Chutes & Ladders: Vegas Edition

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Somehow I have gone to Vegas three times this year. I came in April for the Freddie Awards. I visited in July for NBA Summer League. And now I’m here again.

The Vegas baby, Vegas party line gets old pretty quickly. It is hard to get hype for the party scene like I once did. My days of fading to blackout at the Hard Rock or getting a headache from the noise at Wet Republic are behind me. Still, sometimes it is fun to buy into the Vegas tourist slogan and act like non-contributing member of society. To that end, I came up with another drinking game to put that plan into gear. This one is not as good as the Award Balance Drinking Game and is not as clever as The 7-Eleven Hong Kong Drinking Game.

My last night in Vegas I stayed at the Vdara hotel. The hotel is convenient because it is located within the CityCenter complex. I walked across to Aria and used my M Life Platinum status to get free cover to Liquid, a sad, small version of a Vegas pool party. Budget conscious, I stopped at the store and purchased two 25 oz beers which come with a complimentary shot of Jack. My partner in crime did the same. That’s when this great/terrible idea came to mind.

To get to Liquid, guests have to take the escalator up to the second floor. In between the up and down escalator there was a staircase. The game went as follows: on the way up, no beer could be consumed. On the way down, it was time to chug. When the fifty ounces were completed, the person who made it up the stairs and took a shot of Jack would be declared the winner.

Up and down we went, over and over. Dizziness from the routine and from Dos Equis took hold. What started off as a race became a test of endurance as nobody wanted to finish. A small crowd began to form and cheer us on as we continued the cycle. Finally, after a dozen or so times, it was time to sprint to the top. With shopkeepers and tourists imploring us to reach the summit, we made it to the finish line and broke open the celebratory Jack.

Discombobulated and nauseated, we completed the challenge and went to the pool.

Disclaimer: Post intended for immature adults only. Also, the part about the crowds was a figment of my imagination.

2 beers for $16
2 beers for $16
And a free shot
And a free shot
The gauntlet
The gauntlet
Liquid @ Aria
Liquid @ Aria

 

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