I am asking about this scene from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas:
Full quote and context:
Hunter S. Thompson has just received orders from his publication's HQ to travel to Las Vegas to report on a motorcycle race. His "attorney", Dr. Gonzo, delivers the following spiel after Thompson gives him the details.
As your attorney, I advise you to rent a very fast car with no top. And you'll need the cocaine. Tape recorder for special music. Acapulco shirts. Get the hell out of L.A. for at least 48 hours. Blows my weekend.
I'm wondering if there's any particular reason for the "get the hell out of L.A. for at least 48 hours" line. Is it to prevent receiving any heat for other illegal activities they plan on partaking in before heading to Vegas?