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Ok It's Time for my...Annual *Pre-Burning Man Rant and Predictions!!

Ok It's Time for my . . . Annual Pre-Burning Man Rant and Predictions!!!
After 22+ years of attendance, I have watched this festival go from what was described by Wired Magazine in 1997 as, "what the internet would be like if it was happening in reality" to 2020 where, "What? In reality, this festival is happening on the internet" ?!? What a serious head fuck . . .
So strap in or strap on and get ready for disappointment . . . like virtually everything in this virtual world right now.
Here goes this year's Virtual Rant!
PREDICTIONS
The Virtual Burn is going the be everything you think it could be . . . an underwhelming and depressing reminder that you are not going the real Burning Man this year.
While it is still better than nothing, nothing is an extremely low bar. Get ready for a clusterfuck of 8 separately-produced interpretive video game dreamscapes, made by skilled teams of programmers eager to prove that their world-building technology will be able to make future financial investors a shitload of money.
Burning Man 2021 is a 50/50 chance at best. 2022 is not looking that great either. Between The Org burning cash on side projects, the FEDs wanting to crack down hard and the Bureau of Land Management clearly pretty fucking stoked that they did not have to deal with the whole shitshow this year, it's going to be an uphill battle for the festival to return.
Huge changes will need to be made.
Those few gluttons for punishment who do decide to go to the playa this week will be treated to Burning Man without the Burning Man Experience.
It will take all the hard work, organization and preparation for survival in the middle of a harsh desert environment for a week of Burning Man . . . just without the Burning Man.
If there is one silver lining of the event not happening this year, it's the fact that I don't have to pack up my dust covered Burning Man bullshit from last year, drive 19 hours, then have to smuggle drugs inside my ass to make it past the BLM rangers just go camping in one of the most fucking miserable and inhospitable places on earth.
Without Shirtcockers, Megaphones and Massive Thumping Soundsystems, it's just a bogus camping trip in bad weather with a shitload of cops.
This year we will NOT be seeing the usual post-Burn MASSSIVE FLOOD of social media posts from Burners who lost their nice $60 water bottle/container somewhere on the playa, often accompanied by a story of why this particular water container was of importance because it has a strap on it, followed by a brief description of unique camps stickers on it and a photo of said missing water bottle/container. In fact, while we are starting to think about cutting costs -- How about lost and found stops giving a fuck about your overpriced water bottle. You lost it, Becky . . . let it go. You spent 20 times More Money on Cocaine for the week than the price of your fucking stoopid-Smart-Bottle-container.
THE VIRTUAL BURN
This year’s Virtual Burn brings about more questions than it does answers.
How will Shirtcockers express their hatred of pants without a Burning Man? In a virtual world, they become no different than unsolicited dick pics.
How will Artcar Owners be able to swing their metaphorical dicks around without their Artcars booming Deep House music to show the world their girth. Sure, you can build one in the Minecraft world for this years Burn . . .But lets face it: No one is gonna be like "Who did that 3D CAD drawing, I totally wanna fuck them!"
What will all the Assholes with Megaphones do without Burners to heckle?
Without handheld amplified audio devices and wide-open spaces, they become no different than Internet Trolls.
How will Hippies on a Vision Quest be able find their spirit animal online? Without a guided shamanic ritual and Temple to burn, they become no different than someone playing Animal Crossing.
If there is no moop or trash to clean up in a virtual Burning Man how can Moop-shamers be able to prove to campmates and others that they are better at "doing Burning Man " than everyone else? In a virtual world they become no different than a Sarah McLaughlin Green Peace commercial.
How will Dooshbonnets and Dooshbags be able to gain followers on Instagram without the giant Robot Heart to climb?
How can they show the world that they not only have braved the pool of Piranhas chomping for position for line, negotiated past the all-seeing and all-knowing doorgirl with a clipboard, proving that they have climbed both the social and physical ladder to reach the top of the Robot Heart, so that they may look down upon the lowly dancefloor with both spite and pity for the unwashed masses who where not able achieve such greatness.
Without this accomplishment, they become no different than average Twitter users vying for Celebrity attention.
How will Burning Man DJs be able to disappoint us with poorly executed timing and bullshit Michael Jackson remixes? Without huge Soundsystems to bang out the worst in modern electronic music, DJs just become . . . The SAME TERRIBLE DJs just now on Twitch! #playatech #Djstreaming #Djsofburningman
Although each Virtual World must have been an amazing feat of programming in its scope and size, it kinda feels like a huge project that was done in a short amount of time. None of the Eight Worlds, in any way, reflect the typical Burning Man experience.
However, there are a few non-official super realistic Burning Man simulators out there.
By far the most realistic experience has to be the "Getting Out More This Year" Simulator.
The player is welcomed to a rich and tangible 3D World of Chris's DopeAss 70s RV, which is camped way out on 4:30 and H, where your avatar can spend all day and all night doing fun things like Ketamine, or other colorful interactive game play such as snorting Ketamine, and even interact with the virtual Chris’s chat box and watch his avatar do Ketamine.
Other game play options include doing Ketamine, talking about doing Ketamine and also doing Ketamine.
The more days and nights spent doing Ketamine, the higher the score! If you want to experience what a typical Burner really does the whole week, than this one is for you!!
Then we have: "Let's Go Party" . . . the online multi-player game where the objective is to get your group of more than 6 Burners to try and leave camp, and all go out to party together.
I did not have much fun playing. I was never able to leave the front of camp. 14 hours of game play later, Brenda still needs to go back for chapstick and Ricky can’t find his bag of blow. Then once Brenda arrives ready, Kaleporia is cold and needs a scarf. Darkwad David is going back to get some blinky lights for the 3rd time. Now Timmy can't find his cigarettes . . . Fuck.
“ManBun Boyfriend”. In this first person POV game, you (the ManBun) has little to no control within the game, with only a single "Ok, Sure" button to navigate within the world. The game play opens as the player is dragged out of bed at 6 AM by the onscreen girlfriend who takes you (the ManBun) on an treacherous journey of sunrise yoga classes, self help lectures, think and grow rich seminars, yoga, positive affirmation workshops, mindful guided mediations, yoga, healing arts ceremonies, wellness and well-being talks, yoga, vegan lifestyle in the new age conferences, yoga, mindful-and-wellness-group-chat and also yoga.
Extra points if you can score a selfie in front of the Giant BELIEVE letters!!
After 8 grueling hours of game play, it simply flashes a screen where girlfriend says "I'm Tired", and the “ManBun Boyfriend” simulator then restarts game play to opening sequence.
“DJs Girlfriend”. This simulation offers a similar experience to “ManBun Boyfriend”. However, in this first person POV game, you (the DJs Girlfriend) is invited to Follow "Dj GlockTrigger" on a dubstep-and-monster-energy-drink-filled adventure as you (the DJs Girlfriend) is rushed from empty dancefloor to empty dancefloor, while picking up extra points if you can find him a "line of blow". After 12 hours of game play the screen flashes "Hey babe I'm gonna go drink with the boyies" and game play is reset.
THE RANT
I am not that great at finance. Obviously. I’ve been to Burning Man 22 times. That should tell you enough about my poor financial / life choices.
But even this burnout Burner can do the math and see that the Burning Man Org is in financial trouble.
Burning Man may need to sell out to save itself. It would not be the first time..
Burning Man "sold out" to the PsyTrance community in 1997. To help ticket sales, the Bay Area was flooded with seriously lame underproduced Rave flyers. Or maybe Dr. Dre can toss in a few million to keep The Org afloat once again.
Or hey why don't we start tickling Elon Musk's balls again, and see if we can start choking on his shaft in return for some sweet corporate demon semen sponsorship.
The Org has already gone pinky finger deep with him. Like when Tesla brought out a full-on Electric Car Expo. That's right, in 2007, at Burning Man, right at fucking Esplanade & 9:00, they had what can only be described as an “anonymous car dealership” from “the green future”, complete with lengthy-worded displays filled with lofty promises of clean energy, infused with subtle corporate propaganda.
In the center of the exhibit sat a life-size solid black plastic model Tesla car.
As well as someone on guard 24/7 to make sure no one tagged or fucked with the stoopid thing. I personally got chased out for drawing a dick in the DUST on the window! All I know is they should have burnt it down or blew it up by the end of the week, but that lame ass mother fucker was still there on Sunday when I journeyed back to draw a dick on it again -- this time with a PAINT PEN. After executing a perfect fat-sacked-choad-headed-donger on the hood, I was once again chased out by rangers, this time with pitchforks screaming bloody murder for my head!!
Fuck you, Ranger Doug! You will never be able to prove that was Me!!!
So Look, it's not the first time The Org spread its asscheeks for a little bit of corporate dick on the side. They also bent over back in 2013 and let Mark Fucking Zuckerberg bring a Giant Golden 'LIKE' sculpture out there. I just hope they did the right thing by the end of week and it was killed with fire.
SO we know The Org is corporateBiCurious. Time to snuggle up, get out of the corporate cocksucking closet and cash in on the fact that this place sold out a long time ago.
Start flirting with attractive corporate entities like Mark Z, the Google Boys, Elon, Tommy Boy from Myspace, or maybe even P-Diddy to toss in some cash to get this fucking party started again!
Yo, Elon! How can we have Burning Man on Mars in 2050 as planned, if we can’t keep it going on Earth for the next 30 years?
At this point, The Org can spread their legs in the backseat of that Tesla and change next years theme to Space-X. I could give a FUCK!!!!! As long as we can keep Old Naked Dudes On Bikes rolling free.
Let some of these cocksucking limpdick corporations like Doritos -- who have already profited from using our Artcars and culture in a their fabricated commercials -- actually fucking pay us money and we will let them shoot a real commercial out there. Have fun pixelating the nipples out of the background actors. I COULD GIVE A FUCK as long as Shirtcockers have a natural habitat to dongslap and roam free. Let Brazzers.com build the Temple! I sincerely really don't care what they do . . . as long as Assholes with Megaphones have wide open spaces to heckle Burners in the Black Rock Desert like GOD intended.
BACK TO BASICS : THE FESTIVAL WILL NEED TO RESEST
Maybe The Org will stop fisting themselves in the burnhole with all the Cultural-Direction-Bullshit and get down to brass tax here.
They have spent years trying to market the festival as a family-friendly-non-offensive-all-inclusive-experience for the suburban upperclass while still catering to the super elite.
We need The Org to provide the DPW and Tickets . . .
Not for Cultural Direction, or Large Scale Art Funding Circle Jerks, Abstract Charity Causes, International Involvement, or any of the Meaningless Feel-Good Propaganda tools they use to control the image of the festival!
The number one focus from here on out needs to be the festival itself taking place once again in Black Rock City!
This defacto-defunding of The Org is a blessing. Look, when it comes down to it, it's not about the lame fucking themes each year. It's about the Burners who come and contribute to the festival that makes it special.
It’s not about overpriced art grants, or Rich-Dick Theme Camp placement priorities. It about the shitty unofficial un-themed camp at 7:00 and J blaring Discotrance music on a distorted soundsystem while giving away room temperature margaritas!
I could give a fuck about all of the elaborate expensive blinking bullshit! Cuts cost! Make the Burning Man effigy from toothpicks for all I give a fuck. None of that shit really matters. The spirit of Burning Man is in the person giving away ice cream from a cooler out in deep playa on a hot afternoon.
The soul of the festival is in Old Naked Dudes on a Bikes rolling free across the desert!
The heart of the festival is the Nightmare Hippy Chick on Acid rolling around in the dust, screaming about her spirit vegetable.
Believe me if The Org had its way, Burning Man would be nothing but Transformational Mediation Seminars, Yoga Classes, Ultra Overpriced Sculptures, and TED talks about how to get rich quick selling a new type of investment portfolio.
I am perfectly happy with the crappy bars and half-assed theme camps that are there just to have a good time. We don't need The Org's unique brand of new age capital-elitism bullshit.
They have clearly dropped the ball on the Cultural Direction for years, and the less they steer the ship, the better, cuz we have already washed up on the rocks.
BULLSHIT CLICKBAIT
“Top 10 Burning Man Pictures You Must See To Believe!”
And once clicked, sure enough it’s nothing but a bunch of super basic-ass photos of some super-hot-Coachella-swinger-couple at sunset in front of the most gentrified “OMG I need to get a selfie in front that to show my followers on Instagram” artwork on the playa.
You already know exactly where these fucksticks took the stoopid photo is front of, OF fucking course it's in front of the BELIEVE letters. It’s Basically the "live, laugh, love" of playa art.
Really, I won't believe this ?!
What I won't believe is that their relationship is going to last beyond next week . . . cuz there’s a 90% chance they are gonna join the wrong gangbang at the Orgy Dome and suddenly someone is not happy about the amount of buttfucking the other one received.
Thanks Business Insider Magazine for exposing the public to the wild and crazy world that is Burning Man. Now every fucking Chad and Becky from Wall Street is trying to come here to get laid. "Bro if I was there I would bang so many Hot Chicks on top of those letters" . . . "OMG I LOVE those Letters!! We are SOOO going to Burning Man to meet our future husbands <3."
How about 10 REAL photos you won’t believe?
Too bad the cameras weren’t there to snap a picture of the guy who took a shower with a fat chick and midget porn star!
It’s a shame no one from the Daily Mail UK was there to catch video of the guy who was tripping his nuts off and could not figure out how to unlock the door of the porta-potty -- escaping only by busting through the plastic roof and climbing out the top several hours later.
Or how about that chick at the meditation camp that was able to summon a higher power of consciousness and transcended the spacetime continuum for a short/infinite amount of time!
Where the fuck was BoredPanda.com to catch a photo of the person who was hit with a rubber dildo when it was carelessly thrown from the top of the Space Pirate ship into the Mayan Warrior crowd.
Now That’s some real stuff that happens out there that I would be happy to clickbait on!
THERE WILL BE SOME CHANGES MADE
The Large Scale Art:
Instead of funding massive installations that end up being resold to casinos on the Las Vegas strip, why not treat them like large Rich-Dick Theme Camps -- give the Installation Artists 200 DGS Tickets, and in return, these assholes will be happy to spend shitloads of money on blinky light towers or whatever, just so they can lock in those sweet sweet reserved tickets for themselves and their friends.
The Tone:
The Utopian Blinkylight Dreamscape has been cool for the past 16 years . . . Buuuut . . . it has gradually fallen out of touch with the world around us.
For far too long, The Org has ignored camps or underfunded art that could be perceived as dark or controversial in any way, shape or form.
Yet again, another example of their Cultural Direction Tactics to market Burning Man as a blinky-light-mickey-mouse-Epcot-Center for wealthy-business-insiders-and-celebrities featuring a safespace-family-oriented-wholesome-body-wellness-green-living-environment for social-media-influencer-photo-shoots.
Burning Man has NEVER been a Safe place!
In 1998, I witnessed a beheading by guillotine at the Opera Performance that was so realistic I spent the next 5 hours (still frying balls on acid!) convinced that Billy Graham was right about this place being a Satanic death cult that would bring about the end of the world.
IT WAS DISTURBING!
If the Barbie Death Camp incident at last years’ Burn taught us anything, it is that there clearly need to be risky and controversial works of art at the festival.
We can't be having pussy-footed Australians throwing temper tantrums like little punk bitches CUZ they don't like the way someone put Barbie Dolls inside an oven!
Why did that do-good-koala-humping-limpdick-ASS-licker think it was OK? Well . . .The Org has shoved the narrative that Burning Man is strictly "good vibes only" down our fucking throats so deep that we finally gagged from it.
Why the fuck was that guy even there? Well, he clicked on the Business Insiders’ “Top Ten Burning Man Photos You Must See To BELIEVE” and thought it was gonna be nothing but butterfly sculptures and Instagram Models in front of giant letters.
No Kids:
Yep. Sorry Minecraft Burners, but you are gonna have to wait until you are 21 to come to this party!
Renegotiating the insurance policy as an over-21 festival will save The Org millions and millions of dollars.
Out of 80,000 people, less than .05% are under 21 . . .yet we have to check IDs at every fucking bar !?
Every year the gate gets closed down and no one can filter in or out because someone asshole can't find their kid. This should be a HUGE red flag !
Law Enforcement uses the fact that minors are allowed at the event as justification to engage in predatory conduct such as undercover stings, camp raids and random tickets for unsuspecting bartenders who forget to check IDs.
Also I am not comfortable with the legal grey area the Shirtcocking and Titbouncing in the presence of minors creates.
And if it ever comes down to nudity versus allowing kids, I am sorry but we can't sacrifice the heart of this festival on account of the fact that you don't want to get a fucking babysitter for the week.
Your kids could give a flying-donald-duck-fuck about Burning Man! You and I both know goddamn well that given the opportunity they would rather play video games for the week at grandma's house then have to listen to Mom and Dad fight at Burning Man all week about who got buttfucked by whom at the Orgy Dome. . .
LEAVE THEM AT HOME!!!!!!
So the rest of us can be free to fuck, drink, smoke and wave our goddamn dicks and clits around whereever we see fit!!!
The Temple:
In the early days of the David Best Temples, they were constructed from the leftover hollows of wooden dinosaur jigsaw puzzle pieces.
It was low cost, recycled and pretty fucking cool!
Last year’s Temple was overdesigned, structurally unsound, and made from rare rustic-oak hardwood and redwood trees imported from China.
Let’s cut costs and just do what those guys from Belgium did in 2005. It's a Very Simple Plan. We get a shitload of old 2x4 boards and fucking Wing It! The Belgium Waffle House would have made a perfectly good Temple.
Garbage Dumpsters:
Yep, that's right. In the future we will have dumpsters at Burning Man! All the Survivalist and Moop-shaming Burners say it will destroy the festival. Guess what, Burn Nut? It's already common practice for larger theme camps to rent dumpsters that are emptied at the end of the week!! It's been going on for YEARS! So what?
Theme Camps will now have to pay a dumpster fee and there will be strict rules around any public dumpsters. Believe me The Org will provide the minimum amount possible to accommodate the BLM. It won't be nearly enough dumpsters for everyone to just toss all their trash, recycling and extra bikes into.
Don't worry, Radical Self-Reliant Survivalist Burnertypes, other people will still have to suffer packing up and dealing with their own trash on the ride home. Moop-shamers rejoice! You will definitely still be able to shame people for mooping and not cleaning up, if not even more so now. I don't see why we can't be Radically Self-Reliant by having dumpsters on site. We will still Leave No Trace, while leaving one less thing for surrounding communities to bitch about.
Build the Wall !!!
Ya fuck it! Build the Wall. So what? Honestly, it will be more aesthetically pleasing than that fucking orange fence. And if that is what the Feds want, that's cool with me -- as long as The Org gets to choose who does Security!
Thank fucking god we are not doing Burning Man this year.
With the world on fire all around us, it seems a bit tone-def to hold a giant rave utopia party!
I, for one, will be enjoying the week indoors under air-conditioning and rolling around in the heaps of cash I am saving by not going. I’m not attending a single workshop to expand my consciousness, not giving a single gift to anyone, and not being radical or self-reliant in any way.
Fuck your Virtual Burn.
I am Zapper Jones. I will see you in the Dust again . . . Sometime Somewhere in the Future!
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2006 BGN Cars (PWF Mod)

I'm running a full season with the 2006 carset with the original pwf GNS mod. This is my second run doing this as I just finished 2005 a few weeks ago. I was able to find most of the cars on places including TeamSBR, NNRacing, simracingdesign, and carsets off of MediaFire, while I made some knockoffs myself using other cars as bases or just ran the main or other car available in the place of those I couldn't find.
I'm trying to do the same thing for 2006, but there's a handful of early specials I can't seem to find anywhere.
I'm looking to see if anyone has any cars available from other sources (sorry that the list is long):

0. Kertus Davis. Schlage (Texas 2)

2. Clint Bowyer. ACDelco/Red Hot Chili Peppers (Richmond 2)

2. Clint Bowyer. ACDelco/Timberland (Texas 2)

5. Kyle Busch. Lowe's/Sta-Green Winterizer (various)

6. Mark Martin. Ameriquest Soaring Dreams (Phoenix 1)

00. Johnny Sauter. Blue Ox (Bristol 1)

00. Johnny Sauter. FleetPride (various)

10. John Andretti. Any outside of the main FreedomRoads/RVs.com/Camping World scheme

12. Joel Kauffman. Olympia Steel Buildings (various)

12. Joel Kauffman. Supercuts/Trent Tomlinson (Charlotte 1)

12. Joel Kauffman. Take Me On Vacation (various)

12. Tracy Hines. Take Me On Vacation (various)

12. Any of the ones carrying ITT/Goulds Pumps (various)

16. Greg Biffle. Ameriquest Soaring Dreams (Dover 1)

16. Greg Biffle. iLevel (various)

17. Matt Kenseth. Ameriquest Soaring Dreams (Texas 1)

18. JJ Yeley. Vigoro Premium Mulch/Home Depot (Chicago)

19. Aric Almirola. Husqvarna (various)

22. Kenny Wallace. AutoZone/St. Jude (Homestead)

25. Ashton Lewis. US Marine Corps (Memphis)

27. Casey Atwood. Kleenex/Viva/Ornaments on Parade (last 2 races)

27. Casey Atwood. Viva/Breast Cancer Research (Kansas)

28. Any of the ones carrying Xtreme Gel (various)

28. Any other than the silver blank Chevy

29. Jeff Burton. Holiday Inn/MLB (Kansas)

30. Mike Bliss. Smith & Wesson (various)

32. Jason Leffler. Fort McDowell (Phoenix 1)

32. Chase Pistone. Freightliner (Martinsville)

32. Dave Blaney. Haas Avocados (various)

34. Any of the ones carrying Cheap tickets.com (various)

34. Any of the ones carrying American Crew/Sport Clips (various including Las Vegas)

35. Regan Smith. Powerade (Charlotte 1)

35. Regan Smith. Fresh Express (Charlotte 2)

35. Regan Smith. McDonald's McGriddles (Memphis)

37. Brad Coleman. Federated Car Care (Nashville 2)

38. Jason Leffler. Great Clips/The Shaggy Dog (various)

40. Kevin Conway. Triple Crown of Polo (Darlington)

40. Kevin Conway. Supra Wakeboard Boats (Charlotte 1)

43. Aaron Fike. RFMS (various)

43. Aaron Fike. Curb Records (various)

43. PJ Jones. Diversified Partners (various)

43. PJ Jones. Washington Mutual (California 2)

43. Kertus Davis. Ollie's Bargain Outlet (Dover 1)

43. Erin Crocker. Cheerios/Betty Crocker (Homestead)

43. Chris Cook. Either of the ShiftIntoGear cars (Nashville 2, Kentucky)

43. Chris Cook. VisitPA.com (various)

47. Jon Wood. Armor All (various)

49. Any of the ones carrying Speed Zone Energy Drink (various)

56. Kevin Lepage. Duragloss (various)

56. Chris Cook. ShiftIntoGear (Phoenix 1)

57. Brian Vickers. Mountain Dew (Darlington)

57. Brian Vickers. Mountain Dew throwback (Michigan)

60. Carl Edwards. iLevel (Dover 1)

60. Carl Edwards. Henkel's Dep Sport (Dover 2)

61. Steve Wallace. Dodge (Dover 2)

61. Steve Wallace. Checker Auto Parts (Phoenix 2)

64. Jamie McMurray. USG Durock (Chicago)

64. Jamie McMurray. Penchanga Resort & Casino (California 2)

64. Steve Wallace. Carfax (Michigan)

64. Steve Wallace. Jasper Engines & Transmission (IRP)

66. Greg Biffle/Brad Coleman. Cub Cadet (various)

66. Bobby Labonte. Cub Cadet/Mercy Home (various)

66. Scott Wimmer. United States Postal Service (Richmond 2)

79. Chris WimmeShelby Howard. Speedco (various)

95. Steadman Marlin. GDSI (various)

98. Erin Crocker. Cheerios/Betty Crocker (Milwaukee)

98. Erin Crocker. Totino's MEGA Pizza Rolls (various)

99. Michael Waltrip. Jani-King (various)

99. Michael Waltrip/David Reutimann. Cottman Transmission (various)

Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
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Summary of Pasquale Rotella's AMA -- Questions & Answers inside!

Questions and answers (and follow up questions and answers) below! I will be updating this until it's a full record of the Q&A, as well as any that Pasquale feels like answering later tonight.
AMA Link here

Misc questions answered by Insomniac_Events (official Insomniac reddit account)

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What's happening around town (Wed, Feb 14th - Tue, Feb 20th)

Oklahoma City's event list.

Ongoing

Wednesday, Feb 14th

  • Anthem Drown Night! (HiLo Club - Oklahoma City) Our local friends at Anthem Brewing Co. have some great beers! Every Wednesday night from 9pm to close enjoy $8 Drown Night! Their Power Pils will be flowing!
  • Anxiety Management Support Group (Mental Health Association Oklahoma main office - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm Anxiety disorders are the most common form of mental illness and affect more than 40 million Americans. Symptoms may include: overwhelming feelings of panic and fear, uncontrollable obsessive thoughts, painful intrusive memories, recurring nightmares, physical symptoms such as feeling sick to your stomach, “butterflies” in your stomach,…
  • 🎭 Deadly Dancing (Cattlemen's Steakhouse - Oklahoma City) Award winning, nationally recognized Whodunit Dinner Theatre is performing our 27th year in OKC. We've been titled the 'Masters of Murder Mystery Mayhem' for good reason - we 'KILL' it! We are available for private shows for your group, church and organization, so give us a call or email anytime!
  • 🎭 Deadly Dancing (Ted's Escondido - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:15am Award winning, nationally recognized Whodunit Dinner Theater is performing our 27th year in Oklahoma City. We've been titled the 'Masters of Murder Mystery Mayhem' for good reason — we 'KILL' it! We are available for private show for your group, church and organization so give us a call or email anytime!
  • The Disaster Artist (Tower Theatre Studio - Oklahoma City) Thru Fri, Feb 16th Start Time: 7:00pm This is a General Admission seating screening. This film is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America. NOTE: This is a movie screening and NOT a live performance event. With fees tickets are $10
  • 🏆 Lance Grave International Barrel Racing Championship (Lazy E Arena - Guthrie) Thru Sat, Feb 17th Start Time: 8:00am Visit LanceGraves.com for full details!
  • Magic Mike Tour (Big Dick's Roadhouse - Yukon) Start Time: 8:00pm You've seen the movie, now come see the hottest men on the planet, Live, and onstage, for your eyes only with this Las Vegas style show. Let these calendar men take care of all you fantasies. Don't forget your dollar bills. There will be an opportunity offered at the show for those Ladies that want to give a special friend or herself an up close…
  • 🎓 Oklahoma Venture Forum Speaker Series (PHF Conference Center at OUHSC University Research Park - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 11:30am Oklahoma Venture Forum kicks off their 30th membership session with the Speaker Series Luncheon featuring Chad Jordan, CEO of Arrow Global Capital.
    OVF continues to foster the growth of new and existing small business ventures in Oklahoma by creating the setting for entrepreneurs, investors, service industries, incubators and collegiate…
  • Parents Supporting Parents (Mental Health Association Oklahoma main office - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm This group is for caretakers and parents who are supporting an individual managing the complications often associated with having a pervasive development disorder such as autism or aspergers disorder. This group will also provide education and support to those parents who have loved ones with diagnosed or undiagnosed mental, emotional,…
  • Saints - Rock & Roll Camp for Girls Benefit (Plaza District - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • Split Lip Rayfield (The Blue Door - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • 🎨 TCAA Leather Working Workshop (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 9:00am February 12 – 14, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Traditional Cowboy Arts Association (TCAA) members Pedro Pedrini and Troy West claim whether you call it leather carving, tooling, or stamping, you can hone your skills with the comprehensive workshop they are presenting. This hands-on workshop, held February 12 – 14, 2018, in the Museum’s…
  • Valentine's Day Dinner (Oklahoma City Museum of Art - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a four-course meal and live music by Music Maker at the Museum Cafe! Details: Reservations can be made at 6 or 8 pm Please call the Museum Cafe at (405) 235-6262 to reserve your table. Pricing: $58 per person (tax and gratuity not included)
    See menu below: Amuse Bouche
    • Oyster Bienville: Mushroom and parmesan…
  • Valentine's Day with Split Lip Rayfield (The Blue Door - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 9:00pm Come celebrate Valentine's Day 2018 with us in #OKC at The Blue Door!! Tickets on sale soon but RSVP NOW!
  • Wednesday Game Night (Remington Park - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm Play the games you love for jackpots and then play more games you love for Extra Cash & Prizes on Game Night at Remington Park, every Wednesday! Starting at 6pm on Wednesday nights at Remington Park, just make sure to use your Club Remington Card as you play in the casino. Doing so may get you selected via hot seat drawings to make Free Spins,…

Thursday, Feb 15th

  • Bahamas et al. (Oklahoma City) Each ticket purchase receives a code to digitally download Bahamas' new album Earthtones when it comes out January 19.
  • The Disaster Artist (Tower Theatre Studio - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 7:00pm This is a General Admission seating screening. This film is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America. NOTE: This is a movie screening and NOT a live performance event. With fees tickets are $10
  • FLY Dance Company (Te Ata Memorial Auditorium - Chickasha) Start Time: 7:30pm Travel with your Valentine to the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma for The Gentlemen of Hip Hop by FLY…
  • Joe Crookston (The Blue Door - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • 🏆 Lance Grave International Barrel Racing Championship (Lazy E Arena - Guthrie) Thru Sat, Feb 17th Start Time: 8:00am Visit LanceGraves.com for full details!
  • Looking For Something? (The Blue Door - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm Songwriter, guitarist, painter, fiddler, slide player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible. Named 2016 Folk Alliance International Artist-in- Residence and signed to Tamulevich Artist Management along with John Gorka and Peter Yarrow. His songs are being made into films.
  • Lunar New Year (University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond) Start Time: 7:00pm The Lunar New Year is the cycle of time switching from one Zodiac to the next. This year, the Asian American Student Association in collaboration with the Vietnamese Student Association brings awareness, exposes Central's campus, and educates participants in the different customs and traditional celebrations of the Lunar New Year from different…
  • Man of La Mancha (University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond) Thru Sat, Feb 17th Start Time: 7:30pm Performance Dates & Times: 7:30pm. Thursday, February 15 2018 7:30pm. Friday, February 16, 2018 7:30pm. Saturday, February 17, 2018 2:00pm. Sunday, February 18, 2018 Free for UCO students with curent ID
  • Meditation Class (St Stephen's United Methodist - Norman) Start Time: 6:00pm Weekly meditation and discussion group conducted by the monks from Oklahoma Buddhist Vihara.
    St. Stephens UMC 6-7pm Look for the shoes.
  • 😂 Moby Dick! The Musical (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Feb 17th Start Time: 8:00pm Presented by OKC Theatre Company By Robert Longden and Hereward Kaye Directed by Megan Montgomery Facing the closure of their rough and tumble school due to unpaid utility bills, The young juvenile delinquents of St. Godley's School for Girls write and stage a spectacular musical production of Herman Melville's great novel, MOBY DICK. With…
  • Path of Destruction Tour: OKC (89th Street Collective - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm Catch Lex The Hex Master, Axe Murder Boyz and SCUM at 89th Street OKC!
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Management Support Group (Mental Health Association Oklahoma main office - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience of witnessing of life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or physical or sexual assault in adult or childhood. Some people will have stress reactions that do not go away on their own, or may even get worse…
  • RV Super Show (Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Jim Norick Arena - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Feb 18th The 49th Annual RV Super Show, held at Oklahoma City's State Fair Park, features hundreds of RVs on display under…
  • Share at the Showroom | Marissa Raglin and Chelsey Cope (Oklahoma Contemporary - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm To kick off the 2018 season of Share at the Showroom, we'll be talking with Oklahoma City-based collage artist Marissa Raglin, the current Artist in Residence at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel. In addition, Guthrie-based singer-songwriter Chelsey Cope will perform an acoustic set of songs from her upcoming album, Where Nobody Goes.
  • 😂 Shaun Jones (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Feb 17th
  • 🎭 Sooner Theatre Murder Mystery (The Sooner Theatre - Norman) Thru Sat, Feb 17th Start Time: 6:30pm On a dark and stormy night, a group of friends, enemies, lovers and haters arrive at an isolated manor to try their hands at solving a staged mystery before returning to their normal, boring lives the next day. But for one of them, there is no going back after they develop a very real case of being DEAD!!! The game they all came to play becomes…
  • Survivors of Suicide Support Group (Mental Health Association Oklahoma main office - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm Nearly 31,000 people take their own lives each year. As a survivor – a family member or friend of the victim – you may need help coming to terms with suicide. This group offers the opportunity to share, listen, teach and learn with others also overcoming the loss of a loved one. Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month.
  • Tekashi69 (The Criterion - Oklahoma City)
  • Watermelon Slim et al. (VZD's - Oklahoma City) "The most exciting and authentic blues performer I've heard in years." - A.W., Paste Magazine
    2x Winner: 2008 Blues Music Award - Band of the Year and Album of the Year 2x Winner: 2006 & 2007 MOJO Magazine's #1 Blues Album of the Year Winner: 6th Annual Independent Music Awards - Blues Album of the Year
    Watermelon Slim - Ringers: An…

Friday, Feb 16th

  • 3rd Friday Block pARTy (Downtown - Shawnee) During the 3rd Friday Block pARTy in Shawnee, local restaurants, art galleries and merchants are open late in the…
  • Bully et al. (Opolis - Norman)
  • 🏆 Central OK: University of Central Oklahoma Women's Tennis vs Southern Nazarene (Edmond) Start Time: 2:00pm University of Central Oklahoma Women's Tennis vs Southern Nazarene http://www.bronchosports.com/calendar.aspx?id=5652
  • The Disaster Artist (Tower Theatre Studio - Oklahoma City) Last Day Start Time: 7:00pm This is a General Admission seating screening. This film is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America. NOTE: This is a movie screening and NOT a live performance event. With fees tickets are $10
  • 🎨 Filmography: "Mickey Reece’s Alien" (21C Museum Hotel - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm Art goes to the movies with 21c Oklahoma City’s Filmography, a free monthly film series at 21c Oklahoma City in partnership with deadCenter Film and the OKC Film Society. Filmography takes place on the third Friday of each month.
    Join us in February for a screening of "Mickey Reece's Alien." Conveyed through sensual black and white…
  • Funny AF Friday Comedy Show (ICE Event Center - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 9:00pm Funny AF Fridays is the weekly comedy show that features celebrity comedians and provides a platform for local comedians to get their shine. If you are interested in getting your "5 min" of comedy, contact Marc Flemon at 4052084240.
  • Jason Boland & The Stragglers (The State Theatre - Harrah)
  • 🏆 Lance Grave International Barrel Racing Championship (Lazy E Arena - Guthrie) 1 day left Start Time: 8:00am Visit LanceGraves.com for full details!
  • The Little Mermaid (Oklahoma City Ballet - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Feb 18th For one special weekend in February, get your tickets and surrender to the magic of fairy tales as Oklahoma City Ballet…
  • Luke Combs: Don't Tempt Me With A Good Time Tour (The Criterion - Oklahoma City)
  • 🎭 Lunar New Year at the Gardens: Year of the Dog (Myriad Botanical Gardens - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 4:00pm We are partnering up with our friends from Super Cao Nguyen in the OKC Asian District to celebrate the Lunar New Year! Join us for a late afternoon of music, face painting and fun for the entire family. The Gardens will have lion dancers from the St. Andrew Dung Lac Lion Dance Association, festive décor, crafts for the kids, cultural…
  • Man of La Mancha (University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond) 1 day left Start Time: 7:30pm Performance Dates & Times: 7:30pm. Thursday, February 15 2018 7:30pm. Friday, February 16, 2018 7:30pm. Saturday, February 17, 2018 2:00pm. Sunday, February 18, 2018 Free for UCO students with curent ID
  • 😂 Moby Dick! The Musical (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 8:00pm Presented by OKC Theatre Company By Robert Longden and Hereward Kaye Directed by Megan Montgomery Facing the closure of their rough and tumble school due to unpaid utility bills, The young juvenile delinquents of St. Godley's School for Girls write and stage a spectacular musical production of Herman Melville's great novel, MOBY DICK. With…
  • Moon Taxi (The Jones Assembly - Oklahoma City) Advance $22.50 | Day of Show $25 | Mezzanine $50 (21+) For information on purchasing VIP booth tickets, click HERE $3 fee that applies to each ticket purchased at the Jones Assembly Box Office. No re-entry. No refunds. No smoking. Under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Support acts are subject to change without notice. More…
  • 🏆 Perfect 10 Challenge (Cox Convention Center - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:45pm THE CHALLENGE The Oklahoma women gymnastics team heads to Oklahoma City to face Nebraska women gymnastics team in the annual Perfect 10 Challenge, held inside the Cox Convention Center.
  • RV Super Show (Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Jim Norick Arena - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Feb 18th The 49th Annual RV Super Show, held at Oklahoma City's State Fair Park, features hundreds of RVs on display under…
  • 😂 Shaun Jones (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) 1 day left
  • 🎭 Sooner Theatre Murder Mystery (The Sooner Theatre - Norman) 1 day left Start Time: 6:30pm On a dark and stormy night, a group of friends, enemies, lovers and haters arrive at an isolated manor to try their hands at solving a staged mystery before returning to their normal, boring lives the next day. But for one of them, there is no going back after they develop a very real case of being DEAD!!! The game they all came to play becomes…
  • Souled Out (University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond) Start Time: 8:00pm Souled Out will perform in concert at 8 p.m. at the UCO Jazz Lab, 100 E. Fifth St. Tickets are $15. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit ucojazzlab.com.
  • The Vaudevillian (Oklahoma City University - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Feb 18th Come to the Kirkpatrick Auditorium at Oklahoma City University to experience the world premiere of The Vaudevillian, a…
  • World Premiere of The Vaudevillian, An American Opera (Oklahoma City University - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm Join us Feb. 16-18 for the world premiere of The Vaudevillian, a new opera by Thomas Pasatieri! The backstage backstory dramatizes the rise and fall of American soprano Rosa Ponselle, who began her decades-long performing career in a vaudeville sister act and made her Metropolitan Opera debut at the age of 21. OCU's 2018 world premiere marks the…

Saturday, Feb 17th

  • 🎓 4th annual Beads & the Brave gala (Leadership Square - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:30pm Warriors for Freedom is hosting their annual charity Mardi Gras gala! Enjoy games, amazing food, great beverages and so much more! This is one party you do NOT want to miss!! Grab a date a join us! Or, if you're looking for volunteer opportunities, we have that also! For more information, visit www.beadsandthebrave.org
  • 🎭 4th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 4:30pm Let Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation give you a magical evening with your daughter that will create lifelong memories. Come join us for a Night on the Red Carpet in the beautiful Meinders Hall of Mirrors at the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall. There will be a grand red-carpet entrance, photo opportunities and a light dinner with…
  • 🏆 The Bart & Nadia Sports Experience (Cox Convention Center - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 9:00am The Bart & Nadia Sports Experience weekend hosts a variety of events that all have an emphasis on sports, health and wellness. These activities include world-class gymnastics competitions, a FREE family sports experience and the OKC RUNderground. Our goal is to encourage families to take ownership of their health through activities that embrace…
  • The Centennial Rodeo Opry (Rodeo Opry - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm Adults - $15.00 Children 7 -12 years - $7.50 Children 6 years & younger - FREE *Military discount available at box office with military ID
  • 🏆 Central OK: University of Central Oklahoma Softball vs Oklahoma Christian (Edmond) Start Time: 12:00pm University of Central Oklahoma Softball vs Oklahoma Christian http://www.bronchosports.com/calendar.aspx?id=5685
  • 🏆 Central OK: University of Central Oklahoma Softball vs Oklahoma Christian (Edmond) Start Time: 2:00pm University of Central Oklahoma Softball vs Oklahoma Christian http://www.bronchosports.com/calendar.aspx?id=5686
  • 🎓 The Coded Life: Beginners | Angel Little (Oklahoma Contemporary - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 1:00pm Welcome to the next step in the coding life. Now that you have a taste of how coding works, it’s time to further explore the concept of computer programming, learn how to write in functions, compare and contrast code online and scratch the surface of the designing process. Come enjoy the life, the coded life! Limited Enrollment. Ages: 10+
  • Daddy Daughter Dance (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm Let Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation give you a magical evening with your daughter that will create lifelong memories. Come join us for a Night on the Red Carpet in the beautiful Meinders Hall of Mirrors at the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall. There will be a grand red-carpet entrance, photo opportunities and a light dinner with…
  • Dylan LeBlanc (The Blue Door - Oklahoma City)
  • 🎓 Essentials of Raja Yoga Meditation- a day course (Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center - Edmond) Start Time: 12:00pm Taking time out has always been a vital part of improving the quality of life, refreshing our understanding of events and re-charging the spirit. A day Retreat is an opportunity to step off the conveyor belt of life and spend time in a peaceful and spiritual atmosphere, reflecting upon and exploring the important factors governing our…
  • 🎨 Exhibition: "The New Art: A Controversial Collection Fifty Years Later" (Oklahoma City Museum of Art - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 12:00pm In 1968, the Oklahoma Art Center, OKCMOA’s predecessor, purchased the 150-piece permanent collection of the Washington Gallery of Modern Art, the first art museum in the nation’s capital dedicated to the collection of contemporary art. That decision proved deeply consequential for the Oklahoma City arts community, first as it led the Art…
  • 🎓 Free Device Workshop to Winterize your Phone (U.S. Cellular - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 9:00am The cold temperatures can be taxing on people and even technology. As you layer your clothing in preparation for wintry conditions, don’t forget to protect your mobile device with the latest accessories.
    U.S. Cellular will host a free Device Workshop in Oklahoma City on February 17th from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at 2130 W Memorial Rd, where…
  • 🏆 Lance Graves International Barrel Horse Sale (Lazy E Arena - Guthrie) Start Time: 4:00pm New at the Lazy E is the Lance Graves International Barrel Horse Sale! The consignment deadline is November 15, 2017 and we are only excepting 125 head total, so get your forms in quick! Under new mangament and with a few changes to the bill this year 2018 is looking good! We hope you are as excited about the sale as we are! Forms can be found…
  • 🏆 Lance Grave International Barrel Racing Championship (Lazy E Arena - Guthrie) Last Day Start Time: 8:00am Visit LanceGraves.com for full details!
  • The Little Mermaid (Oklahoma City Ballet - Oklahoma City) 1 day left For one special weekend in February, get your tickets and surrender to the magic of fairy tales as Oklahoma City Ballet…
  • Man of La Mancha (University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond) Last Day Start Time: 7:30pm Performance Dates & Times: 7:30pm. Thursday, February 15 2018 7:30pm. Friday, February 16, 2018 7:30pm. Saturday, February 17, 2018 2:00pm. Sunday, February 18, 2018 Free for UCO students with curent ID
  • 😂 Moby Dick! The Musical (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) Last Day Start Time: 8:00pm Presented by OKC Theatre Company By Robert Longden and Hereward Kaye Directed by Megan Montgomery Facing the closure of their rough and tumble school due to unpaid utility bills, The young juvenile delinquents of St. Godley's School for Girls write and stage a spectacular musical production of Herman Melville's great novel, MOBY DICK. With…
  • 🏆 Monster Jam (Chesapeake Energy Arena - Oklahoma City) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 1:00pm Monster Jam® is the most action-packed live event on four wheels where world-class drivers compete in front of capacity crowds in both monster truck racing and freestyle competitions. Celebrating 25 years of adrenaline-charged family entertainment, Monster Jam combines spontaneous entertainment with the ultimate off-road, motorsport…
  • Mother and Son Soiree (Orr Family Farm Event Barn - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm Enjoy an exciting evening at the Orr Family Farm with your son! Designed for ages 4-14, the Mother and Son Soiree includes an evening of dancing provided by a professional DJ, light snacks, a commemorative photo from the photo booth and fun!
    Attire for the Mother and Son Soiree will be church-appropriate clothing with a western flair! Wear…
  • Myriad Kitchen: An Intro to Healthy Cooking (Myriad Botanical Gardens - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 12:00pm Enjoy a delicious lunch that will taste so good you’ll have trouble believing it’s healthy. The program includes an overview of: eating well and using in-season fresh fruits and vegetables; adding flavor with fresh and dried herbs; and best methods for healthy cooking.
  • 🎨 The New Art Opening Weekend (Oklahoma City Museum of Art - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 10:00am OKCMOA is happy to open the upcoming exhibition, "The New Art: A Milestone Collection Fifty Years Later," which will be on view starting February 17. Come see us opening weekend! Details: In 1968, the Oklahoma Art Center, OKCMOA’s predecessor, purchased the 154-piece permanent collection of the Washington Gallery of Modern Art (WGMA), the…
  • Noah Gundersen (Oklahoma City)
  • 🏃 OKC Riversport Canoe/Kayak Indoor Championships (Cox Convention Center - Oklahoma City) Members of the OKC RIVERSPORT Junior, Master and Corporate Rowing League will race in the OKC RIVERSPORT Erg Challenge on indoor rowing machines.
    Members of the OKC RIVERSPORT Canoe/Kayak Youth League, Juniors, Masters and High Performance Team will also race in the OKC RIVERSPORT Indoor Canoe/Kayak Championships.
  • OU Sooners vs Texas Longhorns (The Lloyd Noble Center - Norman) Experience the action and excitement in Norman as the Oklahoma Sooners take on the Texas Longhorns. Since the team's…
  • Prairie Moderns: The Artwork of Don Holladay (University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma - Chickasha) Thru Fri, Mar 16th Come to the Nesbitt Gallery at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma for an exhibition of works by Oklahoma…
  • RUNderground (Cox Convention Center - Oklahoma City) OKC Riversports' RUNderground 5K is one of Oklahoma City's most unique competitive running experiences. This 3.1…
  • 🏃 Run for Recovery 5K/10K (Stars & Stripes Park - Oklahoma City) Let's get running at the 2nd annual Run for Recovery! Proceeds from the run benefit Teen Recovery Solutions, an Oklahoma City-based nonprofit benefiting teens in substance abuse and addiction recovery and their families. More than 300 runners attended this sanctioned event in 2017! Each runner will receive a commemorative beanie, and runners who…
  • Ruthie Foster (VZD's - Oklahoma City) Ruthie Foster
    In the tightknit musical community of Austin, Texas, it's tough to get away with posturing. You either bring it, or you don't.
    If you do, word gets around. Praises are sung. And one day, you find yourself duetting with Bonnie Raitt, or standing onstage with the Allman Brothers at New York's Beacon Theater and trading verses with…
  • RV Super Show (Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Jim Norick Arena - Oklahoma City) 1 day left The 49th Annual RV Super Show, held at Oklahoma City's State Fair Park, features hundreds of RVs on display under…
  • 😂 Shaun Jones (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) Last Day
  • 🏆 Sooners Basketball: Discount Tickets (The Lloyd Noble Center - Norman) Start Time: 12:00pm
  • 🎭 Sooner Theatre Murder Mystery (The Sooner Theatre - Norman) Last Day Start Time: 6:30pm On a dark and stormy night, a group of friends, enemies, lovers and haters arrive at an isolated manor to try their hands at solving a staged mystery before returning to their normal, boring lives the next day. But for one of them, there is no going back after they develop a very real case of being DEAD!!! The game they all came to play becomes…
  • Sprouting Chefs: Fun and Fresh Lunches (Myriad Botanical Gardens - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 11:00am Start the Lunar New Year off right with a healthy cooking class for kids. We’ll learn the basics of making healthy, easy dishes that your little ones will love. Families will work together to create a few nutritious lunch options and leave with the skills and inspiration to continue the fun at home.
  • 🏃 Tri-OKC Memorial Trail Race (SCIP Recreational Trail - Oklahoma City)
  • The Vaudevillian (Oklahoma City University - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Come to the Kirkpatrick Auditorium at Oklahoma City University to experience the world premiere of The Vaudevillian, a…
  • Wanda Jackson (Tower Theatre Studio - Oklahoma City) Join the Queen of Rockabilly for a very special evening when she takes over OKC's historic Tower Theatre. Since the…

Sunday, Feb 18th

  • Davy Knowles et al. (VZD's - Oklahoma City)
  • Lalah Hathaway (Tower Theatre Studio - Oklahoma City) Get ready for a soulful evening, when five-time Grammy winner Lalah Hathaway brings her Honestly tour to OKC's…
  • The Little Mermaid (Oklahoma City Ballet - Oklahoma City) Last Day For one special weekend in February, get your tickets and surrender to the magic of fairy tales as Oklahoma City Ballet…
  • 🏆 Monster Jam (Chesapeake Energy Arena - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 1:00pm Monster Jam® is the most action-packed live event on four wheels where world-class drivers compete in front of capacity crowds in both monster truck racing and freestyle competitions. Celebrating 25 years of adrenaline-charged family entertainment, Monster Jam combines spontaneous entertainment with the ultimate off-road, motorsport…
  • Monster Jam Pit Pass: Preshow Pit Party From 10:30am-12:00pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 1:00pm PIT PASS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN EVENT TICKET! The Pit Party is a preshow event taking place from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Ages 2 & up require a ticket.
    The Monster Jam® Pit Party provides unprecedented access to the Monster Jam trucks and drivers, you can meet the drivers, get their autographs take photos and see the trucks up close. It is a…
  • Prairie Moderns: The Artwork of Don Holladay (University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma - Chickasha) Thru Fri, Mar 16th Come to the Nesbitt Gallery at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma for an exhibition of works by Oklahoma…
  • RV Super Show (Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Jim Norick Arena - Oklahoma City) Last Day The 49th Annual RV Super Show, held at Oklahoma City's State Fair Park, features hundreds of RVs on display under…
  • The Vaudevillian (Oklahoma City University - Oklahoma City) Last Day Come to the Kirkpatrick Auditorium at Oklahoma City University to experience the world premiere of The Vaudevillian, a…

Monday, Feb 19th

  • Prairie Moderns: The Artwork of Don Holladay (University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma - Chickasha) Thru Fri, Mar 16th Come to the Nesbitt Gallery at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma for an exhibition of works by Oklahoma…

Tuesday, Feb 20th

  • The Dangerous Summer in Concert (89th Street Collective - Oklahoma City) Head to 89th Street in Oklahoma City to see The Dangerous Summer live. Four years after their breakup, The Dangerous…
  • Dublin Irish Dance (Armstrong Auditorium - Edmond) Tap your toes to the sights and sounds of Dublin Irish Dance at the Armstrong Auditorium in Edmond. This eight member…
  • 🏃 Love Your Pet Day 5K & 10K (Your Pro Choice Hardwood Flrs - Oklahoma City) February 20th is Love Your Pet Day! We want to celebrate all of the animals we love so much with a Love Your Pet Day 5K & 10K!
    We will be donating 15% of each registration to Petsmart Charities, who are committed to end pet homelessness.
  • P.O.D. in Concert (The Ruins Live - Oklahoma City) Get ready for some serious rowdiness when Nu Metal pioneers P.O.D. take over The Ruins Live for the venue's…
  • Prairie Moderns: The Artwork of Don Holladay (University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma - Chickasha) Thru Fri, Mar 16th Come to the Nesbitt Gallery at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma for an exhibition of works by Oklahoma…

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My Big Fat H(ula/allo)ween Weekend

Halloween is one of those holidays whose meaning has has had varied meaning in my life. As a youth, it's what most remember, and when grown out of youth a holiday that goes by the wayside, until many of us get to child rearing age, where the holiday takes on new meaning.
But it was a post-Dead (Jerry's passing) "what to do now" event that completely changed what this holiday means to me, as unexpected and unforeseeable as an earthquake, with nearly similar results. It was a seismic shift of what I assumed a concert experience could be, further broadening my horizons as to what really could be possible. While it was true that the Grateful Dead gave me a completely different musical and life perspective, as well as an appreciation of musical history, an evolution was about to take place on a scale I could never have imagined.
That shift occurred on October 31, 1995, at Rosemont Horizon just outside of Chicago - a town nobody would ever set foot in for any other reason than to pass through O'Hare International - or to see a show at Rosemont Horizon. Even then, it wasn't a venue we looked forward to - but when it's GD - or Phish on Halloween, I suppose you overlook the fact that the venue and environs in favor of a good show.
That was the first time I saw Phish - encouraged by a friend who had been seeing shows of theirs in the early 90's, and with now nothing better to see owed them a look. That "look" turned out to be one of the biggest nights in the history of the band, not only dropping two monstrous sets of Phish, but inserting in the sandwich a full on rendition of The Who's "Quadrophenia", which was personally interpreted as a full on sales pitch for the ownership of my mind. Having grown up a Who fanatic, I was totally locked in for that set - knowing every word - and spending a good portion of that evening explaining to others what it was (no Phishbills explaining the choice in those days). I didn't need one, but was rare in that instance.
I remember Tom Marker of WXRT on air the next day, asking if anyone saw the show at the Horizon last night. He was as blown away as I was, knowing full well he saw an event.
It was in the post mortem, though, that I thought more of what Phish actually did in the unspoken:
They took a HUGE risk, accepting by fan vote the album that would be done, only vetoing "Joe's Garage" by Frank Zappa due to various and numerous issues and difficulties in pulling that one off. They chose the #2 vote, and did it beyond anyone's realistic belief. They took that album and made it their own.
They made a historical statement in the realm of rock music. Now the second iteration, Phish was laying out markers as to their own influences and appreciation - and in effect saying "if you don't know this stuff, you should."
Most notably in my own mind, Phish had done, and had laid out the greatest tradition in rock and roll: The donning of the Musical Costume on Halloween, a stewpot of historical appreciation, buildup, speculation, and anticipation, culminating with a event that can only be described as "high-wire": The unveiling, the performance, and the post show discussion of where this fits and all of the musical offshoots from there. It also established grounds for emulation, as anything that good will be copied on some level. So we have "theme shows" by all these bands on Halloween, and an occasional full album, but Phish was always the "Original and Best" at it.
Phish's performance of Velvet Underground's "Loaded" in 1998 caused enough of that album to be sold afterwards to put it back on Billboard's Hot 100. So the fans listened. And listened again.
The pattern continued through 1998 - Phish having offered four such costumes. The history, the significance of the artists chosen, and the tradition laid out by whom had become the best band on the planet, having witnessed the meteoric rise over a four year span that was akin to seeing Jordan in his prime. For a music fan, Phish was the band that kept cranking out a seemingly endless supply of good ideas and results. And first and foremost Re: Phish, the question always was and will be "But what about Halloween?"
In a repeated theme, it was Phish's hiatus in 2000 that brought me to my next musical addiction, The String Cheese Incident. In an attempt to burn up airline credits left over from the Phish Big Cypress trip, we settled on seeing Phil Lesh's 60th birthday - and as an offshoot of that we drove to Humboldt County to see SCI at the Mateel Community Center for two shows, which maybe held 600 people. It was love at first hear, ending up with 16 years of seeing their shows, including three Red Rocks weekends and five at Hornings Hideout (best fest space I have ever been in). This also meant taking in some SCI Hulaween (and yes they called it that before the current fest came along), most notably the NYC show post 9/11, which allowed us to attend for pennies on the dollar, as NYC was giving away flights and rooms to get people to come.
But when it comes to Halloween, Phish trumps all, so if that gig is happening that's where I will be.
Fast forward to 2016, and I nearly made a decision that would have me missing Phish Halloween again, having spent a few years off the circuit due to personal legal issues, where travel was not happening. I survived a lot on couch tour, and grateful I could even do that, as I found out MJ laws are alive and well in the good 'ol USA, That said, I could see the light at the end of the tunnel, and began planning my re-entry to the music and people that I know and love.
Phish at Dick's (CO) and Suwannee Hulaween seemed to be the places I was missing out on, and after numerous personal accounts taken in made plans to do both. Those two events were put on the schedule, and planning began as early as last October, where it was assumed that Dick's would be happening again, and Suwannee was confirmed even in advance of the 2015 edition by fest org on the Hulaween Reddit. So those two events were "all systems go". Given that Halloween was on a Monday, Phish was not likely to do a Halloween show, so I was safe choosing Cheese for Halloween. Hot just for best available music weekend, but because my sister and spouse could attend, which was an opportunity to spend some quality time with people who are very close to me - but also interesting because this would be their first "jam fest". so it was them stepping into "my world", so to speak, a leap of faith that they took, that we had no idea how it would turn out. Suwannee Hulaween was as much about who I was doing it with as it was the music.
But a fully thing happened on the way to the forum, in a figurative and literal sense, as the rumor tide began to tell a different story.
Phish WAS going to play Halloween in Las Vegas, so the rumors said in March. This created a deeply personal conundrum, my heartstrings so deeply attached to the idea of Phish on Halloween that I began investigating the idea of doing that one show only, post Hulaween - and if not for Southwest Airlines offering a near perfect direct flight out of Atlanta to Vegas would have been impossible. And for $99 each way, the impossible became possible, knowing that Hulaween was done at 9:30PM on Sunday that I could make that flight to Vegas.
So I booked it, and no sooner than I did, the new info from "those in the know" on the various Phish forums began putting the word out that there would be no show on the 31st. These were people with a track record of being correct on such matters, and while I didn't cancel the flight arrangements I was in a mode of waiting for the 31st show to be officially announced as "not happening", even forgoing making a resort booking in Vegas, as I would have to put out a first night's deposit on that, too.
Phish announces Halloween in Vegas, including the 31st, and the flight plan booked to get from Hula to Vegas is now very useful :-) This caused me to spend too many hours finding a good booking for Vegas, but we finally settled on a two day stay at Aria (which was awesome BTW), and through the half dozen friends helping me succeeded in getting tix. I also succeeded in getting a Zombie package for the four of us for Hula weekend, so being ready to finish the trip in Vegas was a little more doable having the amenities in wait via the cabin.
So the itinerary was set. Needless to say there was some nervousness surrounding the travel to Vegas. Depart ATL at 1:40PM EDT on Halloween, arrive in Vegas at 3PM PDT, have hotel room ready on arrival, 5:15 dinner reservation, show at 7:30. Nothing could go wrong.......right?
We did what we could - and all we could do was to let it go to the spirit of the universe and hope that all worked out. All the plans were set, and we went about the weekend using all the planning and preparation as our foundation.
We arrived at Suwannee Hulaween at 1PM on Thursday, ready for a pre-party day - 2 sets of Umphrey's McGee being the main event of the evening. This was my first visit to the park, and while I did a seemingly endless amount of reading, I can say that I was only somewhat prepared for what this place was all about: A very well oiled festival machine, run by people who love what they do and have a wealth of experience. This was evident immediately on arrival - entry was smooth and everyone knew what they were doing - with one later exception (we'll get to that later).
Suwannee does prompt a good level of opinion and conversation regarding the property. It has a track record, having been in the fest throwing business for some time. Wanee was the signature fest that made Suwannee known nationally, and now Hulaween seems to be taking over that mantle. So there's lots of commentary about the place, some good, some not. For a first timer like myself, I am all about finding the best places to see music, so that my expenditure bears a positive experience. Since the venue is 50% of the "score", it matters that the venue is amicable to the event being held. It can make or break the experience.
I have heard some call The Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park "The Horning's of the South". That is extremely high praise - anyone who has been to Horning's for SCI weekends knows that it is about the best space for music/fest that can be dreamed up, is as intimate as can be, and especially that amphitheater at Horning's - the pine canopied space is idyllic in every sense...there's just so few spaces that good. So to even mention Suwannee in the same sentence is cause to say "What you talkin' 'bout Willis?"
But once within the confines of the Suwannee Ampitheater space, I can see why people say that. There are striking similarities in those two spaces - very beautiful natural settings and very right for sight and sound. However, SCI wouldn't be seen on that stage, but those bands who could be seen there were shown in the best possible light.
Suwannee is a much bigger park, and while the Amphitheaters in both places have similarities, these are two much different parks. Suwannee is bigger by a factor of at least four, so these places are operating on different levels in terms of scale....but both are run by private owners, so the decidedly non-corporate and down home feel is evident with both. So the comparisons are apt, especially given that SCI has played both on a number of occasions.
The size of Suwannee affords the opportunity to offer 70+ bands, 20K people, and VIP and other services, along with the camping infrastructure in any way you want it: Cabins, RV sites with full hookups, sites with electric/water, primitive....even hotels close if that's your thing. So you can do this park in about any way you want to, provided you jump on the necessary reservations to get those premium spaces. The size and scope of the park also makes the golf carts useful, and while I only used it on a limited basis, those spots are places I would have never seen without it.
The VIP arrangements were rather well organized and done. This really FELT like VIP, unlike many fests I've done that might offer a few more fancy items on the list, but not offer that feeling and service that this fest did. It's the PEOPLE that make it work, and that was evident in spades, always available and willing to answer questons and assist this first time SOSMP visitor how best to make use of the park. Lost on a trail? There's usually someone around who can help out.
The VIP barn was especially nice, as we had our own entrance off River Road, plenty of seating - including tables with a view of the main stage, so you can eat/drink/take in the music. Really nice touch. Also had two large flat screens to watch all the games, and get World Series updates as I passed back and forth to the bathrooms and such.
Amphitheater also had a nice VIP area. Both areas has clean, continuously serviced bathrooms. Our crew must have tipped them out $80 or more....those cans were always clean.
But the bonus area was the Treehouse VIP, on the opposite side of the VIP barn. That space was so nice, especially during the day, so I could sit at the picnic tables and relax while seeing day music. I often miss day music because I tend to wilt in the heat and kill my late night possibilities, but here I was able to maximize my music intake because I could eat, then just relax in the shade and enjoy several hours of music I otherwise would have skipped. It was also a really good viewing angle to the main stage.
We were also impressed with the food offerings - the twice daily meals were a healthy way to get fuel for the day, and were varied enough that everyone could find something useful. I was especially appreciative of the daily deep green salad offerings, which I ate every meal, as well as the water on site in the VIP barn. Also props on the expanded hours, making it easy to not have to miss music in order to eat.
For those not in VIP, however, you were NOT hurting for good food choices. This might have been the best concentration of vendor food at ANY fest I have attended, especially given the variety. Gouda Boys, Amish Donuts, and that place serving gyros just down from Gouda Boys all got our business over the weekend, and all really good food. At this fest, you don't have to be VIP to eat well.
But ultimately it was the music that drove me coming to this fest, and this turned out rather well, especially given that I committed so far in advance. SCI, UM, STS9, Claypool/Lennon, Karl D, McCourys....just getting the first three in the same place was enough for me, not having seen them all in the same place since Rothbury '09.
One task I set about to do, as soon as I got in the fest grounds, was to find the pathway from the various stages to each other. Of particular interest, The Patch - which was the brand new venue that would have STS9 late night. Had to figure out how I was going to make that show after Cheese, and back to see Disclosure, which I had made up my mind I was going to give a chance. This turned out to be a two day investigation, requiring WAYYYYY too many miles walked, to finally figure out that you could not go from the main stage to Patch without going through VIP camp. I feel for those who weren't VIP in this instance, because it was a LOOOOOONG HOOF to go through the outside, then back through security, then do it all over again after Tribe. Plenty of room out there, but not my favorite aspect of the fest. The only real "negative" I can really come up with. I can forgive people working the fest for not knowing what was up with the routing here, as it was a new stage, used for the first time, but it took wayyyy too long to figure out how I was going to do the routing for Saturday night.
Musical Highlights:
Thursday - UM doing two sets at the Amphitheater. Not only were the UM sets good, but that space is awesome!!! Also dug the EOTO early show with Jake from UM and that Manic Focus? guy. We were just walking around, checking out the space, and got this little morsel in the background.
The notable song, looking back on it, was the David Bowie cover, "Let's Dance". Now UM was always the kings of the "cool cover song", but this one was especially good in light of Jake's stellar vocal performance, as well as what was being telegraphed for later in the weekend.....
Friday:
Russo, Benevento, and Burbridge, Karl D, Greensky Bluegrass, SCI (second set best SCI of the weekend), The Fritz. Caught MMJ from the cabin porch, liked what I heard, but made it an earlier night for the Saturday yet to come.
Saturday:
Camp Reddit beer swap: Had a chance o put names with faces, and share a number of great brews with the people of the Hulaween subreddit, Got lost on the way down hippie trail, but found the spot with the help of some kind campers. Cool setup, and glad to meet ya!
Larry Keel/Drew Emmitt, Antibalas, three sets of SCI, little bit of Lettuce, STS9, Disclosure.
Larry and Drew were fantastic daytime bluegrass over lunch on the mainstage :-) We hung out at the treehouse and saw Antibalas, around finally figuring out the VIP cut through to Patch for STS9 later in the day. Saw all three sets of Cheese, including the 80's tribute set (had a blast, much to my surprise) albeit some of the third set abbreviated in order to see STS9, which we did. Had some issues finding a good space of people to be around at that show - as my wife said after a long day in VIP, "Welcome to general population." Had to move a couple of times but found good space with good peeps, especially enjoying the second half. Immediately left for the Disclosure set on the main stage, making it through the shortcut before they cut off access :-) As soon as we start walking into the main stage area, Disclosure kicks in to "When the Fire Starts To Burn" and that resulting party kept us there until the conclusion (sorry Revivalists, we got distracted :-)
I have also written off the Chicago Cubs at this point, now down three games to one.
Sunday: An easy day, planned that way, assisted by the short schedule, ending at 9:30PM on Sunday. With Las Vegas now over the mental horizon, we begin to pack as we go, and take in the last day of music at Suwannee Hulaween 2016:
McCourys, SCI two sets, Claypool/Lennon Delerium, Big G w/Motet. Took the time between the two SCI sets to pack, so I could see Claypool/Lennon in it's entirety. They did not disappoint. Loved Astronomy Domine, Court of The Crimson King (with keyboard player playing a mellotron - right on!), and the stuff from the new album. Claypool is the best bass player on the planet today, and this show was definitely a highlight. Bonus: Sean Lennon singing Tomorrow Never Knows. Just fantastic. Saw a bit of Twiddle (impression from the 20 minutes I heard was that if WSP and Phish had a baby.....) and Big G w/Motet. Now if that guy in Big G could quit shouting "SUWANNEE HULAWEEN" every thirty seconds you might have an enjoyable set. Let the music do it's thing, people....
Then an after set finish packing session, while getting Cubs updates on my mobile phone. Ended up awake until after midnight, with Vegas and 6AM bearing down on me like a freight train.....
6AM gets here early and it's up like a dart and showered and van loaded. We're out by 7:15, arriving at ATL at 11:40, on the flight at 1:10. Plane pushes away from gate at 1:40PM sharp, arrives 20 minutes early (even slept on the plane), picked up by friends with care package in hand, at Aria desk at 3:30PM, spend an hour changing clothes and picking jaw off the floor looking at the room and view, then off to dinner at 5PM - 15 minutes early.
The travel schedule went so perfectly, and the hotel check-in so perfectly as to be not credible. It was a sign of things to come.
I'm met by the same friends who picked me up at the airport for a pre-show drink, all the while my phone getting hammered by texts, regarding the album Phish chose. People in Montana texting me "I know what the album is and it's gonna rock." I'm resisting every attempt to tell me what it is, wanting to be informed by the placement of the Phishbill in my hand at the arena gate of the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas.
I didn't succeed - I made it until ten seconds before I hit the Phishbill crew before a random phan spilled the beans - it was David Bowie's "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars". It was a sense of relief though, because I knew that Halloween with Phish was going to be EPIC - one of those shows where the highest expectations would be met. And it meant a return to the best tradition in rock and roll, Phish covering another band's album in it's entirety. THE TRADITION IS BACK, and Phish is gonna crush this like Kyle Schwarber - off the scoreboard to be a permanent fixture in the landscape.
And they did. This was a long time wish for so many, having legs in the Phish Halloween rumor mill since Festival 8 in '09 (ended up being the Rolling Stones' "Exile On Main St."). So it was really cool to see a long time wish fulfilled for so many. It harkened back to the days when I heard that album for the first time, in college through a pair of 1968 JBL's. My old roommate had four copies. We wore a couple of them out. Seeing that crowd roaring - just absolute joy - was a feeling I haven't had at a show on that level in a LONG TIME. And I've seen a lot of really special shows....and this was yet another.
I took in the first two sets in prime seats, nine rows off the floor about half way back. Just phenomenal sight and sound, in what is already a small arena for the people it holds. But for set three, I went upstairs and took in the remaining music with my crew, and in much more spacious groove space, and enjoyed the remainder of an epic night together.
After the show, we attempt to figure out how to exit the show through the casino, rather than out to the street. Thought it would be cool to get some post-show sightseeing in the MGM. Apparently they learned something from 2014 - that it was best not to allow the post show Phish freak fest to transpire inside the mallways of the MGM :-) But as it turned out, they sent us out to the street, but in the direction of my hotel, so we went back (by way of CVS, with armloads of beverages) to my 35th floor strip view suite at Aria, enjoying 22oz. bombers and vape pens :-) One topic was how Suwannee was, and how there were all these weird occurrences happening tying the two events together. Like UM doing Bowie, then Phish doing Bowie. Or the two Fletches, one in each place, that looked exactly like each other. But the one that really blew us away was later on, when we all went down to the casino floor, where we met some other heads and hung out. Two of us go into the men's room for a leak, and what's pumping through the bathroom speakers but "Latch", by Disclosure, which we had just taken in two nights earlier in Florida.
In a good bit of planning, we had booked an extra day in Vegas, just to have a bit of a recovery day, and to enjoy the amenities of the resort, which was most welcome. It wasn't enough. I'm still recovering, tired and having to go back to work - but basking in the glow of what was one unbelieveable Halloween weekend.
To all of those who posted to the various forums on all topics related to this, and those who I traded with over the summer and fall to make this all happen:
THANK YOU. You have my sincerest gratitude and thanks. You all know who you are - and I couldn't have done it without you wonderful people. I hope to see you on the road - sooner rather than later.
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Welcome to Bullhead City AZ. Unless you're homeless, then you could just fuck off!

Welcome to BullShit city. We recently moved here about 7 months ago from L.A. California. (My girlfriends mom bought a mobile home out here after she sold the house in California to be closer to her cousin). My girlfriend lives with her mom and our 2yr old son. I come and go between CA and bullhead city for months at a time to be with my son. Still in the process of finding a more permanent residence out here. But I'm not feeling it. Their is next to nothing out here. No form of entertainment other then shopping or casinos, or parks. You have a Kmart, Wal-Mart, various fast food chains, target, Ross, bath and body, one dollar tree, plenty of gas stations, water sport rentals, repair shops, motels, stuff like that but no actual malls. And the main stores I.e walmart, Kmart, target and ross (same complex), big lots are all spread pretty decently apart from each other. Laughlin Outlet center is an absolute joke. Most stores are gone and what's left is nothing of interest or highly priced stores where items can be found much cheaper elsewhere. Not to mention the 'food court' consist of only two food places, an arcade with games from the '80's and outdated posters from early 2000. Don't forget the car rides that don't even work. Some thrift stores such as goodwill and whatnot. But most aren't even worth your time. Most have nothing of value but try to overprice most items. Possibly due to not having much bussiness to begin with. Their is only ONE public laundry mat. Also expensive compared to California (has highest cost of living in all of united states), washers are super tiny $2.00, triple loaders $3.25 are no bigger then your average washer size at home, dry is $0.75 for 9 mins. Or a much smaller dryer that you can barely fit one load in that runs 40 mins but cost $1.25 and forget about adding more time by adding a quarter or two. I found out the hard way. It does not add time but instead requiring the entire $1.25 to be added yet again. All other laundry mats have been either shut down or no longer exist.
It is ILLEGAL to sleep in your vehicle or RV (except paid camp sites), anywhere in Mojave county (was informed by police officer (the hard way), that it's the only county in a 40 mile radius that has such a law. You can be arrested and have your car impounded if caught sleeping in it, ANYWHERE (even if out of the way miles from any bussiness or building, in the desert.) You will be arrested! I recieved a warning. After seven months of off and on parking overnight at the local 24hr walmart. (Never had a problem or was told to leave at all) Have seen signs saying no overnight RV parking. But during 'snow bird' season. That's all you see. Never seen anyone arrested. So I thought it was ok. Not only was I not bothering anyone. I was confronted by the rudest officer (first officer I had contact with) who in the end threatens to arrest me for no reason. When I was actually going into the store and wasn't gonna sleep overnight on the lot but elsewhere. It was only 12 am. Apparently parking away from everyone else (how's that illegal? It's a huge parking lot, I have every right to park where ever I please on a parking lot I'm gonna go into the bussiness on. Plus nothing wrong with exercise) And putting up my sunscreen even though it's dark made me look 'suspicious' I'm sorry officer for protecting my privacy (my front windows are not tinted nor were blocked), and keeping peering eyes from seeing what's inside my vehicle. It's a long story. But he basically said he did not want to see my face again, its the first time we ever crossed paths (I couldn't even see his thanks to the blinding light in my face, and never got his name even when I requested it) in his county again or I'll be arrested. I did nothing wrong, I did not break any law. And he did not catch me sleeping in my vehicle because I wasn't. They have lot's of druggies and criminals out here. Yet I'm the one they harass. Also you can sleep in your vehicle on your own property and still be arrested. How stupid is that? Also a month ago their was a couple screaming at each other for over two hours. Literally yelling at each other on that same walmart parking lot. For over 2 hrs around 1 am to 3 am prior to leaving. No cops ever showed up. I didn't call because I didn't want to bring attention to myself. But yet me not doing anything or disturbing the peace, am the one harassed by an officer? The night before a truck pulled up about 4-5 parking spaces away from me. Then proceeded to have what looked like a little romp inside. They didn't leave till 5 am. No officers ever came. I parked around the same spot I normally do. Was only there not even 10 mins after 12am. Before being approached then threatened. I was mostly worried about a random citizen with ill intent approaching me. Never thought it would be a man of the law that would threaten to arrest me for some retarded law I wasn't even aware of. Nor can you find it if you google it. But according to the watch commander I called and spoke with. Its in fact a real law. It's private property I understand. But even if you have an ok from the store manager themselves. You can still be arrested.
It is ILLEGAL to be homeless in Mojave county period. If your homeless and move here (I'm not, just homless here not in California), you are going to have a bad time. Forget the heat. The cop's are what you have to worry about. Doesn't matter if your a law abiding homeless person. You're breaking the law just by simply lacking a place to live. If you're homeless with a car they will take your 'home' from you. And trust me you won't get it back. Along with giving you a jail cell. Protect and serve my A$$. They spend more time harassing the homeless then they do arresting druggies or thieves. Which their are plenty of. Instead they have to make my visit with my son even more difficult then it already is.
You can carry a concealed weapon. I.e. guns, bowie knife, machete, large knives etc. But if you're homeless......
You can deal drugs, do drugs, publicly drink alcohol, steal, and assault someone, rant for two hours screaming at the top of your lungs at 1 am-3am in a walmart parking lot. But if you sleep in your vehicle and/or are homeless...
There are several incidences I came to find where officers have shot and killed unarmed homeless people. Cop's don't get in trouble really. Is this a city you'd want to visit? Put money into their casinos? That is ok with something like this?
Cost of living is next to nothing. Minimum wage is next to nothing $7.50 an hr. Most places do not provide benefit's. Nor full time, instead hiring more people part time to avoid giving benefits. Health care is next to nill. Our 2yr old son had an emergency (couldn't breath) which required an ambulance. And his California medi-cal would not cover the expenses or wasn't accepted to begin with. Leaving us with a $4,154 ambulance bill (only took him 4 miles away) and $2000 in doctor fees. Even though we proved our inability to pay. They still come after us.
A neighbor who works for the local casino in laughlin NV. Said he worked there for 13 yrs. And this is how it works. If you take $7.50 an hour you'll get benifits after 2 yrs of working. If you take $8.50 an hour you get no benifits. It's worthless moving here. Utilities cost double (hence why the laundry mat is so expensive) so pair that with low hourly wage. It's not that much different then living anywhere else.
Their is next to nothing out here. Very boring long term. Cops would rather harass and threaten innocent people then do their job.
It's ok to visit i guess. But if your bringing an RV it's best to go to a motel, paid camping site, or stay in laughlin. Because if your caught staying in it overnight in any 24hr parking lot. You're risking arrest and having the rv and any other vehicles impounded.
All this desert and land, yet very little around to do. Most places don't even come up on the map if you do a general search. Type 'Fun' for example. Most things related that come up are the casino's. Last I checked it's no fun when you're losing money. All laughlin has is the casino's and the sorry excuse for a mall outlet center. Not much else. Looking for a more residential like area. You either have to drive all the way to las Vegas 75 miles away, lake Havasu 60 miles away, or Kingman (not much different than here) 40 miles away.
Unless you don't mind heat or lack of entertainment. Their is no reason to even visit, let alone live here. Like another poster stated. Unless you have money to spend at the casino's, or have boats or off road stuff, their isnt much else to do. And most jobs are dead end jobs with next to nothing as payment for your work. I have a couple broken teeth and from what I can tell by seeing others. Dental care is next to nothing also. With no benifits and little left after taxes, getting your own healthcare would harm you more financially then help.
Honestly if it wasn't for my son and gf. I would leave never to return. This place is a joke. Founded in the 80's yet still has nothing to show for it. And their animosity towards homeless people (who have enough problems as it is) more so then drug dealers, addicts, or thieves. Makes it even less desirable. Granted rent is considerably cheaper then elsewhere. Same goes for gas. The utilities make up for it. Basically making it not all that much less then living in L.A.
Mobile homes also have very little durability and will not increase in value as time goes by. You'll pay more fixing or repairing them over time then they are worth. They aren't very well insulated either. Many of her mom's doors are poorly fitted. And at one time this home had been broken into quite a bit. The garage side door has been boarded shut. House side door has like four locks on it (deadbolt (doesn't latch frame is warped), knob (also doesnt latch), three straight bolts (one will not latch), and one on a chain. Can still see straight through the edges to outside. Some windows have been broken into. And a camera had been installed at one time. She had to replace the entire faucet and shower head unit in the main bathroom along with a full re-tile. Their are many leaks where their shouldn't be in door and Window frames. So it's really hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Wiring is poor too. She paid $80,000 for a three bedroom two bath. 2 car garage. Came fully furnished with an interior design you'd find in a motel from the '70's. Complete with three flower couches. Not worth it, even if fully furnished. a front and back yard devoid of grass. Nothing but gravel.
Can't tell if my GF's mom is losing it because of the heat or what. But since she's moved here, she's now highly addicted to Rocks (not the drug slang) actual rocks. She's now a bonified rock collector. Guess it's kind of due to being not much else to do around here.
Our next door neighbors prior to moving out were druggies. No cop interference. And the new ones that moved in (also from L.A.) only come every now and then and are not permanent residents. Mostly during weekends. They are generally nice. But tend to blast their music or t.v. or be loud in general really late into the night and early morning. Once again no cops showing up. But if I sleep in my truck out front of the house.....you get the idea.
As of this time their are no homeless shelters or day centers available. Even though their are more than a dozen buildings, that are either shutdown, or went out of bussiness, spread out all over the city. Plenty of unused land. And according to the local news website. More than 96 confirmed homeless families. And talk about possibly opening up a facility of some sort. Sometime next year. But in the mean time the local PD will continue to just arrest them. All that money the casino's make and no way of trying to open up some sort of charity to help? All the money renting out water and off road equipment to those from all over. Yet no suggestions.
They really do not care. Their only solution is to make an already hard life harder, and try and force the less fortunate out of the city. All that money spent funding a war that shouldn't be. Yet no help for the very country that claims to be the greatest and free.
Officer Crawford, the one that showed me no compassion. And we never met before. Was the same one in the news I read about assisting homeless. Playing it off as if he actually cares. When he threatened to arrest me on absolutely no hard evidence of me actually breaking a law. Just assumption.
Funny how red, white, and blue are a symbol of freedom.....until they are flashing behind you....
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Oasis RV Resort was a nice place to stay and the next time we are in Las Vegas with our RV we will be staying there. Here are the prices during October and November 2018. Boondocking behind the Bally's Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, this was free about a month ago, it is now pay, $12 for 24 hours with no limit on how many days... Vlog of our day in Las Vegas. Review & Tour of Oasis Rv Resort in Las Vegas. A quick walking tour of the Las Vegas Oasis Rv Resort - Duration: 16:33. That Adventure Squad 1,415 views We spent ACM Week (Academy of Country Music Awards) in Las Vegas. Here's a quick tour of the RV Campground we stayed at while there. It was an okay park. Ver... Drive through of Sam's Town Casino RV Park located on Boulder Hwy in Las Vegas Nevada. In this video, we share some reasons why we opt for Casinos, rather than stores, for overnight RV stops (between destinations). Spirit Mountain RV parking an... RV parking in Las Vegas for $16 a day with electric and water hookups ($20 in the winter months). Larger pull-thru sites are $4 more. However, I think rates ...

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