I spent last week in Vegas speaking at the WinConnections conference on Group Policy and ADAM-related topics. After attending umpteen million conferences in Sin City, I've finally decided that I truly hate the place. It wouldn't be so bad if everything there wasn't so darn expensive. I mean, I could understand it if it were some Carribean island, or New York City. But, come on, its Vegas--home of the tacky and tasteless. And, yet I still had to pay 7.50 for a coffee and scone at the Starbucks. How is that? This wasn't even at the Bellagio. This was the Mandalay Bay.
The worst part (for me) is the cigarette smoke everywhere. Sorry to all you smokers out there but, having lived in a place that long ago banned all indoor smoking, it was pretty hard to take. The other interesting phenomenon there is the sheer size of the place. You can truly walk miles and still never go outside. Indeed I arrived on Monday and by Thursday realized that I hadn't seen natural light since I had arrived!
In any case, this is my desperate plea to all conference organizers to forever shun Vegas in the future. I'm sure it won't happen, but a guy can dream.