Jackpot City, Las Vegas, 1963
A just-about-to-turn-night sky glows over the most colorful and electrified downtown on the planet. Welcome to Fremont Street where the dusk-to-dawn display of lights is more than impressive — it’s empowering! The winking, blinking, flashing and glittering lights are magnetic and intoxicating, ultimately seducing us to gamble.
Miraculously some of this classic neon is still there, including Vegas Vic, who’s been perched on the front side of the Pioneer Club for 60 years. He is an American cultural treasure to behold. NO question about that!
If you love neon like I love neon (and who doesn’t?) then say YES to an evening of vintage neon and hot rods! Please join me this Saturday night, June 30, at the NHRA (National Hot Rod Museum) for MONA’s (Museum of Neon Art) annual fundraiser event, Hot Rods and Cool Tubes: Evening Electric 2012. In addition to an intoxicating display of hot rods and vintage neon signs, there will be food, booze, live music plus my one-night-only, all-new retro neon slide show short celebrating what else? NEON!!!
Here’s to MONA, vintage neon and YOU!!!
June 27, 2012