Yeah, I’m not a doofus. I understand that a lot of people are coming to the U.S. for vacation because the dollar value is so inflated compared to other world currencies. The euro, the pound, the kiwi…they all can be strectched further in the U.S. Than in their own countries. Be that as it may, I still found myself wondering while in Las Vegas…”Do the British suffer from desert envy?”
Keep in mind, before The Boss and I visited Las Vegas, in my head the town was that from the Godfather movies, the Rat Pack movies, and the modern Oceans 11, 12, & 13. This is the Sin City of New York tansplants; old people in shorts, black tube socks, and visors; villains from the mob’s most well-known families… Everyone younger than 60 has greased back hair, wearing a suit and even a fedora for some.
In the modern Las Vegas, the only true Las Vegas regulars you’ll see are on stage, at the taxi stand, behind a check-in desk, or serving your food. The other 90% are hidden. This is because Vegas appears to have become the bain of society… an economy that thrives mainly on tourism. So who comes out to experience Las Vegas? The British (or citizens from Commenwealth Countries).
Are they not happy that they don’t have a desert? Maybe they want to go to a beach without water? Goodness knows that may be it since they live on an island. Shoot, that island is waaaaay smaller than Texas.
James Bond chased bad guys to Vegas. But why does a regular everyday Brit head to Vegas?
I guess the world will never know for sure. All I know is that it is strange to hear so many British accents around Las Vegas.