Column: Weekend at United Auburn Indian Community casino

"I slept with Smokey Robinson.

Now that I have your attention, allow me to clarify: Actually, I slept NEAR Smokey Robinson.

What a difference a preposition makes.

During a recent weekend at the Thunder Valley Casino & Resort in Lincoln, California, Smokey and I had rooms on the same floor, at the same time. He was there to perform at the outdoor amphitheater as a featured artist in their very popular Summer Concert Series that has created thunderous business for the resort; I was there to relax and see an ABBA tribute concert with my daughters at a smaller venue inside the casino called Pano Hall. While I fantasized the whole weekend about running into Smokey in the elevator and staring into those startling green eyes, it never happened."

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Lynn Armitage: A Weekend at Thunder Valley Casino & Resort (Indian Country Today 9/2)