Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Rhythm Nation 2008

Luis and I went to the Janet Jackson concert last Friday at Mandalay Bay. It was so awesome! She did every single song any fan could ever want. She started off with Pleasure Principle and Control all the way through to Rhythm Nation to end and Runaway for the encore.
Here was the complete song list:
“Pleasure Principle”
“What Have You Done For Me Lately”
“U Want This”
“Miss You Much”
“Never Letchu Go”
“Come Back To Me”
“Let’s Wait Awhile”
“So Excited”“So Much Betta”“Nasty”“All Night”“Rock Witchu”“Together Again”“Young Love”“Say You Do”“Don’t Stand Another Chance”“Doesn’t Matter”“Escapade”“Love Will Never Do”“When I Think of You”“All 4 You”“Don’t Know What You Got, Till It;s Gone”“Call on Me”“That’s The Way Love Goes”“I Get Lonely”“Funny”“Anytime, Anyplace”“Discipline”“Black Cat”“If”“Rhythmn Nation”“Luv”“Runaway”
Her show had everything you would want in a big Vegas-style show: large moving set, pyrotechnics, dancing, real singing (no lip syncing) and a live band. We had a great time.
Here are my tips for going to a concert in Mandalay Bay:
1. Buy the tickets at the desk in Mandalay Bay rather than Ticketmaster. The employees will help you show you the seat map and help you find a good seat. I asked them for help and they made a great suggestion in the middle price range. Plus, we got our tickets right away so I didn't have to worry about them getting lost in the mail. You'll also save a ton in handling and shipping charges.
2. You must, must, must get there several hours in advance. Parking is an absolute nightmare. The lot fills up fast with the regular casino activity, especially on weekends. I really suggest that you get there early and go to dinner. They also have a great little bookstore that is usually pretty empty if you want to browse. That way you don't have to be totally stressed out circling and looking for a space at the last minute. We learned the hard way after we missed the beginning of the Kathy Griffin show after we had to walk quite a ways from the Excalibur--2 casinos down from Mandalay Bay since it was so packed for a 9/10 pm Friday show!
Enjoy the shows at Mandalay Bay! I hope they are as good as Janet my Indiana girlfriend!


Sandra said...

I am SO jealous of you guys! Sounds like you had a great time.

Bethany said...

We did have a great time. It was easily one of the best shows I have ever seen. Actually, it's kind of hard to describe it in words. I'm so glad we went.

Cladeedah said...

So she played like freakin' 40 songs? Geez, I lost count after 20.

Bethany said...

Oh yeah! It was great. She played for 2 1/2 hours. For the older songs, she didn't play the whole song but just enough to get your head boppin'. so awesome!