Where to begin?
I arrived in Vegas on Saturday afternoon. I checked in at the Gold Coast, and while I waited for my room I tore up some Ping Pang Pong on Nickycakes‘ recommendation.
Last year was my first time in Vegas for ASW, and I stayed at the Gold Coast with a bunch of friends and had a blast. This year I checked in and realized that the novelty of staying at one of the most ghetto hotels in Vegas has worn off. You could entertain yourself for hours just sitting on the Gold Coast casino floor, people-watching the degenerates of society. You could probably shoot up heroin on the floor and no one would care.
Saturday Night Adventures
I wanted to dedicate a day to gambling, which would be Texas Hold’em cause that is all I play. I got into a $150+$20 Multi-table tournament with like 85 people. First place was a little over $4,000 which looked juicy. Unfortunately I busted out 12th or so, right on the bubble. This was quite unfortunate because I realized I wasted like 5 hours of my life for nothing. Fuck you Vegas.
After that, I met up with the one and only Dullspace. Dullspace snags up bottle service at Toa nightclub, which was packed as fuck but the drinks were flowing. When it was time to bounce out of there, Dullspace had a full bottle of Grey Goose which I attempted to sneak out for him.
Unfortunately I got busted, and had to dispose of the Grey Goose or pour it into another container. That container was a plastic cup. Drunk as fuck at this point, we offered Grey Goose shots to random pedestrians, who, needless to say at, were not too ecstatic about being offered expensive beverages from a plastic cup. Even the cab-driver to the Palms didn’t want to take a shot. Unscientific.
If you have been to the Palms, you know it has a McDonalds, and this is one of the few places to grab food at this time of night (nearing 4 AM). When our time to order comes up, Dullspace whips out his black card and buys out the McDonalds. All they had left was 50 chicken nuggets, which wasn’t too much, but it was enough to piss off the 20 or so customers behind us who quickly realized there was no food for them.
PPC.bz / NickyCakes / Neverblue / Plenty of Fish Party
Sunday night was the night of the Affiliate Summit Parties. There were many, but only one involved the Paper Clique.
Props to Neverblue for setting up everything from start to finish. All Barman and Nickycakes had to do was invite people and say “hey we having a party” – the rest of the work was done by Neverblue.
Unfortunately, getting Playboy bunnies to walk around half-nude or putting an Acai Berry Jell-o wrestling pit together was out of the question. Corporate overlords, what can I say?
That would’ve evened out the girl guy ratio no doubt, but if you have been to these parties before then you know they are male-dominated. Just accept these facts and move on with your life. We be nerds and we were hear to see nerd-core music.
YTCracker, Rob Hustle and Mic DaVice Hold it Down
Freestyles from Rob Hustle and Mic DaVice, and YT Cracker on the 1′s and 2′s – dream come true son!
There were many fans of these all-stars in attendance and they were very please. If you were into nerd-rap before, you are now.
Rob Hustle and Mic DaVice are simply the Kings of Freestyle. Tell them one thing to rap about and you have 16 bars, all off the top of the dome.
Rob Hustle – Kiss the Chain
Mothafuckin’ Mic DaVice
Mic DaVice and Rob Hustle
Winkie, Eleah, Nickycakes, Barman, Amber
Meeting Fans of PPC.bz
It is truly amazing how many people enjoy PPC.bz. Out of all the blogs you can read, it’s non-stop “You’re the only blog worth reading” to “I love you” to “Here, have some free drugs.” I guess we keeps it real.
Texas de Brazil
Shawn Collins, Actually Cool
I ran into Shawn Collins for a few minutes while grabbing lunch. I never met him before and did not know what to expect. It turns out he is funny as fuck. Expect some guest-posting from PPC.bz in Feedfront magazine to bring up the quality of that magazine.
Sorry Shawn, I only spent 10 minutes on the conference floor. There’s only so much pitching from networks you can handle.
Lapdances with Circa
The Spearmint Rhino. It’s quite the experience. Words really can’t describe how great this place is. Even though I’m not a fan of strip clubs in general, the Spearmint Rhino is on a whole other level.
Some of you were dying to get even a picture with Circa, while Barman was getting lap dances with him at 5 in the morning.
The Rebill is Dead
RIP Rebill 2009. This was the underlying theme of the conference. Rebills are dead guys. It was fun while it lasted, so let’s move onto promoting cost-per-sale with 5% commissions at Amazon.
Overall, Affiliate Summit Vegas 2010 was a great time. If I make it to 2011, I expect to stay 4 or 5 nights instead of the usually 3. There is just so much shit to do you can’t pack it into 72 hours.
Holla at me if you got stories or pictures or video. Barman [at@] ppc.bz.