Bucket List Check! Going to MEC first time ever at a professional event. What are your tips?

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10/9/2017 2:24 AM

Hey guys I’m super pumped to be going to Vegas and watching the Monster energy cup! I’m driving from Saskatchewan Canada and cannot get a blink of sleep! My question is, are their any tips you would give to someone as their fist ever AMA event. I have access to the party in the pits and pretty decent seats because the VIP seats were sold out. Any type of life hacks you guys could give? I’d love to make the most of my experience. Thanks guys!

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10/9/2017 6:58 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/9/2017 6:59 AM

Find the free shuttle bus to the stadium from the host hotel. I think I saw it was the Luxor this year. It'll save you a drive or cab ride or race day. If you have never been to Vegas, consider buying a ticket for 'The Deuce'. It'll make getting around on the strip easier/less expensive. If you are interested in all of the other things that will be going one that day, make sure you look at the schedule of events. MEC has some cool demos earlier in the day.

Oh, and the pool party Sunday afternoon at the host hotel will usually be a good time. We tore it up at Rehab in the Hard Rock a few years ago. Lots of moto folks. Good times.

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10/9/2017 7:40 AM

Slap all the Monster chicks on the butt and yell "hamhocks!!" while you do it. It turns them on.

You can thank me later.

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10/9/2017 8:31 AM

Drink lots of water. Maybe some earplugs if your going to be watching all the practice/qualifiers and then the night show.

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10/9/2017 9:46 AM

Plan on some time in the parking lot, too. Best whip? Quarterpipe? Not sure what they have planned for demo stuff.

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10/9/2017 10:01 AM

Ask every rider you see for their googles
Call the riders by the wrong name
If you see Matthes tell him DLR is awesome
Be sure to wear your jersey
Ask everyone why McGrath isn’t racing
Get really drunk
Brag about your Banshee....

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10/9/2017 10:08 AM

Tailgaters have it figured out...

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

10/9/2017 11:10 AM

Don't eat mushrooms 2 hrs before event. You will not leave your hotel room.

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10/9/2017 11:26 AM

r.sal923 wrote:

Don't eat mushrooms 2 hrs before event. You will not leave your hotel room.

way out of field but quite funny

keep your eyes out for all the industry people that are there to hang out, good odds you'll be able to meet tons of big names

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10/9/2017 11:31 AM

Circle Bar at the Hard Rock is usually a good place to see some of your favorite riders shitfaced after the races. Also, don't eat the brown acid.

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10/9/2017 11:34 AM

Take hundred dollar bills and don't worry about coming home without those hundred dollar bills! Have fun.

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GP740
Since 1987

10/9/2017 8:37 PM

If you notice guys walking around the stands selling colorful lemonade its the most delicious thing ever lol

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A 350 is always the solution.
My favorite time of year is when the biblical rains come to Southern California

10/9/2017 9:25 PM

r.sal923 wrote:

Don't eat mushrooms 2 hrs before event. You will not leave your hotel room.

i learned that the hard way in 2015.... i think i watched someones tear off flutter for what seemed like 30 minutes after they pulled it on a triple lol.

goooooood times

i would eat at BLT Burgers before you go!!

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