There are some people, or some places that are so unique, that you can immediately identify. Perhaps a story so wild, that you know exactly who it must have happened to simply because it could have happened to no one else.
Las Vegas is one of those unique places. I’m sure that is one of the things that has lured people here in the past. There are somethings that happen here, that just wouldn’t happen anywhere else.
I lived in San Diego until 1999. I can’t think of any story where I would have said, “That would only happen in San Diego”. However there are dozens, no hundreds, no, make that thousands of stories you can hear in this town where you would say, “That would only happen in Las Vegas”.
My favorites are because we have great entertainment here. You see, entertaining a crowd on stage is hard work. Tom Jones was said to lose 10 pounds per show because he got such a workout on stage. And after that hard work, they usually are on an adrenaline rush. So, they want to go out and play and have fun. Sometimes it is hitting the casino. Sometimes it is hitting a bar.
One night Elton John and Billy Joel are playing a concert at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The show is a hit, but 30 minutes after the show, they really want to play some more. So, they go across the street and go into a dueling pianos bar where Elton and Billy take over the 2 pianos and play another 3 hours. No ticket charge. No extra cover charge. But if you were in that bar, as long as you had a drink, you could watch Elton and Billy from less than 50 feet away free of charge. Only in Vegas.
Now, I know there are other towns that unique things may happen in. It’s just fun when you get to be a part of one of those happenstance events.
What could only happen in YOUR town?