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Beatdown at Tao

By Chuckmonster on Tuesday, 3rd February 2009 8:09pm
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Oh, the irony. Taoism, the group of philosophical teachings - from which Tao the club at Venetian purloins its name - espouses compassion, moderation and humility.

[Las Vegan Jim 'Not The Lizard King' Morrison] was walking two women back from the dance floor when the bouncer at his table asked for a tip for letting them into the skybox. "He was extremely blatant," Morrison said. "He said, 'You're not taking care of me.' " The bouncer let the women enter the skybox after Morrison asked to speak with a manager. The bouncer cursed him, and Morrison responded with an epithet. The encounter then turned violent, according to the lawsuit.


In a recent interview, Morrison said a bouncer grabbed him by the neck, he fell to the ground and someone else grabbed his legs. He was dragged down a flight of stairs and held on the floor in a back room, where a bouncer slapped his face with an open palm and someone else choked him, he said.


The Venetian has banned Morrison from the property, a restriction the casino has also placed on mob figures, gambling cheats and other criminals. The casino, which leases space to Tao, was not named in the lawsuit.


If I were the plaintiff, I woulda made them change the name of the joint as part of the complaint. They deserve not to bastardize 5,000+ years of teachings in the name of greedy bouncers and bottle service.

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Is is just me, or did Vegas start losing much of it's "fun appeal" once the LA club scene started arriving earlier this decade? It's like the town focused less on having a good time and more on pretentious image.

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