A Stranger in Vegas, Bourbon Street
Las Vegas is money and money is Las Vegas. One night out might cost the income of a whole one or two weeks of hard work or may be even more depending on the person. Most of the people who live in Las Vegas took this fact for granted, it’s just the way things are, so they are either broke most of the time or miserable. Of course I’m not talking about the wealthy people, I’m talking about people like me with medium class income or less. Other people widen their vision believing that having a lot of money couldn’t be the only way for fun, is not the only way to feel that you are in Vegas. Here comes the Bourbon Street bar in the picture.
The Bourbon street is everywhere around Las Vegas, it’s one of the most popular and decent bars to go to. I personally love it for many reasons. First, everything there is cheaper than everywhere. Alcohol is cheap, any kind of drink. Bourbon street bar has its own signature cocktails too which are amazingly amazing in term of taste and in terms of effect. Cigarettes are also cheap. Many times I go in on my way to work just to buy couple packs of cigarettes.
Most importantly, gambling is also cheap. Most of the slots machines start with a minimum of 1 cent. If someone doesn’t feel like gambling, there are other options. There are the nintendo kind of games and there are the pool tables, also called billiard. All you have to do is buy some tokens or, for those who buy a cocktail or make a purchase of over $10, they get free tokens. Isn’t that amazing. At the Bourbon street, with $20 or $30, you can drink, play, have fun and get to meet new friendly people.
The same amount of money someone would pay for a parking spot on the strip or fremont street, then spend a whole lot of money, mostly not for fun but just to tell the people where he or she spent the night which can be far from being fun. I sometimes go to the Bourbon at the morning time. Sometimes for a coffee and cigarette and sometimes a Budlight replace the coffee, just because the place gives me that peaceful amazing feeling.
I went to the Bourbon street last night around 9 pm with $20, I had couple of drinks, I played pool against people I don’t even know their names. I played my favorite card game BlackJack against the machine. Time was passing and I didn’t even know until I checked my watch and it was 3 in the morning. I went back home with that same $20 I came with. I am that lucky most of the times and so you can be if you start thinking rationally.