We’ll see you at the Indigo Lounge at Bally’s on Oct. 13.
On this week’s show, we announced our Las Vegas poetry contest. Here are the rules and guidelines:
- Write an original poem about Las Vegas. Any type of poetry is welcome. Haiku, iambic pentameter, sonnet, whatever. Make it rhyme or don’t.
- Keep it short. You should be able to read it in less than a minute.
- Be creative. Amuse and entertain us.
- Bonus points for mentioning Viator, Five Hundy by Midnight and/or familiar Five Hundy references.
- One entry per person.
- To submit your poem, recite it on our voice mail line (702-866-9494); record it to an audio file and e-mail it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org; or e-mail us the written text.
- If calling, include your name and e-mail address. Don’t worry. I won’t play your e-mail address on the show.
- If e-mailing, the subject line needs to be “Poetry Contest.”
- All poems need to be submitted by 3 p.m. CST on Friday, Feb. 3.
- We will choose our favorites. It’s entirely subjective and it’s entirely up to us. Finalists will be read/played on the Feb. 5 podcast.
- First and second place winners will be announced on the Feb. 12 podcast.
- The first place winner will receive a $100 Viator gift certificate. Thanks, Viator!
- The second place winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift certificate.
We’ve known for years how much Five Hundy listeners rock, but now it’s official. Our beloved Facebook group has received the 2012 Trippies Award for Best Community. Congratulations to the 1,200 listeners who use the group as a place to ask and answer questions and chat about their favorite city.
We would like to extend a special thank-you to Pete and Ellen, who started the group several years ago, and to the VegasTripping crew for their work on the Trippies and all-around general fantasticalness.
With the podcast now retired into the Trippies Hall of Fame, this is icing on the sweet, sweet Vegasy cake.
Congratulations to all of the Trippies winners, especially our friends at the Vegas Gang Podcast and, of course, our frequent sponsor, Vegas Mate (it’s really great).
We plan to provide our annual Trippies analysis on next weekend’s podcast.
Join us on Sunday, Jan. 1, at 7 p.m. CST for a live, streaming show and post-show chat. We’ll be using Stickam as we have in the past, so make sure to sign up for an account if you’d like to participate in the chat.
Hear the stream and chat here.
We look forward to starting the new year with a little live Five Hundy fun.