Cameras and Shows at LV ?

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Nov 6th, 2006, 01:46 AM
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Cameras and Shows at LV ?

Hi. I'll be in Vegas starting this weekend for several days and I'm really looking forward to it (first time), but one thing is troubling me regarding the fact that i'm an avid amateur photographer.

I've seen the responses to bringing cameras into casinos/hotels, but what happens when you go to shows? I have entertainment plans for most every night (which range from the 'typical' Cirque fare to Comic Relief) and of course all of the shows don't allow cameras, but what does that really mean? I have a digital SLR which I carry around in a modestly-sized case, so there's just no hiding it. I know when I saw La Nouba at Disney World, I was able to bring my camera with me into the performance, I just kept it in the bag (which was never checked), but I'm afraid it might be a different story in Vegas (and having toured all day, I won't have the chance to drudge back to my hotel to drop it off). So will I be able to take it in with me? Will I be denied access? Will there be a coat/bag check I can use? Does it matter which shows I'm going to?

Thanks for any advice.
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Nov 6th, 2006, 08:10 AM
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I think you should be fine as long as the camera does not come out. No cameras means no picture taking. No picture taking means even without a flash.

Is it possible that the camera could fit into a purse? If not, I would lean toward telling the truth to the greeters at whatever show you are going to. I suppose some may ask you to check it and others may not. Vegas is a place where I would be perfectly comfortable checking my camera if required.

It is a great city for photography. Get yourself up to the outdoor bar at the Rio located on the roof (name escapes me)at night. I got some great pictures there. Just go before the crowd gets huge....before 10 should do it. The Stratosphere is good as well. The Eifel Tower is not that great due to the heavy fencing with no openings. Have fun!
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Nov 6th, 2006, 08:13 AM
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VooDoo lounge at the Rio...it just came to me.
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Nov 6th, 2006, 08:21 AM
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You are allowed to carry your camera into a show. You are not allowed to use it. Don't worry about it. You'll be fine as long as you keep your camera put away where it belongs.
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Nov 6th, 2006, 09:02 AM
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thanks. i just wanted to make sure i wouldn't have ended up spending ~$100 for a ticket only to find out i couldn't attend the show.

the bag the camera is in is about 13x6x8 inches i'm guessing and it barely fits into that
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Nov 6th, 2006, 09:05 AM
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oh and also thanks for the tips. that's good to know about the eiffel. everything i've read says it's murder trying to get up there at night because of the view of the bellagio fountains.

i will be at the rio for penn & teller so i'll try to check out the view.
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Nov 6th, 2006, 09:35 AM
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Years ago I carried a camera bag when I went to Vegas. It was not allowed in the casino. However the men in the "pit" would gladly watch it. I always felt that it was in good hands. In Laughlin at Harrah's they allowed picture taking in the casino. Then came the age of the digital camera. Well the times have changed Wayne will even pose for photos ....... during his show and even while singing. Been there done that and have the pix to prove it. However if they say no recording equipment allowed at the show don't try to see if they're kidding.
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Nov 8th, 2006, 08:31 AM
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okay, so please forgive me for beating this dead horse, but i just need to be assured. my first night, i'm attending a show at House of Blues, which has this specifically to say:

notes :: **ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 16 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN (18+) WITH A VALID PHOTO I.D. TO GAIN ENTRY TO THE VENUE.***Cameras, chain wallets and any kind of studded belts or studded accessory will not be allowed in the venue.***Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. All sales are final.***CALL THE BOX OFFICE FOR PRICING AND AVAILABLITY ON SPECIAL V.I.P. SEATING & UPGRADES - (702) 632-7600**

so will there be a coat/bag check to hand my camera over to?
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