There was dancin’ and singin’ and and movin’ to the groovin’!!! As if that weren’t enough… the Bellagio fountain (with synchronized dancing waters to music), the Eiffel Tower and fireworks from 5 different casinos at midnight! It was exciting to be smack in the middle of the action with Dan & Vicki for NY Eve. The city actually closes the strip to all traffic from 5pm to 3am, so we took the monorail there and walked the 3 miles back with the crowds. It was an interesting slice of life! Here are the stats for NY Eve:
315,000 out of town visitors to Las Vegas
3,261 police officers on duty
65 pyrotechnics experts to set up the fireworks
5 barefoot women walking on asphalt carrying their high heels in hand
2 women still wearing their high heels, riding piggy back on their guys’ backs
2:30 am… when we finally got to bed
Conclusion: Vegas is a great place to be on New Years IF you have the right shoes.