djatc
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February 9th, 2015 at 4:26:33 PM permalink
Anyone going to the implosion of clarion tomorrow night? Is it worth the hassle?
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AxelWolf
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February 9th, 2015 at 4:28:53 PM permalink
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Anyone going to the implosion of clarion tomorrow night? Is it worth the hassle?

Only go if you promise to park that Miata really close to the implosion.
♪♪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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February 9th, 2015 at 4:31:50 PM permalink
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Anyone going to the implosion of clarion tomorrow night? Is it worth the hassle?



What time is it? 3am or something? I don't think I will make a special trip. I stayed a couple nights at Clarion during one of my Vegas trips before I relocated. There was a free night or a 2 for 1 coupon in ACG. If it was some casino property that I had some real connection to, like I played there a lot, I might make the effort. Clarion isn't that big. Like 8 or 10 floors right? I don't think it will be that spectacular.
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February 9th, 2015 at 4:42:44 PM permalink
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Anyone going to the implosion of clarion tomorrow night? Is it worth the hassle?

I'm as much a fan of blowing up stuff as the next guy, but you know the Clarion (formerly the Greek Isles, and the Debbie Reynolds, and the Royal Americana, and the Paddlewheel) has (soon to be had) about 200 rooms, and is smaller than most Strip parking garages. Maybe I'm just spoiled in the destructive pyrotechnics as a spectator sport department. Probably so.

Please call me when they finally get around to improving the rancid dump & pimp hostel with the psychotic clown theme (and upgrading the whole neighborhood) by making THAT into a hole in the ground.
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February 9th, 2015 at 4:43:28 PM permalink
Went there once to use a coupon for 2 free drinks after going to Vince Neil's place at the old Hilton. Damn I wish I could have those 2 hours back!
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February 9th, 2015 at 4:45:38 PM permalink
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I'm as much a fan of blowing up stuff as the next guy, but you know the Clarion (formerly the Greek Isles, and the Debbie Reynolds, and the Royal Americana, and the Paddlewheel).



Don't forget when Vince McMahon wanted to make it a WWF casino.
AxelWolf
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February 9th, 2015 at 5:03:49 PM permalink
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Don't forget when Vince McMahon wanted to make it a WWF casino.

I used to pop in that place occasionally when it was the Royal. They had a few goodies occasionally.

I wanted WWF casino to happen, it could've been fun, if they set it up as I imagine it.
♪♪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♪♪
DrawingDead
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February 9th, 2015 at 5:20:41 PM permalink
I know one guy (exactly one) who loved staying at that place, preferring it to all others on his frequent trips from the bay area. I suspect he may have been their only repeat customer who arrived with actual store-bought luggage in the last few years.
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ThatDonGuy
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February 9th, 2015 at 5:48:29 PM permalink
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Don't forget when Vince McMahon wanted to make it a WWF casino.


Probably would have went over as well as his WWF restaurant in Times Square (it was at the current location of the Hard Rock Cafe, back when HRC was up just south of Central Park)
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February 9th, 2015 at 6:02:23 PM permalink
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Probably would have went over as well as his WWF restaurant in Times Square (it was at the current location of the Hard Rock Cafe, back when HRC was up just south of Central Park)



To give Vince credit, the All Star Cafe and Race Rock didn't exactly set the world on fire either.

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