AS 2010 RUSHES IN with the return of fireworks on the Strip, mega events like the opening of Eva Longoria Parker’s Beso and New Year’s Eve parties hosted by the hottest celebs (such as John Mayer at The Joint at the Hard Rock), I’ve resolved to make resolutions I know I can keep. From this point on, I’m committed to using fewer emoticons, and I resolve to no longer make New Year’s resolutions.
It somehow seems wrong to set lofty resolutions as the city cleans up its post-party streets full of soggy confetti and empty yard-o-daiquiri cups and the county gets busy annulling December 31 alcohol-influenced insta-marriages. After all, isn’t Las Vegas defined by its overindulgences and its boundary-breaking behavior? There’s a reason this town has a reputation for more fun per square mile than any other place on Earth.
Some sources say the New Year’s resolution dates back to at least before 150 BC, in honor of Janus, the god for whom January is named. With two faces, he became the symbol of forgiveness as he simultaneously looked back on past events and forward into the future. Millennia before that, Babylonians celebrated the New Year for a full 11 days—making our one-day celebration pale in comparison.
But that was then and this is now. Las Vegas has done its best to keep the party rolling 365 days a year. So many have contributed to this momentum we all so heavily rely on. Great new developments like last month’s opening of CityCenter ensure that our city will continue to grow and prosper into the coming year. And after a long absence, it’s only fitting that Elvis is, once again, in the house.
Here’s to a resolution-free, happy and healthy 2010 to you all. -
ALISON MILLER JASON BINN
GROUP PUBLISHER CEO AND FOUNDER