I was in Las Vegas last week and hooked up with fellow TBer Adrian of Access Bass. I had originally gotten in contact with him to check out a Nordstrand I thought he had in stock. Unfortunately, it had just been sold. I asked about catching one of his gigs and ended up seeing him at his regular Friday/Saturday date at the Gold Dust Casino ballroom (a mile west of the strip on Flamingo). The band (Latin Breeze?) is a large latin dance band in the classic mold. This is NOT warmed over Miami Soundmachine disco ****. They played a very good variety of dance rhythms and kept the dance floor filled. Watching the dancers was about as entertaining as listening to the band (and not just because there were a lot of of hotties in high heels wiggling around ). Adrian himself is a warm, friendly guy and great player. Obviously slammed for time with his playing and bass business, he stiil made time to visit. All in all, it was the musical highlight of my trip, thanks Adrian!