After posting my "I NEED A HAVASU CRASH COURSE" http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/3183/490855.html?1187760408
(which btw, thanks for all the feedback) I'm thinking Lake Mead might be a better option for me. It's about the same distance, seems alot safer, and seems like it still might have a little bit of a party atmosphere to it. But like Havi, I've never been there and need some advice. No specifics, just give me an idea how the lake is, the party spots, possibility of getting a slip, wakeboarding conditions, etc. Like the other post, all info is welcome. Thanks again guys.