Tuesday, January 30, 2024

A few clowns short of a circus


Actually there is no shortage of clowns at the Circus Circus casino in Reno (or Las Vegas for that matter). At least there wasn't the 25 or 30 years ago that I was there. It was kind of like the Denny's of casinos. You didn't really set out to go there. You ended up there. 

The big thing about Circus Circus was there were trapeze acts going on above you in the casino. It was pretty much a waste because most people in casinos never look up. And the down side I image for the performers was all of the cigarette smoke from the casino went straight up. 

I stayed at Circus Circus once because it was cheap. Though considering I really can't stand pink, it wasn't the right choice for me. The place just assaults your eyes.

I remember watching a video promo on the room television bragging that Circus Circus had the certified largest buffet plates in Reno. That, my friends, is one pitiful and telling claim to fame. I ate at the Circus Circus Buffet maybe once. It was disgusting. I remember the bacon looked as if it was ground meat pressed, dyed and cut to look like real bacon. 

There was plenty of it though. And there were plenty of sad looking people (myself included) that piled into onto those certified larges plates in Reno. And many of them would be in their hotel rooms sitting on certified largest toilets in Reno regretting their choice to dine at Circus Circus.

Those were the days. 

Pause for a lugubrious howl.

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