Christmas 2003.

Having no better plans, I went to Las Vegas for xMas Eve and xMas Day. I saw fake France, fake Venice, fake Egypt, fake New York, fake Burma, fake Camelot, fake Ancient Rome, and the MGM Grand, which isn’t really faking anything specific, but it does have lions. Lions! I also went to the Fremont Street Experience, which, quite psychedelically, used to be downtown Las Vegas, but they put a roof over it, and now it’s fake Las Vegas. I went alone. It was horrible and great.