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Mega Party at Rehab – The Hard Rock in Vegas!

On the way home from dinner tonight I was talking to my friend Jessica. I mentioned that I would be writing a post about Rehab the television show on truTV. She got so animated about the show. “I love that show it is so fun to watch!” I hadn’t heard much about it so I asked her what she thought of it and why she liked it so much. She explained to me that basically Rehab is a giant pool party at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas and the show revolves around the staff that keep the party rolling and keeps party-goers safe. She knew all the people on the show and was describing who everyone was and who she liked and who she’d want to hang out with. It made me more interested in finding out more about what this Real-Life television show as all about.

The Rehab season premiere was this past Tuesday, September 1st. So at this point you are two episodes into the season but you can jump in and catch up. The show is on Tuesday nights at 10pm. And what I’ve seen from this clip the show has so much Real-Life drama in it that it will keep you entertained, if you enjoy these sorts of shows.

Occasionally we may watch a show like this because of the people behind the scenes and in Rehab those are the people of main focus. We can see how the staff and security keep chaos under control while still being attentive to the big-spending customers. Sure, there are all the pretty people who get in and enjoy the party at the pool. It is one of the biggest parties on the whole Las Vegas strip. Jessica was telling me that people wait in line at 5:00am just to get in at 9:00am. That has to be some party to wait that long to get it in.

I’ve been to a party in Vegas before it wasn’t at Rehab it was at Tao and it was a great time. It was for Postiecon and it was an amazing time. I could only imagine how crazy it would have been had it been at REHAB: PARTY AT THE HARD ROCK HOTEL. From what I’ve heard Rehab is THE party in Vegas. Jessica was telling me that the wait staff and bartenders make serious cake every week from the high rolling big spenders who want to see and be seen. What makes this the hottest party is probably all the pretty people that attend. There is something about putting that much pretty in one place that makes others gravitate to around. It also makes drama sucked in like a giant black hole and so each week there is going to be someone acting like a complete knucklehead and the staff has to deal with that person or people.

Like watching a train wreck you can’t turn away, however it is the level headed-ness of the staff and security of Rehab that puts the human face on this crazy party. Some people probably want to live vicariously through the pretty people on the show. Not me. I’d identify more with the staff in the security area. I’m happy to see the show focus on those people rather than all the pretty people it exemplifies what Real-Life television is all about rather than reality television which has no basis in reality anymore.

I’m not one for crazy parties I’m more one for making sure people have a good time but safely and sanely. I can identify with how the staff has to deal with totally irrational and boozed up people. I had to do that on a regular basis for four years as I was a residence hall director. You develop a relationship with your students and you know when they have had too much craziness and need to be put to sleep, it is better for everyone in the long run. So, I can only imagine having a ton of people all trying to have a great time and some people totally overindulging.

truTV’s Rehab is having a sweepstakes for you to win your chance to party like a rock star at Rehab at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel & Casino pool. All youhave to do is head over to the Rehab contest page to enter.


Catch Black Gold on truTV

Danger, hard work and a huge payoff lie under the ground in second season of the truTV series called Black Gold. The setting for this series is the oil fields of West Texas. Tough men called “roughnecks” have 50 days to drill 4 back-breaking holes. If they can do this in that short amount of time they can make good money. This show comes from the creators of Ice Road Truckers and Deadliest Catch. A true life documentary/reality series about men in the oil drilling business where mistakes can cost jobs at the least and lives in the most extreme cases.

The show’s second season premiered on truTV on August 19th so you have time to catch back up on what has been happening. You can catch new episodes every Wednesday at 10p/9c too. What is compelling about this show and the ones like Deadliest Catch is that we are watching people do jobs so extreme and so dangerous that most of us could only imagine.

So let us imagine for a moment what it would be like to work in this type of job, I just watched truTV’s Black Gold trailer and it was intense. You have long days where things can kill you in a hurry. There are manly men barking orders at each other and tempers running real hot. Roughneck isn’t just a term, it is a way of life and crude isn’t just describing the oil. I think that shows like this one allow the average everyday nine to fiver an escape to wonder what life would be like if they worked in these high danger jobs. That is why the shows suck you in, at any moment someone could get seriously hurt or even killed. We certainly don’t want to see it but the element of danger being there constantly does give the average viewer a thrill and the suspense also is a huge hook.

After also watching this video about truTV’s Black Gold drilling I thought about the on the job training that a roughneck gets. There are no sit downs where you talk about your feelings and team building exercises either. You bust your ass, be careful, act fast and work efficiently. You work HARD all day and you do not dog it for a moment because if you do you or someone you work with can get hurt. You make a mistake and no matter what you do not make it again because you could either hurt one of the people on your crew, or even kill yourself or someone else. The on the job training comes down to what are the essentials, you do that and nothing else matters. Here is an example of some on the on the job training.

In my job I have to write my employee performance review at the end of the year. I look back over the past year and see if I accomplished my goals or not. My boss and I read over the review and we talk about it. That is not the way things work in the world of truTV’s Black Gold . No, in that world if you are not doing your job well you get instant feedback from your boss in the form of someone in your face telling you exactly what you did wrong. While it is harsh and very raw it is done to keep the men motivated as well as safe. If I were a roughneck I wouldn’t make it that long. I couldn’t take someone screaming in my face and not getting angry myself. I think I’d be angry upset and distracted by being chewed out for making a mistake. I’m pretty sure it would not motivate me to be a better worker even if it was for my own good. Here is an example of an employee review on truTV’s Black Gold

If you are looking to watch some Real-Life television then Black Gold is a show for you. What Real-Life television means is that this unscripted program has such true drama that it is very compelling. There is real danger and there are real rewards, triumphs and failures. Catch the show tonight at 10:00pm on truTV.