Fear and loathing with the 80s gang
We were just outside the Tropicana, on the edge of the Vegas Strip, when the Wild Turkey began to take hold. I remember saying, "Was it Jane or Marissa who poured this last glass" when suddenly there was a terrible roar all around and the room was full of what looked like timeshare salesmen.
Are you ready for the ultimate 80s experience? Because we might have the idea for you. Key members of the Stuck in the 80s nation are trying to organize a Las Vegas get-together centered around the Aug. 2 concert featuring Human League, Dead or Alive, Naked Eyes, Belinda Carlisle and ABC at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. (A Flock of Seagulls doesn't join the tour until later in August.) Click here to read more about the show.
The idea: Get as many Stuck in the 80s fans to Vegas for the show. Possibly get a block of hotel rooms, concert tickets and then we take over the town for the weekend. Stuck in the 80s uber-fan Jane has become the unofficial point person as we try to get a show of hands on who's up for such a trip.
The rub: Vegas isn't the cheapest town, especially when you live in Florida. From Tampa Bay, count on airfare starting about $300. Rooms in Vegas will run anywhere from $100 to $200 a night, since this concert happens over a weekend.
The competition: There's also a great 80s mega-show here in Tampa just three days before the Vegas show. Journey, Heart and Cheap Trick play Tampa's Ford Amphitheatre on July 30.
The up-side: It could be a great chance to meet all the 80s blog stars at once and catch an unbelievable lineup of bands. Their tour isn't hitting too many cities -- this is a rare opportunity. Buy the ticket, take the ride.
So sound off on the idea. And we're open to suggestions on how to make this an even better experience. (No more requests for Sean to do the Dance of the Seven Buttons!)