Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong

Fremont Street

On Monday night, we went to Fremont Street.

Fremont Street was the Strip before the Strip was the Strip. It's got all the old classic hotels - the Golden Nugget, etc. It had decidedly gone to seed in my time - dirty streets, dirty people. And, um, Glitter Gulch, where I danced. *decorous blush*

They have Disneyfied Fremont Street. It is now The Fremont Street Experience.

The streets have been paved over with concrete and blocked off. The street now has a roof. Yes, a roof. Which plays commercials. And a brief movie about alien abduction.

The Pioneer - you've seen him if you've seen pictures of Vegas - is outshined by this roof. A Vegas icon, dwarfed by Disneyfication.

It is clean. It has an entertainment complex. Kiosks. Fremont Street!

Flashback: The day I was hired at Glitter Gulch, I found a magnet at one of the cheapo gift shops that said "[legal name] is a Super Kid!" Which I had to be. As my unfortunate legal name is really uncommon (except in Hungary) - so I very rarely see anything with my name on it.

This Monday night, I went to the same gift shop, questing for my legal name again. Didn't find a damn thing. And then I realized... they do have my real name now. In fact, every gift shop in the world does.

So my cute cheapo Vegas mug says "Mom".
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