My Experience Visiting the Las Vegas Sphere
Over the weekend, Pattyann and I had the chance to visit one of the most talked about music venues in the world. If you haven’t heard about it yet, you must be living under a rock, and if you’re in the general vicinity of it, you definitely can’t miss it. Of course, I am talking about the Las Vegas Sphere.
Not only did we get to see the Las Vegas Sphere in person, but we also got to see one of my all-time favorite bands play in concert there as well — U2. Needless to say, we had a weekend in Las Vegas that was so neat.
The thing that makes the Las Vegas Sphere so special is that everyone walking into the new venue is basically doing so for the first time, so everyone is feeling the same level of excitement.
Plus, on top of that, you are seeing one of the biggest bands in the world in U2.
For the show itself, we started in the 300 section, which isn’t a bad section for the 20,000-plus capacity Las Vegas Sphere, but we also bounced around a bit to the 200 section, the 100 section, and even the floor.
The stuff they can do with the visuals inside the Las Vegas Sphere is unlike anything the world has seen before. It is a game-changing venue and has reset the expectations for concert visuals.
Although there were some sound issues, which is to be expected considering the venue is still brand new, the place still blew us away. It is spectacular.
As for U2, the band took the stage at 8:45 p.m. and played until 11:10 p.m., and it was a set list of 23 songs, including the entirety of Achtung Baby LP. Of course, that album has hits like One, Mysterious Ways, Love Is Blindless, and Acrobat — which, if I’m being honest, I could have done without.
Ed Sheeran was also in the crowd taking in the show at the Las Vegas Spehere, and Bono interpolated a bit of his song “Shape of You” at the end of their song, Desire.
Oh, and I can’t forget Pauli Lovejoy’s DJ set opening up for U2. He performed inside and neon car with no roof that moved around the entire Sphere floor.
Overall, it was a great show at a great venue, and I’ll share more of my thoughts on the Las Vegas Sphere tomorrow!