Sunday 15 April, 2012

Wastin’ Away? Hardly: Margaritaville’s World’s Largest Marg Party

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I have to admit, I was a skeptic. I didn’t think the Margaritaville chain was much more than a gimmick attached to an old song by an old MOR artist. Boy, was I wrong. Margaritaville, clearly, is part of a lifestyle. Last weekend I attended the first of two parties celebrating the opening of the […]




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I have to admit, I was a skeptic. I didn't think the Margaritaville chain was much more than a gimmick attached to an old song by an old MOR artist. Boy, was I wrong. Margaritaville, clearly, is part of a lifestyle. Last weekend I attended the first of two parties celebrating the opening of the Margaritaville Casino inside The Flamingo, as well as their reclaiming of the World's Largest Margarita (pictured behind me, inside a huge specially built refrigerated tank), and the debut of Margaritaville Online, a virtual world which is like Second Life meets Farmville meets permanent intoxication, or something.

Doing my part to drink dry the world's largest Marg (it wasn't bad, either!)

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It's an uncommon demographic this lifestyle attracts: mostly middle aged, mostly middle American, but not necessarily any economic class. Just good folks looking to dress up as ridiculously as possible (Full adult size parrot costume? Check. Sombrero with tiny penises glued around the brim? Check) and waste away. Who am I to judge?

Anyway, here's an album of photos from the afternoon, which really, I think, speak for themselves.

One further note: the Margaritaville casino, carved out of a formerly under-utilized section of Flamingo, is really rather well-executed for the concept. Big bar in the middle, fun atmosphere, good table game to slots ratio. Nicely done.


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