UPDATE Cheaptickets.com shows round trip flights from Chicago (or Milwaukee) to Vegas for under $250 leaving May 4th and returning May 6th. I'd be QUITE happy to do the flights instead of driving, we can park the rental car (which I'll have anyway) at the airport.
Holy crap. There is going to be a preview showing of an unfinished version of Serenity (the Firefly movie) on May 5th at 10pm. By the time I found out about this all the tickets were sold out except for one location. So, randomly, I bought 2 tickets. For the Las Vegas showing.
I'm going to be in Ontonagon, MI at 7pm on Monday, May 2nd with a rental car with unlimitted milage. The showing is in Las Vegas, NV at 10pm on Thursday, May 5th . The drive is 30 hours (2,036 miles). This can be done but only with a partner in crime (or 2 or 3).
I hereby throw it open to your combined creativity to figure out how I'm going to do this. Who wants to join me? How will we meet? Should we drive the whole thing or drive to an airport and catch a flight? Will you come up to Ontonagon with me on Sunday night? Will you show up in Champaign at the car rental place to get added as an official second driver?
I am very willing to subsidize costs on this thing (e.g. you don't have to provide half the gas money, or half the car rental money). I'd appreciate you kicking in what you can but please please please if you are broke ass poor but can otherwise do this thing let me know. I'd rather pay for everything than not go and I need someone to come with if I'm going to go. What I really need is someone to help with the driving and provide company. I'd like to be able to work on my laptop from the passenger seat as much as possible.
So which of you crazy people is obsessed enough about Firefly and flexible enough in your work schedule to join me?
If this doesn't work out, I'll just be out the $20 I spent on the 2 tickets. Who knows maybe I can sell them. Let me know if you'd like to buy the tickets from me, at cost ($10 each). I got the tickets in electronic form so they'll be very easy and legal to transfer to you.
Proposals accepted immediately.