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Saturday, December 28, 2013

5 Tips For The Vegas Tourist Industry


Me and Andy, my love. Photo by a helpful stranger.

1. Your target audience is 40+ or foreigners, not only college kids sowing wild oats. Many of us are married or coupled and a lot of folks are with longtime friends or dating. A lot of us bring the kids. We're here because we want to live a little before we are too old to enjoy anything. Your message of "what happens here stays here" is way too narrow and misleading.

2. Let me repeat, we may have our kids along.  How about a rating system for activities like at the movies? Mark the adult stuff with an X or NC-17 and there is plenty to do at the G and PG levels. (The R-rated stuff is somewhere in the middle and we know what it is.) You underestimate people.

3. How come you don't tell us that Vegas is like "Disneyland For Adults," with a huge variety of fun activities where everything is larger than life, incredibly imaginative and in glorious living color.

The "Eiffel Tower." Photo by me.

A copy of New York's famous buildings and signs, the Eiffel Tower, the Excalibur and Tournament of Champions. the Luxor and the pyramid like in Egypt, David Copperfield's famous magic show, Maroon 5, it just goes on and on and on.

4. Vegas is the best of America. Show off the patriotic aspects of this experience! Seeing the street dancers, Elvis impersonators, Transformers and Spongebob Squarepants and Barney all standing on the street?

Street dancers give awesome free performance promoting great dancing and racial unity. Photo by me.

The legendary and museum-like brands like Christian Louboutin shoes, and Gucci. The massive showplace theme restaurants and Wolfgang Puck's eatery. And the comedy at Laugh Factory and Cirque du Soleil. The greatest talent in the greatest place to show it off - a massive open gathering place and a stage. 

5. I get that you make your money off the seamier side of life. But I wish that you didn't. Maybe there is some other way to generate the billions of dollars on revenue you get from feeding gambling addiction and so on. Do you know I saw a woman yesterday selling "Girls Girls Girls" on the street?

A woman and man sell girls. Photo by me.

Actually two or three of them, and they looked like immigrants who either didn't know or had too any other problems to care. You wouldn't put your daughters or wives out there on the street like that. Well we who have to watch it don't like it either. At the end of the day we all have to answer to our Maker.

* All opinions my own. Photos in body of blog by me.