Lovecomps
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March 19th, 2020 at 10:11:27 AM permalink
This post will be dated sooner or later but there's a live stream of the empty strip on YouTube. It's sort of hypnotic.
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March 19th, 2020 at 10:13:09 AM permalink
Quote: Lovecomps

This post will be dated sooner or later but there's a live stream of the empty strip on YouTube. It's sort of hypnotic.



All I see is an empty thread. Where's the link.
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March 19th, 2020 at 11:34:51 AM permalink
Here's the video - it appears to be at the bus stop on the other side of the Strip from NYNY
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March 19th, 2020 at 12:21:34 PM permalink
I'm going to check out downtown after my live stream. Will report on it tomorrow.
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March 19th, 2020 at 1:05:29 PM permalink
Yahoo News has a photo of a masked couple walking on Fremont by the Four Queens and they are the only people in sight. I was surprised there was no police or security in sight.
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March 19th, 2020 at 1:31:35 PM permalink
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I'm going to check out downtown after my live stream. Will report on it tomorrow.



Take the unicycle. Great time to make a video.
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March 19th, 2020 at 2:08:27 PM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

Here's the video - it appears to be at the bus stop on the other side of the Strip from NYNY



Heh... just watched a guy hanging out in the middle of the empty street.
Lovecomps
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March 19th, 2020 at 2:24:15 PM permalink
The camera angle changed since the last time I looked at it. Yesterday it was rotated about 45 degrees counterclockwise. You could see the tip of the green MGM sign and NYNY and the Excalibur and a tiny bit of the Luxor. I guess that's how they keep busy out there these days.
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March 19th, 2020 at 2:38:26 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

Take the unicycle. Great time to make a video.



Yup. Ride down the busiest parts
of the Strip sidewalk, busy when
it's busy I mean. You could even
set up a tripod, who's there to
steal the camera. Or take somebody
with you to video. You'll never have
this opportunity again.
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March 20th, 2020 at 1:43:33 AM permalink
Yesterday around 3 p.m. , I was driving home from out near the M. I decided to take a detour home and drive the strip all the way to Sahara. I wanted to video it, but was driving solo. I made sure to pay attention closely. I didn't think anybody would be all that interested enough to start a new thread about it, but perhaps they are.

My first focal point was the welcome to Las Vegas sign. I was dumbfounded to see a sh*tload of people there. Then I was irked at the stupidity when I noticed a large group of people huddling together to get a picture. They were all crammed in and huddled together as close as they could. I'm pretty sure people's faces were touching the guy with the cell phone attached to a long selfie stick. It looked like it was at least 20. There were other various groups scattered about in close proximity to them. It actually pisses me off people like that are the ones spreading the virus just so they can get some dumb pictures.

After I got past the Las Vegas sign, I wouldn't describe it as a ghost town, for the most part it reminded me of what it was like on an early Sunday morning back in the 90s.

I noticed one security guard patrolling outside near the Cosmopolitan.

I noticed there was no cars in the strip-side parking garage at the Tropicana.

The busiest part of the strip was at the Tropicana intersection with about 80 cars at the stoplight. I noticed a city bus traveling along Tropicana. I couldn't tell if there were people on it or not, I sure hope not since it was headed west. After that light, I was traveling in a pack of cars that averaged about 30. There seem to be only about 1 to 6 people walking on the sidewalk in between lights. I didn't notice any groups tourists walking most I seen walking together was two people.

I noticed there was about 6 Homeless looking people sitting on and around a bench commiserating with each other. I noticed there was only two people standing directly in front watching The Fountains at the Bellagio. There was six or seven police cars that seemed to have someone pulled over at the entrance of The Venetian.
The Wynn Hotel had every entrance half barricaded with a security guard and police car with their lights going. I didn't notice any other casinos that had the police blocking the entrances like that.

As I kept going the sidewalks were still very sparse.

Further down near Circus Circus the traffic started bottlenecking a little bit now that the road was down to two lanes do the construction. There was still some Casino construction going on as well.

As I stopped at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Sahara I noticed there was about 50 cars total waiting for the light to turn. That's where my Las Vegas Strip detour ended.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪

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