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#1 1-0-0-1-0-0-1

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 12:38 PM

06/24/11 - Las Vegas, NV

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#2 Rolinda Bonz

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 09:31 PM

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 08:04 AM


Me too, can't wait!


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Posted 22 January 2011 - 01:13 AM

I'm seriously considering going to this one, and making it a mini vacation. How good is the view if I sit on the side, not on the floor?


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Posted 22 January 2011 - 01:19 AM

QUOTE (nettiesaur @ Jan 22 2011, 01:13 AM)
I'm seriously considering going to this one, and making it a mini vacation. How good is the view if I sit on the side, not on the floor?

It's at the MGM Grand, right?  It's good...nothing special, but a nice, average size arena.


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Posted 22 January 2011 - 01:36 AM

QUOTE (Rushchick10 @ Jan 21 2011, 11:19 PM)
QUOTE (nettiesaur @ Jan 22 2011, 01:13 AM)
I'm seriously considering going to this one, and making it a mini vacation. How good is the view if I sit on the side, not on the floor?

It's at the MGM Grand, right?  It's good...nothing special, but a nice, average size arena.

Yep, The MGM, nice place!

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 01:51 AM

I saw the last Vegas show at the MGM.  I was in the 8th row floor on Geddy's side.  I had a great seat, and had awesome sound.  Can't speak for the rest of the venue, though.  But, it seems like a nice, average size venue.    wink.gif  

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 03:21 AM

QUOTE (nettiesaur @ Jan 22 2011, 01:13 AM)
I'm seriously considering going to this one, and making it a mini vacation. How good is the view if I sit on the side, not on the floor?

Depending upon how tall you are, side seats might be better.  The floor is pretty level and if you aren't tall (or up close) then you may have problems with the floor view.

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 10:02 AM

I am pondering trying to buy tickets to this one and making a vacation out of it with the family.  maybe sightseeing while there (are there day tours to Grand Canyon?)  any advice is appreciated from this novice traveller.  thank you.

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 11:34 AM

QUOTE (StanGetz @ Jan 22 2011, 02:21 AM)
QUOTE (nettiesaur @ Jan 22 2011, 01:13 AM)
I'm seriously considering going to this one, and making it a mini vacation. How good is the view if I sit on the side, not on the floor?

Depending upon how tall you are, side seats might be better.  The floor is pretty level and if you aren't tall (or up close) then you may have problems with the floor view.

That's what I thought. I am short, and when I went to a show last year, here in Milwaukee, I had trouble seeing over the tall people(as usual), and that floor is slanted downward towards the stage. I really can't afford a VIP package, so the sides may be a better bet.

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 05:55 PM

Pedro will be there! I was hoping Mrs. Pedro would accompany me, but I think I may be going solo this time.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 07:21 PM

At last year's show I had seats in first tier about half way back and they were very good.  I'd suggest you go for something on the side unless you already purchased tix this morning.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 06:51 PM

I decided not to go. I can't get into the section I want to sit in, and it's just too expensive, maybe next year.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 02:45 AM

Yup....here I go again! See you all there!

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 09:09 PM

I super want to go, but haven't bought tickets yet. Anyone that's been to Rush @ MGM before, wanna tell me how decent the cheapo seats are?  

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 12:07 PM

QUOTE (rushforumnewuser @ Jan 22 2011, 07:02 AM)
I am pondering trying to buy tickets to this one and making a vacation out of it with the family.  maybe sightseeing while there (are there day tours to Grand Canyon?)  any advice is appreciated from this novice traveller.  thank you.

You should definitely do all the expected things on the strip - the volcano at the Mirage, fountains at the Bellagio, the gardens inside the Bellagio, get your picture taken at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign on the south side of the strip.  Try to hit Fremont Street which is downtown and has an overhead light show, and maybe the Venetian for the gondola rides.  You can definitely do a Grand Canyon tour from Vegas - either driving or flying through something like Scenic Airlines.  If you drive to the south rim (the most popular) it takes about 5 hours as does the north rim.  The north rim is much more remote, but I prefer it because you don't have to fight at the rails to get a view of the canyon because it is just not as crowded.  The west rim has that crazy skywalk - I've never been because I know I would freak out looking down and seeing nothingness - yikes - so I have no wisdom to share there.  I think it is probably about a 2 &1/2 hour drive?  If you want to do a few special things, I would suggest the following - go to the Eiffel Tower restaurant in the Paris.  It is rather pricey, but worth it for a special night out.  You can sit at the window and watch the fountain show at the Bellagio across the street.  The food is really yummy too!!  You should also try to see the Cirque de Soliel show Beatles Love.  It is an awesome "feel good" kind of show - will make you feel like a kid again.  But if I have one piece of advice, and you have the time, I would suggest going to Zion National Park in southern Utah.  It is about a two and a half hour drive, but sooooooo worth it.  You could do it in a day, but it would be better to stay over night.  In my opinion, the most beautiful place in the world (pictures in my sig).  Oh and eat breakfast while you're there at the Pioneer Lodge in Springdale.  Consider me your handy dandy travel agent.   smile.gif  

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 01:19 PM

Here's a link to the skywalk at the west rim of the Grand Canyon - grab the barf bags - vertigo ...

http://www.grandcanyonskywalk.com/

And Zion -

http://www.utah.com/nationalparks/zion.htm

Fremont Street experience -

http://www.vegasexperience.com/#

Bellagio fountains -

http://www.bellagio.com/amenities/fountains-of-bellagio.aspx

Bellagio gardens -

http://www.bellagio.com/amenities/botanical-garden.aspx

Venetian gondolas -

http://www.venetian.com/pages.aspx?id=324

Eiffel Tower restaurant in the Paris -

http://www.eiffeltowerrestaurant.com/

Beatles Love Show -

http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/love/default.aspx

Welcome to Las Vegas sign -

http://www.vegas.com/attractions/on_the_st...comelvsign.html

Two other things I thought of that might be of interest are Mt. Charleston which is about 30ish minutes outside of town to the Northwest edge of the city, and the Stratosphere tower with its variety of crazy rides (again with the barf bags).











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Posted 03 February 2011 - 09:15 PM

I'm there! Got the ticket and now just waitin' for June!!!

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 05:04 PM

My wife and I will be going back to Las Vegas for this show.

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We were first side section (Section 17), row 3 last summer (on Alex's side). Those seats were fine.

The MGM is a pretty nice arena. Well designed (except for getting out when the show is over). I think it probably holds 14,000??

Looking forward to it!

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 05:10 PM

I am there.




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