What Happens in Vegas, Stays in the Depraved Mind of the Immoral Human
Amazingly enough after spending nearly a week in the greatest city on the planet, New York City, I had to spend an entire week in Las Vegas. Las Vegas is a very different place than New York and I didn’t care for it nearly as much.
Now, to be fair, I did not spend a ton of time in Las Vegas as much as I spent a week on the Las Vegas strip. And the strip is a sleazy, dirty, immoral place. If I had ever questioned the name Sin City, this answered all my questions. One of the weekend hosts on Coast to Coast AM, George Knapp, always say he broadcasts from Las Vegas, the capital of sun, fun, and sin. Appropriate...
It isn’t just that there is liquor and gambling around every corner. There is also food everywhere. And shopping and shows and time shares and sights… Which all have their own type of addiction, but there are much darker things in Vegas. There is sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. There were strippers out and about in nothing more than bra, panties, and a hat. There were prostitutes going from casino to casino. There were drugs being used on the street. And I understand that these things are happening in every major city in the country, but they aren’t out in the open like it is in Vegas.
New York is a dirty, crowded city where everyone is trying to live the American dream and make a buck. Las Vegas is a dirty, crowded city where everyone it feels everyone is trying to pervert the American dream and take your money. It is odd how similar the two places are and how much I don’t see them as the same.
Don’t get me wrong. I had fun in Vegas. I didn't partake most of the debauchery, but I still had a good time. I learned a lot at the conference I was there for. And I think a Vegas weekend may be warranted every so often, but I don’t think it is a good place. It seems to bring out the worst in everyone and feels like quite the monument to the worst of mankind.