Welcome to Vampire Week!
In honor of Halloween I am paying tribute to my favorite creatures of the night, the Vampire!
If you were a vampire, where would you want to live? For me, it would be Vegas! Well, I actually do live in Vegas, but no, I’m no vamp ... or am I? LoL.
New York may be known as the City that Never Sleeps, but we local Las Vegans are the true nocturnal creatures. With a 24 hour lifestyle even your average Joe can be found out an about at 3 in the morning, perhaps doing their shopping for the week or maybe just hitting a bar for a drink after work.
It’s well known that vampires are relegated to the night. You know that whole messy, burst into flames thing whenever sunlight is present. So what better a place than one filled with people up at all hours, right? And let’s not forget that the Strip would be considered something akin to a buffet line filled with a smorgasbord of all kinds of exotic cuisine. In the mood for Asian tonight, how about a little French, or maybe you prefer something a little south of the border? Just head on down to the strip for a bite. Ha!
It’s a place where a vampire can thrive as well as stay hidden. Remember, vampires are supposed to be fiction and fantasy. We humans aren’t supposed to know about them. What better way to hide than in plain sight, in a place where living at night is normal?
In my novel I have a clan of vampires living in a quiet suburban neighborhood in Vegas. They don’t hunt in their neighborhood, but they are able to live there without drawing any attention to themselves. This is where the 24 hour lifestyle really helps. As I said above, your average Joe, living in Vegas, could work the later shifts, as many locals here do. It’s so common there is no reason for nosy neighbors to question why you are never seen during the day.
I’m picturing the woman from Bewitched here. Anyone who has seen that classic TV show might remember her. The nosy neighbor always screaming “Abner, come look at the neighbors.”
You won’t find that happening here in Vegas. No one is going to question a neighbor who sleeps all day and only comes out at night. LoL.
So, yeah, if vampires did exist, they would definitely find a home in Sin City. There is plenty of exotic cuisine, a thriving night life, and a community who won’t question why you aren’t around during the day.
But that's just my opinion. You tell me, where else would a vampire want to live?