we arrived in las vegas on friday, february 15th, and got settled in for our two night stay at the gold coast, and back down to the casino by about 4 pm that night. because we did not trust allegiant to get us there on time, we had not bought concert tickets for jackson browne over at the pearl theater in the palms that night. we made our way over to the palms ticket office, tickets still available at all levels and got our tix. killed some time with big split poker, and a sandwich from the earl of sandwich outlet, and it was time for the show. while standing in line for a cocktail at the booth in the theater, the sommolier from delmonico came walking by with his family, said hello to him, wife was amazed i knew him, but from his distinctive eyewear, there was no doubt. told him we would see him sunday night, but he said he would have the night off. turns out, when we were at dinner at delmonico on sunday, told the story to our head waiter, and she said that jackson and the wine guy had had dinner together at the chefs table at delmonico the night before. so thats why he got the good seats! show started promptly at 8, jb played until about 9:15, said that he really appreciated the pearl management allowing them to play a full show, and said he was taking a break and then they would be back out. at 9:35, the band came back out, and played until 11:15, so they were on stage for almost three hours. playing songs as audience members shouted them out, but not really taking much out of their planned setlist. not a bunch of theatrics, they mostly played sitting on chairs or stools until he closed with running on empty and take it easy. highlight for me was the pretender. guest musicians included a guitarist named van maccallum, not a lot on the internet on him, except a youtube of him singing tokyo girl, which is the song he performed during the concert. the guest organist, and then on guitar toward the end, was taylor goldsmith, of dawes. they are now on my go see list! gregrio, hope you are seeing this, you would have loved it, and probably be sitting lots closer. got home and heard the news, the phrase, the day the music died, ran through my head a couple times.