So we made it home. What a fantastic trip! I'm not much of a gambler, and I didn't know what to expect at Mohegan Sun -- but the place was beautiful, very clean, and an amazing amount of fun.
We got there early -- around 3 ish, and headed to the bar. Drinks and people watching. Perfect.
Next up - Gambling -- Slot machines, more drinks, smoking in public, hanging out and laughing.
Time for food -- Sliders at the bar were de-lish. Again, more drinks. By this time I'm starting to feel a little sick, but a walk about, another smoke, and I'm feeling much better.
We wrap our way through Mohegan, and find ourselves in like the Disney of gambling paradise. The place is freakin huge!
Off to the concert then - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts opens. Fan-F-Ing-Tastic, that band can rock. It was everything you wanted to hear, plus a few new ones that were just as good. She had the crowd going, and it was hilarious to watch them from our high in the upper decks view!
Then - lights come up - we make a quick beer run - and then back in for Aerosmith. Only down note was that to get a beer you had to show id. Period. No id, no beer. My sister is 50 years old! But I was the only one carrying an id, so I had to buy a beer on one line, then snake my way through to another line, and buy a beer there... You get the picture. I mean, how dumb is that?
Anyway - So the old boys get on stage, and I have to say, the first 3 or 4 songs were fantastic. Then, I don't know what happened. Next thing I know, Joe and Steve are sittin in chairs, and then Steve's off to the side of the stage for quite a while as the guitars are playing, and then from there I just kinda got bored.... I hate to say that, but they did a Lot of posturing, posing, making faces into the camera, I guess they were being.... Aerosmith! They did do an interesting version of Dream On, and the guy in front of me almost had a heart attack from flailing his arms around so much. The crowd really did make the show so much fun -- there were people of all ages just having a good time, acting goofy, and it was fun to be a part of it all.
So the show ends, and we make our way down the steep stair, and the chick in front of us totally nerfs down the steps, falling into a bunch of those hard plastic melded to the concrete chairs... Unbelievable, and, Hilarious. We waited for her friend to heave her up and onto her feet, and headed out of the stadium.
Coffee, smokes, bed, breakfast, on the road again, and home by mid-morning. Perfect.
Next weekend -- Dude Ranch in Upstate NY with 27 family members -- Stay tuned!