Got to experience Fremont Street and it was way different from 2007 or was it 08 when I was last there. The last time I was there I went out at 6 a.m. and got coffee at Starbucks in Golden Nugget. I like taking pictures in the early natural light. I’m sitting there minding my own business. People watching what little people are around. Mostly homeless, mostly people working to work or breakfast.
Sitting quietly when I see a tall scraggley guy and he walking straight towards the Starbucks sitting area. He yells: EH YOU ONE TITAH HAH? I going come talkstory witchu! OMG I just cracked up laughing. We chatted a bit, da way locals do. Wea you grad, you know so and so an what not. Then he says, oh I gotta go, you get quatah? Toldem no only plastic. We hug, ok latahs.
Fast FWD this past weekend and I’m like: Where did all these naked (or half naked) people come from? Don’t want to sound like a prude but maybe I am if I’m so taken “a back” by every ones back side and tittees and balls hanging out. Ass hanging out must be the lastest trend, saw a lot of that; young, old, fat, skinny, all shapes sizes and colors butt cheeks hanging out. Or maybe its the clothes, also saw a lot of very large females in very small dresses or shorts. I’ll just blame the clothes.
I have to give these large not all that attractive looking people credit for great confidence. I mean there were some pretty large female with most things exposed. They also had a lot of the wannabe skinny ass showgirls there. I’m assuming they are getting paid by someone or people are giving them money because why else would you do that.
The Homeless looking people are now entrepreneurs making palm crosses, roses and bouquets or whatever, very crafty. There was one guy just pounding a bucket; with no rhyme or reason, just pounding to a beat only he enjoyed. Then there was the other buy who could really drum and he was good I thought. There are some good entertainers out there; the guy playing accordian, one person playing the oil can drum, the magician guy. I got confused with all the Elvis sitings. Is more than one Elvis considered Elvi? You know cactus, cacti. LOL
The naked body of a man looks good when its in shape; other wise a tshirt & shorts would be more appropriate. But there was the guy that wears a sling shot that kinda freaked me out. It wasn’t pretty. There was also the guy with the speedo bikini playing guitar that reminded me of a comedian who I can’t remember his name. It was amusing and funny. There was lot of half or 3/4s naked people that naked isn’t there best feature, you know.
There were all these women with pasties that you can take your picture with. My first thought was these are not our future lawyers, politicians or governors anyway right? I just think worst case scenarios you know; you are young and need the money, I get that. But at the same time all these cutsey sexualized pictures could come back later in your life and bite you in the ass. But hey what the hell do I know.
I met my elderly Aunt there and we were at dinner and we were talking about how different Fremont Street is now compared to how it use to be. I said “get plenty naked mans.” And she yelled at me laughing “OMG don’t tell me you took naked men pictures.” She only said it loud enough so that half the buffet peeps look over at us. I was like “no I didn’t take their picture, but I took this one….” It was one of the spray painted guy on the bicycle. But my Aunty was like, I don’t want to see. Then my cousin who was sitting next to me asked, “you took piccha da naked man?” No its da green guy. And he was laughing and my Aunty was like “are you guys looking at naked man picutres?” “No Aunty, remember you guys told us if we look at stuff la dat us going get STAH-eye.” We were just all cracking up. I was like we must be family. LOL
Oh and I swear to Gawd, I wanted to deck one of those foreign vendors/the girl that gives out free packets of moisturizer. They are also at the mall. They offer you a freebie packet of moisturizer, “Can I ask you a question?” I always say no thank you and just keep walking but this one chick pulls my arm back and says “I have some collegin to put on your eyes”…. OMG I wanted to deck her. YOU touching me! Boundaries people! 3 feet away at all times, stranger danger. I don’t know you and you think I want a random stranger on the street rubbing stuff on my face? WTF, stop it!
May be its an age thing or whatever but I found Fremont Street over stimulating, the loud noise level with two band going at the same time or the music for the light show. The thick crowds of alcoholics,the noise level and smoke was a big turn off.
With that said, I’ll probably go back look see if there are any decent naked men around. 🙂
Be Blessed (\O/)