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Arrived with a wonderful group of regulars on Dee Casino Tours at 1pm., told rooms would be ready at 2pm. for check-in. Ballys tower corner king 41st floor ocean view. Smoking room. Safe is locked from last visitor, I call maintenance, they send up locksmith in 10 mins, great! As I'm waiting, I'm smelling a fragrance in the room. I'm sniffing here and there and can't quite put my finger on where oh where is it coming from....well we open the safe and lo and behold there's the sorce, weed, pot, ganga...yes people, not only did I smell it I got to see it too, right there, a doobie, rolling papers, and a manufactored bag from the dominican republic of dark leaf smoking tobbacco? yeah right nice camoflage. I look at locksmith, he looks at me, he's mortified, I'm laughing. I knew I knew that smell, its been 30 yrs but thats something that doesn't leave your memory senses. OK what to do now? He says he will take it to lost and found, my face at that remark had him telling me that its part of security and they will take it from there. Off he goes and out comes the lysol ,In the safe, the curtains, the remote, the chairs and the intake air system. The room is now smelling fresh again. Unpack, freshen up, then off to the ballroom for the mysery card giveaway. I see what cards people are leaving with and caught sight of an amazon gift card. Walked up to counter and politely asked for amazon gift card please and received 2 $25.00 ones Yea!!
Now time to get tix for Blue Man Group, not giving out til 6pm. ok time to kill so off to my favorite little atm double diamonds by diamond lounge. Doesn't disappoint!! At 20 mins to 6 I'm on line about 20 people ahead of me, by 6 the line is going down the stairs to ballys wild west, there are no ropes, no sections for gold, platinum, diamond. At 6pm they place a sign to the side for 7 stars thats all. Then security shows up and reroutes the fire hazard of people blocking the entrance to bally wild west, to the ballroom area. At the same time other workers start setting up one aisle of roping to corral us up to the ticket window. I ask for an aisle seat and get one in upper section. Thats fine for me ,I know this will be loud and I do not want to be wearing plastic throughout the show. Now its time to eat.
I'm off to Caesars buffet, the line for paying and gold is almost to the down escalators, I politely cut thru and get on Platinum, no one there, diamond and seven * kind of long but not bad. I get my free buffet and wait to be seated, matre'd recognizes me and places me in diamond section. I'm seated next to 2 lovely sisters from north jersey who after a fashion start conversing with me since i'm alone. One sister got a thousand dollars worth of gift cards, $500.00 sunoco, a supermarket, sports ath.,and I think home depot. I congratulated her , what a great score! The hot food was hot the cold food was cold, the steaks were like butter, the shrimp overcooked again. I didn't eat anything special but what I had was cooked as it should be,except for the shrimp. Wait staff was very busy but came to table on a regular basis, and was very capable and corgial.
Its now about 7:30 and show doesn't start till 9pm, so I go to the shops in Caesars to see whats new, I buy (comps) a nice logo'd hooded top in the gift shop. ok enough browsing, time for the show. Oh my goodness the line to get in is from theatre doors straight out to the ballroom!!! I wait on line it moves fairly quickly. There are so many little kids, and teens with their folks going to see this show. I've no idea what I'm in for, I've never seen a Blue Man concert before, but I'm starting to wonder... it's now 7 mins to 9pm, I'm in the door take my place on line for drinks, out pops a lady saying you need to be in your seat at nine or you will be locked out for 10 mins!! I'm 5 people in on line hoping nobody asks for a fancy drink, make it to bar at 9pm. get 2 grey goose and orange and no one stops me from getting seat, in fact the show starts about 5 mins after I'm seated. People down front are wearing plastic ponchos??!! If you are an epileptic you would have a seizure from the strobe lighting, the percussion was way loud and everyone in the crowd seemed to eat it up. I just couldn't get into it, what a strange performance. It wasn't bad but just not for me .I stayed for about an hour and a half, left when they asked everyone to stand and shake their rear ends, I stood and shook my rear right out of there!
I played in ceasars then wild west and then home base ballys park place, made my 500 TC playing only with slot money from Cet and Ballys wow! The machines just kept feeding me, taking back giving more, once I reached my tier goal for the evening everything else went right in my purse. Off to bed with a happy smile and fat purse.
Thurs. went shopping!! Love the outlet stores, made a plan of attack and followed it to all my favorite stores. Back to Ballys to look over my purchases and hope to stuff in my luggage, yes it fits!!
Dinner at six a bistro, used a $20.00 food coupon, ordered southern fried chicken dinner, and a side of mac and cheese that was to die for. I could not eat it all, and when I asked for check waiter says no, you're good, so I left a tip and went on my way.
Get my tix to legends concert, I always sit at one table in this venue for years, this time I'm told that the tables are sold now and unavailble. She lets me have seat 2 rows closer to stage just behind diamond and seven* seating, oh,ok. The seat was in the middle of room with the stage stairs right in front of me! The performers came down and interacted with all of us in that row along with the front seats. Wonderful concert as usual, but this time for Labor day weekend Elvis asked all veterans to stand and we got to applaud them for their service, brought tears to my eyes, these guys young and old, men and women got a round of applause that was felt in the heart of all. I took pictures of the "Rod Stewart", "katy Perry","Britney Spears", "Micheal Buble'",and of course Elvis.
Gaming that nite was one for the record books, I hit and hit, could not give my money away, the best was a hot,hot diamond nickel machine that gave me close to $900.00 on a $3.50 spin in a bonus round!
Friday the gaming gods said lady you've had enough and started taking so I started walking. went to check out, no bill, no taxes no nothing!! I said to counter clerk can I have bill receipt, he says the computer doesn't generate a 0 balance bill, there are no charges period. Ok then, I guess my comps paid for the taxes.
Then I went home....The End til next time.
Great report Paddlewheel, what a way to start things off with the findings in the safe. Sounds to me like you had a fantastic time. Thanx for sharing.
very nice trip report! sounds like you had fun and went home a winner.. I never was interested in the Blue Man Group and just don't think I'd like it.. glad you enjoyed Legends..
Thanks for a very entertaining trip report!
Very nice report! Glad you had a good time! Unfortunately what you found in the safe is a common thing around Bally's these days, you can smell it frequently all over the property.
It seems your skunkweed discovery was an omen of good things to come. >>Gaming that nite was one for the record books, I hit and hit, could not give my money away<< And this was the 2nd night of good fortune after the discovery of rope making material left in the safe.
Thanks for the trip report, sounds like you did a lot during your stay and had fun!
Glad you liked Legends, I did too. Lucky you, finding the "stash", I've only found rolling papers in the night stand.....Who in the heck would leave that in the safe???
Last time i saw legends was in myrtyl beach i loved it I think i would have smoked the doobie you might have got into the blue guys .great tr!Edited: 11:15 pm, September 01, 2013
Thanks for the trip report. Sounds like you had a great time.
Detailed and entertaining report you put together for us and I appreciated it.
I am also a non lover of Blue Man Group. Saw the show at the Venetian in Vegas a couple years ago and did not find it amusing or entertaining at all. My wife hated it lol