Clown Butlers, Topless Nuns & Free Hugs!

So then…I pull my kid out of school for a couple days and hop a flight to Vegas for a concert of her favorite band.

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Yep, I’m that kind of mom.

The kind that believes in the importance of school –

but also thinks kids deserve an occasional exciting adventure!

And lest you worry about her educational welfare — rest assured Chloe’s a straight A student who takes her academic career so seriously, she writes her AP World History notecards on the flight there!

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So we meet up with two of her friends and their moms in Vegas to see the R5 band perform.

Vegas Girls at Concert Incognito

Second row, center, baby! And of course I spring for the extra bucks for the Meet & Greet Photo Op.

Vegas R5 and Chloe Icognito

Yep, I’m that kind of mom.

But then again, it IS her 15th birthday. And she LOVES R5.

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In fact, she thinks this MIGHT be my future son-in-law:

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Then the next night, we take our daughters to zip-line high above the drunken revelers on rowdy Fremont Street – because –

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Yep, I’m that kind of mom.

While the teens wait in line for the ride, the moms and I position ourselves in the middle of the street so we can photograph our kids as they come zipping across.

We’re treated to an array of colorful characters as we amble down Fremont.

Like these dudes! Do they look like they know how to party – or what? I’d love to hang with these guys!

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We see a tap dancer who appears to have his own Butler Clown.

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Showgirls, of course.

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Even some Showguys.

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This fellow’s really flexible…

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The fellow in red — not so much…

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But he’s very friendly – look: FREE HUGS!

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Bar-top Go-Go Dancers shake what their mama gave ‘em over by the Alcoholic Slushie Machines…

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Which you can drink in your very own Fishnet Stocking Beverage Holder with Straw.

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What are the Bronze Cowboys staring at?

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Oh just a Concert Violinist in a Bikini, of course.

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Yikes! Things get a little risqué in the Chippendales booth!

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Gasp! I hope the NUNS didn’t see that!

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Oh – no worries, they won’t mind — they’re TOPLESS nuns!

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Checking in on the Tap Dancer – yep, his Butler Clown’s still on duty.

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“Make me some balloon animals, Jeeves!”

“Right away, sir.”

Meanwhile flying high above all this craziness…

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Our daughters come zip-lining across the night sky!

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We have an absolute blast!

So if you ever want to play hooky from work, just give me a call.

Pull on your favorite outfit,

Vegas Guy in Colorful Bikini Incognito

Grab a Leg o’ Beer,

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And let’s party it up on Fremont Street!

‘Cuz – yep, I’m that kind of friend!

– Darcy Perdu




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(Would you like to have your own Clown Butler? Have you seen some of these fine folks on Fremont Street? Who’s your favorite?)

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12 replies on “Clown Butlers, Topless Nuns & Free Hugs!

    • Thanks, Cassandra! And I consider myself pretty lucky to be mom to her and her brother! :o)

    • LOL, William. You’re probably not exactly their target market! You probably wouldn’t enjoy them quite as much as the crowd of screaming teenage girls at the concert! Ha!

  1. Julie said:

    You have the most colorful adventures!! She’s a lucky girl cause you are “that kinda mom”

  2. Holy crap! You are some kind of amazing mum. My mum screamed at me when I was 15 in an airport once to see if I was on birth control. That was pretty sweet too.

    • Yikes! Should I be worried about my teen too?
      Now I’m Googling “chastity belts” and “pelvicular fortress with tamper-proof security padlock!”

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