Thursday, June 28, 2007

Red, White, and Bust

Red, White, and Boom, the premier 4th of July event in Las Vegas, has been cancelled this year. Sounds like Clark County is tired of handling this expensive event, and we all know that when it comes to cutting costs, events and attractions targeted at locals are the first to go. Clocks will be installed in casinos before any tourist-centric events are ever cancelled. (Can you imagine New Year’s Eve’s “unofficial” block party ever being cancelled? When I was still with Metro, I was appalled to find that no official permits were drawn for this event… it just kind of happened and it was up to police to figure out how to make it work. I can only hope it’s changed in recent years.) Guess we can move Red, White, and Boom to the same column as Helldorado, Wet ‘N Wild, Scandia, and non-mega resort hotels.

Check the Review Journal’s web page for other 4th of July events:
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