If you’re planning on celebrating New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas, you have some options. For those who enjoy big crowds, the Strip is a good choice–300,000 revelers will fill the street. But if you’d like to party on a smaller scale, you might want to consider the Fremont Street Experience. About 30,000 people will pay $20 per person to hang out under the massive canopy/screen–Viva Vision, to use its proper name–to listen to rock ‘n roll tribute bands and ring in 2011.
Here’s a video clip of Viva Vision in action during one of its regular, non-holiday evening displays:
FSE’s “TributePalooza” will feature 12 tribute bands with names like Fan Halen, Led Zepagain, and Red Not Chili Peppers. At midnight, when the Strip’s hotel casinos shoot off their roof-top fireworks, Viva Vision will explode with virtual fireworks.
America’s happiest mayor, Oscar Goodman, will be on hand to do the countdown at midnight. Since the New Year’s celebration on Fremont Street attracts a large crowd of locals, it’s fitting that Mayor Goodman does his celebrating downtown–with a drink in one hand (his signature gin, of course) and a contingent of showgirls.
Video courtesy of Peter Hamer
Photo courtesy of David Herrera