No interest in what Lupercalia is? It's a pre-Roman pastoral festival to avert evil spirits and purify the city, a spring cleansing ritual celebrating the end of winter. Las Vegas Harley-Davidson will host a BBQ and has lined up a location where everyone can stay. It will be the Southwest equivalent of Midwest Thunder. I'll need to get a preliminary number of folks who plan to attend once the date is finalized so the rooms can be blocked out. Stay tuned for further details.
We are set! Mardi Gras Hotel & Casino has blocked out 30 rooms at $49 a night for us for March 17 through 20. When you make your reservation, mention Southwest Lupercalia or you won't get the rate. Stay tuned for more.
This from our contact at the Mardi Gras: "I am certain your group will find our accommodations to their liking. Our rooms are very spacious, approximately 425 square feet…all feature a wet bar area with refrigerator. For guests’ convenience, we have a restaurant on property that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner; as well as a casino and 24-hour bar. Oh, and yes, single to quad means the rate is valid for up to 4 people in the room (maximum 4 guests per room allowed). Your group ID is 2327, but your group members should call and ask to book a room under the VROD group. Our phone number is (702) 731-2020." Check out their web site for pictures.