Delights & Disappointments from attending the Mayweather vs. McGregor Fight
This past weekend was nothing short of a great time, we flew into Las Vegas in style to witness Mayweather and McGregor duke it out (Do people still say that?). Anyway, we landed early Friday morning which gave us plenty of time to press our luck at the tables and place our bets at the sport book before the fight took place Saturday night. Overall, I can confidently say that the trip was a success but not without a few minor disappointments to ground us along the way.
Listed below are my Delights and Disappointments from the Mayweather vs. McGregor Fight.
Upon arrival to the T-moble Arena your VIP tickets begin to glow and direct you to the secret side entrance. OK just kidding, but you do get a quite, calm and private entrance with your VIP pass, which is nice. Once you’re ushered to your seats a perky waitress pops up beside you to take care of any needs that may arise during the spectacle, and of course we had needs. The service was probably the greatest attribute to the VIP tickets.
2. The Fight
The fight lasted longer than last year which was a relief, although the first 5-6 rounds were suspiciously docile. yeah….
Second best to the service, was the Loge Box Buffet at the T-mobile Arena, they had everything your lil tummy could gurgle to. Yet the best thing about the fight? It wasn’t the service or the buffet but the company of course! Our laughter carried us throughout the entire weekend and who could ask for more than that.
Side Note: The Seafood Display had dozens of crab legs/claws displayed artfully on top but some jackass literally took every single one off for himself right before I took the picture. It was beautiful.
In addition to the crabby-guy, the buffet begot more trauma when we were told that in addition to the price of the tickets, we also had to fork over $120 a person for the buffet. Which I think is in poor taste -I’m killing it with these puns. In order to really create a VIP experience they should have raised the ticket prices about $100 each to include the buffet. People were not consuming $120 worth of food, and it lessens the experience to be asked to pay again for a buffet thats only available to the VIP area in the first place.
2. The Fight
Well we lost our bet to Mayweather, with a technical KO, after 9 Rounds. Self-Explanatory.
Even though the fights started at 3pm, with the main event slated to begin at 8pm, the place was empty until about 7:30. Which was a real bummer, considering we arrived about 4:30pm. I guess in my head I pictured the camaraderie of what you might find at a NFL game, with a lots of entertainment and activity. Nope.
Lastly, although the service was great, the VIP area as a whole was unorganized. They ran about a half hour late on opening the buffet and wouldn’t give us the wristbands until they had all the food completely set out. This meant that even though we already purchased the buffet, I wasn’t wearing a wristband. Thus I got chased down and interrogated by, we’ll call her Maria, when I tried to pour myself a cup of Joe. 15 cents! I got yelled at for 15 cents.
Moral of the Story?
Don’t bring an MMA fighter to a Boxing Match and don’t ever try to steal coffee from Maria.