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Flew to Vegas from Olympia, WA and attended Garth's Friday night show:

The Encore Theater is beautiful - great place to see a show.

Bought tix online - waited for 2 hours for 2 seats. GARTH in VEGAS - the possibilities were endless. Thought the first show would be a BIG deal. We couldn't have been more surprised and disappointed with the show. After all the hype and buildup, and after paying $143 per ticket, we are still scratching our heads in disbelief.

Nearly empty stage. Garth barely gave the audience a "hello" before starting his first cover song. Wore baggy Carrharts, dirty Romeos (or similar), hooded sweatshirt, and baseball cap. Looked so sloppy it could have been a mid-afternoon soundcheck. Seemed uncomfortable and unprepared.

Wireless headset mic sounded cheap - it popped and cracked and sounded thin all night.

Made jokes about being older, more forgetful, out of shape, a soccer dad, and "this is what happens after several years of retirement." This is $143 in Vegas??

While there were a few moments of excitement, the overall emotion of the evening was confusion and boredom. Stumbled musically many times, forgot words, stopped and restarted a few songs to find the correct key, and admitted that he doesn't always play guitar on his songs. He laughed it off and asked the audience to forgive him, but I found myself repeatedly thinking this is not a $143 Vegas show. He acted like a local bar singer, but I heard 8-10 better performers during NFR week in Vegas. Can't think of any other Vegas Headliner that would present themselves this way. Seemed like he wasn't committed to it - as if he didn't really want to be in Vegas - it was a quick paycheck before he jumped back on new private jet and went home to Oklahoma.

This was a chance for Garth fans to see him put on a great show in an intimate setting. It should have been an amazing opportunity, but instead was a disappointment.

Highlight was Trisha Yearwood sing "Walkaway Joe." They sound really good together. I know she wasn't feeling well, so unfortunately, they only did one song together.

Show lasted less than 2 hours with encore, and half the show was cover tunes. I really hope he comes up with a better Las Vegas show for his fans soon. This is something I would expect to see in a small club in Seattle for $20. Please, Garth - this is not a $143 Las Vegas Headliner ticket from the biggest selling solo artist in music history.

(Suggest removal) 12/13/09 at 10:08 p.m.

Flew to Vegas from Olympia, WA and attended Garth's Friday night show:

The Encore Theater is beautiful - great place to see a show.

Bought tix online - waited for 2 hours for 2 seats. GARTH in VEGAS - the possibilities were endless. Thought the first show would be a BIG deal. We couldn't have been more surprised and disappointed with the show. After all the hype and buildup, and after paying $143 per ticket, we are still scratching our heads in disbelief.

Nearly empty stage. Garth barely gave the audience a "hello" before starting his first cover song. Wore baggy Carrharts, dirty Romeos (or similar), hooded sweatshirt, and baseball cap. Looked so sloppy it could have been a mid-afternoon soundcheck. Seemed uncomfortable and unprepared.

Wireless headset mic sounded cheap - it popped and cracked and sounded thin all night.

Made jokes about being older, more forgetful, out of shape, a soccer dad, and "this is what happens after several years of retirement." This is $143 in Vegas??

While there were a few moments of excitement, the overall emotion of the evening was confusion and boredom. Stumbled musically many times, forgot words, stopped and restarted a few songs to find the correct key, and admitted that he doesn't always play guitar on his songs. He laughed it off and asked the audience to forgive him, but I found myself repeatedly thinking this is not a $143 Vegas show. He acted like a local bar singer, but I heard 8-10 better performers during NFR week in Vegas. Can't think of any other Vegas Headliner that would present themselves this way. Seemed like he wasn't committed to it - as if he didn't really want to be in Vegas - it was a quick paycheck before he jumped back on new private jet and went home to Oklahoma.

This was a chance for Garth fans to see him put on a great show in an intimate setting. It should have been an amazing opportunity, but instead was a disappointment.

Highlight was Trisha Yearwood sing "Walkaway Joe." They sound really good together. I know she wasn't feeling well, so unfortunately, they only did one song together.

Show lasted less than 2 hours with encore, and half the show was cover tunes. I really hope he comes up with a better Las Vegas show for his fans soon. This is something I would expect to see in a small club in Seattle for $20. Please, Garth - this is not a $143 Las Vegas Headliner ticket from the biggest selling solo artist in music history.

(Suggest removal) 12/13/09 at 9:53 p.m.

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