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BigAzMarty
A computer professional who has worked at several types of positions with several different businesses and still learning and changing. Introduced properly to Las Vegas and Laughlin by the spouse and have been going ever since 1990. A frequent visitor from not to far away where it's almost always 10 degrees warmer than Vegas.

11 Comments on "BigAZMarty Las Vegas Trip Report Pt. 2 “The Worst of Times… And Then Light”"

  1. ChrisinNashville | October 24, 2017 at 8:40 am |

    Man. Thanks for this. So scary and so glad you and your wife are OK. I too believe Vegas will be alright. I am going in December for my annual meeting. I will do my four Vegas MUSTS which includes a trip to the Burger Bar at Mandalay Place. I may take a longer moment of silence before I dig in but I will not let an asshat, asshole or jackass keep me from Vegas.
    Viva.

    • Thanks for the continued commitment and support, My wife and I feel the same and are looking at perhaps around Thanksgiving to pay another visit as work seems to have freed me up a bit in that timeframe due to IT change freezes. We have to make up for that missed Circus 1903 show somehow. We will do our moment of silence while passing Mandalay Bay and the South Strip up Frank Sinatra Drive when we get there.

  2. Thanks for sharing your personal experience with us, BigAZMarty. I’m glad that you and your wife are safe, and also that you had each other to support and talk through the events as they were occurring. I agree completely with you regarding your last paragraph, and I plan on doing my part when I am out there again in a little over a week to make sure that Las Vegas stays Vegas Bright, both for all the people that live there, as well as all of us that love to visit.

    • You are right, if we were not together both her and I probably would both have been besides ourselves until we got back together again (i.e. freaked and panic’d is a valid term and feeling). Finding her safe and being able to see it all together made a big difference. I just really can’t imagine how bad it was for the people that were actually involved in the event or the lockdown scenario’s for that night.

  3. Cathryn Carter | October 24, 2017 at 11:49 am |

    Thanks, Marty. I was in Las Vegas in Dec 2015 when the car plowed down people at Paris. I have no words to describe my horror about the killings from Mandalay Bay. Thank you for your report.

    • You are welcome and I hope it did not bring you any pain remembering the past event at Paris as well.

  4. As a person that lives in Vegas i thank u for standing up for our city we can’t let one idiot tear our city apart we are Vegas strong an will surbive. We pray for the victims an families every day we won’t forget but we will go on thank u for saying all the good things about our police,responders,an people that gave all to help strangers survive.

    • No Roberta, we as frequent visitors to your bright and lovely city thank you and Las Vegas citizens and law enforcement and first responders on doing an outstanding job in the face of a lone wolf madman. There is just no other way to put it, you guys showed the best of all America in your responses. Although the event itself was horrible, you should be proud of how as a city and people you responded.

  5. Greg Garrett | October 24, 2017 at 8:01 pm |

    Thanks Marty, I will be in vegas in march for march madness. Thank you for your report. Glad you and your wife are safe. This shooting will not stop me from coming to my happy place. Keep up the great work.

    • Thanks, we at Vegas Bright appreciate that and we here hope you enjoy (WIN) during your March Madness trip, and stay happy in your happy place!!!

  6. Thanks Marty!

    What happened in Vegas could have happened anywhere. There are loons around every corner, and I’m just not going to live my life scared. I’ll be there in December to do my part in stimulating the local economy. I plan to enjoy one of the greatest cities on the planet, and I’m not going to let that asshat ruin it.

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