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.
FUCK THESE PEOPLE. Seriously, FUCK THEM.