Tonight, Saturday 14 July 2007, is the final full night of The Frontier. Tomorrow, Sunday 15 July 2007, The Frontier will close for good.
At 23:59 (11:59 P.M.) on Sunday 15 July 2007 everyone must be out of The Frontier.
How much sooner than that will games, stores, shops, etc be turned off or closed, I do not know. But I do not expect everything to be open and running until the final moment.
Just after midnight, a few hours ago, the registration line at The Frontier was full, like a line of people waiting to board a greyhound bus at the Port Authority Bus Terminal. (An analogy which I am sure that Las Vegas celebrity L.E.Fant will appreciate.)
Parking was available in the northwest corner of the front lot. The rest was jammed. Once the television news crews are stationed there on closing night, the spectacle will surely fill up the entire lot so easily that I would rather park elsewhere and walk to The Frontier. And anyway, doing that will make a much easier exit.
I don't know how long that horrible dip in the north lot (by Stardust Road) has existed, but it hasn't much longer.
The closing of The Frontier means that the west side of Las Vegas Boulevard will have no hotel between Treasure Island and Circus Circus.
In honor of The Frontier, on Sunday night a giant cowboy hat will be placed atop the Wynn building across the street from The Frontier. Is it wrong for me to kid like this?
Sigma Derby is still running.
The gift shop is still selling pepsi. (Whatever else they have, no one is buying.)
The snack bar is still open.
Gilleys inside The Frontier was open and very packed Friday night into Saturday. There was a line to get in.
It is hard for me to grasp that this is the place where Elvis Presley made his Las Vegas debut; hard for me to grasp that Sammy Davis Jr. performed at The Frontier.