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Title: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on February 24, 2009, 02:29:48
Pollstar shows The Cure playing in Las Vegas on April 17th.  Looks like a warm-up gig for Coachella.     

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y125/crowbi_wan/A_0408_ATN_Pearl_1.jpg)

Tickets on sale Saturday, February 28th at 1pm.

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1700424DFA7D5628?artistid=915776&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=60 (http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1700424DFA7D5628?artistid=915776&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=60)

http://www.livenation.com/edp/eventId/404657/ (http://www.livenation.com/edp/eventId/404657/)

Ticket prices: $89, $129, $154   fees.  :shock: 

Capacity is 2500

Meeting point

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Place: Buffet Bistro at the Palms
Time to meet: from 13h00
Map: http://www.palms.com/pdfs/PHC_44848 (http://www.palms.com/pdfs/PHC_44848) directory.pdf
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Setlist

From cure-concerts.de

Mainset:
underneath the stars
prayers for rain
a strange day
alt.end
the end of the world
lovesong
to wish impossible things
pictures of you
lullaby
from the edge of the deep green sea
the perfect boy
inbetween days
push
just like heaven
primary
want
shake dog shake
the hungry ghost
one hundred years
disintegration
it's over    
Encore 1:
if only tonight we could sleep
the kiss

Encore 2:
at night
m
play for today
a forest

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Title: Re: 2009-04-17 Las Vegas, NV -Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms
Post by: Mad Bob RJS on February 24, 2009, 06:00:38
So, is it confirmed ?}


:shock:
Title: Re: 2009-04-17 Las Vegas, NV -Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms
Post by: crowbi_wan on February 24, 2009, 06:44:37
Quote from: Mad Bob RJS on February 24, 2009, 06:00:38
So, is it confirmed ?}


:shock:


The box office said tickets go on sale at 1pm this Saturday.  That's all the confirmation I needed.
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV -Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: sullen on February 24, 2009, 16:27:00
Confirmed.
Up on TM now.

GL with tickets,
were going to need it.

Was told only holds 2500 people?
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV -Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: sullen on February 24, 2009, 16:29:03
And tickets are at the bargain price of $154! BEFORE TM FEES!!!!
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV -Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: sullen on February 24, 2009, 16:31:15
One thing that sucks is that the palms is not on the strip.
Not far, but not on it regardless.
Oh well.
I'm excited!!
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV -Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on February 24, 2009, 16:44:59
Hotel is booked.  I'm not staying on the strip.  Need to save some cash for those $154 tickets.  Christ that's a lot!
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV -Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: Plainsong on February 24, 2009, 17:50:11
I'll be there! I'll have to change my plane tickets around that I bought for Coachella but that's easy.
Just gotta get tix and I have people working on that since I'll be in London on Saturday. Lots of good hotel deals in Vegas right now thanks to the recession, though, so that's a plus.
I hope for $150 bucks Robert's going to take my ticket personally, maybe with a kiss and a rose. ;)
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV -Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: j on February 24, 2009, 19:32:44
Shit...I think I may have gotten the wife interested, until she sees the cost of the tix.  Damn.
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV -Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on February 24, 2009, 19:36:09
Quote from: j on February 24, 2009, 19:32:44
Shit...I think I may have gotten the wife interested, until she sees the cost of the tix.  Damn.


Oh come on, you know you'll be cashing in some miles/points.  Just tell her the high ticket prices are going to some charity.  :-D
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV -Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on February 24, 2009, 20:10:22
I'm staying at the Hampton Inn Tropicana Las Vegas.  Stayed there several times.  Pretty nice off the strip hotel that about two miles from The Pearl Theater.  Prices are as follows:

$99  1 King
$109 2 Doubles

Advance purchase will save you about $15. 

http://www.hamptoninntropicana.com/

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y125/crowbi_wan/vegas.jpg)

edit:  Oh yeah, they have a bar.  Not that finding a watering hole in Vegas is difficult.  :lol:  Also, shuttle service to/from the airport and to The Strip.


Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV -Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: pink ego box on February 25, 2009, 01:32:47
If I can get decent tickets and can manage to change my parents' 40th anniversary party to a different weekend I'll be there.
yay.
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: j on February 25, 2009, 14:13:35
I'm still trying to work this one out.  I'm trying to get the wife to go with me, but she wanted to go to Toronto for a concert in May, plus we're going to Hawaii in June.  Not sure that we can get anyone to watch the kids this weekend or not.  I may just have to throw a pissy fit until she tells me to go by myself  :roll: ;) :lol:
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on February 25, 2009, 14:27:51
Quote from: j on February 25, 2009, 14:13:35
I may just have to throw a pissy fit until she tells me to go by myself  :roll: ;) :lol:


There you go.  Boys night out. (http://www.easyfreesmileys.com/smileys/free-party-smileys-770.gif) (http://www.easyfreesmileys.com/)
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: j on February 25, 2009, 14:32:12
Sweet :-D.  I do need to file a formal complaint with the band/TM.  Why is it that they ALWAYS put tix onsale the friggin week BEFORE I get paid?  Every single time  :cry:
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on February 25, 2009, 20:06:15
Seating charts...

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y125/crowbi_wan/Pearlseating.jpg)    (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y125/crowbi_wan/PEARL.jpg)

http://www.palmspearl.com/pdf/pearlSeatingCharts.pdf
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: j on February 25, 2009, 20:24:13
Do we have confirmation that it will be GA on the floor?  I also saw that the theater has a seating chart with seats on the floor
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on February 25, 2009, 20:27:00
Quote from: j on February 25, 2009, 20:24:13
Do we have confirmation that it will be GA on the floor?  I also saw that the theater has a seating chart with seats on the floor


Yes, it's GA.  I called the venue yesterday and asked that very question along with capacity.  Reports on COF are that the floor holds 700.  Presale GA/floor tix are gone.
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: sullen on February 26, 2009, 00:09:52
alot of the pit was released today
92 on stubhub, 2 on ebay, the other scalper sites i haven't checked, plus the fans that scored......
man...
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on February 26, 2009, 00:12:17
Sounds like a lot were released for the pre.  I'm sure there will be some during the general sale.  There better be!   
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: pink ego box on February 26, 2009, 02:01:46
My sister got us 3 pit tickets today. It came out to over $500.
I think everyone who tried to get pit got them.
The casino will be very crowded with Cure fans all day long.
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: pink ego box on February 26, 2009, 02:37:12
http://presalepasswordticket.com/the-cure-presale-in-las-vegas

Seen this link from craigslist.
If anyone still needs tickets you should try this code.
I just tried it and it pulled up pit still.

412800
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on February 26, 2009, 02:42:34
Quote from: pink ego box on February 26, 2009, 02:37:12
http://presalepasswordticket.com/the-cure-presale-in-las-vegas

Seen this link from craigslist.
If anyone still needs tickets you should try this code.
I just tried it and it pulled up pit still.

412800


COOL!  Thanks :-D  :smth023

I can't believe that works AND pit tickets are still available  :shock:
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: sullen on February 26, 2009, 16:11:01
They must have released the whole pit yesterday!!!!
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on February 26, 2009, 16:29:54
Quote from: sullen on February 26, 2009, 16:11:01
They must have released the whole pit yesterday!!!!



No shit, huh?  They're still available.
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: sullen on February 26, 2009, 16:56:49
Allegedly the pit capacity here is only 760.
They're up to "row" GA07.
Isn't each GAxx row allocated for 99 seats?
If so, very possible the whole pit was released.
This is insane, presales are usually such crap.
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on February 26, 2009, 17:03:37
I'm not sure how they work GA ticket allocation.  That sounds right, though.  If what you say is correct, they're about out of GA tickets!  That is just crazy to release them all during the pre.  There's going to be some upset fans come Saturday. 

HUGE thanks to pink ego box for the code.  :-D 
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: sullen on February 26, 2009, 17:35:51
You got pits too? congrats!
This is like the first time since the days before TM.com of waiting on line all night to buy tix from a store that the fans aren't getting screwed.
I wonder if they released so many good seats due to the Springsteen controversy?
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: j on March 01, 2009, 19:44:20
Just bought a pit ticket today!  I was very surprised they were still available. :smth023
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on March 01, 2009, 21:03:46
Quote from: j on March 01, 2009, 19:44:20
Just bought a pit ticket today!  I was very surprised they were still available. :smth023


Glad to hear it.  And yeah, lots of pit tickets and good seats still available.  Even some of those box seats along the side are available.  I've always wanted to see a show from that vantage point.  Of course I'd rather it be a show I didn't like so I could talk smack about it like the two old guys from the muppets.  :lol:
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: j on March 01, 2009, 21:31:02
Quote from: crowbi_wan on March 01, 2009, 21:03:46
Of course I'd rather it be a show I didn't like so I could talk smack about it like the two old guys from the muppets.  :lol:


That KROQ show would have been perfect for that...if only you and I had those seats for that show!
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: sullen on March 01, 2009, 23:24:54
How is this not sold out yet!?
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on March 02, 2009, 00:21:41
Quote from: sullen on March 01, 2009, 23:24:54
How is this not sold out yet!?


High ticket prices + a bad economy.  Could be the people that would normally make the trip from LA are going to Coachella.  Could be people in Vegas are more interesting in Carrot Top and Barry Manilow. 

I don't get it either.  I'm sure as non-Cure fanatics make their plans for Vegas and are looking for something to do the show will sell out.   
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: pink ego box on March 02, 2009, 21:14:52
Those of you who bought tickets during presale and with the code found online -
it says on ticketmaster you have to use a citi card to purchase tickets.
Have any of you logged on to your ticketmaster account to make sure your tickets are still there? I was hoping that wasn't why there were so many pit left during general sale was because of all the non citi card members using the same number then not using a citi card and it just piling back into the pool.
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: punx_chix on March 02, 2009, 23:16:56
Quote from: pink ego box on March 02, 2009, 21:14:52
Those of you who bought tickets during presale and with the code found online -
it says on ticketmaster you have to use a citi card to purchase tickets.
Have any of you logged on to your ticketmaster account to make sure your tickets are still there? I was hoping that wasn't why there were so many pit left during general sale was because of all the non citi card members using the same number then not using a citi card and it just piling back into the pool.



well thats disturbing :shock: but the money has already gone out of my bank account. so i don't think thats the case for me anyway
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: sullen on March 03, 2009, 01:57:42
Quote from: punx_chix on March 02, 2009, 23:16:56
Quote from: pink ego box on March 02, 2009, 21:14:52
Those of you who bought tickets during presale and with the code found online -
it says on ticketmaster you have to use a citi card to purchase tickets.
Have any of you logged on to your ticketmaster account to make sure your tickets are still there? I was hoping that wasn't why there were so many pit left during general sale was because of all the non citi card members using the same number then not using a citi card and it just piling back into the pool.



well thats disturbing :shock: but the money has already gone out of my bank account. so i don't think thats the case for me anyway


Others have been also wondering the same thing.
Order status is still the "tickets are being printed" thingy, and card has been charged, time will tell.
Think they would have canceled the order by now though?
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on March 03, 2009, 02:25:01
Quote from: sullen on March 03, 2009, 01:57:42
Quote from: punx_chix on March 02, 2009, 23:16:56
Quote from: pink ego box on March 02, 2009, 21:14:52
Those of you who bought tickets during presale and with the code found online -
it says on ticketmaster you have to use a citi card to purchase tickets.
Have any of you logged on to your ticketmaster account to make sure your tickets are still there? I was hoping that wasn't why there were so many pit left during general sale was because of all the non citi card members using the same number then not using a citi card and it just piling back into the pool.



well thats disturbing :shock: but the money has already gone out of my bank account. so i don't think thats the case for me anyway


Others have been also wondering the same thing.
Order status is still the "tickets are being printed" thingy, and card has been charged, time will tell.
Think they would have canceled the order by now though?


I opted for Ticketsfast and printed them out immediately.  Just checked My Ticetmaster and everything is still okay.

The reason there were so many GA tickets left was there are over 700 GA tickets and casual fans don't seem to be interested in he show.  Good seats can still be had all over the place.
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: punx_chix on March 03, 2009, 03:18:40
Quote from: crowbi_wan on March 03, 2009, 02:25:01
Quote from: sullen on March 03, 2009, 01:57:42
Quote from: punx_chix on March 02, 2009, 23:16:56
Quote from: pink ego box on March 02, 2009, 21:14:52
Those of you who bought tickets during presale and with the code found online -
it says on ticketmaster you have to use a citi card to purchase tickets.
Have any of you logged on to your ticketmaster account to make sure your tickets are still there? I was hoping that wasn't why there were so many pit left during general sale was because of all the non citi card members using the same number then not using a citi card and it just piling back into the pool.



well thats disturbing :shock: but the money has already gone out of my bank account. so i don't think thats the case for me anyway


Others have been also wondering the same thing.
Order status is still the "tickets are being printed" thingy, and card has been charged, time will tell.
Think they would have canceled the order by now though?


I opted for Ticketsfast and printed them out immediately.  Just checked My Ticetmaster and everything is still okay.

The reason there were so many GA tickets left was there are over 700 GA tickets and casual fans don't seem to be interested in he show.  Good seats can still be had all over the place.


yeah that would be superfucked if something happened, so i'm not going to worry about it.

and it doesn't look like there is a bad seat in the whole venue!! i guess it's just your preference of standing or sitting
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on March 03, 2009, 03:48:12
Quote from: punx_chix on March 03, 2009, 03:18:40
and it doesn't look like there is a bad seat in the whole venue!! i guess it's just your preference of standing or sitting


A friend of mine just saw Oasis there and said the same thing.  He's a big time Cure fan, having dished out some $$$ for a meet and greet, travelled the globe to many shows, and so on.  He's opting for a seat because the seats offer a better view and are very close.  I thought about doing the same, but in the end I need to be sure I'm near the speakers.  ;)  GA for me.

btw, punx_chix, great to read you'll be making the trip.  One more from the great NW.     
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: pink ego box on March 03, 2009, 04:52:52
Well I'm glad I was paranoid for nothing.

I really wish I would have gotten seats on the side close to the stage. I don't feel like fighting for the front especially since you can't line up early. I know I'll end up getting stuck behind someone tall. I'm REALLY short too.
But my sis and niece want pit...who am I kidding I want to be right in front of Simon.
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: punx_chix on March 03, 2009, 05:45:47
yay NW!!!  :smth023
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: sullen on March 03, 2009, 14:42:22
Has it been confirmed they will not allow early line ups?
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on March 03, 2009, 15:31:30
Someone on COF called and was told no early line up.  It'll be another mad dash, much like The Troubadour.  Though, this time I hope we won't have to run through red lights and avoid traffic!

Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: sullen on March 03, 2009, 15:42:31
well that sucks.
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: sullen on March 03, 2009, 15:46:45
ahh, here:
" line up starts at 6:30 and the rude lady on the phone says that security is tight. then I said oh great then its just going to be chaos come 6:30 and she replied, pretty much yeah.  "


I guess we just have to loiter by the closest slot/table to the entrance.
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: pink ego box on March 03, 2009, 16:07:37
I was reading about another concert they had there in november and it was said a security guard stands around to make sure no one lines up.
Wouldn't it be easier to let us line up in the lobby of the pearl or on the stairs inside or even form a line outside on the sidewalk?

Some Cure peeps were saying they were getting there at 8am. That is a long time to linger by the slots isn't it?
I'm staying across the street so I guess I'll randomly check all day.

But mad dash is right. I seen thatand avoided it! At the Troubadour I was far back in line but luckily I was able to find an empty spot in the 2nd row. I doubt there will be empty spots this time.
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: sullen on March 03, 2009, 16:13:47
Troubadour was nice.
This one were going to be packed in like sardines.

http://www.palmspearl.com/pdf/palmsCasino.pdf
It's far from the lobby....

I'll probably get there around noon if I don't end up staying there.
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: pink ego box on March 03, 2009, 16:25:30
I wish I could afford to stay at the palms. We probably could have but by the time we booked our flight the airfare doubled.

I meant The Pearl's lobby not the Palms.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kidpjpa/1388838020/

and packed like sardines is right
http://www.flickr.com/photos/discojen79/2591621048/sizes/l/
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: sullen on March 03, 2009, 16:39:37
it looks huge!!!

what hotel are you staying at?
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: dsanchez on March 03, 2009, 16:48:10
Are you guys looking for a place to stay in?

I think crowbi_wan suggested a hostel (http://curefans.com/index.php/topic,6003.msg61025.html#msg61025) some days ago
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: pink ego box on March 03, 2009, 17:08:10
We got a room off hotels.com for this place :
http://www.goldcoastcasino.com/
It was under $300 for 3 nights. Has free shuttle to the strip and you can walk to the Palms.

The Pearl looks like it holds more than 2,400 but once you are in the front it won't maater, the view looks really good and a lot closer than arena stages.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/photofmdotcom/3047048074/sizes/l/
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: sullen on March 03, 2009, 17:27:46
http://www.flickr.com/photos/photofmdotcom/3046213321/sizes/l/in/set-72157609580941236/

no doubt ^  that looks like a huge theatre

Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: Plainsong on March 03, 2009, 19:06:18
I was informed while we were sitting in the balcony waiting for the NME Awards to start that Valerie had snagged pit tickets for us during the presale earlier that day!
I don't mind telling you I got a bit emotional. Blame jet lag but I was so relieved and so happy. See you guys in VEGAS!! As of right now we're staying at the Rio.
Now I just have to work out getting to Coachella from Vegas!
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on March 03, 2009, 22:11:21
Quote from: Plainsong on March 03, 2009, 19:06:18
I was informed while we were sitting in the balcony waiting for the NME Awards to start that Valerie had snagged pit tickets for us during the presale earlier that day!
I don't mind telling you I got a bit emotional. Blame jet lag but I was so relieved and so happy. See you guys in VEGAS!! As of right now we're staying at the Rio.
Now I just have to work out getting to Coachella from Vegas!


Hey Plainsong.  Glad you'll be making the trip to Vegas.  I was looking at the Rio as well.  It's right next to The Palms and is quite a bit cheaper.  As the date gets closer I'm planning to see if I can find an air + hotel deal that will get me an even nicer rate for the Rio.  For now I'm sticking with the Hampton.  pretty sure i'll be changing, though. 
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: sullen on March 04, 2009, 02:23:34
united and us air are having amazing deals for vegas air/hotel combos.
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on March 06, 2009, 02:13:48
A friend in Vegas just sent me this.  Said it went up today.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y125/crowbi_wan/100_3567.jpg)
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: pink ego box on March 06, 2009, 02:27:23
That is really cool!
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: punx_chix on March 06, 2009, 04:51:46
oooooo! i can't wait. my tickets are in the mail!
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: curevideo on March 06, 2009, 10:04:19
hello together,

I plan to fly in from Germany - how far is the venue from the airport? Do you recommend a taxi?

cheers,
S.
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: disintegration on March 06, 2009, 10:49:26
Quote from: crowbi_wan on March 06, 2009, 02:13:48
A friend in Vegas just sent me this.  Said it went up today.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y125/crowbi_wan/100_3567.jpg)


WOW, is very cool!!!!  :rocker
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: dsanchez on March 06, 2009, 10:52:13
Quote from: curevideo on March 06, 2009, 10:04:19
I plan to fly in from Germany - how far is the venue from the airport? Do you recommend a taxi?


Transit directions to Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort from the McCarran International Airport (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=las+vegas+airport&daddr=pearl+the+palms+las+vegas&hl=en&geocode=%3BFQAUJwIdLDwi-SEG7ktCseErQA&mra=ls&dirflg=r&date=03%2F06%2F09&time=4:46am&ttype=dep&noexp=0&noal=0&sort=&tline=&sll=36.0882,-115.15198&sspn=0.02927,0.077248&ie=UTF8&z=13&start=0)

You have to take two buses and the whole way is about 1h. Buses everytime leaving from the airport. Check the link above for detailed info :smth023
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: j on March 06, 2009, 11:34:06
Quote from: curevideo on March 06, 2009, 10:04:19
hello together,

I plan to fly in from Germany - how far is the venue from the airport? Do you recommend a taxi?

cheers,
S.


Having been to Vegas a million times, a taxi is absolutely your best option.  The Palms is only 5 miles from the airport.  No way am I going to sit on a bus for an hour and pay $2, when for about $10 I can be there in 10-15 minutes.  Just make sure that you get a taxi from outside the terminal at the "official" taxi stand.  There are rogue unlicensed taxi drivers inside that offer you cheaper rates, but don't trust them
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: Trust... on March 06, 2009, 11:48:54
I wish I could be there  :cry:
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: curevideo on March 06, 2009, 12:08:29
thanx so much for your kind replies! Do you have also some touristic hints as I will stay there for 3 days?:-)
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: j on March 06, 2009, 12:19:40
It all depends on what you are in to.  Obviously lots of gambling, shows, shopping.  If you are renting a car, drive out to Hoover Dam- http://www.usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam/.  It is only about a 30 minute drive. 

There is also Red Rock Canyon- http://www.redrockcanyonlv.org/
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: japanesebaby on March 06, 2009, 18:25:32
Quote from: Trust... on March 06, 2009, 11:48:54
I wish I could be there  :cry:


say no more.

Quote from: j on March 06, 2009, 12:19:40
There is also Red Rock Canyon- http://www.redrockcanyonlv.org/


i'd really like to visit/see that. and grand canyon, death valley etc.
never will, i suppose.  :(

Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: j on March 06, 2009, 21:43:49
Red Rocks is pretty cool.  My favorite part was all of the wild horses running free.  I've never been to the Grand Canyon, but I have flown over parts while flying to LA and San Diego.  Stunning from the air.  I can only imagine it from the ground
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on March 11, 2009, 15:54:47
I was able to book a room at The Rio for $115 a night by signing up for their reward program.  Normal price is $155.  The Rio is only about a five minute walk to The Palms, so a great location.

http://www.riolasvegas.com/casinos/rio/hotel-casino/property-home.shtml

Sign up for their rewards programme and you should get an e-mail offering 30% off in April.  Or, give this link a try:

https://www.harrahs.com/AvailabilityCalendar.do?propCode=RLV&packageCode=IRMDS&numAdults=1&numChildren=0&displayCode=&startingMonth=2009-04-01&KEY=599362-599342&EDID=4T1N90-TUZRG-02DJGT-OJ7AZN-T09AF-v1

Hey, the price dropped to $112 overnight.

Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: j on March 11, 2009, 16:15:14
Thanks, Brian.  Just got mine for $112.  Not sure yet if I am staying there yet or not...all depends on how much the airlines gouge me for!
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on March 11, 2009, 16:22:21
Quote from: j on March 11, 2009, 16:15:14
Thanks, Brian.  Just got mine for $112.  Not sure yet if I am staying there yet or not...all depends on how much the airlines gouge me for!


Yeah, the airlines are brutal!  I haven't seen much of a price drop, if any, over the past couple of weeks.  Meanwhile, flights are filling up.  I might end up using miles for a free or reduced ticket.

Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: j on March 11, 2009, 16:25:56
I'm actually trying to do something through vegas.com for the room.  If I read the fine print correctly, I may get a room at the Rio for $64!  I'll post once I figure it out  :smth023
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: sullen on March 11, 2009, 16:58:21
Damn, I gotta book my flight!
I always end up waiting til last minute and paying out the ass!!!
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: j on March 11, 2009, 17:48:33
Quote from: j on March 11, 2009, 16:25:56
I'm actually trying to do something through vegas.com for the room.  If I read the fine print correctly, I may get a room at the Rio for $64!  I'll post once I figure it out  :smth023


Damn.  No such luck.  Vegas.com has a double price difference guarantee, where they will give you back double the difference if you find a rate lower than the one they have on their site within 24 hours.  The Rio was on vegas.com for $160, and I got a room for $112, for a $48 difference.  Times 2, that is $96.  $96 from their $160 rate is $64.  My claim was declined:

Thank you for using VEGAS.com to book your Vegas travel.

We've reviewed your VEGAS.com Best Vegas Rate Guarantee claim alert and
found that it does not meet one or more conditions spelled out in the
guarantee's Terms & Conditions.

We were unable to verify the rate you cited. Since it is not a rate that is publicly viewable, the following term was not met:

-- The cited competing rate must be publicly viewable at all times through a competing website. A viewable rate means that the general public can view the rate at the time of the notification. A bookable rate means that the rate is available and can be reserved at the time of the notification. Special members-only or membership club rates or program rates do not qualify; the rate cited must be available to all members of the general public.

Oh, well, worth a try, I guess!
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on March 11, 2009, 18:11:46
Quote from: j on March 11, 2009, 17:48:33
Quote from: j on March 11, 2009, 16:25:56
I'm actually trying to do something through vegas.com for the room.  If I read the fine print correctly, I may get a room at the Rio for $64!  I'll post once I figure it out  :smth023


Damn.  No such luck.  Vegas.com has a double price difference guarantee, where they will give you back double the difference if you find a rate lower than the one they have on their site within 24 hours.  The Rio was on vegas.com for $160, and I got a room for $112, for a $48 difference.  Times 2, that is $96.  $96 from their $160 rate is $64.  My claim was declined:

Thank you for using VEGAS.com to book your Vegas travel.

We've reviewed your VEGAS.com Best Vegas Rate Guarantee claim alert and
found that it does not meet one or more conditions spelled out in the
guarantee's Terms & Conditions.

We were unable to verify the rate you cited. Since it is not a rate that is publicly viewable, the following term was not met:

-- The cited competing rate must be publicly viewable at all times through a competing website. A viewable rate means that the general public can view the rate at the time of the notification. A bookable rate means that the rate is available and can be reserved at the time of the notification. Special members-only or membership club rates or program rates do not qualify; the rate cited must be available to all members of the general public.

Oh, well, worth a try, I guess!


Good try, j.  Damn the fine print!
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: j on March 13, 2009, 01:24:15
Finally got my trip booked.  The flight I am on was going for $560 for the flight alone.  I went through NWA Vacations and got that flight plus 2 nights at the Riviera for $368.  Not the optimal location for my hotel, but at least I'll be there.  I also have a 7am flight out of Vegas the morning after the show.... :smth011

Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on March 13, 2009, 06:18:07
Quote from: j on March 13, 2009, 01:24:15
Finally got my trip booked.  The flight I am on was going for $560 for the flight alone.  I went through NWA Vacations and got that flight plus 2 nights at the Riviera for $368.  Not the optimal location for my hotel, but at least I'll be there.  I also have a 7am flight out of Vegas the morning after the show.... :smth011




7am!  Someone will be skipping the in flight movie for some :smth015
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: j on March 13, 2009, 10:14:06
Quote from: crowbi_wan on March 13, 2009, 06:18:07
7am!  Someone will be skipping the in flight movie for some :smth015


It also means that I will most likely not be hanging out after the show, unless I plan on acting younger than my years and just stay up all night, then go to the airport.
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: pink ego box on March 13, 2009, 18:25:03
I went through southwest for our flights. I think it was $109(before taxes etc) each way from Florida. We aren't leaving for home until Sunday. For the Carson Daly/Troubadour/Kroq shows I had a flight out at 630am the morning after and I will never do that again. I got 2 hours of sleep. I'm too old for that.

I hope someone is going to record this show..?
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: j on March 13, 2009, 20:50:20
Quote from: pink ego box on March 13, 2009, 18:25:03
For the Carson Daly/Troubadour/Kroq shows I had a flight out at 630am the morning after and I will never do that again. I got 2 hours of sleep. I'm too old for that.


No kidding.  I had an 8am flight out of LA after the KROQ show, but the worst was the Trilogy shows in Berlin.  I had a 6am flight to Frankfurt the morning after the last show, then I flew home to Philly from there.  Those had to be the absolute most torturous flights I have ever been on.  I was so hung over/still drunk on the bus to the Berlin airport (and even vomited on the bus! :oops:)

Quote from: pink ego box on March 13, 2009, 18:25:03
I hope someone is going to record this show..?


Hmmmmmmm......I wonder if anyone knows anyone that is going to be taping this one? ;)
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: sullen on March 13, 2009, 22:13:58
" and he played 40 minutes and didnt do a f*cking encore, and i'd saved so much to buy the tickets, and traveled up from crawley, and im sitting there, and im like 'ahhh' then the lights went on

and it tought me a big lesson, i thought this is wrong, however good you are this is like really short changing the people that are really high up.

and i always remember that and when i look up, and i think theyre the people who have traveled a really long way and saved up to come see this.

and thats why weve had this sort of like work ethic that the cure have although it is enjoyable its not really work.

but it honestly come from that one experience , i wanted to go on all night, i was so disturbed by it.

i sat there and the lights go on, and you dont want it to end because youre seeing something really really good

its that feeling right there, and i was moved out, and it stuck with me. "

great quote

Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: punx_chix on April 03, 2009, 19:24:14
2 weeks :-D
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: j on April 08, 2009, 04:39:53
Just noticed that the Vegas show is not listed on thecure.com: 

http://www.thecure.com/events/

:?
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: japanesebaby on April 08, 2009, 07:02:46
Quote from: j on April 08, 2009, 04:39:53
Just noticed that the Vegas show is not listed on thecure.com: 

http://www.thecure.com/events/

:?


was it listed there before? i don't think i ever even looked so i don't know.
don't say they started canceling concerts again or something...
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: lostflower4 on April 10, 2009, 17:42:59
Quote from: japanesebaby on April 08, 2009, 07:02:46
Quote from: j on April 08, 2009, 04:39:53
Just noticed that the Vegas show is not listed on thecure.com: 

http://www.thecure.com/events/

:?


was it listed there before? i don't think i ever even looked so i don't know.
don't say they started canceling concerts again or something...


That's really strange...

Well, hopefully it's just a classic case of the official site never being updated?

Anyway, if something were to happen everyone will just need to hang around for a few more days. This would certainly make up for any lack of Cure:

http://www.eventful.com/lasvegas/events/bon-jovi-/E0-001-019877107-7


:-D
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: Trust... on April 11, 2009, 19:38:35
Quote from: japanesebaby on April 08, 2009, 07:02:46
Quote from: j on April 08, 2009, 04:39:53
Just noticed that the Vegas show is not listed on thecure.com: 

http://www.thecure.com/events/

:?


was it listed there before? i don't think i ever even looked so i don't know.
don't say they started canceling concerts again or something...


No it wasn't ever in the events list. it was always 1 upcoming event no more ...
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: sullen on April 11, 2009, 22:05:13
Does anyone need a good deal on a hotel room?
I got one with part of a flight package and will be staying somewhere else.
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: Strange Attraction on April 14, 2009, 15:01:37
I wish I could go ! :( :( I looked it up and it would be like $1000 ! :( :(
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: sullen on April 14, 2009, 19:29:52
Quote from: Strange Attraction on April 14, 2009, 15:01:37
I wish I could go ! :( :( I looked it up and it would be like $1000 ! :( :(


Nonsense!!
Just call William Shatner.

(http://willvideoforfood.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/shatner.jpg)
(http://clemans.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/picture_12_1.png)(http://thestockmasters.com/files/u3/shatner_priceline.jpg)

But in all seriousness, there are last minute deals, booked flight + hotel from nyc 360/p.p. 2 days ago.
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on April 14, 2009, 20:25:55
 :lol: 

nice work, sullen.  :smth023
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: sullen on April 14, 2009, 23:52:55
i shouldve stayed for coachella, going on at 925, so they might get 3hrs?  :smth011
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: jbud1980 on April 16, 2009, 03:07:02
Quote from: sullen on April 14, 2009, 23:52:55
i shouldve stayed for coachella, going on at 925, so they might get 3hrs?  :smth011


dude, u can still make it. no need to be a sulky sullen.  8)
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: sullen on April 16, 2009, 03:20:53
Quote from: jbud1980 on April 16, 2009, 03:07:02
Quote from: sullen on April 14, 2009, 23:52:55
i shouldve stayed for coachella, going on at 925, so they might get 3hrs?  :smth011


dude, u can still make it. no need to be a sulky sullen.  8)


i wish man, im leaving sat night.
and if it's not hard enough to change a flight when booked direct, im booked through a 3rd party.
not even william shatner can help me now :smth044
enjoy it, im just doing vegas.

Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: Druide on April 16, 2009, 12:22:45
ENJOY the show guys....

:smth023 :smth023 :smth023

:)
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: Trust... on April 16, 2009, 12:57:18
I wish everyone who's going to Las Vegas a wonderful magical cure-gig  :smth023

And look forward to read and see everything about this gig!

E.N.J.O.Y. I.T.  ;)
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: jbud1980 on April 16, 2009, 16:01:12
Quote from: sullen on April 16, 2009, 03:20:53
Quote from: jbud1980 on April 16, 2009, 03:07:02
Quote from: sullen on April 14, 2009, 23:52:55
i shouldve stayed for coachella, going on at 925, so they might get 3hrs?  :smth011


dude, u can still make it. no need to be a sulky sullen.  8)


i wish man, im leaving sat night.
and if it's not hard enough to change a flight when booked direct, im booked through a 3rd party.
not even william shatner can help me now :smth044
enjoy it, im just doing vegas.




either show will be great, i mean, they are only playing two US shows...that we know of.

ps, stay away from north las vegas.
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: jbud1980 on April 17, 2009, 15:51:21
have fun at the concert, and put $50 on black for me.  :D
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: harren on April 17, 2009, 22:12:04
um is there a meeting place inside the Palms Casino???
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: Druide on April 18, 2009, 09:58:53
Setlist :

Underneath The Stars, Prayers For Rain, A Strange Day, alt.end,
The End of the World, Lovesong, To Wish Impossible Things, Pictures of You, Lullaby, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea,
The Perfect Boy, Inbetween Days, Push, Just Like Heaven,
Primary, Want, Shake Dog Shake, The Hungry Ghost, One Hundred
Years, Disintegration, It's Over.

1st Encore: If Only Tonight We Could Sleep, The Kiss.

2nd Encore: At Night, M, Play For Today, A Forest.
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: j on April 18, 2009, 10:09:46
WTF?  Apparently Simon got pissed off that he fucked up playing on A Forest and they never came back out for the last 2 encores.  They were supposed to play the old school encore, then Faith.  Thanks Simon!

Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: Trust... on April 18, 2009, 13:50:36
Quote from: Druide on April 18, 2009, 09:58:53
Setlist :

Underneath The Stars, Prayers For Rain, A Strange Day, alt.end,
The End of the World, Lovesong, To Wish Impossible Things, Pictures of You, Lullaby, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea,
The Perfect Boy, Inbetween Days, Push, Just Like Heaven,
Primary, Want, Shake Dog Shake, The Hungry Ghost, One Hundred
Years, Disintegration, It's Over.

1st Encore: If Only Tonight We Could Sleep, The Kiss.

2nd Encore: At Night, M, Play For Today, A Forest.

Thanks Druide  :smth023
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: j on April 18, 2009, 14:40:24
Sample from last night
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: nosigner on April 18, 2009, 15:26:15
simon got pissed because he found out he had to pay almost §200 for a ticket. and then things got even worse when he found out that it was going to be a pretty regular set, he freaked out. can't blame him  :-D
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: fiction on April 18, 2009, 17:11:16
Quote from: j on April 18, 2009, 14:40:24
Sample from last night


Thanx j

A rather dull version but then it might be just a trick of the soundquality. Was it a good show?
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: lostflower4 on April 18, 2009, 18:49:55
Quote from: j on April 18, 2009, 10:09:46
WTF?  Apparently Simon got pissed off that he fucked up playing on A Forest and they never came back out for the last 2 encores.  They were supposed to play the old school encore, then Faith.  Thanks Simon!


That's too bad... But hey, they didn't play The Only One! :shock:

I think I have to declare this the best show since Mexico 2007, just for that alone.  :lol:
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: Trust... on April 18, 2009, 18:51:19
Quote from: j on April 18, 2009, 14:40:24
Sample from last night


Thanks J  :smth023
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: Trust... on April 18, 2009, 18:58:40
Quote from: nosigner on April 18, 2009, 15:26:15
simon got pissed because he found out he had to pay almost §200 for a ticket. and then things got even worse when he found out that it was going to be a pretty regular set, he freaked out. can't blame him  :-D


Strange ???
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: japanesebaby on April 18, 2009, 19:05:31
 :-D
hi j :smth006 it was nice to mett you, hope you had a safe flight home

Quote from: j on April 18, 2009, 10:09:46
WTF?  Apparently Simon got pissed off that he fucked up playing on A Forest and they never came back out for the last 2 encores.  They were supposed to play the old school encore, then Faith.  Thanks Simon!




yeah that was weird - what is/was wrong with simon?  :smth017
the first encore was awesome: the kiss was truly amazing, the best i've ever heard live :rocker then the second encore was already messed up (not just a forest but most of the other songs too) - and then they never came back on stage at all...
was it just(?) simon being pissed off or was there or curfew or something?
at some point robert said 'the night is young, it's going to be a long evening' so everyone was surely expecting more than just two encores.
besides, when they left the stage after 'a forest' robert didn't say anything, no thanks, nothing. he never leaves the stage like that so i think they were clearly going to come up on stage again.

anyway, a great night, nevertheless. some highlights for myself were 'the kiss', 'from the edge of...' (a great version!), 'pictures of you', and 'want'. oh and of course: no 'the only one'  - and no 'freakshow'.  :lol: 

it was nice to meet everyone at the palms. :D  :smth039

ok, we're off to red rocks with brian. then he'll auditioning for chippendales later tonight.  :smth023 ;)
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: japanesebaby on April 18, 2009, 19:11:50
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.
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: lostflower4 on April 18, 2009, 19:24:23
Quote from: j on April 18, 2009, 14:40:24
Sample from last night


Come on, can't you put at least a little imagination into your filenames?  Didn't you remember that's the exact same name as the sample of Philadelphia '08 you sent me?  :smth043


Quote from: fiction on April 18, 2009, 17:11:16A rather dull version but then it might be just a trick of the soundquality. Was it a good show?


Sounds like a great performance to me, but the sound of the bass is really messy -- like it was too loud and echoing all over the place. Don't think that's Jeff's fault, though.

Did it really sound like that everywhere in the venue?
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: crowbi_wan on April 18, 2009, 20:09:11
Quote from: lostflower4 on April 18, 2009, 18:49:55
But hey, they didn't play The Only One! :shock:


That was one of my highlights!  :lol:

Quote from: lostflower4 on April 18, 2009, 19:24:23
Quote from: fiction on April 18, 2009, 17:11:16A rather dull version but then it might be just a trick of the soundquality. Was it a good show?


Sounds like a great performance to me, but the sound of the bass is really messy -- like it was too loud and echoing all over the place. Don't think that's Jeff's fault, though.

Did it really sound like that everywhere in the venue?


I was a pretty good show.  The start was really nice with Underneath The Stars > Prayers For Rain > A Strange Day.  After that things got really boring and predictable.  I was hoping and really figured a few more album tracks from the 4:13 would be on the set.  No biggie, though.  The band sounded great!  And that certainly made the "show" better.  There was a big f*ck up at the start of Inbetween Days.  I think Robert thought they were playing Push since he grabbed his electric and they always play Push before Inbetween Days.  He joked about it after, saying something about how he didn't need to introduce songs because everyone knew them.  but then maybe he should since they don't know them.  :P  Want was great to hear again and in my opinion saved the show (along with The Kiss).  I prefer it early in the set, but it works later.  Hungry ghost is always nice.  Strange to not have the images and spinning lights during one Hundred Years.  Best part of the show was The Kiss.  What a great live song and they nailed it.  :rocker I think there's already been some talk about Simon being in a bad mood.  He sure seemed like it.  Spitting loogies in the air during Shake Dog Shake, Throwing his bass to the ground after The Kiss, no bass outro during A Forest.  Not sure what his deal was or if it had anything to do with them not coming back for the planned third and fourth encores.  :smth017  That's one theory.  The other is an 11:00 curfew.  They came on 45 minutes late and it looked like a three hour set.  Can't really do that when you start so late and "if" there's a curfew.  Not sure if there was or not.  It was just really odd for Robert to not give the standard "Thank 'Q", "It was f*cking excellent", and "See you again" before leaving for good.  Makes me wonder if they pulled the plug.  Could have been that Simon refused to go on.  I don't know and i didn't like it. 

Fun times, though.  Nice to have seen j and jb again.  Also to have met so many others.  :smth006

Oh, and it didn't sound echoey in the theater, but my recording is that way, too.  The low end is a real mess.  Of course it didn't help that I kept having to move due to the constant chatter of drunks EVERYWHERE!  :twisted:  Another thing about the sound, the stacks were set wider than the theater floor.  Made it difficult to figure where to stand.  Didn't like that one bit.  Maybe I should have just stood in the middle for balance purposes instead of trying to get near the stacks in order to avoid crows noise.  It was impossible to not pick up chatter, so perhaps I made the wrong decision there.  Oh well.  In the end I'm happy with where I stood to watch the show. 

Quote from: japanesebaby on April 18, 2009, 19:05:31
ok, we're off to red rocks with brian. then he'll auditioning for chippendales later tonight.  :smth023 ;)



Oh yeah.  Time to grind on the ladies.  :lol:
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: jbud1980 on April 18, 2009, 21:10:56
Quote from: japanesebaby on April 18, 2009, 19:11:50
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?
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: fiction on April 18, 2009, 21:34:22
Quote from: jbud1980 on April 18, 2009, 21:10:56
how can there be a curfew in a city that never sleeps?


WORDS!
Title: last night?
Post by: thegoouch on April 18, 2009, 21:57:36
does anybody know what the simon thing was about?I have heard rumors,
but want to know if i need to be worried?
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: pink ego box on April 19, 2009, 00:37:13
The entire night was full of annoyances.
Did any of you go into the pit when they opened the doors. omg what a nightmare!! I'm surprised someone didnt get killed. They need to fix how they run things there.
Full of rude people like some gigantic guy and the girl he was with. ugh.

Thanks to my niece and sis they got front row on Simon's side a little to his left.
Yes Simon was in a strange mood the whole night. He smiled at us at the start of the show and said something and gave us weird silly looks randomly. But he wasn't his usual cheerful eye glaring self on stage. He ran around more than normal, drank a lot more and danced more. He got really annoyed on the 1st encore and played the ending of The Kiss like he was bored and threw his bass down.
Didn't finsih A Forest either.
:(

Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: j on April 19, 2009, 01:26:02
Quote from: pink ego box on April 19, 2009, 00:37:13
The entire night was full of annoyances.
Did any of you go into the pit when they opened the doors. omg what a nightmare!! I'm surprised someone didnt get killed. They need to fix how they run things there.
Full of rude people like some gigantic guy and the girl he was with. ugh.



Yeah, the first couple sets of stairs were treacherous with everyone pushing.  I thought for sure someone was going to fall and get trampled.
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: lostflower4 on April 19, 2009, 16:54:02
Quote from: lostflower4 on April 18, 2009, 18:49:55
Quote from: j on April 18, 2009, 10:09:46
WTF?  Apparently Simon got pissed off that he fucked up playing on A Forest and they never came back out for the last 2 encores.  They were supposed to play the old school encore, then Faith.  Thanks Simon!


That's too bad... But hey, they didn't play The Only One! :shock:

I think I have to declare this the best show since Mexico 2007, just for that alone.  :lol:


Scratch that. I was simply going by memory and got confused when someone recently provided me with a false date for the Mountain View Download Festival in 2007, which featured the debut of The Only One.

As the Mexico shows came AFTER the Download Fest, the last show to not feature The Only One (not counting Vegas) would be Auckland 2007. Ah, what a great show that must have been.  8)
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: sullen on April 19, 2009, 17:34:53
just got back 
im still in a daze
will write a review later
disappointing show/encores
great weekend overall

have fun at coachella tonight
wish i was there
:smth020
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: dsanchez on April 19, 2009, 17:42:08
Quote from: j on April 18, 2009, 10:09:46
Apparently Simon got pissed off that he fucked up playing on A Forest


Except for the short outro, to me it looks like a good version of A forest. It didn't seem to me like he made any mistake throught the song.

What wonders me is why Porl left the stage before the rest...
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: fiction on April 19, 2009, 18:43:58
Quote from: dsanchez on April 19, 2009, 17:42:08
What wonders me is why Porl left the stage before the rest...


Yeah that looked odd. Maybe one of his heels broke :!:
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: Trust... on April 19, 2009, 20:50:00
Quote from: fiction on April 19, 2009, 18:43:58
Quote from: dsanchez on April 19, 2009, 17:42:08
What wonders me is why Porl left the stage before the rest...


Yeah that looked odd. Maybe one of his heels broke :!:


So weird ?? I hope everything is goanne be allright with the band, I guess we will see it this night or tomorrow.
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: j on April 20, 2009, 04:01:51
Just listened to the end of A Forest, and Robert says "Q" and that is it.  Nothing like the usual show ending, though.

I just uploaded some pics to the gallery.  Also, it was nice meeting up with you again, crowbi_wan, and it was extremely nice to finally meet jb !   :smth023  :smth039
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: sullen on April 20, 2009, 12:26:13
i just slept for 24hrs  :shock:
thank you las vegas  8)
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: Trust... on April 20, 2009, 13:09:23
Quote from: sullen on April 20, 2009, 12:26:13
i just slept for 24hrs  :shock:


:shock: 24h?
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: Trust... on April 20, 2009, 13:10:15
Quote from: j on April 20, 2009, 04:01:51
I just uploaded some pics to the gallery. 


Thanks J  :smth023
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: disintegration on April 20, 2009, 13:34:55
Thanks for the photos, J!  :smth023
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: sullen on April 20, 2009, 13:50:35
Quote from: Trust... on April 20, 2009, 13:09:23
Quote from: sullen on April 20, 2009, 12:26:13
i just slept for 24hrs  :shock:


:shock: 24h?


about 18 or so.
think i went to sleep at like noon yesterday and woke up at 6AMish!
was a long weekend!!!

i was up on the rail, and the sound was terrible.
was it good back by the board?
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: Trust... on April 20, 2009, 14:13:55
Quote from: sullen on April 20, 2009, 13:50:35
i was up on the rail, and the sound was terrible.


Yeah that's what you have when you'r up on the rail  :D But still MY favorite place for a Cure-gig !
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: sullen on April 20, 2009, 14:33:23
i agree, it is the best, no other place id rather be

but of all the times on the rail and the few ive had front row seated
this was the absolute worst sound ive heard up there
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: j on April 20, 2009, 15:57:33
I know what you're saying, Sullen.  I slept for 12 hours Saturday night into Sunday, then another 10 last night.  I usually get about 6 hours if I'm lucky!

I had high hopes for the sound, but wasn't impressed.  I started out centered directly on Roberts microphone stand, about 10 feet in front of the board.  By the end of the show (out of necessity because I am 5'10" and I swear everyone else was 6'7"!) i was about DFC on the floor. 

Their regular board op was not with them and they had guys on the board that I did not recognize. Not sure if that had anything to do with it or not.
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: sullen on April 20, 2009, 17:59:12
yeah, damn i thought it might have just been where i was.


great weekend, but such a disappointment that show was.
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: Plainsong on April 21, 2009, 05:38:51
I'm not sure if this has even made COF yet, but it was confirmed by a couple of fans who ran into the band after the Palms show that Robert hurt his hand when his guitar string snapped during The Kiss. It was very swollen after the show that night and was still visibly puffy last night at Coachella and two of his fingers were bandaged. He was rubbing his arm when the band left the stage after the main set. No word on what exactly the injury was (a cut? a broken finger? who knows?) but he definitely was in some pain...but he kept playing through it like a pro!! Obviously on Friday if he'd just hurt it he couldn't keep going so maybe it's on the mend by now. Anyway, that's why the show stopped a little early in Vegas and there wasn't any big drama, just one of those fluky injuries.
It was still a fantastic show and it was so good to see the Curefans there--especially to meet Japanesebaby who came from so far away!! I'm still so surprised we saw you! :)
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: erikd37 on April 21, 2009, 17:02:02
Quote from: j on April 18, 2009, 10:09:46
WTF?  Apparently Simon got pissed off that he fucked up playing on A Forest and they never came back out for the last 2 encores.  They were supposed to play the old school encore, then Faith.  Thanks Simon!


Yes, he threw his bass down and then chucked his pick over his should liek he didn't care.  He was very chilled throughout the whole show. Porl was a bit of a tiger though. He did look a little creepy with his eye make-up, tatoos, and goth jewlery.

All in all it was a great show and Robert's voice sounded amazing.(he nailed ..deep green sea) :smth023

THANK YOU ROBERT FOR HITTING THAT NOTE IN PRAYERS FOR RAIN!!!! Happy Birthday!!!
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: japanesebaby on April 21, 2009, 19:23:55
hi j it was nice meeting you too  :smth006

Quote from: sullen on April 20, 2009, 12:26:13
i just slept for 24hrs  :shock:
thank you las vegas  8)


just got home after about 25 hours flying/waiting around on various airports. i had a morning flight out of vegas and i slept roughly two hours the night before. and perhaps something like 5(?) hours the night before that. i slept a little bit on the flight from washington to frankfurt but i'm totally disoriented.
but hey i guess i can "sleep when i'm dead"... 8)

but what a trip! i don't care if coachella got a better gig, i couldn't have been there anyway.
so thank you vegas indeed!  :-D

Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: japanesebaby on April 21, 2009, 20:21:39
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
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: ghanisbuli on April 22, 2009, 02:36:20
Quote from: japanesebaby on April 21, 2009, 20:21:39
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?

The show for me was definitely VERY bittersweet.  They started out SO GOOD (Just like the f*cking record, nearly!), and it was wonderful to see them.  The sound was great where I was (203).  But it does hurt my heart a little, seeing what could have been, because of course I always want more anyway!  I've been trying not to hurt, trying not to stress out about the "reasons why"...  I don't want these things to discount from the wonderful experiences I had!  I had a lot of stuff go wrong this weekend (our plane was delayed 8 HOURS, and we just barely got there in time for the show!).  I basically missed out on a whole day of my short vacation because of this delay, and I didn't get to go to any of the meet ups.  I am thankful that I got to go at all!  But I do transition from feeling sorry for myself because of all that I ended up missing, and for the enormous amount of money that didn't get it's full value because of these mishaps, back to being SO f*cking EXCITED and tingly inside because of what I did get to experience.
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: japanesebaby on April 22, 2009, 16:00:39
Quote from: ghanisbuli on April 22, 2009, 02:36:20
Quote from: japanesebaby on April 21, 2009, 20:21:39
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.

Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: ghanisbuli 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?
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: pink ego box on April 22, 2009, 20:28:48
Quote from: ghanisbuli on April 22, 2009, 18:00:02
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.
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: dsanchez on April 23, 2009, 02:03:01
Quote from: jbud1980 on April 18, 2009, 21:10:56
Quote from: japanesebaby on April 18, 2009, 19:11:50
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
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: j on April 23, 2009, 03:32:13
Quote from: ghanisbuli on April 22, 2009, 18:00:02

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!
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: ghanisbuli on April 23, 2009, 06:02:37
Quote from: j on April 23, 2009, 03:32:13
Quote from: ghanisbuli on April 22, 2009, 18:00:02

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.
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: japanesebaby on April 23, 2009, 11:32:51
Quote from: dsanchez on April 23, 2009, 02:03:01
Quote from: jbud1980 on April 18, 2009, 21:10:56
Quote from: japanesebaby on April 18, 2009, 19:11:50
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.

Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: j on April 23, 2009, 14:28:50
Quote from: ghanisbuli on April 23, 2009, 06:02:37

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
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: sullen on April 23, 2009, 18:52:29
Quote from: j on April 23, 2009, 03:32:13

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
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: japanesebaby 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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVaNF1E1myo&fmt=18
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: j on April 23, 2009, 23:17:41
Quote from: japanesebaby on April 23, 2009, 23:06:50
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!
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: dsanchez on April 24, 2009, 02:52:12
From COF:

More on Robert's injured hand & Vegas
http://craigjparker.blogspot.com/2009/04/more-on-roberts-injured-handvegas.html
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: Cure 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
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: japanesebaby on April 24, 2009, 23:09:35
Quote from: j on April 20, 2009, 04:01:51
I just uploaded some pics to the gallery. 


thanks for the pics j.  :)

i've just uploaded some pics too.
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: lostflower4 on April 25, 2009, 05:24:43
Quote from: j on April 23, 2009, 23:17:41
Quote from: japanesebaby on April 23, 2009, 23:06:50
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:
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: japanesebaby on April 25, 2009, 13:32:51
Quote from: lostflower4 on April 25, 2009, 05:24:43
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:


yes, i meant those.

insanity (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKiUWv_eYak) & x-scream (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTWpihk-m1l) (maybe doesn't look so bad but it's 350 meters high up above the ground level...)

*edit to my last post: more pics here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/36543214@N07/sets/72157617180295111/
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: j on April 25, 2009, 16:40:59
So here's the back story to my Vegas trip....I was scheduled to leave Philly the Thursday night before the show.  My flight was oversold, so I volunteered to get bumped.  I was originally in coach class from PHL>MSP, then first class from MSP>LAS.  They rebooked me on the 6am flight out of Philly Friday morning, in first class the whole way.  They also gave me a $300 voucher and $20 in meal vouchers.  The gate agent did not rebook my ticket correctly and ended up putting me on a full fare first class ticket, which just meant that I got an additional 50% bonus miles, plus Northwest is running a triple mile promo for full fare tickets.

Now for the best part...initially the flight I was scheduled to take was about $700.  My wife found the same flight through NorthWest vacations, including 2 nights at the Riviera for $330.  Factor in the $300 voucher, plus the $20 in meal vouchers, and my flight plus 2 nights to Vegas cost me a total of $10!  :smth023
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: japanesebaby on April 25, 2009, 19:15:30
Quote from: j on April 25, 2009, 16:40:59Factor in the $300 voucher, plus the $20 in meal vouchers, and my flight plus 2 nights to Vegas cost me a total of $10!  :smth023


:eek:

wish i was that lucky... i don't even want to start counting all the expenses of the trip (i've promised myself not to - so don't ask!).

by the way that overbooking must be some US-only kind of thing. i've never come across that in europe: here when you buy a flight ticket for a certain flight then you can count on having a seat on that plane.
i witnessed this on my flight back (washington D.C. > frankfurt): united had seriously overbook that flight, there must have been some 15-20 people on stand-by or something. eventually they had to start looking for a volunteer pilot to take another plane to frankfurt as soon as possible. thankfully i had secured my seat already when i left from vegas - i seriously don't know what i would have done, had i been told to stay on stand-by.
anyway, that is just totally odd and new to me, the way it works over there.
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: Plainsong on April 25, 2009, 23:46:07
My flight to Vegas from Nashville was overbooked too but they were offering only $100 credit to give up your seat and I wasn't having any of that. Southwest is a little tight with the credits!
My flight HOME from LAX had to bump a couple of people because of the heat in LA that day--the plane was overloaded and couldn't take off! I could have very happily lived without knowing that.
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: dsanchez on April 27, 2009, 23:38:08
Simon drops his bass down at the end of "The kiss" (check from 6:46) :rocker


Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: wish-man on April 27, 2009, 23:58:47

Yeahh, Simon rocks  :rocker

You know, its remind me Simon on the 'Show' after A Forest. When he left his bass on stage unclenched. Remember? :D

... lets expect the same from Robert with face like THIS (http://www.picturesofyou.us/04/04-tv-france-5.jpg) after  :lol:
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: KleeGirl on April 28, 2009, 00:59:57
Oh yes, Simon rocks!  He is true hardcore. :smth023
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: sullen on April 28, 2009, 22:00:15
Quote from: Plainsong on April 25, 2009, 23:46:07

My flight HOME from LAX had to bump a couple of people because of the heat in LA that day--the plane was overloaded and couldn't take off! I could have very happily lived without knowing that.



ha

no kidding, that's real f*cking assuring to hear before the flight!
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: alwaysprayingforRAIN on April 28, 2009, 22:40:01
Quote from: dsanchez on April 27, 2009, 23:38:08
Simon drops his bass down at the end of "The kiss" (check from 6:46) :rocker



man he doesn't just drop it...  :shock: he's like throwing it off and then running away!!! but he can do whatever he wants cause he's simon -period!!!  :!:
Title: Re: 2009.04.17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms (USA)
Post by: dsanchez on April 28, 2009, 22:47:48
Quote from: alwaysprayingforRAIN on April 28, 2009, 22:40:01
but he can do whatever he wants cause he's simon -period!!!  :!:


WORDS!