GMG - Las Vegas Weekly

November 7, 2013

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MAIL WHAT'S IN A NAME? The casino project on the corner of Flamingo and the Strip is currently nameless, after Caesars Palace dropped its partnership with Gansevoort. What should they call the former Bill's Gamblin' Hall? The new T-bird or Cash Corner Casino. Call it the 3 Cs. –Todd M. Britten I think it will end up Drai's. –Brent Lovato How about naming it simply after its Strip address, 3595? It's simple and people would always know where to find it. –Jbradley66 How about the Tangiers? –Aaron Warren BEAUTY AND THE JACKPOT Disney recently announced that it will no longer license Marvel or Lucasfilm brands and characters for slot machines. So play Iron Man while you still can. Damn Disney. They preach family values, but all their princesses are underage and deliberately defy their parents and go and get married. –Wero Jones LIFE IN THE REARVIEW Last week, managing editor Spencer Patterson reflected on the first Life Is Beautiful Festival in Downtown Las Vegas, and readers weighed in online with their own experiences. Life may have been beautiful for everybody else, but for my family it was hell. The music was so loud it cracked one of my windows. The parking was so bad on my street, all of the people working the fes- tival filled up my street every day, and they even parked in front of my neighbors' driveway and in the red zones in front of my house. Not one ticket from the City of Las Vegas! If I park one inch in the red I get a ticket. –Golden Gary It was honestly a great festival, especially for it being its first year. There were minor things that could've been better; obviously the lack of cell phone service was the major one. Overall, I feel as if we experienced a new beginning for Las Vegas. Please keep the festival about the music, art and artists and don't dilute it like what Coachella has become. –Juan C. Mendoza It is interesting comparing the first LIB to the well established Coachella and its moments. I would say Coachella didn't have moments till about 2004. I would say LIB compared pretty much better with the first editions of Coachella and Vegoose. Let's remember Vegoose had Dave Matthews & Friends, Widespread Panic and Jack Johnson for its first outing. The success of the first event should allow the organizers to be a little more ambitious next year. Very hard to book many artists when you are new. Rehan Choudhry must have called in a lot of favors to get the acts he did, which included two recent Coachella headliners. The only complaint I really heard was about shuttle buses, which were scheduled to end when the Main Stage headliners were playing. But overall they delivered a very pleasant experience. It was nice to have space to relax, something you don't get very often at Coachella these days. –Slapper • • • • • • • LVWEEKLY@GMGVEGAS.COM Letters may be edited for length and/or clarity. All submissions become the property of Las Vegas Weekly. 09_Mail_20131107.indd 9 11/6/13 1:13 PM

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