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
19 thoughts on “Sunday Surfin’ 10.11.15”
It looks like you had an amazing time!! I bet it was so much fun! Moments like this are definitely necessary in order to escape the problems of every day life! Great post!
Thank you! And yeah we always need to remember to have fun!
Looks like a fun weekend! Hope you have an equally fun week ahead 🙂
Thank you! I’ll have to remember to cut loose and have fun!
Looks like a lot of fun, we had a similar experience in Panama recently! Love festivals with wine and music!!
They’re the best! Next time I’m going to Panama! Haha
What a fun blog! Thanks for sharing your adventures with us.
Thanks for stopping by!
Sounds like a fun event!! Especially for fellow wine lovers 😀
It definitely was! There were wines to suit all palates 🙂
What an awesome weekend! I bet it was a blast. 🙂
Wow! Wine Amplified looks like a fabulous event. How awesome that you scored free tickets ! When it comes to entertainment venues, living in Las Vegas must be a real treat! 🙂
Yeah Las Vegas is a constant source of entertainment no matter the day of the week!
Looks like you have an amazing time. You’re so lucky you got free tickets.
It definitely was the icing on a very sweet weekend!
You’re living it up in Las Vegas. That’s awesome. We don’t live in an urban tourist attraction, but it is a destination as well and we always get “You are so lucky to live here!” — so grateful and its nice to share the love.
Vegas is so on my to visit list. Seems you a pretty fun weekend. Great memories for the start of the week 🙂
I love bearfoot wine so much! ;___; It looks like an amazing event.
Sounds fun! Looks like you had a great time!
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