Any Las Vegas Plans

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  1. Bart9349

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    Here are two of my favorite things to do (with my clothes on): Go to Las Vegas and watch hockey.

    Anyone planning on seeing the Pens in Las Vegas? Good times, indeed. :naughty:
     
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    Vegas is already the greatest place on the planet with nothing else a close second. Being able to watch a Pens game while I am there is more than a dream come true.

    I don't deserve this much happiness in life.
     
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    You and I live in very different realities.

    I'm considering making the trek for our game there, depends on what the tickets cost.
     
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    I hope you are kidding.

    I will be there in December though.
     
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    Only reason I went to Vegas was because I wanted to go to the Grand Canyon. Can't see myself ever going back and certainly not to watch a tanking team.
     
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    Pittsburgh only plays in Vegas once a year... the odds of them playing a game anytime remotely close to when I'd even consider going there is very remote.
     
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    My friends are talking about making it our away game and I'm dreading it. I hate Vegas.
     
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    Anyone can have fun in Vegas, even my fun-hating ass.

    For a day.

    Then reality sets in.
     
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    I doubt you have seen much of this planet to make such a remarkable statement.
     
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    Vegas is not my kinda town. But I'm not a degenerate cretin.
     
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    Vegas was awesome but I found it to be borderline overwhelming
     
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    I just got my tickets last week. Going for four days. Love Vegas.
     
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    I go there every year anyway with a group of friends that are all Pens fans so we will probably try to line it up if it works out in one of these early years, but it's unlikely to be the primary event we schedule around.
     
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    Exactly the same for me. Literally just landed as 6 of us went out. I dont care if its a pens game or not, ill check it out.
     
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    won't be watching the pens unfortunately, but i'll be out there in october. i'm going to the sabres game. it's going to be sweet
     
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    Going to the game, then driving to phoenix for saturdays game; flying back from phoenix.
     
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    That sounds great, have fun. Hopefully the Pens win both.
     
  18. Dying Alive

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    I could spend a day seeing Red Rock or Lake Mead and then doing a Cirque show at night or something. But I hate hate hate hate hot dry weather and I don't gamble or enjoy overpriced gaudy tourist traps so every time I've been there I've been totally underwhelmed. My ex's best friend lived in Henderson so I've seen enough Vegas to last the rest of my life.
     
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    I'm not sure how you can hate Vegas. I've been all over the world and there are countless places I'd rather go than there. But it has world class entertainment and some of the best restaurants in the world. The amenities at these hotels are great.

    If you are on a tight budget then maybe it would be terrible I guess. If I had to stay in a seedy hotel off of the strip then maybe it wouldn't be fun. t's a fun place to go for 2-3 nights. I hate the heat as well but you just need to time your trip appropriately. I hope those knocking it have actually been there. Even if you don't like gambling there is plenty of others things to do.
     
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    I can only speak for myself but it has nothing to do with budget, there are just a million places I'd rather go and things I'd rather see. I guess it's just a matter of enjoying different things - I'd rather eat street food in Thailand or Mexico City and hike to see some ancient ruins than eat a fancy meal and see a show at a hotel. There's nothing wrong with either preference, different strokes and all that.

    And yes, I am speaking from experience. I've been there a bunch of times and I've stayed at big hotels and a private home. Never anywhere even close to seedy. It's just not for me.
     
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    I am a lot closer to Vegas and Colorado than other places, so yes I will likely plan a trip around one of those. I get cheap flights to Phoenix too and I have several friends and a couple clients in Mesa so I will try to arrange a game around there.
     
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    Brother, nephew and I are doing the three game swing. Going to Vegas, Phoenix and then Denver.

    A first doing a trip like this, so looking forward to it!
     
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    Wait til the Steelers start playing in Vegas. That week on the strip will look like the South Side on a Sunday.
     
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    Vegas is not my kinda town, and I am a degenerate cretin. I'm just not into bright, shiny, ostentatious, flashy ****. Or crowds.
     
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    I had the opportunity to see the Mobile One arena last February. My wife and I were there for a quick getaway. They opened the arena for 1 day only for the general public to get on the "ice" and take a good look around. It was pure luck that we were there on that day. I happened to have a Penguins T-shirt that I wore, and I was amazed how many former PA and Buffalo NY fans had moved there and were buying season tickets. We spoke with quite a few of them. Many have retired there, or moved there for work. It is a fairly typical new arena with a slight Vegas twist. Out front in the plaza there is a sculpture of a naked show girl which will light up. Only in Vegas.
     

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