While on vacation in Las Vegas last weekend, we ventured downtown to explore the Fremont Experience. It's the Vegas of the past, but with all new attractions like free concerts. Saturday night we saw Tonic play live, and my slick boyfriend even managed to get us VIP passes to get up close!

Mandee Montana

If you follow the weather around the nation, you might also know that Las Vegas experienced abnormal weather patterns last weekend. While we were there, we watched it rain, hail and winds blow in excess of 50 mph from our hotel room. That's a sight I thought I would never see. The following night when we went downtown the weather radar showed signs of more severe weather, and I was fearful that flash flooding might prevent us from returning to our hotel on the strip.

Mandee Montana

In preparation of rain, I went inside the Golden Nugget and upstairs on the balcony of the Gold Diggers Club to watch the concert. Not my best plan. I should have known that these seats would have a price tag -- try $300 per cocktail table. I opted to stay inside and watch our friend play Black Jack, while my boyfriend braved the wind and rain to watch all of Tonic's set. The band was under cover and played on. As the weather moved out, I went back out and enjoyed the end of their set. They are really strong live, and I look forward to seeing them play again in the future.

Mandee Montana

A downtown Vegas experience cannot be complete without a shot of the famous Vegas Vic of the Pioneer Club. If you have an opportunity to visit Las Vegas, make the trip downtown and check out the Fremont Experience. In the meantime, you can learn more about it online here via Vegas.com.