.
There are a few things that have gotten worse in LV over the past couple of decades. The schools, the traffic, Metro, gambling odds, and the heat swamp we've created with all the concrete.

Almost everything else is better. Better shopping, restaurants, and thank God, music options. This place used to be the absolute worst for radio stations unless you were a country western fan. Good bands wouldn't come here as it was seen by many as a town for losers who were past their prime.

We're a destination for entertainment now.The strip and Fremont are livelier than ever (even if a little strange ) and we have new cultural options like the Smith Center and The Springs Preserve. I feel like we've become a more well-rounded destination that has something for every generation.

I do wish we had preserved some of our landmark properties, but the trend of blowing everything up that is older than ten years seems to be abating.
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