My very first trip to Las Vegas was right before they blew up The Sands. I was fortunate to see a 15 member, all Japanese Elvis impersonation band - each member dressed in a different Elvis era outfit. There was fat Elvis, GI Elvis, young Elvis… The best part of course was that none spoke a lick of English.
Do I have fond memories of The Stardust? Hell yeah: I have seen some of the least desirable hookers work that place, it was a place to catch a cab on that side of town during COMDEX, and the slots were pretty loose when you played (my total winnings there were around $150.)
The best time there was of course, the best. Law Pirate and Shaw were forced to eat some pretty bad food in a restaurant that smelled like my grandparents trash can while being served by a tough mean old waitress. She was good enough to give Law Pirate a crayon.
But now, the pictures and the memories are all we have left.
No more Steak Diane.