This weekend I did something very strange. I actually took a vacation. I went somewhere without any intention of doing anything work-related. These vacation things are pretty cool. I spent it in Las Vegas…the most awesomely cheesy and indulgent place on earth.
I don’t have that many photos because well…it was a vacation .
Coincidentally, The Bouncing Souls were playing in Vegas the same time I was there. I went to see them…it was incredible. I can’t believe how long they have been a band for and how awesome they still are. Their music is timeless! I was fortunate enough to stand on stage with them and it was a great experience.
Then I completely sold out punk and uh…went to a rave . I think it was a rave? I went to a club called Club XS (Excess) where a really popular dj I had never heard of called Deadmau5 was spinning (it’s pronounced “deadmouse ” but he spells his name with a number and not a letter because it’s futuristic and shit). I felt like an idiot for never hearing of him because this place was packed and sold out like 100 times over . I was only able to get in because I was there with Jenna Haze and another porn star named London Keys. They knew someone who was employed by the mouse who snuck us in.
Deadmau5 dresses like a big mouse and djs in that costume. Lots of people there were also dressed like mice and had glow-in-the-dark mouse ears and shit . When I was in high school, I got dragged to a rave and everyone there wore big pants and little shirts and big rings and odds and ends from Kids-R-Us around their necks. Today at raves, people dress like mice. It’s good to know that the fashion sense of this scene made just as much sense to me then as it does now . I did have a good time nonetheless.
(I did not manage to get a photo of the mouse because he was surrounded by about 5 thousand people, light sticks, other tall people dressed like mice, and a slew of body guards. However, I stole a picture from the internet somewhere so you could see what I am talking about if you are equally as out of touch as I was about this phenomenon. )
Then the next night I ate a 100 course meal at STK steak house. Not literally 100 courses, but it was a whole bunch of courses . This came to be because Jenna and I were asked to do a tasting and have it be filmed for an Internet tv show/blog called Food Invasion. The chef who prepared everything was named Steve Hopcraft and he was on “Top Chef” at some point. He didn’t win, but he got pretty far ! I don’t really care; all the food was awesome. I’m not a huge steak fan…I ate it anyways but I was a bigger fan of the truffled mushroom pot pie and the baked Mac and cheese . Yum!
And then as if that wasn’t enough indulgence, later on that evening I went to another party called “Party Rock ” which was DJed by the dude with the fro from lmfao . I think he’s pretty awesome and was a much bigger fan of his DJ skills than that of the mouse . The party was decorated with big pink microphones and shit everywhere . It was kinda like a bat mitzvah.
So yeah…it was eventful . Lots of food, dancing drinking and a little bit of punk. And Jenna Haze.
I should take these vacation things more than once every 8 years . Maybe every 6 should be a goal!
Now back to work .