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#VIMFP: Bingo! Plus Vegas Fanboy to Present!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Jul 2016
VegasMate for iOS and VegasTripping.com in conjunction with The D Las Vegas are proud to present #VIMFP - The Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic on October 14-16, 2016 at The D Las Vegas and...

Tagged: vimfp   bingo   vegas fanboy   the d   golden gate   fremont street   vegas internet mafia family picnic   

The New Resort Room Bathrooms At The D

Posted by Chuckmonster on 2 Nov 2015
A few months ago, Jinx73 started a discussion on The Board about The D upgrading bathrooms in their standard rooms. As anyone who has stayed at The D during its transition away from the Fitzgeralds...

Tagged: the d   renovations   bathrooms   shatphone   interior design   fremont street   

Official: Downtown Grand Is Not For Sale

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Oct 2015
City manager (and guitar shredder) Betsy Fretwell told the local Las Vegas NPR show "State of Nevada" that Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino is not the father for sale. I had a long conversation with...

Tagged: downtown grand   fremont street   misinformation   cim group   npr   

Postscript: Downtown Grand

Posted by RateVegas on 21 May 2014
I stayed at Downtown Grand recently with my wife. We were attending a family event nearby and I wanted to give it a try. This isn't a review of DTG but I have some thoughts...

Tagged: downtown grand   sls   seth schorr   fifth street gaming   cim group   zach conine   wynn   fremont street   

Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Uncle Kracker on Fremont August 8th

Posted by Chuckmonster on 7 May 2014
Four packs go great with two things - wine coolers and rock n roll package tours. 1990's package Under The Sun Tour teams up chart toppers Sugar Ray, Uncle Kracker, Smash Mouth and jam...

Tagged: fremont street   concerts   blues traveler   

VegasEats : Pizza Rock at Downtown Grand(ish)

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 May 2014
Historians tell us that riches and religion are the root cause of warfare. What historians won't tell you is that pizza runs a close third. Heresy - in pizza or otherwise - is defined by...

Tagged: vegas eats   pizza   pizza rock   downtown grand   fremont street   dining   reviews   

MGM Adding EV Chargers, Tesla Supercharger Opens

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Feb 2014
Great news for fellow electric vehicle owners, MGM Resorts International announced last week that they will be building 27 Level 2 electric vehicle chargers in their Las Vegas resorts as well as at their corporate...

Tagged: electric vehicles   tesla   mgm   murren   fremont street   

The Who on Fremont Street

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Nov 2013
The folks behind the Fremont Street Experience sent around a video of the latest edition to their line up of VIVA VISION®™© shows, one built on the music of The Who. Grab your beers, Lime-a-Ritas or...

Tagged: fremont street   the who   rock n roll   vivavision   

Video: Our Lady Peace At #VIMFP

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 Oct 2013
Our Lady Peace has released a short video document of their show the night of VIMFP on Fremont Street. There is a damn good chance some of you who were there might be able to see...

Tagged: our lady peace   fremont street   vimfp   the d   

The D's Expansion Plan

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 Oct 2013
Last week The D's owner Derek Stevens purchased the now vacant Clark County Courthouse. The seven story building, constructed in the early 1960's and vacated in 2005, sits catty corner across from The D...

Tagged: the d   courthouse   four queens   golden nugget   fremont street   derek stevens      

Meat Puppets At Beauty Bar November 27

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Aug 2013
The Beauty Bar announced yesterday that the mighty and amazing Meat Puppets will be performing the night before thanksgiving -Wednesday, November 27th. The Meat Puppets are one of the greatest true indie rock bands of all...

Tagged: meat puppets   fremont street   concerts   beauty bar   

Downtown Grand Posts Teaser Trailer

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Aug 2013
Downtown Grand just posted a minute long teaser trailer to the YouTube. Lots of quick shots of mid-renovation hotel interiors. Check it out. The Soundtrack is Swing Set by Jurrasic 5...

Tagged: downtown grand   fremont street   coming soon   

The Downtown Grand : Queen Room

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Aug 2013
Downtown Grand shared another rendering of their room product via their Facebook joint the other day, this one is the Queen Room. The very green queen room features, you guessed it, dual queen beds, an arm...

Tagged: downtowngrand   rooms   fontainebleau   plaza   coming soon   fremont street   downtown   

The Downtown Grand

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Aug 2013
Downtown Grand, the forthcoming anchor tenant of dt3 sub-district in downtown Las Vegas, from is slated to open this fall. Owners Fifth Street Gaming has been casually inviting local media members to come check...

Tagged: downtown grand   fremont street   seth schorr   roger thomas   wynn   downtown   suites   

Pencil: The Golden Gate and The D Add Resort Fees

Posted by Chuckmonster on 8 Aug 2013
Yesterday morning, Derek Stevens, CEO of the D Las Vegas notified us preemptively that The D and Golden Gate would be instituting a $20 per night resort fee at The D and Golden Gate. ...

Tagged: golden gate   the d   resort fee   fremont street   derek stevens   

The D's Rock and Roll Birthday Weekend

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Jul 2013
The D announced today that they will be hosting a weekend of fist pumping rock n roll concerts to celebrate their 1st birthday from Thursday September 26-Saturday September 28. Billed as "2nd Annual Grand Opening Celebration"...

Tagged: the d   concerts   fremont street experience   rock n roll   

VegasEats: Lanai Express at Fremont

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Jun 2013
I don't know what it is about Spam musubi, but when the thought enters into the mind of Miss Monkay, nothing - including a snap on the snout - can curb her obsession with the...

Tagged: vegaseats   fremont street   fremont   hawaii   spam   hot dogs   dining   

Golden Nugget Adds Fine Print Fremont Experience Fee

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Jun 2013
Starting July 1, the Golden Nugget will be adding a $5 Fremont Experience fee to all of their room offerings. Guests arriving on or after July 1, 2013 will incur a daily $5 Fremont Experience Fee...

Tagged: golden nugget   fremont street experience   resort fees   

VIMFP: Our Lady Peace!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Jun 2013
The D CEO Derek Stevens has hand picked multi-platinum, four-time Juno-award winning Canadian alternative rock band Our Lady Peace to blow up the VIMFP's Saturday night, blasting their atmospheric ballsy freak jams under the neon...

Tagged: vimfp   our lady peace   fremont street experience   


Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 Nov 2012
At VIMFP, Vegas Gang guest Derek Stevens, when questioned about the long-term view of the Fremont Street Experience canopy, alluded to a "big announcement" that would be coming in the next month or so. The announcement?...

Tagged: fremont street   slotzilla   

Outside Lands To Mount Life Is Beautiful Fest Downtown

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Nov 2012
The folks who put on San Francisco's Outside Lands festival are eyeing fall 2013 to mount a new festival in downtown Las Vegas entitled Life Is Beautiful. The details, as told to the Review-Journal, are minimal,...

Tagged: fremont street   life is beautiful   rock n roll   

Peekaboo: The New Rooms at The D

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 May 2012
VT reader Minton toured the new rooms at The D over the weekend as part of the "YelpLV" club. He was smart enough to send us some loverly video of the rooms which...

Tagged: the d   renovations   fremont street   downtown   hotel rooms   plaza   fitzgeralds   

Stand Up For Dick

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Apr 2012
The body is barely cold and the Fremont Street Experience has already sent around PR nonsense announcing a Dick Clark Tribute under the canopy. ATTENTION: ALL WORKING MEDIA, CAMERA CREWS AND STILL PHOTOGRAPHERS ***MEDIA ALERT***MEDIA ALERT***MEDIA ALERT*** Dick Clark...

Tagged: fremont street   dick clark   

Fremont Street Gets Rocked

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Apr 2012
Fremont Street Experience announced their summer concert series lineup yesterday, under the witty banner of "Rock of Vegas." And rock it surely will.... check out this lineup: Saturday May 26 - Vince Neil Saturday...

Tagged: fremont street   concerts   downtown   

We're On A Mission From God

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Sep 2011
The Fremont Street Experience has just announced their entertainment plans for the 11th Annual Las Vegas Bikefest, a celebration of bikeitude and rock and roll scheduled for September 29th to October 2nd. In addition to a...

Tagged: fremont street   giveaways   dan ackroyd   sammy hagar   

The New Plaza : Interiors

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 Aug 2011
As promised, here are some more photos of the New Plaza as it slowly makes its way towards grand opening date. Warning: this is a soft opening. Lots of stuff isn't finished, is broken...

Tagged: plaza   renovations   downtown   fremont street   

Loverboy Live On Fremont Sat August 6th

Posted by Chuckmonster on 26 Jul 2011
Canadian rock legends Helix Loverboy unpacks their schtick under the Fremont Street Experience on Saturday April 6th at 9pm as part of the Nina Blackwood's Absolutely Camel Non-Filters 80's concert series. Loverboy was actually a late...

Tagged: fremont street   rock n roll   concerts   

The Fremont Street Zip Line

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Oct 2010
Ladies and gentlemen, the The Fremont Street Experience just got a shitload more fun. Starting this very Friday - the day that the sale on Vegas Mate for iPad ends - you drunk fucks...

Tagged: fremont street   zip line   

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