Celine will fade

Letter to the editor

With all due respect to Mr. Bart and his august position at Daily Variety, the biggest growth industry in Las Vegas today is nightclubs, lounges and discos (“Vegas Celebrates its New Celine Machine,” March 31).

Celine will pack them in at Caesars, but every single hotel on and off the Strip is trying to lure the “Wild On” and “MTV Real World” crowd by adding facilities where young adults are encouraged to wear their skimpiest clothes, dance to the loudest music, pay the most for cocktails and escape the fanny-pack crowd. The lines outside the clubs speak for themselves.

Another cottage industry has grown up around the strip clubs, topless joints and slightly naughty T&A shows in the hotels. If anything, after Family Vegas, the city fell back on its Sin City reputation, thereby successfully un-reinventing itself.

Celine Dion and Caesars are in the spotlight for now. In six months, it will be someone or something else riding on the cutting edge.

No one has to be encouraged to keep trying to reinvent themselves. It comes with the territory.

Gary Dretzka,

Sierra Madre

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