Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Punk Rock Bowling In Vegas

The Real McKenzies from Vancouver

What better party than a band by the pool and Blue Ribbon beer? Maybe they should just fill the pool with beer. The band kicked off with a number called "Bastards" - all my friends are bastards, each and every one - my kind of song.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Punk Rock Bowling Pool Party

Didn't see the bowling part, but the punk rockers took over the Gold Spike. One thing Vegas does well is a wild, drunken party, day and night.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Too Hot For A Parade

Oh, those poor kids waiting for the parade in the scorching sun - lots of water was provided and they're young and very excited to be there.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Faces Of The Parade

Helldorado - the parade no one remembers why it's here, but it's here. All the high school bands take part in the fun and it's hard work. Not everything in Vegas is strictly for tourists.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Whiskerino Contest At Helldorado

Helldorado Days are here again along with the contest for best beard - barbers don't like facial hair apparently or was it a publicity stunt?

Friday, May 18, 2012

Giant Bugs In Vegas

Everything is bigger and better in Vegas, especially our bugs. This giant, fire-spouting praying mantis now serves as a carnival float.

Monday, May 14, 2012

San Gennaro Rides

Most places have one San Gennaro Feast per year - usually in autumn - Vegas has two. Why not? I see rides, screams and flashing lights, I'm there.

Friday, May 11, 2012

The Gehry Building From Inside

199 windows, all different sizes

Gehry tablecloths

Gehry zippered furniture
Frank Gehry keeps designing odds and ends for the Lou Revo Brain Institute and sending them along. The squiggly part of the building is an events' hall and the rest is the Cleveland Clinic.

I was told that a driver going past saw the crumpled building, thought it had exploded and called 911.

Monday, May 7, 2012

First Friday Has Grown

9-year-old DJ

Burn Wall Street conceptual art installation
First Friday has turned into an enormous event - from a few hundred attending several years ago to about 20,000 showing up now, all for art and food.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest At NYNY

I learned a lot about techniques of speed eating - you dip the hot dog in water (mustard and all) - excuse me while I gag.