Monday, September 10, 2012
Hey guys, just got back from Las Vegas and I had a great time.
Right now its 2:00am and I'm very sleepy. I'm going to try and get thru this blog without taking short cuts so here we go.
On Wednesday, I arrived in Vegas. Got checked into the Luxor and headed over to the Circus Circus Casino for Gay Bingo. Gay Bingo was really fun, I got to meet a bunch of locals and enjoy mini cupcakes everytime they called 0-69.
Afterwards, I got trigger happy and decided to gamble on the penny slots at the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino, which did not up well. Thats when I found out that the penny slots in Vegas don't pay shit compared to the Indian Casino's who pay generously on their penny slots. And this happened consistently at all the big hotel casinos in Vegas, point being, don't gamble your money in Vegas because their machines are set tight, instead keep supporting Indian Gaming.
Thursday was good because the Margaret Cho stand up comedy concert was happening at the Terry Factor Theater in the Mirage Hotel and Casino. Margaret was the whole reason why I booked the trip to Vegas in the first place. Shes basically in the beginning of her new stand up comedy tour called, "Mother" , and I went so I could see her show in progress before she shits the Bay Area. I've seen all of her tours and this show was 50% new and 50% old. When Margaret did her new stuff, it killed.
What surprised me about Margaret was how involved she was with her crowd, her crowd work skills were excellent. While she was talking to the crowd, she asked if there were any bi's in the audience and no one responded. So in my nelliest voice, thats when I said, "hey girl, I'm Bi" !!! Margaret called me out right away and she said, "bitch please" .
I think Margaret was intrigued by my audience participation so she kept soliciting a response from me.
And whats funny, she was only going by the sound of my voice and couldn't see who feeding her these lines. I think thats when she knew I was bullshitting her so she began to question my bisexuality and tried to draw me into one of her rigged comedy questions, which basically meant that no matter which answer I gave her, she had a clever response just waiting. She then asked me which sex I prefer and then I blurted out, "pussy is the new asshole" .
That sent Margaret into a frenzy and then she belted out a big laugh. She also said my line was genius. I know I gave her a good line because not only did it make the entire audience laugh but it also made her laugh too. Its always been my dream to make Margaret laugh and it happened right in front of 2,000 Margaret Cho fans.
So that was our Thursday. Afterward we went over the Garage to meet up with Wesleys friend and wouldn't you know, I also ran into some queens from gay bingo night.
Friday was good, we slept in all day and when we woke up, we got something to eat.
Our plans for Friday was to attend the Las Vegas Pride stage so we could see Margaret Cho, Joan Rivers, and Kathy Griffin make an appearance together.
We could only stay at the Las Vegas Pride March for so long because we had to music concert tickets to go see Gotye at the House of Blues in the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.
Gotye's concert started at 9pm but he didn't go until 11:00pm. We got there around 10:00pm thinking we were late, we kind of were considering all of the people we had to push thru to get to the front.
I was really impressed with Gotye, he really is a true musical genius. While he was on stage, he played about 20 different instruments in his act. My only problem, I really wanted to hear him sing more.
Gotye was going to sing a love ballad called, "Broken" , but decided not to because those fuckers in the bar area were being too loud. You could tell this song is very personal to him and that if this song didn't get the proper respect it deserved, then he wasn't going to sing it.
After discarding that song, Gotye went right into the song everyone knows him for, "Somebody That I Used to Know" . I think we all knew Kimba wasn't going to be there but guess what, all the women in the crowd picked up her lyrics and sang her part in unison, it was actually quite beautiful and it made Gotye smile big.
I'm so glad we got to see Gotye because that night was totally unplanned, I didn't even know he was going to be in Vegas. I just happen to be walking by the House of Blues and boom, I was like, "I'm going for it" . And of course, when I get home he performed tonight at the Fox Theater in Oakland, California.
After the Gotye concert, we managed to stop by the Share nightclub on Wynn Street. I really liked the Share, it doubles as a gay strip bar/gay disco tech. ChiChi LaRue was spinning and hosting her Stripper Circus theme party that night and there were lots of hot gay guys running around, all I can say, it was a really cute crowd.
And oh yes, this queen also came up to me and said she saw me performing comedy in Orlando during Gay Days. I thought that was really nice to hear so I gave him a big hug.
Saturday was chill, the folks from Peach Springs finally arrived and we kicked it on Fremont Street for a bit, which meant more useless gambling on penny slots and deep fried twinkies. Afterward we went to the Fruit Loop and chilled at the Free Zone night club.
So that leads us to today, Sunday. I flew into SFO around 5:00pm and went straight the Deco Lounge for, "Cerebral Comedy Night" . We had a great show and I want to thank all the comedians who came out and performed.
Alright guys, its time to start kicking ass and lose some weight!