For the past few days I've been out in Las Vegas for the Word of Mouth Marketing Association's (WOMMA) Annual Summit.
This is my first trip to Vegas. Yes, really. I think a small part of me was expecting an Ocean's 11-type experience, however I'd be lying if I said that it wasn't actually 100% National Lampoon's Vegas Vacation.
My flight here was right out of central casting - half Japanese tourists with NO English language skills, several senior citizens who appeared to be cryogenically frozen, a few people that were so obese they needed special seat belts (I didn't know they existed either), and others playing poker the whole flight who like, ran off the plane. Needless to say this was a bit of a shock considering the last long flight I took was too Bermuda and my fellow passengers looked like they were heading to a Madras Convention for people over 50.
Overall, I can't figure out if Vegas is why people hate America or love America.
Throughout today I'm going to try re-purpose my lengthily notes to give you the highlight reel from WOMMA - buckle you special seatbelts kids!