During UNLV’s game against Fresno late Saturday (or, well after midnight on the East Coast), a mystical fountain appeared on one of the sidelines at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Look at this beauty.
UNLV is not supposed to have a fountain on the sidelines pic.twitter.com/lqy9SgUrZR— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) October 2, 2016
Look at the apex of that thing.
I don't know either man pic.twitter.com/hatWCd30UF— Taylor Bern (@TaylorBern) October 2, 2016
Here’s video from The Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Elaine M. Wilson, who says workers for broadcaster CBS went to adjust some wiring and let the hydration loose.
Anyone need a shower? CBS goes to adjust a wire, water supply gets loose on fans. #RJnow #UNLV pic.twitter.com/mbJKntj8h4— Elaine M. Wilson (@WilsonElaineM) October 2, 2016
It’s weird that people view Las Vegas as a city of gambling and other adult debauchery, because that’s not what Las Vegas is at all. (I went there when I was a small child, many years ago.) No, that’s not right.
At heart, Vegas is a city of fountains.
Here is the Bellagio:
I choose to believe this was a deliberate tribute to the Rebels’ home town.
We’ll take submissions if there are any others, but this is the first instance I can recall of an impromptu fountain opening up at a Mountain West football game.