This week Stacy is in Las Vegas to speak to our guest, Shad Groverland, Spiritual Leader at Unity of Las Vegas, who is also a longtime sound professional for film and live productions. Together we’ll be examining the mysterious allure of Las Vegas, its checkered past and current illusions, its connection to Ancient Greece and Rome, and how winning may look different
What Does Las Vegas Represent?
- Do whatever all no restriction – good to visit, shake up expectations, wouldn’t wanna live there
- Normal Rules Don’t Apply –
- Too real in the day time, night time, illusion
- London Eye, rollercoaster , pirates (Treasure Island), Volcano and Dolphins, (Mirage) , circus, (Excalibur) castle
- Wedding chapels, quickie divorce if resident
- Easy, fast, cheesy – live gross to try it – as a lark hilarious dive bar, bowling
- Lack of laws concept — like the wild west
- Gambling – mob
- What happens in Vegas stays there
Movies and locations:
- Hangover – 3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
- Leaving Las Vegas – Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth Shue Honeymoon in Vegas is a 1992 comedic movie which was directed by Andrew Bergman. Jack Singer, played by Nicolas Cage, encounters a group of “Flying Elvises” (skydiving Elvis impersonators) while trying to reunite with his fiancee. Also Bruno Mars cameos in the film as a young Elvis impersonator.
- Last Vegas (2013) – Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman,
- Ocean’s Eleven (2001) – Bellagio Casino & Hotel – 3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; The Strip, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
- Get Him to the Greek (2010) – Hard Rock Café; Liberace Museum & Foundation; McCarran International Airport; Planet Hollywood Resort and ; Plaza Hotel & Casino
- Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
- Casino (1995) – Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci
- Bugsy (1991) – The story of how Bugsy Siegel started Las Vegas. – Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Harvey Keitel
- Viva Las Vegas – Elvis!