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27.09.2013 - Las Vegas, NV - Fremont Street Experience


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Today STP will play their last show in September! They will headline the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, Nevada at The D Hotel & Casino. The festival website says STP will play the 3rd Street Stage from 9:00pm to 10:30pm.


This will be STP's last show until October 19th, when they play Loud Park in Tokyo, Japan. After an Osaka show on the 21st, they'll return to Arizona for the annual 'Stars Of The Season' Gala later in the month. Six shows follow that performance for them in 2013.


For upcoming tour dates for STP, click here.



01. Down

02. Big Bang Baby

03. Vasoline

04. Dead & Bloated

05. Out Of Time

06. Meatplow

07. Silvergun Superman

08. Church On Tuesday (Guitar Solo Ending)

09. Big Empty

10. Black Heart

11. Interstate Love Song

12. Lady Picture Show

13. Pop's Love Suicide (2013 New Ending)

14. Hollywood Bitch

15. Sex Type Thing

16. Sex & Violence


17. Wicked Garden

18. Piece Of Pie

19. Trippin' On A Hole In A Paper Heart

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Like the name says the stage is located on the 3rd Street, where the D Casino is. The stage is facing towards the Fremont Street.


This is from 2011, so the building has a different name and it's only a similar stage.

A pic from 2012, I think: http://c767204.r4.cf2.rackcdn.com/21fcf032...d3bf5fb2dbf.jpg

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just read this Stone Temple Pilots may need Scott Weiland after all


By Barbara VanDenburgh The Republic | azcentral.com Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:32 AM Nineties post-grunge one-time juggernauts Stone Temple Pilots have broken up before. But there’s a sense of acrimonious finality to the latest split-up, which earlier this year saw band members Robert and Dean DeLeo and Eric Kretz publicly firing mercurial frontman Scott Weiland and recruiting Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington.


So when a freshly Frankensteined Stone Temple Pilots took the stage at the Marquee Theatre Thursday, Sept. 26, with a couple of new tracks in tow and promises of a forthcoming EP, they had a case to make.


They’re still a long way off from making it.


There was no conversation or preamble, no explanation from the band. Bennington came onstage to a warm, receptive audience and pummeled through three classic STP songs — “Down,” “Big Bang Baby” and “Vasoline” — before addressing the crowd. “What a beautiful sight to see,” Bennington said. “Thank you very much.” Then he pleaded with the audience to sing along with the next song, “Dead & Bloated.”


It wasn’t that beautiful a sight, though, in the far-from-capacity crowd, which thinned noticeably as the night wore on and seemed less engaged. Bennington is a capable, charismatic frontman, and was agile and energetic as he tackled well-worn STP favorites with vocal acuity. They played two new songs, “Out of Time” and “Black Heart,” which were well received.


All the pieces were, technically, on-target. But music junkies don’t go to grungy rock concerts to hear radio-faithful presentations of their favorite songs, which is exactly what the re-tooled STP delivered. At no point did they address the elephant in the room, and as the night wore on, that elephant smothered the set.


STP packed their set with many of the same songs Scott Weiland performed earlier this year at the Talking Stick Resort when he passed through with backing band the Wildabouts. Weiland clearly has his demons, and Bennington is clearly in a better, healthier, more technically capable place. But the Weiland show, for all its rambling lack of focus and technical sloppiness, was a far more interesting affair than a razor-sharp STP.


Sobriety and a good attitude are laudable, but they aren’t the X factors to a good STP concert.


Speaking of sobriety and good attitudes, Filter kicked off the night with a more engaging, heartfelt set, despite lacking the hits STP had at their disposal. Frontman Richard Patrick purged some of his demons on stage, and noted the looming anniversary of his sober date (Sept. 28, 2002) and his ongoing battle with alcoholism before singing an entire song while crowdsurfing.


It was a fine performance, but it still felt like killing time before the inevitable set-capper of “Hey Man, Nice Shot,” which brought all the stragglers streaming in from their smoke breaks and beer runs to sing along.




1. “Down”


2. “Big Bang Baby”


3. “Vasoline”


4. “Dead & Bloated”


5. “Out of Time” (new song)


6. “Meatplow”


7. “Silvergun Superman”


8. “Church on Tuesday”


9. “Big Empty”


10. “Black Heart” (new song)


11. “Interstate Love Song”


12. “Lady Picture Show”


13. “Pop’s Love Suicide”


14. “Hollywood Bitch”


15. “Sex Type Thing”


16. “Sex & Violence”




17. “Wicked Garden”


18. “Piece of Pie”


19. “Trippin’ on a Hole in a Paper Heart”

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It's so funny to read about how Chester is healthy and in better shape, and then read about Filter's frontman's sober date and how Scott played earlier in the year and it didn't make it a worse show because he isn't sober, etc.


DOES ANYONE IN THE WORLD KNOW HOW BAD OF AN ALCOHOLIC AND DRUG ADDICT THAT CHESTER WAS?!? Like god damn. Chester seems so fake fronting this band while acting like that. No wonder.

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Interesting piece about the VIP section


"Shady nonsense" is an excellent description of what went on at this show. STP's show was Night 2 of a three-night event celebrating The D (hotel and casino) on Fremont Street. Uncle Kracker played Thursday night, and Kid Rock was the main event on Saturday night. The show was advertised all over the place as a free event, and it wasn't till about a week before the show that "free concert" started morphing into "VIP concert for hotel guests with very limited free viewing on the far sides of the stage."


I mean, I was there, and I'm still not entirely certain what the deal was with the show. Moral of the story was that there were four viewing areas:


- VIP 1: Directly in front of the stage, there was a large reserved area for VIP 1 concert goers. I don't know who you had to be to get into VIP 1, but as the article linked above accurately describes, the space was maybe half full, and maybe a quarter of the people in it cared that there was a concert happening.


- VIP 2: Once word started coming out that you had to be staying at The D or its sister hotel to get tickets to this concert, my friend and I booked a room at the sister hotel. (The D was charging a hilarious $799/night per room.) That got us into VIP 2, which was behind and to the sides of VIP 1. When we arrived to the show, some never-before-mentioned $95 ticket option was available that also got you into VIP 2. VIP 2 was a lot larger than VIP 1, but was maybe one-third full?


- Bleachers: A week before the show, Fremont Street Experience announced that there'd be limited bleacher seating available for $25. The bleachers were this rickety affair situated maybe 50-60 yards from the stage, towering alarmingly high into the sky. At the beginning of the show, they were pretty full. I wasn't really paying attention to when or why they cleared out, but they were maybe only half full by the time the show ended.


- Free public viewing: When the night began, the free public viewing was situated way the hell down the street. Like, I'm not sure you really could have seen anything from back there. When security realized that the enormous swaths of VIP 2 would never come close to being filled, they moved the gates forward maybe 15-20 yards closer to the stage. Still horrible sight lines, but the people in front could probably actually see something. What was awful, though, is that there were two fenced-in public viewing areas, with an aisle separating them. When they decided to move everything up, they moved up one side before the other. So all the people who'd arrived early and were on the front row of the side they moved up second were now behind EVERYBODY on the side they moved up first. I saw the whole thing happen and watched this poor girl's heart pretty much break across her face while all these people streamed in front of her.


Seriously one of the worst advertised, organized, and executed events I've ever attended.


But anyway, onto the show: This was my fourth time seeing the band on this tour. The other three shows I saw were way earlier in the tour -- Bethlehem, Atlantic City, and Huntington. The band was a much tighter unit on stage. Chester had some pretty spectacular missed lyrics in the first three shows, but was flawless in Vegas. He was also working in some different screams and things here and there. Weirdly, though, even though they technically *played* better, I felt like they'd lost a bit of what made them so phenomenally appealing in the beginning -- just this total wide-eyed "Oh my God, this is so much FUN!" thing. Which I suppose is to be expected: The first three shows I saw really *were* the beginning of the tour, and I imagine the whole thing was probably pretty routine toward the end, but I missed all the smiles and man hugs and laughter that was exchanged during the early shows.


Setlist was the same as the setlist contained in the article that Querty95k posted about the Marquee Theatre show. In my opinion, even though it's only slightly different, it's a *much* improved setlist over the one they were playing for most of the tour.


One show note: The stage had a walkway that jutted a solid 10 yards or so out from the front middle of the stage. Chester spent a ton of time out there, which surprised me a bit. That being said, because of the stupid way the stage was set up, he really had to go out there to be anywhere near the crowd, so that might have been the main attraction for him. He also jumped into the crowd after the show finished and spent a ton of time chatting with people and taking pictures. He was the only guy in the band to do that.


And one girly comment: Talinda was at the show, standing just a couple feet from me, and holy moley is she beautiful in person. She's beautiful in pictures, too, but really just insanely gorgeous in person. She filmed the whole last song of the show on her iPhone, which I thought was really kinda sweet! It's nice that she's still a fan even though she's seen him play a million times.

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Chester sounds GREAT here. Really jamming. One of the best videos I've seen from this tour.

The first three lines of that song may have been the best I've heard Chester sound live ever. Granted, my experiences are way more limited that most of you here, but still, he sounded remarkably good. As in, I literally turned to my friend and remarked, "He sounds really good."


Anyhow, here's what VIP 2 passes looked like:




Pretty cool souvenir. Nowhere near as cool as the hilarious Motley Crue messenger bag and travel coffee mug that came with my tickets for their Intimate Evening in Hell residency over at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (the real reason I traveled out to Vegas), but not bad!

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That's how we have it on our show page, being not 100% sure is something we have to deal with all the time.

We can't guarantee for something to be 100% accurate.

I was at the show, so I'll make the guarantees for you: The setlist that's currently on the show page is accurate! :P Same set that they played for the last several dates on the tour.

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