Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Crime Story - Las Vegas as it should be

I miss the old Las Vegas.

My first trip to LV was in the 1980's before the Mirage Hotel was built. I'm forever grateful I saw it the way it was before the theme park/faux italian tumbled-marble look took over. There was something gritty and completely adult about it - I loved the kitsch and mid-century strip club look about the whole place - it was frightening and exciting and exhilarating all at the same time.

Then they put that hideous cover over downtown. I just gave up on it in disgust.

We still go about once a year, but it's only to attend a basketball tournament, or see a show. Tell me I'm not the only one who misses the sound of coinage tumbling out of the slot machines.

Anyone remember this radically cool, stylized 'wiseguy vs cop' show, suitably called "Crime Story"? Why this show was canceled and NOT Miami Vice, I'll never know. Feh.

Here's the opening sequence. Downtown has never looked more beautiful. Sigh.

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