One of the perks about our lives here in America is that we live minutes from the resort town of Atlantic City and I work for radio stations.
That means I’m always in the know when it comes to shows, special events, fundraisers, festivals, and concerts in the area. Atlantic City is so much more than gambling; there’re award-winning restaurants with celebrity chefs, loads of outlet shops, the boardwalk, free and clean lifeguard-protected beaches, surfing, fishing, an aquarium, arcades and amusement rides, posh nightclubs, and an ever rotating selection of shows and concerts.
On any given night (any day of the year!) you’re promised a great show. Burlesque, comedians, impersonators, light shows, and magicians- find them all on offer at one of the half dozen Atlantic City casinos.
Being less than a half an hour’s drive from these great venues tempts us to see a lot of shows. Add to the temptation that more than half the time I get the tickets for free from work (radio promotion leftovers- holler!) and we could easily fill up all our free time with AC’s entertainment. In the past two years alone we’ve seen Bruce Springsteen (in Philly, just a short drive), Third Eye Blind, Eddie Money, Kanye West, Motley Crue, Journey, Steve Miller Band, Aerosmith, Meat Loaf, John Fogerty, Pat Benatar, Jane’s Addiction, Counting Crows, the Wallflowers, Halestorm, and The Who to name a few.
Being so close to a resort town also means that a lot of your friends probably work in the hospitality business. More perks!
We’ve gotten to go to Revel’s ultra-luxurious Bask spa, enjoy bottle service at the Beachclub (a day club overlooking the beach with a pool in the center filled with beautiful people), and attend some swanky charity events where we rubbed elbows with the rich.
I will certainly miss the occasional rock star status my job and friends afford me here in New Jersey but hopefully those connections will persist and when I come back from Belize to visit they’ll roll out the red carpet for me.