Friday, July 11, 2008

the ugly casino

I have walked around a casino at 3am many a time in Vegas. Last night it was the first time I did so at the local Indian casino in Milwaukee. Just like Vegas, the freaks come out at night. They wreak of desperation and greed. It is not a pretty sight.

I happen to be at Potowatami to meet up with some friends who were buzzing through town en route to drunken stupidity in Chicago today and tomorrow. Of course these degenerates wanted to hit the casino and get their Pai Gow on!

It had been a while since I had been in the casino. There is something so unsexy about going to a casino in Milwaukee. It just isn't special. The excitement is lacking. Thus I avoid it. That may change as the level of poker being played was pretty abysmal. Of course I lost about 80 bucks to said abysmal players but it was mostly my own fault. Sometimes you need to realize they will call down with bottom pair though a flush is possible. You cannot push them off a hand. Mental note taken for future use.

So now I am up on about 4 hours of sleep and looking to head down to Chicago. I have the camera ready and plan to take some pictures. Watching a ball game from across the street should be interesting, especially after a player hit a home run into one of these roofs yesterday. Looking forward to seeing some old friends and tipping back a couple dozens beers.

Just saw that Summerfest attendance was the lowest in a long time. I am not shocked by that news. The grounds seemed empty most of the time. With tickets still available for most of the Amphitheater acts on the day of the show, you knew attendance was going to be down big. Plus the acts they had playing weren't that big. Sure some bands would bring a crowd but they were far and few between. I think the problem was not enough 80s hard rock. People still love their hair bands in the area and it does attract people. Either which way I had fun at Summerfest this year. Hope you did too.

Finally, here is your weekend reading assignment. Now go rock on with your bad selfs!

1 comment:

DuggleBogey said...

Bonnaroo here in Tennessee was way way down too.