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Posted by on Sep 3, 2023 in Blog | 2 comments

F1 Grand Prix Race Destroys the Las Vegas Strip



Right now, the Bellagio is chopping down the trees and destroying the shady park area on the sidewalk in front of the water fountains to make way for a car race and asshole-fest that lasts a day. Those trees were first planted 25 years ago. I know, because I was there for the night of the grand opening, in October 1998.

Today, they’re tearing out trees to make way for temporary grandstands for the rich fucks who will blow thousands of dollars on race tickets, money which goes straight to F1 — all of which flows out of Las Vegas.

Forty five trees will be sawed down to make way for a grotesque monstrosity that will be up for roughly four days.

So, let me get this straight: Not only are these shit bags blocking Strip access for months in advance with never-ending construction delays, creating massive traffic jams, and basically shutting out all the Las Vegas locals from enjoying the spectacle with nosebleed-priced tickets, they’re now ripping out the trees?

Just what Las Vegas needs….more cement. Unchecked corporate greed. Invaders raping the local landscape and disrupting life here, and leaving nothing but exhaust fumes and tire marks on the city.



  1. Seriously when was Eco and Vegas ever uttered in the same sentence? They will bring in 50 palms when it is over.

  2. I’ve had multiple letters to the editor printed in the LVRJ and sent 4-5 on exactly this topic when the artist renderings came out with steel bleachers and no trees…not one published. I’m not in town this week, but no doubt there will be outrage expressed in a number of media outlets, but no one was paying attention when every indication was the trees and walkway would be decimated…365 days of enjoyment for visitors from around the world sacrificed for cars going around a track.
    There really is no end to this as we will have to endure the arrival of the Athletics next. A few people care and are paying attention, the minority rules as long as they follow the casino company line and another 50% are more concerned about how the bums, addicts and vendors will be shaded on the now treeless Bellagio walkway. If they can’t even save the bollards, the trees had no chance.

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