Tonight we’re winging our way down to the City of Excess. We’ll be going to the kick-off show of the True Colors Tour to see acts like Cyndi Lauper, Erasure, Debbie Harry, and Margaret Cho (tix are still available in most cities, so I hear), but we also just need to get out of town for a few days since the weather is so crappy here in Seattle. Critter might actually convince me to defy certain death and go on the Insanity ride at the Stratosphere. From their website:
Insanity the Ride is a truly mindbending experience! A massive mechanical arm extending out 64 feet over the edge of the Stratosphere Tower at a height of over 900 feet, Insanity will spin you and several other passengers in the open air at speeds of up to three ‘G’s. You’ll be propelled up to an angle of 70 degrees, which will tilt your body into one position – facing straight down!
I wonder how many people walking directly under that one end up getting puked on? Anyway, if we actually make it onto this thing I’ll try to take some video. Otherwise we’re just going to fart around, gawking at attractions and enjoying the sun. Vegas even has a replica of the Hofbräuhaus in Munich, which was news to us, so we’ll definitely be stopping there. One thing we won’t be doing is gambling. That’s our intent, anyway…..