IAchance5
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February 13th, 2011 at 2:25:36 PM permalink
Has anyone ever been to the Palms on a Saturday night? How's the atmosphere? Is it almost like a big party on a Saturday night?
mkl654321
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February 13th, 2011 at 4:41:45 PM permalink
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Has anyone ever been to the Palms on a Saturday night? How's the atmosphere? Is it almost like a big party on a Saturday night?



Imagine if you put an aluminum garbage can over your head and then somebody used a jackhammer on it. And that's when the band is on break between sets.

The live music will make you bleed from the ears, but it's almost an improvement over the techno-urban thug-rap crud that is piped in over the PA (and that group of "songs" replays every two hours). The one aspect of the "atmosphere" that I kind of enjoy is all the underage bimbettes parading around in skimpy little black dresses, in the process of maxing out Daddy's credit card. The collective intelligence of the clientele doesn't exceed that of a small turnip, but thinking in there is pretty much impossible anyway. For amusement, kibitz at a blackjack table and watch all the drunken college boys hit their hard 19s.

Garduno's has very good New Mexican food, and I enjoy the 9ine steakhouse EXCEPT on Friday and Saturday nights when they play techno-crap at 130 decibels inside the restaurant, so that both you and your steak cook while you are sitting at the table.
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February 13th, 2011 at 5:43:03 PM permalink
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Imagine if you put an aluminum garbage can over your head and then somebody used a jackhammer on it. And that's when the band is on break between sets.

The live music will make you bleed from the ears, but it's almost an improvement over the techno-urban thug-rap crud that is piped in over the PA (and that group of "songs" replays every two hours). The one aspect of the "atmosphere" that I kind of enjoy is all the underage bimbettes parading around in skimpy little black dresses, in the process of maxing out Daddy's credit card. The collective intelligence of the clientele doesn't exceed that of a small turnip, but thinking in there is pretty much impossible anyway. For amusement, kibitz at a blackjack table and watch all the drunken college boys hit their hard 19s.

Garduno's has very good New Mexican food, and I enjoy the 9ine steakhouse EXCEPT on Friday and Saturday nights when they play techno-crap at 130 decibels inside the restaurant, so that both you and your steak cook while you are sitting at the table.



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February 26th, 2011 at 10:32:17 PM permalink
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Did Fred Mertz and GrandPa Simpson have a child?




Hahahahaha


Palms on a Saturday night is great. Check out Perfecto at Rain, good music and a great show.
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February 27th, 2011 at 4:25:51 AM permalink
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Palms on a Saturday night is great.

Oh good. I'll bear that in mind. I've been looking for a casino that on a Saturday night is, well festive, but still subdued and lacking in needless whooping and hollering at the craps tables or senseless screaming over a blackjack. Its nice to know that the Palms on a Saturday night is now pretty much like a Palms on a Wednesday at noon. No teeming throngs of celebrity seekers, no entourages in sight, no band playing with a "to hell with the lease" style.

I guess we may have different views on what "great" means.
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March 3rd, 2011 at 2:20:10 AM permalink
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Oh good. I'll bear that in mind. I've been looking for a casino that on a Saturday night is, well festive, but still subdued and lacking in needless whooping and hollering at the craps tables or senseless screaming over a blackjack. Its nice to know that the Palms on a Saturday night is now pretty much like a Palms on a Wednesday at noon. No teeming throngs of celebrity seekers, no entourages in sight, no band playing with a "to hell with the lease" style.

I guess we may have different views on what "great" means.



We most definitely do. Subdued and lacking in whooping and hollering, no celebs, entourages or especially hot chicks in skimpy nightlife attire describes most tribal casinos so why even bother coming to Vegas if you don't like the craziness?
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March 3rd, 2011 at 2:49:19 AM permalink
Tribal casinos?
Even them injuns seem to be learning to hire paleface squaws and let them deal blackjack while half naked.

>why bother coming to Vegas if you don't like the craziness?
Well, its often been a puzzlement as to why people flock to the middle of the Mojave Desert.
Gambling used to be a major draw but for a long time its been available elsewhere.
Women? They are available elsewhere too but perhaps not quite so fine looking as in Las Vegas.

Perhaps its just that a "staycation" is fine but its never quite as fine as a real vacation, so people really do want to trek somewhere for their pleasures. Is the amount of prostitution in Vegas underestimated or simply ignored by travel writers? Or is it the "presence of prostution" that is the entertainment?

Benny Binion did just fine when he swept up those peanut shells and sawdust heaps, put down carpeting and provided free booze. He didn't have to offer no earsplitting rock and roll music, no throngs of gyrating dancers spewing pheremones into a huge nightclub, no Hollywood starlets puking in public, no drunken pool parties. Craps tables were interesting in those days, but even panty-less Mia who threw the dice under her upraised leg did so relatively quietly. You could hear her at the table, but not halfway across the casino! People were happy and festive and often "feeling no pain" but there was not all this rowdiness and general craziness. Music was played, but not at a volume requiring cotton wool be wadded into your ear drums.
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March 3rd, 2011 at 3:39:06 AM permalink
Each to their own, I love the nightclubs and wouldn't want to live in a Vegas without the drunken pool parties. Ditch Friday starts up again very soon! And maybe it's just me but I like a loud and fun craps table. Luckily Vegas has enough casinos for all of us.
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March 3rd, 2011 at 4:30:12 AM permalink
So does California.
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March 3rd, 2011 at 7:47:00 AM permalink
I've been to Rain twice ... one time as a regular customer, and the other time, we bought a bottle.

I'm not a big club guy, I do better in other venues. But I will say, buying the bottle was well worth it. No waiting in line, no (extra) cover, an area with a little space if you wanted to get out of the crowd, a kind-of bouncer, and a place to invite the hot women you wanted a shot at. There *was* that little VIP big-time vibe that went with it, and it was fun to ride that wave for a few hours!

It cost $600 split four ways plus some extra tipping for the kind-of bouncer and waitresses, so in the end, about $175 per. I gotta say, when you're on the floor buying drinks, tipping, yada, yada, yada, the cost approaches that ... it's pretty easy to spend, oh $100 - $150 per. So, for just a small premium, the experience was a LOT better and a LOT more VIP-y. I'll do it again every time I club there, well worth it, IMHO.

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