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A Weekend with Gaggles, JR, Madonna, ECVF: LIVE Nov 8-11 at PHO

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Gaggles, Nov 5, 2019.

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  1. Gaggles

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    I figured but I thought I'd ask.
     
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    I felt the complete opposite; I’ve seen Garth in concert many times but hands down one of the best shows I have ever seen was Garth’s show at Wynn. From my second row seat, it almost felt like you were sitting in his living room. It felt very personal, don’t know how to explain it. Perhaps that feeling is lost watching it on tv. Worth every penny of the expensive tickets.
     
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  3. tringlomane

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    Too many Aces on Bonus. Bah.

    Hope the streak ends next time!
     
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    Garth Brooks is a no talent hack. It’s that Chris Gaines guy who really impresses me.
     
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    Guess that’s why I haven’t been to a concert for years.
     
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    Now this is funny shit. I laughed out loud for real.
     
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    I don't know if they still are doing it, but we were there early September and the Linq had reserved signs on the bartops for players. There were plenty open when we showed up around 10 or 11.
     
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    Totally agree. Hands down the best concert I've ever seen. When he started with George Jones, telling stories about Bob Seger...and then James Taylor (my favorite)....it got a little misty in the arena for me. I had heard of Garth (of course), knew a few songs, and I left that show forever a fan
     
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    I also agree. I have seen Garth in the big arena tours where he swang on a rope over the audience, etc. and I was fully expecting to be disappointed in this show. I saw him on his opening weekend at the Wynn. Just Garth and his guitar singing his songs and songs he was inspired by. No cowboy hat, just a baseball cap. Trisha came out to join in a duet and sang a few songs of her own. PHENOMENAL! It was like sitting in his living room. He was funny, entertaining and showed his true love for music. What impressed me most was when he asked for requests from the audience and encouraged us to shout out anyone's songs. Then he would just start strumming and singing those songs from memory. Who does that??? Only a true entertainer.
     
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    I had that thought, if you weren't a fan going in, you were when you left.
     
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    I saw Van Halen twice in 3 nights around '82... first show I thought it was hilarious that a seemingly buzzed David Lee Roth told us he forgot the lyrics of Jamie's Cryin… then guess what, he was similarly buzzed and forgot the same lyrics 2 nights later! what??? this was scripted???!?!?! but that was pretty much the type of talking to the audience I experience in my Golden Years of Going to Concerts. It was mostly about the music... I guess now if they want to preach politics I'm glad I'm missing it! Shut up and sing!
     
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    Did they have a keyboard player on stage, or did they play Eddie's tapes? Went to a show in the 1990s with Valarie Bertanelli's approved lineup, and found it even more bizarre they didn't have a keyboard player, used pre-recorded tapes. I don't recall another instance of this with any other band.
     
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    While I was freezing up in Philly last week when you were in Vegas, I saw the Elton John concert and he actually sung for 3 hours- it was incredible. What's shitty more than anything D was that it wasted a few hours instead of gambling haha.

    Great TR as always, give me a holler when you have your super bowl plans set. I think I got the go ahead from my wife, now if I can only get the go ahead from my job lol
     
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    Ya it totally took away gambling time. Probably saved me $300. I expected a concert and Madonna put on a musical sketch. Fair enough. You can argue buyer beware on that but I don't think ya should! Big stars at Caesars Palace who have a career of great music sing their songs. Just saying.

    And I am not sure where the Garth Brooks hate is coming from. I saw his very first show in Vegas at Wynn (courtesy of our degenerate friend Beejay sharing a comp) and he was incredible.
     
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    That's kinda what I got from the other reviews of the show I read...

    I am skipping this one...and I've seen her 3x before...
     
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    I gotta say that's pretty on par for a Madonna concert...I don't think people would know what to do if she showed up on time...something I think you should already know you are going to see her...sorta like you have to expect Brittney isn't straining her vocal chords at any of her shows!
     
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    She was on time for her Sunday show for sure because we arrived a little late and got to our seats by 10:45 and she was on. I am sure CET told her to not be 2 hours f+cking late again or maybe she might not get paid.

    AND anyone with a cell phone had it placed in a magnetized pouch that was not accessible. That just seems to egotistical to me to deny people cell access because god forbid they snap a pic at the show.
     
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    I don't want to turn this into a "Madonna" thread because it's really about your trip and that should be the focus....but I do have to reply since you brought up the cell phone pouches.

    This was announced via email to everyone who purchased tickets before her tour even began that cell phones would be locked in pouches at ALL venues because she wanted people to be "in the moment" and actually watch the show, because again, this wasn't a typical concert - this was more of a theatrical show. Now, to be fair, even many of her die-hard fans were upset and voiced their displeasure on her fan club that their phones were being locked up, but it was well known in advance that this was happening at all of the shows. Broadway shows lock up cell phones too (see this article) https://www.wsj.com/articles/theaters-new-way-to-silence-cellphones-lock-them-up-11569679200 IMO people need to stay off the phone in a movie, Broadway theater. concert or what have you anyway, and actually enjoy what they are seeing. Live in the moment, people. You only go around this world once, and so many people are addicted to their phones. If they can't stay off a phone for the duration of a show or concert then there is a 12 step program they should be enrolling in. That is my soapbox rant of the day and a huge pet peeve of mine. But I digress.

    In the end it has nothing to do with her not wanting people snapping photos at her shows. At every single one of her previous tours, NO ONE was forbidden from filming or snapping photos with their cameras. Security never tried to interrupt anyone, confiscate the device, nothing - people were allowed to freely film and snap as they wished. That is 35 years of people snapping and filming at her shows. It is because this is NOT a "concert" that things are different. Whoever gave you the tickets should have told you what you were getting - it is not Madonna's fault that your host or whoever you got the tickets from didn't warn you in advance about what the show was all about and that cell phones were being locked up for the show, because they knew from at least the summer that this was going to be taking place.
     
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    Gaggles, thanks for the wonderful trip report! It seems like you and your bride had a great time. I am always jealous of how long you are able to stay awake in Vegas. I tend to call in a night no later than 2am, yet I constantly see you posting (and winning!) at 6am and 7am. You make great use of your time in Las Vegas.
    Thanks again for taking us all along. I am looking forward to your "big game" trip report.
     
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  20. casinokid68

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    All have to say is, Papa, don't preach!! :soapbox:
     
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