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What’s EDC Las Vegas

Posted in Driving Basics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2011 by HackingVegas

Vegas gets all kinds of events throughout the year. This year we were lucky enough to get Electric Daisy Carnival for the first time ever. This 3 day event brings the worlds best DJ’s together for a party that filled the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Inside you found everything from carnival rides to lighting and fire effects that goes to the music energizing around 80,000 people a night. Here’s a look inside the party courtesy of Erik Kabik (@erik_kabik) of the Las Vegas office for Retna and a couple from Robin Leach ( @Robin_Leach) and DJ KATarina (@DJ_KATarina) one of the many kickass DJ’s at the party.

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I don’t know about you but that looks like a blast. Luckily this event signed a 5 year contract and even our great Mayor Oscar Goodman declared that week “Electric Daisy  Carnival Week”. So it looks like this party is here to stay and Ill be sharing a few of my stories coming up

Who’s Parked In My Spot

Posted in Driving Basics, Random Info with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 4, 2011 by HackingVegas

What in Sam Hell is going on around here? I pulled up to my favorite little downtown staging area and our parking was taken over by this:

I pulled around to where other cabs have made their own staging area and tried to figure this out. I saw a bunch of guys walking around in all black with head sets on. This looked all too familiar. It was reminding me of the days I worked in theatre. Then a large moving truck pulled up and they started unloading road cases for a band.

I was confused. We have live music on Fremont all the time and they never block off the streets. Why this time? Why on a day I’m working?

I pull up to the make shift cab stand and grab my phone to start typing. As I’m pecking away on my phone as fast as my two thumbs can go, I hear a rumble. I look up to see a big shiny black diesel truck about two inches from my door. I guess I was so engulfed into the post I was writing I didn’t hear it sneak up on me. I look up to the driver who has now thrown it into reverse and is laughing at me as he backs into his spot. That’s when I saw it.

Who the hell is Ronnie Dunn and why the hell is he taking up my work space? I instantly open my web browser and Google him. The Wikipedia page pops up and I tapped it. I watched as a homeless looking guy appears on my screen.

So I read on. Come to find out this is the “Dunn” part of “Brooks & Dunn“. I have heard of these guys but that’s where my knowledge ends. Come to find out they are a country group and I guess they are quite popular. Dunn has decided to work on a solo album over the last year or so and this is part of the tour for it.

With this information I declared it was OK that my work space was being invaded. I mean everyone needs to make a buck. So back to work I went.

As far as all of you who have read this and are asking yourselves how can I not know these guys, I can say one thing; early on-set dementia with a butt load of not liking country music.


After getting home I jumped on the computer to put the pics in the post (never use the WP App because while you can use it to put pics in, I have lost two posts due to crashes) and had to go back to Wikipedia to get one one of the pics and noticed that I was more out of the loop then I thought.

Come to find out, the ACM Awards are here in town this week. That’s the real reason for this concert. While he is debuting his solo record, this is not part of his tour. If you would like to check out dates for it here’s the link.

Throw Back Tuesdays

Posted in Driving Basics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 9, 2010 by HackingVegas

It’s another beautiful Tuesday morning here in Vegas and that means “throw back Tuesday” on Power 88.1fm. I love this radio station but would have never heard of it if not for my favorite dialysis fare. Fares like her make the day worth starting and her appointment is at the butt crack of dawn. I can still remember the first day I picked her up.
I just started on a 3:30am cab and as I pulled out of the yard they are begging for anyone to go and get her. I jump on it and fly up to the north end of town to get her. When I get there she comes stumbling out her house in a night gown, slippers, hair up in some kinda net and carrying a ton of blankets and a pillow. I jump out to get her door and say good morning. Without missing a beat she says “yeah yeah. Your new, I’m old and you better let me hear my jams”. I couldn’t help but laugh. I jump in and ask her what jams is it she was looking for. Once again she fires back with “damn new guys. 88.1 Power fm of course. Now turn that Meter on while your finding it, everyone needs a buck these days.” I turn the dial to 88.1 and she starts singing along and says “you better bump this while I’m singing. I don’t want to hear me and trust me neither do you.” Up it goes and off we went. As we are pulling up to her dialysis center she starts telling me about how they do “throw back Tuesdays” and that I need to make sure its on every Tuesday when I get her. She grabs her mound of blankets and wishes me a good day as she shuffles into the center.
To this day, I still start my shift listening to this staition and look forward to picking her up. Like I said, it’s fares like her that bring me back to work everyday.

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