Lost Vegas Halloween Party, Part 2: Toga! Toga!

Halloween, Lost Vegas Style

The Lost Vegas exhibition at the Neon Museum was indeed a major highlight from our almost annual Fremont Street Experience. And then of course, there was Halloween. For 30+ years running, I have worn the same costume become the same character for Halloween. This year, when I heard we were meeting old friends for our stroll down Fremont Street, I suggested we all go as a Toga Party. Then it got really cold!

Caesar's Toga Party
Toga! Toga! Toga!

But we pulled it off. Not the toga, it was too cold for that. But we were a hit with many fellow tricksters and treaters. Of course, dressed in our garb, we had to hit Caesar’s for the obligatory photo-op.

Hail Caesar
All Hail Caesar!

But not before we saw one of our favorite Vegas performers – Joey Ugarte and the Jazz Vibrations.

Joey Ugarte
Joey Ugarte & the Jazz Vibrations

It’s always fun seeing Joey, especially seeing his eyes light up as he remembers us and greets us with open arms.

Piaza Lounge
Halloween at the Piaza Lounge

I miss walking to see him at El Cortez, but almost as fun this year was watching the dancers enjoy themselves on the much larger dance floor in the Piaza Lounge.


Joey put on a great show in the Tuscany Lounge, but it wasn’t quite the same without the incomparable Miss Rita Lim. Luckily, Rita was performing in the same room a few nights later.

Rita Lim
Miss Rita Lim, at the Piaza Lounge

Later that night though, much later…

Fremont Street Halloween

We hit Fremont Street for a quick walk to gawk at all the revelers, and fellow freaks.

Fremont Street Halloween

Some time after midnight, the curtain set on my 53rd Hallowed Celebration in the town that never sleeps.

Las Vegas Run
Running Around Las Vegas

Until I awoke and went running among the remaining zombies walking the streets for my actual birthday, on All Saints Day. 

Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday to Me!

Rene even treated me to a special cupcake for breakfast. Especially special, considering it was gluten free.

Our Vegas Experience is now complete, for one more year. Maybe more…

Read Part 1 of Lost Vegas Halloween 2019

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