What's Behind the Las Vegas Convention Center

LAS VEGAS -- The insides of the Las Vegas Convention Center during the Consumer Electronics Show are as manicured as a golf course. The show is a Disneyland for electronics buyers and sellers that gets built in a few days and torn down just as quickly.

Like a Burning Man in which the point is to promote late capitalist commerce, not deny it, everything must be packed in and packed out. The storage area for a lot of the extra stuff turns out to be the parking lot and loading dock behind and between the Central and North Halls.

Seeing this staging area may give you an even better of the scale of the show than the exhibits inside. Plus, check out all those ladders!

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