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Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
« Reply #135 on: April 22, 2009, 16:00:39 »
about the concert, more details later but i was going to say that i still think it was still better than the 4tour european shows which i saw last year, even in this truncated form. although it was a bit of a rollercoaster, some songs were really really good: 'pictures of you', 'from the edge...', 'the kiss'. not untypical songs so once again they'll look dull in the setlist, but the versions were just really fine ones, great performances. that's what matters most (at least to me). the european shows were certainly of more constant quality but also pretty much lacked such highlights (at least to me).
just some of the audience were really dumb there at the pearl. i suppose some people think that GA means the same as hanging out in a bar: there were some people who kept just talking to their friends literally all through the show, not even paying attention to what was happening on the stage at all. wt...?  :smth011
but never mind that, don't want to dwell in the negative.  :D

Seriously!  People kept on going in and out for drinks where I was--did you come to drink, or did you come to see The Cure?

sorry to hear you lost all that time because of airlines. that sucks.

but yeah, i've never seen so many people just going back and forth between the bar and the floor, all the time, back and forth, back and forth... i suppose there were lots of people there who weren't even fans, mostly looked like some rich young kids who were there just in order to drink and have a constant blah-blah-blah. i don't know where you were on the floor(?). i was on porl's side.
my oddest memory of the show is during 'disintegration'. there was this idiotic guy with his similarly idiotic girlfriend just literally simulating every possible ****ing position in front of me, totally uninterested in the show, both very drunk and just giggling and grabbing each other etc etc. my god it was just appalling, and surreal - especially considering there was something like 'disintegration' playing on the background. :roll:
all you could do was to shut all that out of your mind, really. i could have been REALLY annoyed by it (and in a way i was too), but before the show i had decided not to let anything, whatever it was, to distract me or ruin it for me. just tried to keep focused on all the good things, then i wouldn't be so pissed off later.

by the way it was kind of odd to see the show without any background screens and/or extra lighting rigs at all. just a black background and very basic lights.  in a way i actually liked it, how there was nothing else but the songs.

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Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
« Reply #136 on: April 22, 2009, 18:00:02 »
I wasn't on the floor, I was in seats--section 203, row N.  And A TON of the seats in front of us ended up empty by the end of the show!  I thought it would be mostly fans at that show, but I guess it was just a lot of rich people who wanted to drink and go to a show.

I had wanted to be on the floor, but my mom was coming with for her first Cure show, and she didn't want to stand.  She's even shorter than me, and my whole family has bad backs.  I told her that you don't feel pain when you see The Cure, but I wanted her to have a good time, and I wanted to experience the show with my family, so we sat.  And it ended up being a good thing, because we got there so late that we probably would've had a pretty poor seat in the pit!

It definitely was a different experience having the band play with limited lighting and no backdrop.  I saw them without a backdrop at Sasquatch, but they still had all the lights up.  This was my first time seeing them with a big screen, though--sometimes it was hard to know what to watch!

I can't believe your Disintegration story, though--that's just horrible.  You should've cut in front of them, because they obviously didn't care about what was happening on stage.  I know what you mean about not letting the negative in, though.  That's always my goal.  Each concert, I go hoping to have less regrets--that I'll be more aggressive, try to get backstage if I can, etc.  Because a LOT of people have ended up backstage just by sweet-talking security, so why not me too?
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Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
« Reply #137 on: April 22, 2009, 20:28:48 »
Each concert, I go hoping to have less regrets--that I'll be more aggressive, try to get backstage if I can, etc.  Because a LOT of people have ended up backstage just by sweet-talking security, so why not me too?

That is the truth. A friend of mine got backstage during the 4tour by asking the guard standing at the backstage entrance. During Curiosa my then 13 year old niece sweet talked 4 aftershow passes out of The Cure's security and a girl talked her way back with us. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. But it doesn't hurt to try!
But they didn't stick around after The Pearl show. Someone said they left immediately?

I feel everyone's disgust with people leaving to get beer etc. At their south Florida show last summer I was surrounded by those people. Half the time my view was blocked. So annoying. At the Pearl I was front row but far off stage left but close enough to see so no beer runners around and Simon came and kneeled down at the edge of the stage in front of us to play. That was the highlight of the night for me.

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Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
« Reply #138 on: April 23, 2009, 02:03:01 »
about the possible 11 pm curfew (IF there was one, like said, i don't know for sure):
according to the ticket/advert the showtime was 8 pm but they didn't start until around 8:45 pm.
how can there be a curfew in a city that never sleeps?

they finished early cause Robert's hand was injured. end of speculations :)

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Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
« Reply #139 on: April 23, 2009, 03:32:13 »

I had wanted to be on the floor, but my mom was coming with for her first Cure show, and she didn't want to stand.  She's even shorter than me, and my whole family has bad backs.  I told her that you don't feel pain when you see The Cure, but I wanted her to have a good time, and I wanted to experience the show with my family, so we sat.  And it ended up being a good thing, because we got there so late that we probably would've had a pretty poor seat in the pit!


Excellent choice BTW.  That floor was not very forgiving.  My feet were killing me even during the first hour of the show (even though I wear them every day, Doc Martens are not really conducive to standing on concrete for long periods of time!).  They hurt so bad that I was sort of limping on the way back to the Rio!

Now on to my story about annoying a-holes....there is a certain person that is at most Cure shows in North America.  I will refrain from mentioning this person here, but let's just say he is an old friend of the band.  And I actually talk to him at most shows.  Part way through the show, he ended up next to me and started to smoke pot.  A guy and his girl on his other side started giving him shit about it.  The prick laid into them, and tried to pull rank saying that he has known the band for 25 years and he can do what he wants.  Needless to say, for being such a "tough guy", once the guy went to get security, he high-tailed it out of there!

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Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
« Reply #140 on: April 23, 2009, 06:02:37 »

I had wanted to be on the floor, but my mom was coming with for her first Cure show, and she didn't want to stand.  She's even shorter than me, and my whole family has bad backs.  I told her that you don't feel pain when you see The Cure, but I wanted her to have a good time, and I wanted to experience the show with my family, so we sat.  And it ended up being a good thing, because we got there so late that we probably would've had a pretty poor seat in the pit!


Excellent choice BTW.  That floor was not very forgiving.  My feet were killing me even during the first hour of the show (even though I wear them every day, Doc Martens are not really conducive to standing on concrete for long periods of time!).  They hurt so bad that I was sort of limping on the way back to the Rio!

Now on to my story about annoying a-holes....there is a certain person that is at most Cure shows in North America.  I will refrain from mentioning this person here, but let's just say he is an old friend of the band.  And I actually talk to him at most shows.  Part way through the show, he ended up next to me and started to smoke pot.  A guy and his girl on his other side started giving him shit about it.  The prick laid into them, and tried to pull rank saying that he has known the band for 25 years and he can do what he wants.  Needless to say, for being such a "tough guy", once the guy went to get security, he high-tailed it out of there!

That's so funny!  "I know the band, so I can smoke pot."  Hah!  Which side of the stage were you on?  I saw smoke coming from both.
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Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
« Reply #141 on: April 23, 2009, 11:32:51 »
about the possible 11 pm curfew (IF there was one, like said, i don't know for sure):
according to the ticket/advert the showtime was 8 pm but they didn't start until around 8:45 pm.
how can there be a curfew in a city that never sleeps?

they finished early cause Robert's hand was injured. end of speculations :)

http://craigjparker.blogspot.com/2009/04/roberts-swollen-hand.html

i still don't get it why robert didn't even say a proper goodnight to the crowds.  :?

by the way about the security, at least where i was standing (on porl's sde) the security repeatedly came to tell you to stop filming if you were trying to take any videos with your camera. even if you took only short clips and with a simple pocket camera. it was ok to take photos but not videos - i found that really odd.
after the same security guy came to shout in my ear to stop filming twice during 'lullaby' i didn't bother taking my changes again. i was pretty pissed because i had specifically taken an extra camera battery with me, just in order to take a lot of video clips.  :x
i also saw a couple of guys smoking pod here and there but the security seemed to get to them really fast. the floor section was so small that i guess it was easy for them to keep a sharp eye on everyone. i doubt it that anyone would have managed to film the show from the floor, had he/she tried.

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Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
« Reply #142 on: April 23, 2009, 14:28:50 »

That's so funny!  "I know the band, so I can smoke pot."  Hah!  Which side of the stage were you on?  I saw smoke coming from both.

I was dead center, about 15-20 feet in front of the soundboard

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Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
« Reply #143 on: April 23, 2009, 18:52:29 »

Excellent choice BTW.  That floor was not very forgiving.  My feet were killing me even during the first hour of the show (even though I wear them every day, Doc Martens are not really conducive to standing on concrete for long periods of time!).  They hurt so bad that I was sort of limping on the way back to the Rio!


yah!!!!! that floor sucked so bad.
my feet never hurt that much from a cure show.
i think i even wore the same boots in MEX 07 and those were longer shows and 3 nights,
not to mention wandering the city all 3 days rather than sitting in front of a Vpoker machine all day this time... WTF

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Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
« Reply #144 on: April 23, 2009, 23:06:50 »
i stayed away from poker but one day i totally killed my feet by walking all the way from the stratosphere tower to the south strip - huh. it was "a bit" longer than it looked like.
by the way i couldn't even think about getting into one of those crazy machines on top of the stratosphere tower in that mini amusement park up in 350 m (1149 ft) - they are simply insane.
but this was cool:
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Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
« Reply #145 on: April 23, 2009, 23:17:41 »
by the way i couldn't even think about getting into one of those crazy machines on top of the stratosphere tower in that mini amusement park up in 350 m (1149 ft) - they are simply insane.

I've been on the roller coaster on top of the stratosphere.....and I think I am still shitting my pants!

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Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
« Reply #147 on: April 24, 2009, 14:40:44 »
i'm readin all the simon-stuff
it seems so odd 2 me
i mean
wtf
personally, i loved 'forest'
i reely hope there'll be a full video of the show
i really wanna see the band walkin away one by one
it just seems strange
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Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
« Reply #148 on: April 24, 2009, 23:09:35 »
I just uploaded some pics to the gallery. 

thanks for the pics j.  :)

i've just uploaded some pics too.
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Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
« Reply #149 on: April 25, 2009, 05:24:43 »
by the way i couldn't even think about getting into one of those crazy machines on top of the stratosphere tower in that mini amusement park up in 350 m (1149 ft) - they are simply insane.

I've been on the roller coaster on top of the stratosphere.....and I think I am still shitting my pants!

I went on the Big Shot ride before. I didn't think it was very scary. I mean, it's right in the middle of the roof — so it's not like you'd fall off the entire building if something went wrong. Really no different than a ground-level amusement park ride, just a better view.

Now, if it were located right along the edge of the tower that might be a different story. And yeah, those newer rides are super freaky. Not sure what to think about those!  :eek: