??????? You know I dont have a clue _ Photo by Royal

Two men stand side by side staring off into crowd of tourists thronging down a Sin City Boulevard. A song starts to play on a nearby PA.. The two men exchange knowing looks and cross their arms in preparation to do something..

What do the men do ??/Continue reading for the answer ..

The unity of line dancing or how to talk to a bikini clad nun

by Royal Hopper 

Next to Goofy and Cinderella and the Power Rangers stood a bikini clad nun
one of many street performers make a buck or two by posing for posing for pictures dressed in costumes of various sorts.

One of them lets call her Raven likes to wear black. Raven now in her mid 50s wears a bikini and a habit _ a two piece bathing suit complete with the black and white head coverings usually worn by women living in convents..


Shopping for cameras can be exhausting Photo By Royal

She is in her own words a woman of many talents.. One of many picture posers on the Boulevard Raven took a few minutes last week to tell her story and give her natural Native American tan a break from the desert sun and maybe bum a few cigarettes.

As Raven chews the fat with those seeking shelter from the desert sun outside the casino more men have started to gather around our mystery strangers looking at our two original street urchins with suspicion as the group of men continue to gather looking at each other with suspicion as they do so.

Raven explains to listeners that she didn’t know she had to register with local authorities as an ex felon in order to work anywhere in Nevada. “When I was younger got into trouble a lot,” said Raven acknowledging she had four felonies on her record.

She attests she got arrested again when another street “performer” cursed at a child which is a big no no to her.
“Don’t curse at a child and don’t do it in front of me ..

“Then this bitch shook her **** in my face,” Raven said explaining how the fight that got her sent to jail started .


another LV Cityscape


They took me to jail,” she said.

Out on the boulevard the groups of mystery men of various descriptions have at last begun to look at each in preparation of some premeditated action. Suddenly the music on the PA blaring from the nearby casino changes. Gone is the saccharin programmed rhythms of the 70s dance music. Now the plaintive cries of 80s rebels rockers blare from the casino and finally the men take action.

One begins to shake his arms and then his posterior the other moves his feet in rhythm with the music and all the men begin to shake their booties for passersby. They were dancing. It impromptu flash mob was strutting their stuff for tourists and locals alike. Two men one with a drink in his hand and one with raggedy clothes and obviously time on his hands continue to dance as the rest of the flash mob begins to dissipate.

That is life in the City of Sin

Take Care Sinners

Rock on


Those damn tourists take all the good spots _ Photo by Royal

To giggle or not to giggle


To giggle or not to giggle

By Royal Hopper 

When you see a man who has trouble standing up straight much less walking with any sense of rhythm bouncing across a casino floor like a inebriated teen aged turkey _ singing to himself and smiling like a prom night virgin do you smile or cringe ? Are you worried about offending or do you just want to join in????Image


Epic Thrift huh ????

When you see a greasy, dirty, raggedy man trying desperately to push all his worldly possessions gathered in a wobbly well worn, overloaded shopping cart across a busy street looking for all the world like giant two legged poodle that had been dipped in grimy engine oil staring at the angry motorists honking their horns at him as he stand sin the middle of the road do you laugh ????? The man looks like a character in a bad sitcom and stares at the honking motorists with clueless abandon. Do you laugh????

When spot a middle aged man on a custom Chopper style motorcycle sporting a polished silver Army style helmet and a smile as big as Denver looking for all the world like character from the old Archie comics..Do you laugh????

I saw all three this week but it was a brief conversation I had with Tom that sticks in my mind.

Tom the Englishman apologizes to nobody as he weaves across casino floor bobbing his head to dance tunes that were stale when Van Halen was still hot.
“I’m happy,” Tom explains to anyone who asks as he smiles and saunters toward his next game blackjack or keno.
Walking looks difficult for Tom but he seems to take joy in it and the music he loves. If Toms notices the people who tend to giggle at him as he bobs across sections of Sin City he doesn’t show it..


Hmmmm Harry Potter on an afternoon walk _ Royal

“I haven’t spent that much money for the time I have been here,” he explains smiling as a new song begins to play on the nearby PA and bobbing his graying bald head to the 30 year old dance music he saunters away in his uncertain, twitchy gait toward more drinks, gaming and fun.

Giggle all you want Tom doesn’t notice.

Sometimes you see things that make you want to laugh and you know you shouldn’t. Did you ever consider the possibility many of these people like one gentleman from England _ lets call him Tom .. might not care ???? The shopping cart guy is far to lost. Tom the tourist is far to happy and secure in who he is and mid life Crisis guy with the shiny helmet and loud Chopper is far to much into recapturing his glory days to much care.

Smile and be yourself. Don’t cringe at the giggles of your fellow Sinners _ wear them like a badge of honor..
Tip of the week..
1) If you invite strangers into your hotel room lock up your valuables and ladies that includes you. If you get drunk and invite someone to your room you don’t know you are going to get rolled eventually and your expensive personals will be gone  _ count on it.


Go ahead giggle _ Royal

That is life in the City of Sin
Rock on Sinners

Drinking Buddies


The Devil made me do it …..


How many Sinners does it take to Change a Light Bulb ?
The Answer at the end of this blog..

by Royal Hopper 

“I need money for booze and prostitutes,” said the sign held by the man sitting down on the sidewalk on Las Vegas Boulevard Friday. He was ratty and dirty and his beard looked like the dirt in the bottom of a potted plant when it is full of old rotting plant parts but at least he was honest.
The man next to him was better dressed and kept trying to tell him something. It was as if he had something important to say but the effort was to much for him. After three tries his buddy gave up trying to talk and just handed him the last dregs of the beer he was holding. That is a drinking buddy brothers and sisters. Something everyone needs when they come to the City of Sin.


This week we explore that most Vegas of modern myths the drinking buddy.
The Drinking buddy is not necessarily your best friend. It is quite simply someone who you trust enough to be blind drunk with. Someone who even if on that particular day hates your guts ..they will crack open a cold with you when and if you ask, and because you ask.
It is someone you trust to be with you when you are so blind drunk you propose to the restroom attendant and the bouncers dog..
Someone who will drop their Sunday gold game and trek across the City of Sin to pick uo the pair of shoes you left on the floor of somebody else’s room is a drinking buddy par excellence.
That is exactly what the three suburban princesses walking side by side were. The princess in the middle swayed back and forth clearly long since totally trashed and her two drinking buddies who were not so gone swayed with her to keep her erect/ They were pretending to be drunk so their friends would not look so silly.


That is a drinking buddy.

It was a long week in the City of Sin. Dog lovers left after a week of canine misadventures and nasty surprises left for hotel porters ..There was a Latin music festival and a host usual characters..

Vegas is Vegas is Vegas. The more it changes the more it stays the same.

Answer to the question .How many Sinners does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: It depends on how much the tip is ..

Take Care Sinners