May 23, 2011


After busting ass all weekend, yes, I got much of my to do list completed... we headed over to the Palms to see System of a Down at the Pearl. It's a great venue. I'm not sure I can pick a favorite, The Joint or the Pearl. Both are winners in my book. We had balcony seats in Section 304. We could see the stage and the pits, it's a really great set up.

Start to finish, SOAD gave a high energy performance. They had the audience on their feet with the first chord and we sang along to every song. I've always been a big fan of Serj, he's outrageously talented and watching him juggle vocals with the guitar and keyboard was pretty spectacular. Daron was really impressive, too, it was nice to see a guitarist with front man presence.

They played all of their hits including personal favorites like B.Y.O.B., Lonely Day, Lost in Hollywood, Psycho, Cigaro, Aerials, Toxicity, Chop Suey and they closed out the show on the perfect note with Sugar.

System played their hearts out. They only broke to thank Las Vegas, the rest of the time they were rocking. It was a damn good show. Better performance and WAY better venue than when I saw them last at Ozzfest in Alpine Valley many moons ago.

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