Jazz man reporting in from the desert. It is more miserable than I anticipated. On the good side, my first time in Vegas. Don't care for the casino scene but the shopping is outstanding (dangerous?). Passed by the Brioni store and was knocked out by 2 jackets and a pair of shoes in the window. This motivated me to try my luck, put $20 in a slot machine, 2 minutes later my money is gone. Oh well. I did pick up several pairs of cool socks to debut when I get back.