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The Bellagio Tsunami, or, The First Annual Bellagio Wet T-Shirt Contest
Level 13: 2,000-4,000, 400 ante
During the break, a lot of players headed out to the Fontana Lounge balcony to smoke or relax outside. While they were out there, the famous water fountain show began, as it does every half hour on a weekday.
There have been times when the water fountain is closed due to high winds, and when that happens a lot of tourists often complain that they didn't get to see the show. Well, we just learned the hard way why the show doesn't run during high winds.
A sudden and unexpected gust of wind pushed a wall of water directly toward the Fontana Lounge. We saw players rushing to get inside, nearly trampling each other as a light mist surrounded them.
Two seconds later, that light mist was replaced with more water than you'd see in the middle of a strong thunderstorm. Players went from dry to literally soaking wet in the blink of an eye. Everyone who wasn't caught in the water was nearly doubled over in laughter.
Among the players who got hit hardest were Mike "SirWatts" Watson, Eric Froehlich, and Dan Smith, who was nearly knocked over in the rush to get indoors.
A few choice quips:
One of the floorpeople called it "The Bellagio Tsunami," and TD John K. referred to it as "The First Annual Bellagio Wet T-Shirt Contest." Someone else suggested this may have been the worst wet t-shirt competition in history -- a bunch of male poker players.
04:01 PM, 04/20/10