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Tiffany Taylor April 1, 2015 Mini Ethnography
When is one more time too much?
Loud and constant honks from ……Parades of multi colored vehicles in all shapes and sizes fill every lane possible……Commonly referred to as Sin City, Las Vegas, NV is not only the playground for adults with the false hopes of making it big with the simple slide of plastic chips; it’s also one of the most diverse areas in the country. Driving up and down the strip, billboard lights and flashy hotels line both sides of the street for as far as the eye can see. With the larger than life building, scantily clad women, suited up men, children and characters of all sort filling every sidewalk imaginable. It seems everyone is on some sort of life mission. The term “hustle and bustle” does not do it justice by any stretch of the imagination.
Las Vegas is merely just a large, vast empty desert. In 1931 someone had the idea to place a casino out there not realizing that it would spawn a huge uproar and create one of the touristy places in the U.S. It has become an American icon to this very day. It appears on many TV shows, movies and is referenced and visited by folks all around the world. Since 1931 until present day the hotel room count has gone from 63 to over 62,000 rooms to accommodate all these people. From one end of the strip to the other is approximately 4.2 miles long. It’s almost as if it is a lighted pathway to everything imaginable. The lights bring this certain glow and energy to people. It gives them hope and allows people to escape reality for a short amount of time. There is said to be over 15,000 lighted neon lights that twist and turn along the strip. It feels as though you are in an alternate universe. On top of the 500,000 locals who live in Las Vegas, there are over 39.2 million people who visit this corrupt city a year.
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