Review – Las Vegas

Vik and Nilesh were kind enough to offer me a ride and a place to stay (Circus Circus) for my first night in Vegas. We were able to enjoy the Strip and downtown where U2 filmed the I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For video. The next day, I met up with my good friends Eddsel, Chris, and Daniel. The Luxor – where we stayed – was quite a unique hotel.

It was my first time to be number 1 in the queue and to have helped manage the line along with Vik and Pat. The security were very cooperative, helpful, and funny. Like Phoenix, the venue didn’t want people to camp out, so we numbered everyone as they came to the queue and asked them to return the next morning at 6AM for role call. It made it easy for the venue and the fans. If numbered fans weren’t there at the time of role call, their name was scratched off the list and security supported our numbering system. The run into the pit was crazy with no real indicators of where to go. Vik jumped 7 feet to the pitch to make his way in. Nuts! The show itself was incredible. I truly believe The Black Eyed Peas are the best opening act I have ever seen. Some filipinas handed us a Philippine flag to wave, and band member wanted our flag. Given that he was filipino too, he wrapped the flag around himself while he sang. We were ecstatic! Later, Fergie saw our ‘Fergie We Love You” sign, and she sang to us for a bit – what a lot of fun! U2 was certainly on that evening. Snippets include In God’s Country, Fix You (because Chris Martin was in the crowd), and Viva Las Vegas. I walked away very happy with the show. Las Vegas didn’t disappoint :)

Here is a link to the bootleg for the Black Eyed Peas Las Vegas opening act.


  1. Kevin Orr - reply

    Had to respond. I’m with you. I’ve never seen a better warm up band than Black Eyed Peas. Saw them when they kicked it off in Norman. They did not seem intimidated at all and won the skeptical crowd over quickly.

  2. Shal - reply

    Joe! check your hotmail… i sent you a message!

    glad to see you’re enjoying the tour! i’ve only seen one so far….

    hoping to catch them next summer on the east coast, and hopefully in europe…

    ~ Shal

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