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Favorite Events to Attend in Vegas

Discussion in 'General Vegas Talk' started by vegasmacker, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. vegasmacker

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    I was thinking today, what type of events make you feel like...ahhhh this is Vegas!

    I have attended UFC fights, including UFC 167 GSP vs Hendricks which had a great card, UFC 108 and UFC 92 which was another great card. I've been to sold out concert at MGM Garden Arena and the Palms Pearl Theater. I've been to Vegas during the largest conventions and in hotels on opening night. However, one night sticks out to me. Alexanbo and I were lucky enough with the generosity of a very gracious member to attend the closed circuit viewing of Pacquiao vs Mosley in the Showcase Theater (I think that's what it was called, it's now the David Copperfield Theater I think). The spread was huge, the drinks were top shelf and free flowing; however, it wasn't that made me think of ahhhh.... this is Vegas.

    It was the atmosphere of the casino after. I can truly say there is nothing like the MGM Grand casino after a big boxing fight. It truly is just a more classy atmosphere when compared to other nights and there is just a certain buzz. It's just one of those things I think you need to experience and it's rather tough to explain. It did help that we had a craps table to ourselves over by the Mansion and Ka Theater. Then a few guys joined us on the other end and bet the don't. Alexanbo and I went on huge rolls. broke them while increasing our stacks tenfold. Is there a moment where you have felt this is the way Vegas is supposed to feel?
     
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    WSOP = Vegas for myself, and most of my friends.

    I know that there are conferences that bring more people to town, but it's the time of year when I, and a number of friends head out for varying amounts of time. I always plan to arrive as EDC finishes, and then head home after 4th July.

    Save up all my alcohol units for those 2 weeks, and god is my body thankful when I'm heading for McCarran to fly home :sick:

    I went to UFC148, when Anderson fought Chael for the 2nd time, and that was some experience. The Brazilian fans are insane, and make sooooo much noise. I was looking forward to seeing how the Irish compare at UFC200, but I guess I'll have to make do with DC v JJ, if he beats OSP handily tonight.

    I think that I definitely need to get more involved in the gambling side of Vegas, as I hardly ever gamble, and normally just sit drinking at the bars.
     
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    My favorite activity in Vegas is going to concerts. I know most people do shows but I have found that with the number of residencies there are few nights that there isn't somebody good to go see.
     
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    March Madness or a great college football weekend. Any NFL playoff weekend. Electric atmosphere.
     
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    The 2 that come to mind is my first WSOP and my first March Madness. I just remember thinking "this is how it's supposed to be."
     
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    Big fight, hands down. And that's even without VBJ's generosity which with that, made fight nights unbelieveable.
     
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    Love a good concert at MGM or Mandalay Bay. Can't wait to see one at the new arena. Sometimes even a good convention in town changes a casino so much it gives a fresh energy.
     
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    What brings me to Vegas? Friends, golf, food, great hotels at cheap prices. We just enjoy getting away and Vegas is one of many spots that we like.
     
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    big fights, good concerts, good golf events, coordinating trips with friends
     
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