A little background, I’m 31 and was a huge Garth fan back in the day and I still think his last tour was the best concert I have ever been to, and I’m a big live music guy and have been to tons of concerts. My wife and I were at his 10:30 show on Saturday July 17th:
Everyone has read the reviews, and it went exactly how others have described. I knew what to expect going in, as in it being acoustic and him taking the audience on a journey through his life growing up with music and his career. However what I was not expecting was him not being able to shut up and sing. I can appreciate a little back story between songs, but (and I might be exaggerating a little) it seemed to be 10 to 15 minutes of talk between songs, and when he would finally sing one of my old favorites it would only be a verse, or the chorus and not the whole song, and then he would go back to jabbing his mouth for another 10 to 15 minutes. Just a frustrating night it felt like I was being teased.
My wife, also a big Garth fan felt the same way I did. About the 1 hour 30 minute mark we started looking at our watches wishing it would end, and at about the 2 hour mark we got up and left, with him still having at least 20 or 30 minutes left.
While not being the only reason for our trip to Vegas we did plan everything around this concert, we waited to set our dates to when we could get tickets, so we were really looking forward to this being the highlight of the trip but it turned out to be the lowlight. I will say the audience seemed to be eating every minute of it up, and most people will probably love it. But I felt obligated to post my experience since everything you hear about is it being the best thing ever, and maybe someone else here will find this post helpful. Hopefully I’m not bashed too bad for this post.