Some photos from Vegas
I’m heading out to McCarran Airport in about 30 minutes’ time for my flight to San Francisco for a pre-E3 media event, but I thought I’d quickly post up a few pics from the last couple of days in Vegas.
Even though it feels familiar now, this city is still such a spectacle for me, and the novelty still hasn’t worn off. The casinos, hotels and malls are so elaborate, and I’ve never seen anything quite like it.
There are otherwise nondescript, ’70s-style bars dotted around the place that are surprisingly bustling with activity upon entry. The music’s unobtrusive and the food and drinks are dirt cheap. The famous Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) – the notorious “hipster” beer – can routinely be found for US$2 per imperial pint. Of course, you have to factor in the exchange rate and the obligatory US$1 tip, but it’s still damn good.
Something else I like about this place is that there is free wi-fi everywhere, particularly as an AT&T customer. My phone connects to these automatically, and it helps take the strain off an already ample data plan. Simply put, mobile data doesn’t appear to be much of a consideration out here, which is a refreshing change from the New Zealand situation. I hope to post some Speedtest.net trial runs of the 4G network in the days to come, which will be interesting to compare to the runs of my NZ ADSL2+ and 3G connections
Also, stay tuned for updates from San Francisco and LA over the next few days. But for now, those Vegas photos.