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#LasVegas is the realest hashtag on Instagram

What happens here has never stayed here.


Kelsey Lawrence

Internet Culture

Posted on Nov 7, 2015   Updated on May 27, 2021, 4:40 pm CDT

Las Vegas is a place I have never visited. I can’t think about that for too long without feeling sad, because I love the idea of Las Vegas, and I know that someday I will go there and float stoically in the sparkling Marquee Dayclub pool for ever and ever. 

I also really enjoyed this post from a Las Vegas helicopter tour service. The caption “Our pilot Fred is at it again!” perfectly complements an extreme close-up of Fred hamming it up for the camera while a couple waits off to the side for a tour with their wacky and fun-loving pilot.

People look down upon electronic dance and house music with a very specific and cutting derision, but is there ever a time where you see of photo of someone at Skrillex and they don’t look like they’re having the actual best time of their life? I know the reason for that is the same reason a tech bro looks so blissed-out at Burning Man, but still.

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Vegas is a place where people relentlessly go all in, whether it’s a grandma spending her social security check at a grocery store or someone who has made their profession Having a Good Time. That’s why #LasVegas is the realest hashtag on Instagram.

Photo via Moyan Brenn/Flickr (CC BY 2.0) 

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*First Published: Nov 7, 2015, 1:00 pm CST