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Last Time in Vegas

What year was it the last time you were in Las Vegas? What did you do?

For me it was 2019, and I was high at Circus Circus, and had a great time at a bathhouse there.

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by Anonymousreply 5007/31/2020

I went about 5 years ago. Truly one of the dullest places I have ever been to.

Saw shows that managed to make incredible physical feats involving.

Mediocre expensive restaurants.

Visited a lot of hotels.

I guess if you like to drink and gamble it is good.

No desire to ever return.

by Anonymousreply 107/30/2020

For me it was 2018. Visited the strip once in the 5 days I was there. Tried edibles. Saw Laughlin. Almost got attacked by a Native American in a casino. I’d recommend it.

by Anonymousreply 207/30/2020

^^ that should read: Saw shows that managed to make incredible physical feats UNinvolving.

by Anonymousreply 307/30/2020

November 1991, brother dying of AIDS in the hospital.

by Anonymousreply 407/30/2020

1991? I wasn’t even in high school at that point.

by Anonymousreply 507/30/2020

Vegas is fine for 2 nights. Beyond that, it's boring unless you are a gambling addict.

by Anonymousreply 607/30/2020

r4 I hope your brother pulled through.

by Anonymousreply 707/30/2020

2019 for work - lots of fun. I don't gamble, but I love people watching, wacky streets, and saw some silly shows. If you don't have a stick up your ass, or are trying to prove something, you'll have fun. Just enjoy it - it's a goofy fun place.

by Anonymousreply 807/30/2020

1986, long before it became Disneyland (I was 24). Stayed in a suite at the Sahara for $30/night and ate prime rib from a $5 buffet at the Riviera for dinner. Back then, they wanted you to spend all your money in the casinos. If you didn't gamble, it was a CHEAP vacation.

by Anonymousreply 907/30/2020

January, this year.

I enjoy going for the food and those ridiculously big Cirque shows. And the pot dispensaries. I always stock up on edibles when I’m there; reason enough to go. A little gambling is fun, but once I’m down $200, I quit.

As mentioned upthread, though, two or three nights is about all you can take. After that, it takes a toll on your soul.

by Anonymousreply 1007/30/2020

It's fun! Let your hair down, girls. It's okay, the other queens' opinions shouldn't matter to you so much.

by Anonymousreply 1107/30/2020

Did anyone get to see the RuPaul show at the Flamingo?

by Anonymousreply 1207/30/2020

I'm not interested in gambling or in glitzy clothing boutiques, so it was pretty boring.

I had a memorable $200 prix fixe meal.

by Anonymousreply 1307/30/2020

[quote] It's fun! Let your hair down, girls. It's okay, the other queens' opinions shouldn't matter to you so much.

But yours should??

by Anonymousreply 1407/30/2020

March of 2020. Drive up from Palm Springs to buy my soon to be ex his new home, a used Chevy cargo van.

by Anonymousreply 1507/30/2020

R13 What year? 1983?

by Anonymousreply 1607/30/2020

The hard part about Vegas is that you keep seeing things that are similar to stuff you have seen elsewhere...but not done as well.

The architecture, shows, food, etc. all remind you of other stuff you experienced but enjoyed better. So you always feel a bit sad while there.

by Anonymousreply 1707/30/2020

I live there!!!

by Anonymousreply 1807/30/2020

R15 What year? 1983?

by Anonymousreply 1907/30/2020

Never been to Vegas, and actually have no desire to go. The whole place has always seemed kinda sad and pathetic to me.

by Anonymousreply 2007/30/2020

R19 nothing exciting 2003 Express Cargo van 2500. Is being customized as an RV

by Anonymousreply 2107/30/2020

I love that OP used a photo of Sean Cody models.

Like to eat, like to shop, like to people watch? Vegas is great.

by Anonymousreply 2207/30/2020

"If you don't have a stick up your ass, or are trying to prove something, you'll have fun."

I was dragged kicking and screaming to Branson. No use in fighting it so I decided to go with the flow. When I was told we were going to see Wayne Newton, I was excited to see what Flyoverland had been so excited about lo these many years.

Unfortunately, Mr. Newton cancelled his show at the last minute. Fucker.

by Anonymousreply 2307/30/2020

Vegas is fun - silly, dorky, sparkly fun

by Anonymousreply 2407/30/2020

I have no desire to return. Was there the day that Princess Diana died, but that isn't the reason I'm not returning. Drinking, gambling, and mobs of straight people. Couldn't wait to leave.

by Anonymousreply 2507/30/2020

Christmas 2018 with my family.

Not a gambler or shopper. They all are.

It is nice to be able to walk around and people watch. Christmas time has all the decorations.

I do enjoy the spas there. I could get lost in them for hours. So relaxing and guys hang out in the buff.

The Cosmo Hammam is my favorite. Even though its small and not cruisy, there is a lounge area right in front of the hot tub with the waterfall. I doze off without a problem there.


by Anonymousreply 2607/30/2020

I've been there again since, but I was there on 9/11. And it was the first time I'd ever flown there. I usually drive (I'm in SoCal) but Southwest had a fare sale and I wanted to rack up some flight credits. I ended up having to drive my rental car back to the Ontario airport which was shut down (of course) and had a police escort to take me to my car in the parking lot.

I was also there during the Northridge earthquake. Maybe I should stay away.

by Anonymousreply 2707/30/2020

Who the hell are all those cute boys in OP's photo, the Osmonds' grandchildren???

by Anonymousreply 2807/30/2020

R15/R21 are you going to gas it up for him too so he can put the most distance between you?

Sounds like a friend of mine who basically did the same for the man he wanted to divorce. It’s a hell of a settlement if you can pull it off.


by Anonymousreply 2907/30/2020

2006 for Barbra's concert at the MGM Grand.

Like buttah!

by Anonymousreply 3007/30/2020

Last year - a brief stop before heading to the beauty of southern Utah.

by Anonymousreply 3107/30/2020

June 2012. Stayed at Aria with a friend. Did a lot of hotel hopping and window shopping. Minimal gambling. I can only do Vegas for a couple of days max, then I get antsy and have to leave. I live in L.A., so it's not far, but I'm good with one visit a decade.

by Anonymousreply 3207/30/2020

New Year's Eve 2017. I wanted to spend New Year's Eve somewhere other than my hometown. I figured Vegas would be as good a place as any.

by Anonymousreply 3307/30/2020

I last went over Thanksgiving 2017 to avoid my husband and his family’s get together. Flew out to meet a friend who had. checked in the day before, stayed at Harrah’s. Walked the Strip a lot, drank, went downtown, had disappointing food. That weekend was cold and windy and the pools were mostly empty and unpleasant with overnight lows in the 40s. I spent more than I wanted to and felt stressed from it. No thanks.

by Anonymousreply 3407/30/2020

I, myself, have never been. It would be an assault on my sense of taste.

by Anonymousreply 3507/30/2020

^ If you’re on DataLounge, darlin’, you have no taste.

by Anonymousreply 3607/31/2020

R36, I’m giving serious thought to eating your wife.

by Anonymousreply 3707/31/2020

Where are all the vapid SoCal queens who go there at least monthly, opposite weekends in Palm Springs?

They are the most basic of basic getaways for the most basic of people. Lazy, uninspired, gawdy. Nothing classy about it.

Nothing spells tacky more than a Instagram post from "ToddinLA" posting from I-15 or the Southwest lounge at LAX "ON MY WAY TO VEGAS BABY" on a Friday afternoon. By Sunday afternoon: "WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS STAYS IN VEGAS."

by Anonymousreply 3807/31/2020

I think those queens are younger than the typical Datalounge person. ^

by Anonymousreply 3907/31/2020

^ Not sure I agree with that, which is why they are even sadder.

Some gay men refuse to acknowledge their age

by Anonymousreply 4007/31/2020

[quote] I think those queens are younger than the typical Datalounge person.

So, just double digits?

by Anonymousreply 4107/31/2020

The last time I saw Vegas, the drunks were on the ground ....

by Anonymousreply 4207/31/2020

And what year was that? ^

by Anonymousreply 4307/31/2020

I saw them as they pissed their pants and made a heaving sound.

by Anonymousreply 4407/31/2020

2010. Attended a celebrity lookalike convention with Marilyn. Ended up appearing on a CBS Sunday Morning segment by Bill Geist.

by Anonymousreply 4507/31/2020

R38 you sound poor and fat

by Anonymousreply 4607/31/2020

I have not been to Vegas since 2001.

I am not interested in gambling or drinking, so Vegas has never been a desired travel destination.

by Anonymousreply 4707/31/2020

R46 is clearly ToddInLA

You know who you are. It's ok, one of my best friends is one. His life has become tragic as a 40 year single gay man. He had such promise when we met in Weho in our 20s.

by Anonymousreply 4807/31/2020

OP, where is the bathhouse in the Circus Circus?

by Anonymousreply 4907/31/2020

It’s behind the giant slide, knock 69 times to get in.

by Anonymousreply 5007/31/2020
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