Revisited: Last Weekend In Words and Photos

10 Oct

It was another music filled weekend in Las Vegas and I had the chance to catch shows at three of my favorite venues in town.  First up was Young The Giant at The Joint where the Cali kids rocked it and sounded fantastic during their 40 minute set.  Opening for Incubus put them in front of a great crowd and I’d say garnered them a heap of new fans.

Next up was ditching Incubus to race up the road to The Cosmopolitan to catch the Smashing Pumpkins, a band I had never seen live until Saturday night.  They sounded good but it was all new material so not hearing the hits I had grown up listening to was a disappointment but good friends and hanging out made the evening complete.

However last night was the highlight of my weekend as I ventured over the Pearl at Palms to catch the main man, Lupe Fiasco.  The Chicago MC tore through his catalog of hits including: “Words Out Of My Head,” “Show Goes On,” “All Black Everything,” “I Gotcha,” “Kick, Push,” “Go Go Gadget Flow,” “Superstar,” “Daydreammin’, “Hip-Hop Saved My Life” and a whole lot more.  The only disappointment on my end was not hearing “Paris, Tokyo,” my favorite Lupe jam.  Also Ashanti Floyd, his violinist was off the hook and really left his mark not just on me but the entire crowd.

First two Young The Giant photos by Scott Harrison of Retna,  Smashing Pumpkins photos by Erik Kabik of Retna (@Erik_Kabik on Twitter).

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