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SEPTEMBER 6 - Craig Woolard Band 7 - South of Sanity 13 - JUPITER JONES 14 - Mikele BuCk Band 20 - trainWreCk 21 - the BreakfaSt CluB 27 - Spare Change 28 - Bag o Boogie Band

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(pictured right the Band of oz is a prominent band of the beach music genre. Starting in the 60s with high school students, the band turned professional in the early-70s with a core group mostly from the greenville, north Carolina rose high School Stage Band. in ‘95 they released the hit single Shama lama ding dong, the people’s Choice Song of the year at that year’s Cammy awards, and one of the most requested beach songs of all time. Catch them at the Bistro on october 11th! g-vegasmagazine | 1

Jupiter Jones is a hot party band from Greenville, NC. Voted 2009 Best Band by Greenville’s Mixer Magazine, Jupiter Jones has been winning new fans all over eastern North Carolina. The fivepiece band features fiddle and both male and female vocals, singing complex harmonies and playing a variety of styles. They’ve entertained audiences at clubs, festivals, weddings and birthday parties. At a Jupiter Jones performance you’ll hear rock, country, dance and more! Catch Jupiter Jones at The City Bistro this fall September 13th, October 11th, and November 22nd. Live music starts at 10:00 pm

The Bistro also features a great outdoor seating and patio area. Come early, and enjoy a delicious dinner with your friends. Call ahead to reserve tables (252) 355-8300 The City Hotel and Bistro also features elegant rooms at an affordable price. If you plan to attend with a group, it is a great idea to stay and make a night of it! The City Hotel & Bistro is located on SW Greenville BLVD in Greenville, NC. Want up to the minute event schedules visit our website, www.thecitybistro.com or Like us on Facebook/TheCityBistro. Don’t forget to TEXT “BISTRO” TO 99000 for up to the minute events and special promotions!


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Editor-In-Chief Kevin Howard - gvegasmagazine@hotmail.com Design Eduardo Vargas - www.vargas-design.com evargas@vargas-design.com Photography Trey Singletary - treyfromecu@aol.com Randy Moore - rpmoore1@wmconnect.com Brandon Hawk - haulkb09@students.ecu.edu

Contributors/Writers Mick & Blando - blando@99thex.com Barefoot Wade - barefootwade11@yahoo.com Trey Singletary - treyfromecu@aol.com Shamar Roundtree Brian Goings - poet_antidote@yahoo.com Christina Bogart - christinaebogart@yahoo.com Nathan Black - nblack252@gmail.com

5 Welcome to G-VEGAS! 9 Friend or Mosquito? 11 It’s Hunting Season 13 The Perfect Turkey 15 Party Pictures 16 Party Pictures 17 Dear Freshman

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4 - eMily Minor 5 - trial By fire (Journey triBute Band 11 - * BAND OF OZ & JUPITER JONES 12 - Mikele BuCk Band 18 - aManda daughtry 19 - trainWreCk 25 - Spare Change

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19 Rock Report 21 Shamar Roundtree

27 Party Pics 29 Apps of the Month 30 VENUES 1983 - 2013

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WELCOME TO G-VEGAS! BASIC GUIDELINES AND WHAT TO EXPECT BY BAREFOOT WADE

The fall semester has started and most of us are getting back into our normal Greenville routines. But for some of you, this is your first experience in our fun and crazy town. Whether you are a freshman or a transfer from another college, you are finding yourself in Greenville for the first time. So here are some things to look forward to this year and some basic guidelines so you know what to expect: • Come up with an outrageously awesome costume for Halloween. • Should it snow, there will be a huge snowball war somewhere around campus. Find it and participate. But if a Police officer tries to break it up….they won’t find it humorous if you throw a snowball at them. • For the freshman: If you don’t have a car, someone in your dorm will...find them and make friends with them on the first day (if you can tell me what movie I stole that line from, I will gladly give you a G-Vegas sticker) • Condoms are easier to change then diapers…. • If you have no idea what to major in, just find a cool professor and take all of his/her classes...That’s how I accidently majored in Sociology =)

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• If you swim in Tar River, you may very well grow a third eye ball. • When you skip class, don’t play your guitar on campus right in front of the window of the class you are skipping...apparently the professors didn’t find that as humorous as I did. • The Tailgating is just as fun as the game itself and just as important. • If any sign in Greenville says “No Parking”, you can still park there…just don’t be surprised when they tow you 5 minutes later and then charge you 250.00 to get your vehicle back. • If you drink and drive, you’re an idiot. • By a bicycle if you haven’t already. • There is live music everywhere...so go find it or it will disappear. • There is a strange but friendly character about town that doesn’t wear shoes. If you happen to see him playing music in a bar, feel compelled to go in and listen to him sing and entertain you. • The clock on campus does some really trippy things at midnight. • In the event of a hurricane, buy all the beer you can legally purchase and invite your friends over for the duration of the storm. • Believe it or not, it is possible to fit 40 peo-

ple in a dorm suite party…..but the RA’s are eventually going to break it up. • Every Wednesday afternoon there is an outdoor market located downtown that people refer to as “The Umbrella Market”. • In the fall, they have “Freeboot Friday” once or twice a month. This is where they block off some of downtown, serve beer, have live music and give away free things…..it’s awesome. • In the spring, they have “Pirate Fest”. This is where they block off ALL of downtown and lift the open container law for most of it. Then they employ pirates that roam around downtown drinking beer and having sword fights at random. While this is going on, there are plenty of other shenanigans such as cool costumes, bands, plenty of beer, food, clothes, jewelry and other such vendors ….it’s even more awesome-r then “Freeboot Friday” (Yeah, awesome-r isn’t a word but I’m using it anyway). In a nut shell, that’s pretty much what you…our new pirate friend…can expect for the 2013 - 2014 school year.I hope that your college experience will be the best 7 years of your life.


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LIFE

Join Mick and Wick for fun weekly conversation that keeps you laughing, makes you think, has cool guests, impromptu music, and won’t eat up your data plan.

CHECK IT OUT AT www.orangesherpashow.com

www.facebook.com/OrangeSherpaShow With over 20 years of experience in the broadcast business, Mick has never felt normal unless there’s a microphone or camera in his face. He has worked in television and radio in varying capacities ranging from his time as paratrooper and Army journalist jumping out of planes to do news stories, producing a talk show for NPR, freelancing as a TV news reporter, to hosting a morning radio show in Egypt. This diversity has helped to shape his weird view of things (it’s all due to the trauma of seeing a Bedouin sheep herder talking on a cell phone while riding a donkey in the middle of the Sinai desert). It’s shocking that he’s never been fired from a job since he pushes the envelope and his quick wit on anyone who will listen, even if he has to shove a caramel in their mouth. In fact, Mick was recently named the 2013 “Radio Personality of The Year” by the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters for his crazy and quirky afternoon show on an eastern North Carolina rock station. Now he’s unfiltered and co-host of The Orange Sherpa Show.

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With a love for music and all things weird, Wick has a pretty awkward sense of humor. Growing up as a military brat and touring with his band has given him the opportunity to see a lot of this great country, and some of other ones. While English is his first language, sarcasm is also spoken fluently in his home. Father of two (that he knows of) and husband to one (that he knows of), he is not afraid to roll up his sleeves and get done whatever needs done. It should come as no surprise he is pretty much just like you, unless you’re a psycho sheep rapist., in which case he is nothing like you. His opinions have been sought after for years from some of the world’s top panhandlers. He revolutionized the art of the sunburn easier than sitting in the shade drinking lemonade. He also never wears a watch, but somehow is either early or late for most engagements. So sit back, relax, and chew the gum under your seat.

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Friend or

BY BRIAN GOINGS

Mosquito?

We all have that one friend who is impossible to please. No matter what anyone does they are not satisfied. They have to complain about everything. If this is you, you might want to stop reading right about now because it’s about to get real serious. Not to be rude or anything but sometimes you need to put this said “friend” in check and tell them to suck it up or move on. You may need to question whether or not this person is a real friend or just a mosquito in your life. All mosquito’s do is suck the life right out of you. And after they do that, they leave you with a bitter itch that you seem to not get over until it’s ran in course in your life. Makes you think you need to get some Bug Off or in this case Shut Off. Having people in your life that constantly oppose any and everything in your life will cause you to have trust issues. You will not want to trust someone that may want to help you because you have a certain way of doing things and that person MIGHT do something that will mess things up for you. You also don’t want to seem like you are a bore because said Mosquito does not approve of what you do in your spare time or shauns certain things. This is what you do…Get

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Over IT and do it anyway and Get Over them!! There are more people in the world that will help you and push you to achieve the things that you want to do in life. Without a strong support system you will always second guess yourself and try to please other people while you start to feel uncomfortable with your life and eventually depressed. In closing, if you have a mosquito in your life…smash that sucker till they know what it’s like to NOT be in your life and be pleased with the situation. People change and move on anyway and it’s best to do it now than to wait till you get too old to do anything and decide not to LIVE YOUR LIFE.


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LIFE

It’s Hunting Season

BY KRYSTAL CLEGG

The leaves are starting to change, Greenville Boulevard traffic has reduced itself to a slow crawl, and I just watched 3 girls take the walk of shame; all is right with the world again. ECU is back! All of this camaraderie I’ve had with my fellow seekers of higher education has been wonderful but I’m ready for some me time. It’s time to take it outside.

interesting season. Lots of people are looking for a more challenging hunt with the accurate precision that archery gives. Lots of people are also terrible which means arrows are a flying. Be careful out there. My poor beagle almost took an arrow to the jugular when my roomie was shooting his target and his release was a little off.

Dove Season comes in on Monday September 2nd. Celebrate your laborious efforts of 2013 with an old fashioned bird hunt. This is one of the most fun days to hunt; it’s like the 4th of July but with Camo. Lots of food, maybe a few brews, and a lot of rednecks making things go pow! Dove hunting is great because it requires little equipment for a successful hunt. Plenty of shells, a few decoys, a stool (a 5 gallon bucket works just fine) and maybe some bug spray for the softies. Mojo delivers the goods with realistic dove decoys and Hunter’s Specialty offers pretty solid stools. They even took care of our boys who enjoy a good Parker’s sandwich or Cajun filet biscuit on the reg, larger seats!

Goose season starts September 2nd as well. I am a big advocate of responsible hunting; only kill what you can eat, don’t waste any of the animal, and save the small guys for future years BUT if you have walked around a park, your backyard, or any boat landing in the last 5 years and side steeped hundreds of delightful little treats you are aware, geese are plentiful in these parts. Your daily bag limit is 15 with a possession limit of 45, go crazy! Several companies are catching up to meet the goose demand with some solid calls and decoys. Sean Mann and Zink always lead the pack. In the world of decoys, Greenhead Gear is a tried and true staple. They seem to stand up year after year even with regular “care”.

Archery season allows its beautiful self to be seen starting September 7th. Now I’m well aware there is a football game against Florida Atlantic on that same day, but in life you must make choices, tough, tough choices. I’ll take the quiet woods, just this once. With the resurgence of archery’s popularity in the recent years, it’s going to make for an

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Go spend some time with Mother Nature this month, September really one of the best on the calendars! Don’t hesitate to wander into Overton’s for your all of your bird, deer, or other web less migratory species’ needs!


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FANTASY FOOTBALL: IS, WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, STUPID BY JOHN BARTRAM (CORRESPONDENT) www.bleacherreport.com

OK, I'll be the first to admit a couple things about fantasy football, or any fantasy sport for that matter. I just don't get it. Not even in the slightest. Next, I don't' want to. I have enough hobbies and it appears to be a very time consuming. Also, I know that I am in the minority with my opinion. Fantasy sports has become a huge pastime and business. Though I've never "played" it or never been involved in it, I get the basic idea. That's where one of my biggest objections stems from. Let's say I'm a Kansas City Chief fan. OK, I am. Let's pretend they're playing the Houston Texans this Sunday. OK, they are. If I've "drafted" Andre Johnson, however, I want him to do well Sunday. Conversely, as a Chief fan, I want him to fail miserably. Where is my allegiance? Has my "fantasy" team now become more important than the team I've rooted for all my life? I've always pictured fantasy football fanatics sitting in their mother's basement, in their underwear with a football helmet on and a pencil stuck in their ear. That may be an unfair assessment. Alright, it probably is, but it's just stuck in my brain and I can't help it.

I'm sick of reading sports pages thinking I'm reading an article about something of substance only to realize I'm reading some nimrods assessment of who's a "good pick" this week for "your team". I'm amazed that it has become a staple on ESPN, CBS Sports, Sports Illustrated and all the others. Obviously, I must be missing something. Let me rephrase that. No, I'm not. It's a waste of valuable time that could be spent re-caulking my shower. I cannot and will not root against the Chiefs for any reason whatsoever, certainly not because of some "pretend" team. I guess I'm just old, or, fantasy sports are just stupid. Just one man's opinion.


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TASTE

INGREDIENTS 1 (18 pound) whole turkey, neck and giblets removed 2 cups kosher salt 1/2 cup butter, melted 2 large onions, peeled and chopped 4 carrots, peeled and chopped 4 stalks celery, chopped 2 sprigs fresh thyme 1 bay leaf 1 cup dry white wine

DIRECTIONS Rub the turkey inside and out with the kosher salt. Place the bird in a large stock pot, and cover with cold water. Place in the refrigerator, and allow the turkey to soak in the salt and water mixture 12 hours, or overnight. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Thoroughly rinse the turkey, and discard the brine mixture. Brush the turkey with 1/2 the melted butter. Place breast side down on a roasting rack in a shallow roasting pan. Stuff the turkey cavity with 1 onion, 1/2 the carrots, 1/2 the celery, 1 sprig of thyme, and the bay leaf. Scatter the remaining vegetables and thyme around the bottom of the roasting pan, and cover with the white wine. Roast uncovered 3 1/2 to 4 hours in the preheated oven, until the internal temperature of the thigh reaches 180 degrees F (85 degrees C). Carefully turn the turkey breast side up about 2/3 through the roasting time, and brush with the remaining butter. Allow the bird to stand about 30 minutes before carving.

ENJOY!!

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Dear Freshman…

Get Involved. So by now you have had a few weeks in the city of Greenville. By now you should know how your roommate acts, and their daily routine. By now you should know what your schedule will be like for the rest of the year and now…. you need something to do. No, playing video games in your room alone for hours until you go to sleep is not being an active student. You need to get out and join a student organization. If you don’t see any that sparks your interest… start one! I do know that there are several organizations that will get you out and doing things around the community. If you don’t want to join an organization then get in contact with your local volunteer center and volunteer some time to others. It’s very rewarding and sometimes you really do receive a blessing once you give back to others. You are trading in time for opportunities. I should know, because over the past 17 years that’s all I’ve dedicated my life to doing. Serving others and getting involved with what’s around me. It’s great networking and it’s even better than Facebook…yes I said it.

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BY BRIAN GOINGS

If you know me personally you will know that the over 2,000 people attached as friends are a result of me knowing them in person or connecting with others via a group that I am apart of. Either way you are putting yourself out there for a positive cause while opening yourself to new people. I know at ECU there is the Student Activities Board or SAB for short and there is the Bull Dog Booster Club at PCC. These are just a few general organizations but I cannot forget my service orgs that are non greek. These are The Order of Black and Gold at ECU and Circle of Sisters at PCC. Not being biased but I’m familiar with both organizations. But Needless to say…GET INVOLVED. It will make your college experience a very good and fulfilling one.


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ROCK REPORT The school year is underway which means it’s time for our 2nd favorite season after summer… PIRATE FOOTBALL SEASON! And just like in the past, we’ll be right there with you Purple & Gold Xaholics partying like pirates! If you missed us at the first 2 games this year, be sure to join us for the 99.5 The X Tailgate Show before every ECU home football game. We’ll be broadcasting live from the bottom of College Hill Dr. 2 hours before kickoff for each game with tons of fun. We’ll have loads of X gear like t-shirts, CDs, G-Vegas Emeralds of the City bikini calendars, and more. Oh yea, and be sure to swing by and register to win a set of cornhole boards from Hometown Harley-Davidson! We’ll also be rocking out at Peasant’s Pub in downtown Greenville the night before each ECU home game because we know a real Pirate starts the party a day early! Come out and get amped for game day with tons of X gear and rocking drink specials.

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It’s going to be a big year for Pirate Football and we’ll be right there with you cheering the boys on to victory! And for anybody who hasn’t caught on yet, when someone yells PURPLE! at you in Pirate Country, the correct response is GOLD!!!! We’ll be testing you so be ready… PURPLE!... PURPLE!... -Blando

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BY BAREFOOT WADE

I had been playing a show every night in the Outer Banks for a week and a half strait. Since, Thursday was my only day off, I wanted to take full advantage of this and go do something fun. I had some friends up in Manteo that I hadn’t visited in a while so I was toying around with heading up there just to hang out for the night. I called them up to see what they were getting into on the upcoming Thursday and to inquire if it would be a good time to visit. Unbeknownst to me, Blues Traveler were playing up in Manteo on that particular Thursday. Needless to say that sealed the deal with me heading up to Manteo. For those who might not know, Blues Traveler is a band that had a few hits in the mid-90’s. Their lead singer/harmonica player John Popper, is clearly one of the best harmonica players alive. He used to carry a large figure but he has actually lost a lot of weight in recent years. Some of there songs include “Runaround”, “Anyways” and “Hook” (my personal favorite). John Popper was also featured on the first Dave Mathews album and use to sit in with The Grateful Dead on occasion. Though I hadn’t heard anything new by them on the radio in recent years, I had been told that they were still touring and still puting on a hell of a show. Fortunatly I had heard correctly. Oddly enough they opened up with “The Devil Went Down To Georgia”. Being that they don’t have a fiddle player, John Popper played the fiddle parts on the harmonica (bet you’ve never seen anyone do that before). They played half of that song and transitioned it into one of there own songs. They did all their hit songs plus plenty of new ones. It turns out that they are still recording albums, the radio just doesn’t play their new songs (which is a good example of why pop radio sucks). John Popper would periodically throw harmonica’s in the crowd, mostly to the chil-

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dren. And even though they were all about 15 years older since they have had a hit song, they are still strong as ever and did a fantastic show. Whenever you see a band that you hadn’t heard of in a while, you never really know what you are gonna get. Blues Traveler did not let me down. They played for about 2 hours and the crowd demanded an encore. So they came back out to play another original song in which they transitioned that into the second half of “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” and finished it up. A very cool and clever way to start and end the show. Since I had forgoten my camera I wasn’t able to get a good picture, although I was right up front for most of the concert. After the show, we realized that we had lost a member of our entrouge. We looked every where for Billy but could not find him. We even checked the other area bars but to no avail. We gave up and walked back out to our vehicle only to find that Billy was passed out in the back of the truck. All is well that ends well.


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d e m a h s A e B ’t Don e g n a r O r a e to W BY: NATHAN J. BLACK

Since the paradigm shift toward online viewing, Netflix has become a forerunner for keeping the movement alive. With this they’ve started creating original programming that rival basic and even movie channel viewing (HBO, Showtime, etc.). Their most recent release is a comedy/drama called Orange Is the New Black, a catchy title with a fresh story, adapted from the memoir of the same name. The show centers around a yuppie, middle-class woman unfashionably put into prison after delivering drug money for her ex-girlfriend. While considering the back story, it could be assumed that the show was mostly concerned with the gay and lesbian factor, but quite the contrary occurs here as there is greater attention toward the overall cast and their collective range of emotion. This becomes probably the greatest driving force of the show seeing as how the main character is introduced to the prison like a freshman entering high school in a underprivileged part of town. Piper Chapman, played by Taylor Schilling, is brought to pris-

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on by her current, and perfectly casted fiancé, Jason Biggs (American Pie). The two are almost instantly irritating, needy and insufferably shackled to their suburban comforts; this juxtaposes the increasingly comedic undertones of the first few episodes as Piper is introduced to the cold and indifferent face of prison life. The audience is given a sense of being even tougher and more aware of what is about to happen than she is, which becomes a perfect jump-off point for the other more colorful characters to blossom from. Among these characters are Galina “Red” Reznikov, the iron fisted chef; Miss Claudette, Piper’s stickler roommate; Suzanne Warren, affectionately known as “Crazy


Eyes”; Sam Healy, the passive-aggresive correctional office and social worker; the most recognized character probably is Alex Vause, Piper’s ex-girlfriend, played by Laura Prepon (Donna from That’s 70s Show). The show also seems to have revived the career of Natasha Lyonne (Slums of Bevelry Hills, But I’m a Cheerleader), who plays Nicky Nichols, a former addict with a superbly gauche constitution. Working these fully animated characters there would seem no end to the amount of stories that could be pulled out of a hat, but instead of a more violent, misanthropic outlook on prison we’re presented with more of a peek into a world without riots or daily shanking, but instead a prison where battles are fought emotionally, and loneliness and being ostracized cause the greatest grief. It is in this more serious and emotionally fixed focus that the show draws new strength and a new direction differently from where it began. In turn, it is rewired as a drama rather than the comedy. The transition isn’t the most graceful, but the audience should not be left bemused as the natural emotion of the stories carries from Piper to other points of view. Much like Piper, some character’s backgrounds are revealed through flashbacks, showing how they got there; each paints a different picture to show who they were before being incarcerated. This method was well handled and is worth of praise as it keeps the interest of each individual character without losing the previous story. It is clear within the first five episodes that Piper, indeed, is the most underdeveloped in this regard, having just come to the prison and still adjusting with the politics and social rules of the prisoners and even the guards. The obvious rules being that of the boundaries of

race, knowledge of how to get supplies, and handling situations with guards, etc. Piper is helpless and naive toward every situation to the point of fatigue of sympathy. She is not an unredeemable characters though. Piper eventually connects again with her former lover; hence, most of the drama of the season, yet is only the tip of the iceberg of what develops. Piper, through Alex, once again is invited to explore her other, more dangerous side and find her way through her first month of being in prison. Possibly trying to say too much and lacking a morally relatable main character, Orange Is the New Black more than makes up for its rookie mistakes and delivers worthwhile drama, and lives up to the positive praise it has already attained. With plenty of raw life and humor, it is no wonder why many are already anticipating season 2--the season finale being one of the most jaw dropping cliffhangers in recent years. Orange most certainly is worth spending a weekend’s vacation with. Rating: solid B.

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APPS OF THE MONTH TINY WINGS

You have always dreamed of flying - but your wings are tiny. Luckily the world is full of beautiful hills. Use the hills as jumps - slide down, flap your wings and fly! At least for a moment - until this annoying gravity brings you back down to earth. But the next hill is waiting for you already. Watch out for the night and fly as fast as you can. Otherwise flying will only be a dream once again.

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VENUES List of entertainment venues, Restaurants, and nightclubs In Greenville NC.

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■ Tavern on 4th

110 E 4th St Greenville, NC 27858

■ Halfway House

SAT. SEP. 21 10PM

■ Stilllife

420 Cotanche St. Greenville, NC 27858

511 Cotanche St. Greenville, NC 27858 (252) 329-9991

■ Scullery

■ Rum Republic

431 South Evans Street, Greenville, NC 27858 (252) 321-1550

■ Tipsy Tea Pot

409 S Evans St, Greenville, NC (252) 413-0087 www.tipsy-teapot.com

■ Winslow’s Tavern

120 West 5th Street, Greenville, NC (252) 364-892 www.winslowsdeli.com

■ Starlight Cafe

104 West 5th Street, Greenville, NC (252) 707-9033 www.starlightcafe.org

■ 5th Street Distillery

120 East 5th Street, Greenville, NC (252) 757-3034

■ Chico’s

521 Cotanche Street, Greenville, NC 27858 (252) 757-1666 www.chicosrestaurant.com

■ Club 519

519 Cotanche Street, Greenville, NC (252) 752-4313

■ Hard Times

209 East 5th Street, Greenville, NC 27858 (252) 752-0430

218 East 5th Street, Greenville, NC 27858 (252) 758-9000

■ Sup Dogs

213 East 5th Street, Greenville, NC 27858 (252) 752-7682 www.supdogs.com

Under New Management/Ownership

IN THE K-MART PARKING LOT Mon - Sat : 10pm - Until Sunday: 12pm - Until

WEEKLY PROMOS & REFERAL PROGRAM • FREE DRINKS & SNACKS FOR PLAYERS • MUSIC, 3 BIG SCREENS • SMOKING & NON-SMOKING AREA FOR PLAYERS • OVER 25 DIFFERENT GAMES TO PLAY!

COME PLAY & WIN BIG!

NEW PLAYERS BRING IN AD TO RECEIVE FREE PLAY!

301 S Jarvis St Greenville, NC 27858 (252) 758-2774

■ Tie Breakers

1920 B Smythewyck Dr., Greenville, NC 27858 (252) 439-0555

■ Live

2120 East Fire Tower Road, Greenville, NC 27858 (252) 756-8474

■ A.J. McMurphy’s 1914 Turnbury Drive, Greenville, NC 27858 (252) 355-7956 www.ajmcmurphys.com

■ Hooters

316 Greenville Blvd SW, Greenville, NC 27858 (252) 353-5995 www.hooters.com

■ City Hotel and Bistro

517 Cotanche St. Greenville, NC 27858 (252) 752-6728

■ Pantana Bob’s

■ Varsity Club

513 Cotanche Street, Greenville, NC 27858 (252) 757-3778

SWEEPSTAKES

703 GREENVILLE BLVD

■ Christy’s Euro Pub

203 Greenville Blvd SW, Greenville, NC 27834 (252) 355-8300 www.cityhotelandbistro.com

■ MacBilliards

BIG TIME 252.756.5222

123 E. 5th Street. Greenville, NC 27858 (252) 355-0344

■ Michaelangelo’s Pizza 200 East 5th Street Greenville. NC (252) 227-4425

■ Peasant’s Pub

114 E 5th St, Greenville. NC (252) 364-2367

■ The Side Bar

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G-VEGAS September 2013  

Number 1 Entertainment Magazine in Eastern North Carolina!

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