Those looking to prolong their fun in Las Vegas don't want to be sidelined by a pesky hangover, and anesthesiologist Dr. Jason Burke couldn't agree more. Starting April 14, he's launching a service called Hangover Heaven — a bus that cruises the Vegas Strip while he administers intravenous fluids and medication so you can get back to the action — stat!
The Hangover Heaven is a bus converted to gently cradle you on couches or bunk beds while Dr. Burke serves up either the $90 Redemption Package that gives you a basic IV, or the $50 Salvation Package that gives you the IV plus a mixture of vitamins and other "proprietary" medication to cure everything that ails you.
Regardless of whether your body and soul needs Redemption or Salvation from the night before, both treatments will work on your dehydration, nausea and pain. It will take 45 minutes and you should feel the results in 20 minutes.
Worried about making it all the way to the bus? Don't give it a second thought. The bus will be operating from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will make stops at all the major hotels. The suffering can even make an appointment, and of course high rollers will get house calls.
Your concierge will likely have Hangover Heaven on speed dial.
Dr. Burke and his team have thought of just about everything, so rest easy that you are being cared for by a health care professional that truly feels your pain. He notes his philosophy on his website:
"I feel that Hangovers are a major problem in this country. People in the USA are stressed and need a way to reduce their stress and have fun. People come to Las Vegas to blow off some steam, relieve stress, and have a good time. Should we have to lose an entire day of our vacation because the bartender over-served us the night before? I say NO."
So armed with this information, should you choose to indulge too much, just remember the one thing Dr. Burke can't cure is a stupid tattoo on your face. At least not yet.