Las Vegas is ready to roll the dice on pre-pandemic normalcy

(CNN)As a giant clock counted down to 12:01 Tuesday morning, crowds cheered the complete reopening of downtown Las Vegas for the first time in more than a year, with live music and no mask or social distancing required.

“This is rather a historic night in Las Vegas history,” an announcer said over a loudspeaker to a mostly unmasked crowd.
And moments later, the crowd was moving to a Las Vegas band’s version of a Foo Fighters’ song, the first live music there in more than a year: “It’s times like these, you learn to live again,” the band sang.