Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 | 7:45 p.m.
OneRepublic on Saturday night performed a free concert at Fremont Street Experience, wrapping up more than a week of grand opening celebrations for the D Las Vegas downtown.
Contributing photographer Tom Donoghue was onsite for a photo gallery and reported, “The owner of the D, Derek Stevens, closed out the D’s grand opening week with a great evening of fun and music. Pop Evolution started it all off, and then OneRepublic took over Fremont Street.
“Thousands and thousands packed the downtown area. The music was great, and I have never seen Fremont Street rock so much. Stevens posed with MLB Hall of Famer Frank Thomas and boxer Tommy Hearns.”
OneRepublic’s setlist included “Everybody Loves Me,” “Stop and Stare,” “Secrets,” “Buffalo,” “Apologize,” “Marching On,” “All This Time/Missing Persons,” new single “Feel Again,” “Good Life,” “Lullaby,” “Life in Color” and “All the Right Moves,” plus, covers including Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth.”
Frontman Ryan Tedder engaged fans in the front row, shared stories of past trips to Las Vegas and sang and danced to a cover of newly married Justin Timberlake’s “Sexy Back.” The performance was streamed on the plasma video wall on the D’s exterior and on FSE’s Viva Vision LED canopy.
OneRepublic for an encore performed “Stand By Me” and “Waking Up,” the title track of their new album that drops next month. Poison frontman Bret Michaels kicked off the concert celebrations last weekend with a free performance at FSE.
Don Chareunsy is editor of VegasDeLuxe.com and senior editor, arts and entertainment, of LasVegasSun.com.
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