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The Las Vegas Strip Dims Its Lights in Tribute To Jerry Tarkanian (Video)

by: Penn Collins On  Thursday, February 19, 2015

Tribute to Jerry Tarkanian

Last night’s tribute to Jerry Tarkanian was touching, epic, and must have been a gigantic logistical nightmare.

For three minutes last night, the Las Vegas strip went dark(ish) as 40 hotels and casinos killed all their non-essential lights in tribute to Jerry Tarkanian, the famous coach of UNLV who passed away earlier this week.

While this is probably a herculean effort to coordinate, it has been done before. Eight times, actually. Those instances were for the deaths of John F. Kennedy, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, George Burns, Frank Sinatra, and Ronald Reagan, and also to commemorate the 9/11 attacks and for Earth Hour in 2009. 

It was nice that the strip was willing to roll back the electricity use for an hour to help save Earth.

Here’s the video. It’s a little hard to tell what’s what, but it’s definitely dark:

In case you’re wondering when the lights were dimmed, it took place at the conclusion of UNLV’s game against Boise State.

Hat Tip – [Deadspin]



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