Vegas really is Sin City, this is apparent even as you drive in… every billboard is advertising a different lawyer ready to help you with whatever mistakes you make while you’re there haha.
This is the second time I’ve been to Vegas, the first time I was there for work and also solo. It’s not the greatest place to be when you’re solo, unless you enjoy gambling, then I’m sure it doesn’t matter who you’re with. Regardless I had booked two nights at the Westgate, one of the Casinos just off the strip, it was only USD$20 something a night which was cheaper than some of the camp grounds and would be nice to have some creature comforts for a little bit haha.
I checked into my room and had a nice long shower. I don’t gamble so I jumped on my computer to see what shows were on, last time I was here I saw Elton John which was amazing. There were no artists there that really interested me so I decided on a Cirque du Soleil show, I only had one to choose from as the others weren’t playing the nights I was there. The show was called KA, I was a little disappointed with the show as there wasn’t as much acrobatics as I was expecting from a Cirque du Soleil show. I still enjoyed it and the stage was absolutely amazing (I think that’s where all the money went). They had this massive articulating platform on a robotic arm which they used in conjunction with augmented reality to create some cool effects; I geeked out on that a little.
The rest of my time I spent wandering around the strip, checking out Old Las Vegas and enjoying the luxuries of a hotel room… nothing too exciting.
The more time I spend in Vegas the weirder the whole concept gets, the Casinos are massive and completely fake (everything is pretty much molded plastic), the whole place only exists for gambling and entertainment and all I can think is why?!?