Apparently, the Wynn Las Vegas had a limited time promotion today where they were letting guests book a free night (even without having to pay the resort fee.) While we’re not visiting Vegas because of the number of guests who are not willing to follow social distancing or face mask requests, there’s another reason we’re not going to take a free room from the Wynn.
One of Sharon and my favorite Broadway shows ever has been Avenue Q. We saw it in New York several times, including its closing night at the Golden Theater before it moved to off-Broadway to the New World Stages. That’s where we were able to get to go backstage and even on-stage after the show. It’s one of our New York City highlights.
Way back in 2005, the Wynn Las Vegas featured a production of Avenue Q in its showroom. Because we were superfans (but would never admit it), we flew out to Las Vegas to see the show.
We decided to catch dinner at The Wynn before the show. We went to the customer service desk three hours before the show to see where we could get a dinner reservation. We were willing to pay the way overpriced charge for dinner at a casino hotel restaurant. The desk clerk looked at me and said, “I’m sorry, I don’t think any of our restaurants will let you in.” I asked why. The reply. “Well, you are wearing tennis shoes.”
WTH???? I was wearing my Nikes. They weren’t nasty or anything. Remember, this was back in 2005 and Air Jordans were still fresh.
The agent called the only place she thought might let us in, the Chinese restaurant, but even they refused to seat us due to my fashion faux pas.
The only place we were able to eat in the casino was the coffee-shop lounge. Even there, it cost us over $100 for an appetizer, some sliders and two drinks. Whatevs.
So when I hear that The Wynn Las Vegas is giving away rooms, it only takes me a split second to remember that they weren’t willing to let me spend money there because I was wearing sneakers. I’m not ready to step foot back in their casino now that they need me because of coronavirus.
#stayhealthy #staysafe #washyourhands
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