For those uninitiated to the bottomless debauchery of Las Vegas, I like to say that Vegas is to heathens what Africa is to black people-it’s the motherland. During the day Vegas looks like the the Mall of America gave Donald Trump a blow job and then barfed up its guts into the desert-giant, corporate hotels covered in jizz. However, at night with all the overstimulating and hypnotic neon, it’s like a giant midway for ne’er do well adults to be “naughty” and set fire to their money and inhibitions.
I arrived in the a.m. with my then wife(I was married once-whoops)to meet my best friend(we’ll call him “Jeremy”) and his wife at the time(double whoops)and was rather disgusted at the giant monument to western capitalism and greed. After welearned we could drag 12 packs of beer around and smoke anywhere we pleased, I immediately lost my moral compass and we indulged our heathen tendencies, almost to a point of self-reflection, and pretty much figured ‘fuck it-let’s puh-puh-puh-party.’
The days were spent with the wives doing tourist activities and behaving like civilized adults until they eventually got sleepy. Then we’d give the car-keys to our inner savages and say, “have at it, dickholes!” and drink and gamble til the awful and unforgiving sun came up, retreating back to our hotel rooms for maybe 2 hours of sleep. And by “sleep” I mean “being unconscious.” Wake up, eat ancient Greece-sized portions of MSG filled buffets and repeat.(Weird side-note: in some casinos they get bummed if you swear. I know-that’s weird, right? This was mentioned to us at a black jack table around 5 am to which Jeremy responded, “you’re fuckin’ kiddin’ me?” to which they responded by calling security.)