For a couple of weeks we’ve been revisiting the blogger VegasRex’s classic posts from Las Vegas – the town he once loved and later hated to the extent that he had to leave.
To sum this up, we give you a couple of post about why Las Vegas slowly, but steadily, is dying.
How Sin City lost its “cool”.
But can Las Vegas once again regain its attraction?
Let’s end this series with Rex’s tips on what the city has to do to recover.
Thanks again Rex for all the cynical, yet valuable insights.
Is Las Vegas Still Cool?
“It's been a long time since I met someone my own age who reacted to Las Vegas residency in a positive way. There is no more envy, and there are no more excited questions about the town. From my own point of view, it really feels like the mystique of Las Vegas is a thing of the past.”
Straight from the Hip
“I do not think that these are traits that anyone would associate with Vegas. Las Vegas is a place filled with manufactured excitement and tireless self-promotion. It's a place where people preen, get drunk, and excitedly run around the perimeter of swimming pools screaming: Woooooo!"
Prelude to Recovery
“For the past 5 years, I have been yelling, nay, SCREAMING to anyone who will listen, exactly what needs to be done to restore Las Vegas to the most sought-after tourist destination in the USA. The problem is, nobody has listened to me.”
10 Things Vegas Must Do to "Recover"
“It's time to bring Vegas back, and it's time to start thinking a little more aggressively about how to do that. This list is a start.”