Vegas pools 1Some Vegas locals would say that the Winter/ Spring in Vegas are usually reserved for the good ol’ gym. During these times, you will find Vegas locals are hard at work trying their very best to look good for the next Vegas pool season, and you know what, all that hard work sure pays off. Take a sneak peek into one of the best Vegas Pools and you will agree (I recommend Tao Beach). The prices for these sneak peeks are, eh, not too bad, about $20-$30 per person, same amount as a nightclub entree fee. Like always, the drink prices in these places may be a bit steep (about $17 for your basic mixed drink) but here’s a Vegas tip for ya, get alcohol elsewhere, always get alcohol elsewhere.

Lee’s Discount Liquor is usually a Vegas local’s favorite. The selection is huge and the prices can be ridiculously cheap, the cheapest in town. Plus, they are fairly close by, regardless of where you are in Vegas. If you are on the Las Vegas Strip, the closest one is probably south of the Las Vegas Boulevard passed Luxor Casino heading towards the Southpoint casino.

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Now, unfortunately, you can’t bring your bottles into a Vegas pool, but the reason behind getting liquor or beer elsewhere is so that you won’t have to spend so much at the pool. And with pool drinks costing about $12-$17 per drink, you can still save money even if you drink both your BYOB, and felt a little thirsty at the pool too! So, if wet the noodle, pound a few before entering, and save.

As strange as it may sound, Vegas pool time is not really swim time. It’s more of a place to just relax, mingle and party. You will find some of the greatest DJs like Deadmau5, Skrillex, Diplo, Calvin Harris and Tiesto you’ll even catch spinning there. So, next time you catch yourself melting in the Las Vegas summer sun, skip to my lou to one of the many Vegas pools on the Las Vegas Strip. Here’s a list of some of the best Vegas Pools:
1. Encore Beach Club
2. Tao Beach
3. Mandalay Bay Beach Club
4. Marquee Day Club
5. Liquid Pool Lounge at Aria
6. MGM’s – Wet Republic
7. Mirage – Bare Pool

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It has finally happened. EDC is almost at that corporate level meaning we pay THEM to have the fun THEY want you to have.  But, hey, they can try to stop us from having OUR OWN STYLE fun (cough, cough, drugs, cough cough) all they want because when all else fails, there’s always spinning the dice on whether or not they’ll pull out the rubber glove cavity search card ;) No, no, no, I’m not condoning any drug use, frankly, if you CAN NOT enjoy EDC without “enhancing” the good time with drugs, then you probably need psychiatric help, not ecstasy (even though ecstasy was first a psychiatric drug for couples therapy, but anyways). Knowing the EDC guidelines is a good thing – just to make sure you don’t run into any complications or waste your time getting felt up by security with your pants down to your ankles. So, ladies and gentlemen, here are the Rules and Regulations for this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival Music Festival, and in case you may be wondering why, some explanations for why these rules are in order.

  • NO Re-entry/Ins & Outs Per Day… No scalping tickets
  • NO Daytime Parking, your car will be towed… Smart people must suffer in traffic with all the others.
  • NO Camping… We are not responsible for any early morning rapes that may occur in the parking lot.
  • NO Refunds or Exchanges… Just enjoy the freaking show, do you know how much all these lights cost!!!
  • NO Sitting on Designated Dance Floor Areas…. Don’t get your face Shuffled on accidentally
  • NO Moshing, Crowd Surfing or Stage Diving… Don’t die at EDC…please?
  • NO Unauthorized/Unlicensed Vendors Allowed… Now, that you’re trapped in EDC, buy our expensive food and drink!
  • NO Unauthorized Solicitations, Handbills, Sampling, Give-Aways, etc… Don’t harass the partyers, please

PROHIBITED ITEMS

  • NO Illegal Substances… No Overdosing, friends
  • NO Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia… We will take care of all the light shows, just sit back, relax and enjoy the show :)
  • NO Pets… You will be amazed at how fast one single sliver of doo-doo on the dance floor can make it all across the 15 acre EDC lot.
  • NO Massagers… Aaawww
  • NO Laser Pointers… Again, do you know how much all the EDC lights cost? Put your laser pointer away.
  • NO LED Gloves or LED Microlights used for Light Shows… And again…do you know!!!
  • NO Pacifiers or Dust Masks… C’mon candy kids, give up the pacifiers.
  • NO Eyedrops (available inside festival at the General Store)… Word on the Street is, you can fill your eye drops with acid. Hmmm.
  • NO Glass, Cans, Cups or Coolers…. $99 for a cup or die of dehydration…Hmmm….
  • NO Markers, Pens or Spray Paint… No huffing, and no wasting out time cleaning your art work.
  • NO Large Chains or Spiked Jewelry… No accidentally killing and/or dying
  • NO Stickers, Flyers, Banners or Posters… Advertise somewhere else.
  • NO Balloons, Balls, Inflatable Balls or Frisbees… No having fun
  • NO Tents, Large Umbrellas, Chairs or Blankets… No relaxing, you must dance until sun-up!
  • NO Backpacks Over 12”x12”…. No WMD in EDC, please.
  • NO Camelbaks or Bota Bags… You hydrate when we tell you too!
  • NO Large Purses or Bags (Anything Over 12” x 12”)… Yea, no WMDs, gotcha
  • NO Stuffed Animals or Dolls (Including Plush Backpacks)… Because stuffed animals and dolls savagely raped over 7 trillion people last year.
  • NO Open Packs of Cigarettes or Unsealed Tampons (Upon Entry)… Let’s see, where can I put my sheets of acid so I can sneak it in. Got it! Tampons!
  • NO Outside Food or Beverages (Including Alcohol and Candy)… You will eat what we feed you!
  • NO Weapons of any Kind (Includes Pocket Knives, Pepper Spray, Fireworks, etc.)… Yea, that’s a given.
  • NO Professional Recording Equipment – Photo, Video, or Audio (No Detachable Lenses, Tripods, Big Zooms or Commercial Use Rigs)… God Bless the Smart Phone :)
  • NO Video Cameras… Buy our DVD’s for instant memories of the event!

ACCEPTABLE ITEMS

  • YES Small Bags, Single Compartment Backpacks and Purses (maximum 12” x 12”)… if the bag is smaller than your fist, then you can get full off of it :)
  • YES Reusable Insomniac Aluminum Water Bottles (must be empty upon entry)… Only we shall nourish your body with blood, I mean water.
  • YES Fanny Packs… Yea, let us where fanny packs into EDC and get beaten to death by our own fanny packs by the cool police, great idea!
  • YES Non-Professional Flash/Still Cameras… IPhone… I love you.
  • YES Cell Phones… Yes, I do, I love you…
  • YES Sunglasses… To prevent the laser light show from accidentally giving you Lasek.
  • YES Hats… Check
  • YES Lighters… Check, you never know might get snuck into EDC tee-hee.
  • YES Closed Packs of Cigarettes… Smoking is bad for your health.
  • YES Sealed/Wrapped Tampons… Cause you never know.
  • YES Earplugs… Hours of Dubstep and Electronic Dance Music might do something to ya. I SAID HOURS OF DUBSTEP AND ELECTRONIC MUsIC MIGHT DO SOMETHING TO YA!
  • YES Sealed Chapstick and Lipgloss… For those moments where you just want to kiss a stranger.
  • YES Glowsticks… Even if you don’t know how to dance with them, regardless, you’ll still look awesome :)
  • YES Glowing/Illuminated Costumes or Jewelry… Become one with the EDC light show!
  • YES Sealed Packs of Gum… For those moments when you want to talk to a stranger.

PLEASE BRING

  • Your Ticket… I have mine in my wallet where my driver’s license should be :)
  • Your Photo ID (please see identification details)… Cause EDC is not for all ages anymore.
  • Smiles… Check
  • Comfortable Clothing and Shoes… Check
  • Good Vibes… Totally, man…

ENCOURAGED

  • Festive Costumes… Does wrapping yourself in aluminum foil count as a festive costume?

(EDC Guidelines taken from: http://electricdaisycarnival.com/LasVegas/info_guidelines.php. and pictures are from Google images, Google search: “EDC images”)

How can you tell if sunglasses are right for you?  If you’re not that into sunglasses styles, and you want to buy some, chances are you might go out and pick some that you thought looked good but actually transformed your appearance for the worst. Some sunglasses just don’t look right on certain people because of their face shape. For example, if you have an oblong-shaped face with a narrow chin and cheek bones you might want to wear over sized or wrapped style glasses because smaller sunglasses my make your face appear longer than it actually is. So, y0u can say that the many styles of sunglasses are determined by the many different face shapes. Here’s a quick run down of what to look for when buying sunglasses.

Heart-shaped face:

What is a heart-shaped face? If you have a wide forehead, wide cheekbones and a narrow chin – you have a heart shaped face. The sunglasses styles you want to stick to are shades with round eye lens or the ones with lenses with shapes that resemble a cat’s eye.

Oblong shaped face

If you have an Oblong shaped face, you will have narrow cheeks, a narrow chin and an overall long face. With this face type it is best to wear over-sized or wrapped style sunglasses.

Oval shaped face

When you have an oval shaped face you will have balanced or proportionate features. Faces with oval shapes look best when wearing angular frames, frames that will compliment the features. But, in the end, people with oval shaped faces can wear basically any type of sunglass.

Square shaped face:

“You have a square shaped face” may sound pretty bad, but look, one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood, she has a square shaped face. When you have a square shaped face you have a broad forehead and a square jaw line. With this face type you want to wear shades with round, oval or cat eye shaped lenses.

Round shaped face: 

Round shaped faces have full cheek bones a narrow forehead and a small narrow jaw. With a round face you want to avoid round lenses, so instead get rectangular shaped lenses to create a contrast that will complete your look.

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Electronic music, move it or lose it.  Grouped up shoulder to shoulder in a music festival or even a club, feeling the music intensify, climbing higher and higher.  You know the drop is coming you feel it. You float on a note and then BOOM! the drop. All minds are lost, bodies bounce, everyone is moving to the monster synths blasting, the grimey groans and violent screams of electricity and sound waves – there is nothing more intense.

There’s no escaping EDM (Electronic Dance Music) these days. It’s in the clubs… At the Music festivals… It’s bumping in the streets. You either hate it or love it. In the end, you just have to have a great experience at a music festival or a club, and guaranteed, you’re hooked.

Sure, it may just be the disco 0f this generation, the new big thing, and we might look back one day and think Daaayyaaam This is what we listened to? Boy were we high. But, there is something to this new age Techno. There is the presence of a human soul hidden deep within these robotic beats.

Some recognize the music from that repetitious bass. But Techno, Dubstep, Trance, House, Progressive, they might all sound the same to some people, but believe it or not, they are all very different. If you listen carefully enough, you will notice the difference. And if you know the difference, you are probably listening to it a bit too much :)

Like all music of a generation, music is a carbon copy, a historical imprint of the generation that created it’s music and enjoyed it. It seems like electronic music (even though its been around for a few decades now) is still in an experimental stage. Sounds are being created and discovered with the drop of each new track. Drum beats are becoming more complex, dynamic and just straight filthy :)

The almost Bipolar tone of dubstep and certain electronic music seems perfect for our EDM ADD generation. Many people will say that electronic dance music is “just noise,” something an older security guard lady shared with me at HARD festival, and that may be true. However, Electronic Dance Music draws from the listener a very different, a very powerful emotion – an emotion music of the past did not really tap into.  And that’s why EDM is what it is.

Yup, another Las Vegas Spring Break and my liver is ready for the beating. My goodness, Las Vegas. Filled with hotties as far as the eye can see, drink specials that’ll getcha hootin and hollerin for no reason whatsoever, and casino lights that’ll keep your eyes locked in a gaze of dumbfoundedness.

If you go to Vegas, check out the XS nightclub. It’s definitely what a penthouse in heaven would look like. Drinks are pretty steep, but hey, chill on the casino floor, drop a few bucks into a machine, order a drink from the cute waitress, tip her fatty, rinse and repeat. Cheaper, and hey, you might win some money. Can’t beat winning $50 on a 5 cent keno machine. In the day time, check out Wet Republic or Encore beach club, pool parties with a Las Vegas flare. they also have a topless section… yea, that’s what I said :) .

For all you Spring Breakers, here’s what I suggest you do. Start your day off at a pool club, Tao beach is pretty sick too. Dont get stupid drunk, just nice and buzzed, comfortable. Then, get yourself something to eat. On the Strip, you can find almost anything to eat. There’s Ra Sushi right next to the Fashion Show Mall, Cheesecake Factory in the Caesars, I can go on and on. Restaurants in Vegas always have discount happy hours and all that jazz. So, get online and check out whats available to you.

A taxi cab ride is quite costly, 10 miles was about $40. So, its probably cheaper to chill on the Las Vegas Strip. To save dough, plan ahead, go online and look for specials and map out your day. At night, hit up a club, talk to a club promoter (they’re those guys standing on the Strip screaming out “Club passes!” What they got can get you free drinks, free entry, front of the line, all sorts of goodies.

XS is probably the best club in Vegas. Marquee is up there as well. Also, definitely hit up the Cosmopolitan Casino. It’s filled with beautiful people and architecture. Remember, if you wanna save money, get your drinks before going into a club. Well, that’s all folks. Enjoy your spring break and I’ll see you when I see you :) Also, check out the Spring Break events on the Las Vegas Spring Break Calendar

If you were in South Padre Island for Spring Break, you are one lucky bastard. Skrillex, Tiesto, Hardwell, Porter Robinson, Madeon and other masters of electronic music put on a show that was simply put – godly. Check out the footage of the UME (Ultimate Music Experience) at The Official Guide To S[ring Break.

The people running the Ultimate Music Experience definitely made a name for themselves out on that tiny slab of earth right off the coast of Texas. The Music festival may have even  helped to put South Padre Island on the map. This weekend wraps up another music festival, one the greatest to have ever existed, the Ultra Music Festival (UMF). Is UME and UMF brothers from another mother? Haven’t done the research yet, but either way – they both sure know how to put on a show during Spring Break.

Early bird advanced UMF tickets cost about $299.99, but prices can quickly shoot through the roof, especially if you wait till you get to the gate. One time, my friends and I went to Coachella on a spur of the moment crazy adventure. No tickets, just a full tank of gas and about $200 to take care of all 4 of us. Nuts? Yes. Did everything go as planned? Nope… It went better than we could have imagined.

When we got to Coachella, scalpers were letting tickets go (for one night) for $300. Couldn’t afford it and a ticket for all 3 days is about $300.  But, low and behold, we ran into that group of partyers who just wanted to spread the love. They sold their wrist bands to us for $20 altogether. Whoever you were, you know who you were, and dammit, karma had better 10 fold those rewards because that night was one of the most amazing nights of my (our) lives – and it couldn’t have happened if we didn’t meet you all.

We stayed up all night, joined the drum circle, traded our water for alcohol, spoke to everyone we came in contact with, watched the sun rise and made our way back to Las Vegas, tired, a little sleepy, but completely stoked. If you’ve never been to a Music Festival freakin do it already. Forget about your age, about your job (to an extent) and about everything society has taught us to care about and plan a trip to UME, Ultra, Coachella, Burning Man, wherever there’s a large gathering. It’s all about love and getting together, sharing and making everyone feel good for being alive. Hope to see you there soon!

 

Ok, so we decided to go to Oshea’s Casino, sounds like a great St. Patrick’s Day place – O’Shea’s… and… FREAKIN AWESOME! So, many beautiful girls in Las Vegas, so many wild party animals, if you can’t let loose (the appropriate way) then this is not a place for you. Green beer in a yard long was $15.00, totally worth it. O’Shea’s provided the dollar beers in plastic cup, Casino Royale provided the $1 bottled beers or margaritas, still awesome. In the end, O’Shea’s and Casino Royale is definitely the best places to enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day.

The best part about the night was that it’s also Spring Break! Gorgeous people all over the place, hollerin and hootin, it was hard to keep my mouth shut. If you’re claustrophobic, walking the Strip on a weekend, especially on St. Patrick’s Day, might not be the best thing for you. We were shoulder to shoulder from Casino Royale all the way to the end of Harrah’s (about 3/4 mile?). But if you like people, you want to get to know people and one of your goals is to just make people laugh – walk the Strip – do the world a favor and brighten up everyone’s day :)

If you are going to sit at a slot machine to get cheap drinks, make sure you tip well. The cocktail waitresses know what you’re doing. The casino rule is to have at least $20.00 in the machine and you have to bet at least .10 cents for you to get a “free” drink (minus tip of course). Also, treat these waitresses with respect for goodness sakes. Yea, you want a drink, yea she’s taking her precious time, yea you’re buzz is fading, but show her some love. I don’t know if it’s the alcohol getting the best of everyone on St. Patrick’s Day, but there was alot of rude people inside the casinos. Impatient, loud, just killing the buzz.

So, for the final word: YES! GO TO VEGAS FOR SPRING BREAK or ST. PATTY’S DAY! The people: awesome. The girls: royalty. The guys: wild and freakin’ crazy! Check out the Casino Royale ($1 dollar beers and margaritas) the Oshea’s Casino ($1 beers) and walk that Las Vegas Strip. Meet people. Don’t get grossed out! Just keep an ear open and listen before you speak.

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