Sphere - tips & bits

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Sphere - tips & bits
« on: December 12, 2023, 03:43:58 PM »
Hello all,

Iím going to the gig on February 15th. Not booked hotel or flight as yet, nor have I made any plans (other than the gig). Anyone who has been to the sphere show - any tips about what to do in Las Vegas, where to stay, gig tips etc would be most welcome.

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Re: Sphere - tips & bits
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2023, 03:56:18 PM »
wons could probably give you some good tips regarding accommodations and the most convenient McDonalds to eat at.
 

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Re: Sphere - tips & bits
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2023, 05:19:49 PM »
Stay at a hostel.

Eat at a Hooters.

Wear U2 logo clothing.

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Re: Sphere - tips & bits
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2023, 07:20:10 PM »
There was a video in another thread where the reviewer suggested that if possible you should stay in a hotel within walking distance of the Sphere due to accessibility of Ubers after the show.  Also if you are in the upper levels of the Sphere taking the stairs before and after the show saves you time versus taking the elevators. 

Also there is once section in which the view is partially obstructed - i think it might be the 100 sections but im not positive. 

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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2023, 11:50:05 PM »
I haven't been to Vegas since I was 7, but I looked into stuff when booking my trip for the Feb 7th show.  The LINQ is near the Sphere and pretty cheap, and it seems to be pretty new and nice for how cheap it is.

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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2023, 02:33:32 AM »
I haven't been to Vegas since I was 7, but I looked into stuff when booking my trip for the Feb 7th show.  The LINQ is near the Sphere and pretty cheap, and it seems to be pretty new and nice for how cheap it is.

Sounds like they don't change their bed bugs-sheets :p
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Re: Sphere - tips & bits
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2023, 10:52:10 AM »
I recommend a good book, and a pair of powerful binoculars.
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Re: Sphere - tips & bits
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2023, 11:11:23 AM »
Vegas gets pretty boring after a couple of days. It will be winter there, too, so you canít even sunbathe and look at the talent.

Thereís some cracking landscapes outside Vegas. Hire a car and drive to red rock canyon or Death Valley. A helicopter trip to the Grand Canyon is great too.

Vegas is just a big shopping/gambling centre really, it doesnít have much value in terms of culture. Alternatively, just take shit loads of drugs, and marvel at how weird it is to build a city in the middle of a desert, and itís colossal environmental impact meaning suffering for the next generation on a biblical scale.
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Re: Sphere - tips & bits
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2023, 11:49:54 AM »
Vegas gets pretty boring after a couple of days. It will be winter there, too, so you canít even sunbathe and look at the talent.

Thereís some cracking landscapes outside Vegas. Hire a car and drive to red rock canyon or Death Valley. A helicopter trip to the Grand Canyon is great too.

Vegas is just a big shopping/gambling centre really, it doesnít have much value in terms of culture. Alternatively, just take shit loads of drugs, and marvel at how weird it is to build a city in the middle of a desert, and itís colossal environmental impact meaning suffering for the next generation on a biblical scale.

One of my favorite works of fiction is Stephen King's The Stand.  The long version.  Its epic ending in Las Vegas is indeed biblical and a very memorable read.

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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2023, 11:55:39 AM »

Vegas gets pretty boring after a couple of days. It will be winter there, too, so you canít even sunbathe and look at the talent.

Thereís some cracking landscapes outside Vegas. Hire a car and drive to red rock canyon or Death Valley. A helicopter trip to the Grand Canyon is great too.

Vegas is just a big shopping/gambling centre really, it doesnít have much value in terms of culture. Alternatively, just take shit loads of drugs, and marvel at how weird it is to build a city in the middle of a desert, and itís colossal environmental impact meaning suffering for the next generation on a biblical scale.

One of my favorite works of fiction is Stephen King's The Stand.  The long version.  Its epic ending in Las Vegas is indeed biblical and a very memorable read.

Oh fabulous I have just added it to my Amazon wish list.
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Re: Sphere - tips & bits
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2023, 11:59:18 AM »

Vegas gets pretty boring after a couple of days. It will be winter there, too, so you canít even sunbathe and look at the talent.

Thereís some cracking landscapes outside Vegas. Hire a car and drive to red rock canyon or Death Valley. A helicopter trip to the Grand Canyon is great too.

Vegas is just a big shopping/gambling centre really, it doesnít have much value in terms of culture. Alternatively, just take shit loads of drugs, and marvel at how weird it is to build a city in the middle of a desert, and itís colossal environmental impact meaning suffering for the next generation on a biblical scale.

One of my favorite works of fiction is Stephen King's The Stand.  The long version.  Its epic ending in Las Vegas is indeed biblical and a very memorable read.

Oh fabulous I have just added it to my Amazon wish list.

You do realize Amazon is one of the biggest polluters on the planet, La?
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« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2023, 12:03:24 PM »

Vegas gets pretty boring after a couple of days. It will be winter there, too, so you canít even sunbathe and look at the talent.

Thereís some cracking landscapes outside Vegas. Hire a car and drive to red rock canyon or Death Valley. A helicopter trip to the Grand Canyon is great too.

Vegas is just a big shopping/gambling centre really, it doesnít have much value in terms of culture. Alternatively, just take shit loads of drugs, and marvel at how weird it is to build a city in the middle of a desert, and itís colossal environmental impact meaning suffering for the next generation on a biblical scale.

One of my favorite works of fiction is Stephen King's The Stand.  The long version.  Its epic ending in Las Vegas is indeed biblical and a very memorable read.

Oh fabulous I have just added it to my Amazon wish list.

You do realize Amazon is one of the biggest polluters on the planet, La?

Well, I feel strongly me ordering a second hand copy of a book on Amazon is considerably less environmentally irresponsible than flying all the way to somewhere like Vegas, to see u2.
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« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2023, 12:18:18 PM »

Vegas gets pretty boring after a couple of days. It will be winter there, too, so you canít even sunbathe and look at the talent.

Thereís some cracking landscapes outside Vegas. Hire a car and drive to red rock canyon or Death Valley. A helicopter trip to the Grand Canyon is great too.

Vegas is just a big shopping/gambling centre really, it doesnít have much value in terms of culture. Alternatively, just take shit loads of drugs, and marvel at how weird it is to build a city in the middle of a desert, and itís colossal environmental impact meaning suffering for the next generation on a biblical scale.

One of my favorite works of fiction is Stephen King's The Stand.  The long version.  Its epic ending in Las Vegas is indeed biblical and a very memorable read.

Oh fabulous I have just added it to my Amazon wish list.

You do realize Amazon is one of the biggest polluters on the planet, La?

Well, I feel strongly me ordering a second hand copy of a book on Amazon is considerably less environmentally irresponsible than flying all the way to somewhere like Vegas, to see u2.

Just contributing to the massive emissions all those hundred thousands of delivery trucks worldwide make 7 days a week. Hope youíre proud.  :P
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« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2023, 12:24:09 PM »

Vegas gets pretty boring after a couple of days. It will be winter there, too, so you canít even sunbathe and look at the talent.

Thereís some cracking landscapes outside Vegas. Hire a car and drive to red rock canyon or Death Valley. A helicopter trip to the Grand Canyon is great too.

Vegas is just a big shopping/gambling centre really, it doesnít have much value in terms of culture. Alternatively, just take shit loads of drugs, and marvel at how weird it is to build a city in the middle of a desert, and itís colossal environmental impact meaning suffering for the next generation on a biblical scale.

One of my favorite works of fiction is Stephen King's The Stand.  The long version.  Its epic ending in Las Vegas is indeed biblical and a very memorable read.

Oh fabulous I have just added it to my Amazon wish list.

You do realize Amazon is one of the biggest polluters on the planet, La?

Well, I feel strongly me ordering a second hand copy of a book on Amazon is considerably less environmentally irresponsible than flying all the way to somewhere like Vegas, to see u2.

Just contributing to the massive emissions all those hundred thousands of delivery trucks worldwide make 7 days a week. Hope youíre proud.  :P

You are being unnecessarily negative, Martin.
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Re: Sphere - tips & bits
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2023, 12:33:23 PM »
I ordered an electric toothbrush from Amazon the other day.  It arrived 3 hours later.  I did not have to leave the house and thus zero pollution from me and no contributing to traffic.

Hell yeah.