Living in a tourist city is living in a convenience store for entertainment. While often people in big cities must trek to the outer edges of their town for an event, Las Vegas is built around these events. I had first considered going to Wine Amplified a few weeks ago when I received an email for discounted tickets benefiting UNLV. I threw the idea around to a few friends, but being a currently unemployed college graduate the idea didn’t really click.
Fast forward to this week and it all fell into place.I was in Vegas at the right time and had some free tickets passed along to me. Obviously being a wine and live music fan (then again, who isn’t?) I wasn’t letting the opportunity pass me by.
The weekend was great fun and everything I needed to unwind after a slightly stressful week of worrying about interviews and rejoining adult society. It’s always refreshing to be in a place that reminds you to enjoy life in the moment.
Tasia and I romped around the festival grounds sampling many different wines we hadn’t tried, and even some we had. Sometimes there’s a glass you know you can’t resist. Dr. Loosen Riesling, I’m looking at you!
We stopped at the interactive booths like Juul, Barefoot Beach, and New Amsterdam’s Speakeasy sure to snap a pic at each. The fest had a great array of musicians ranging from local DJs to Panic! at the Disco to 50 Cent. I loved their appeal to all music fans. It forced festival goers to listen to sets that may be out of their comfort zones. My favorite sets were done by the ever energetic Fitz and the Tantrums and the amazing revival of Sublime with Rome.
With two days of sipping on delicious wines and grooving to soulful sounds, I feel refreshed this Sunday and am ready to attack the week ahead.
Currently eating: Trader Joe’s Potstickers