It could only happen in . . .

By
Real Estate Agent with Realty One Group # S.0190863

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?

 

 

Comments (30)

Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Wayne Martin yeah, changes like that can happen. You used to be able to get free hotel rooms between Thanksgiving and Christmas as well.

May 29, 2021 06:56 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Ed Silva are you saying that only in Waterbury could it be suspicious to be out on the streets at 8:05?

May 29, 2021 06:58 AM
Ed Silva

No, in Prospect CT where I live

May 29, 2021 08:12 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow Roy that would of been something special to see of the two of them playing for three hours for free.

 

May 29, 2021 08:08 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Our town does not generate the stories that you have to share in Las Vegas. 

Enjoy the holiday weekend.

May 29, 2021 09:01 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Hey there Will. Yeah, I was at a bar one night when Tom Jones and a local singer showed up and they sang from 11:30pm to 4:30am

May 29, 2021 09:33 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Hey there Roy. Well perhaps only in Gaithersburg could you find a fine man like Roy Kelley

May 29, 2021 09:33 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Rocky, would have loved to be in that bar when those two were there!  Only in Colorado - 4/20 means a smoke-out for those potheads!   

May 29, 2021 10:11 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Hey there Joan Cox yes that would have been quite a night to catch that free show

May 29, 2021 12:45 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Rocky Dickerson - My husband spent more time in Vegas growing up (from the 1950s) than anywhere else.  His parents loved to gamble and go to the shows.  They had one of those classic stories you told after watching Sammy Davis, Dean Martin, and Frank Sinatra perform at the Sands in the early 1960s.  They happened to be sitting upfront.  After the show,  security put up barriers and the Rat Pack held a private party.  Well, my in-laws were in that area and were mingling with the Rat Pack into the wee hours of the morning. You don't know how many times I heard that story.  They were very outgoing and fit right in.  

May 29, 2021 02:43 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Rocky I am happy to report that CT only has a bunch of boring towns ...... LOL

May 29, 2021 03:55 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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hey there Sheri Sperry - MCNE® now that is a classic all time "Only in Vegas" moment

May 29, 2021 07:24 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Hey there George Souto Who knows? Maybe your friends say, "The is could only happen to George"

May 29, 2021 07:24 PM
Rachel Morin
New Star Real Estate - Vernal, UT
morin2realty

Rocky Dickerson only in Vernal, Utah can you actually hit the dino-jack-pot and probably find some dinosaur bones! 

 

May 29, 2021 07:26 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Hey there Rachel Morin well that is certainly a unique distinction for Vernal Utah

May 29, 2021 08:20 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Yeah Rocky Dickerson in my adopted hometown the traffic light changes like clockwork every 90 seconds....

May 29, 2021 08:53 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Rocky loved your post and I remember when we lived in Boston, MA when Aerosmith and Boston would jus pop into local pubs/bars and play for fun... oh miss those days... Endre

May 29, 2021 11:52 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS that is certainly a unique one.

May 30, 2021 08:35 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Endre Barath, Jr. I will bet those were really good times

May 30, 2021 08:35 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Rocky- On the day before the big Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, trail riders from several areas ride into town and camp out. The next morning they assemble for the Livestock Show and Rodeo parade through downtown Houston. I'm not sure how the pandemic impacted this but I view it as a wonderful tradition. 

May 30, 2021 11:10 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Hey there Kathy Streib so I would guess that is true - only in Houson does a cattle drive spend the night on downtown streets

May 30, 2021 01:07 PM