• Mon. Jul 22nd, 2024

Everyone knows “Rock Lobster” and “Love Shack”, but for the fans who knew more than two songs, this was a night out to remember. I mean, an all out party!

The B-52s took over the House of Blues Las Vegas stage three nights in a row to deliver nothing but fun and grooves, and some stories here and there. As cosmic and zany as ever, Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson, and Cindy Wilson took the stage, looking like they had just stepped off the mother ship and greeting the HoB crowd, which went absolutely wild.

 

 

Kicking it all off with “Cosmic Thing” the crowd got out of their chairs and danced along with Schneider, who still has a way of holding a crowd with his stamina and catchy talk-sing melodies, but the real fun for me came when Pierson took to the microphone to make the weird oo-ah-oo’s intro-ing “Private Idaho”. I mean, come on, if you don’t love that song, are you even human?

Following “Private Idaho”, Pierson and Wilson did their duet of “Summer of Love”, which even though is still peppy, could be classified as a slower tune compared to the rest of their set. Of course though, the crowd lost their minds when the band broke out into “Roam”, and there were moments where I had to will myself to drown out the crowd in order to hear the band because everyone was in such good spirits.

 

 

I was really surprised that they didn’t save “Love Shack” for an encore, but instead chose to end their main set with it. It all worked out though as they came back on to the stage for “Planet Claire”, “6060-842”, and finally “Rock Lobster”. For a band that has been around for over 40 years, they did not fail to disappoint, and I think they made the entire crowd feel as young as they still do. I look forward to seeing them again!

Setlist

Cosmic Thing
Mesopotamia
Lava
Funplex
Private Idaho
Summer of Love
52 Girls
Roam
Channel Z
Dance This Mess Around
Wig
Love Shack
Encores:
Planet Claire
6060-842
Rock Lobster

 

 

PHOTO CREDIT: All photos by Vincent Young/Mozzchopz for ZRockR Magazine – ©ZRockR Entertainment, LLC – ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

By Stephy Muzio

Stephanie " Stephy " Muzio (formerly Hayward) - Public Relations / Writer/ Photographer and Co-Founder of ZRockR Magazine Co-host of ZRockR Magazine LIVE! Stephy was raised on rock and roll. Originally from Illinois, Stephy is the daughter of an aspiring metal guitarist and a former rock n roll radio dj. Stephy’s first concert at the tender age of 8 was Rob Zombie at the original Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas, where she happily threw horns up and sang along to "Dragula" with the best of them ( she incidentally loves horror films too!) . She performed with the VGA choir at the 2007 Video Game Awards show at Mandalay Bay when it was hosted by Samuel L Jackson, sharing the stage with the likes of Foo Fighters as well as Kid Rock. An LVA alum, when she isn’t singing or playing herself (she plays a few different instruments), she is out in support of the local scene and at her friends gigs around the southwest and even when she is back home in Illinois! She has written as well as done some photography previously for a couple of smaller zines including Vegas SoundZ when it was in print. Stephy takes the adage of ” If it’s too loud that is just too damn bad! ” to heart- after all- she was raised around screaming guitars, thunderous drums, production studios and only Led Zeppelin and Nirvana played extremely loud would put her to sleep as a kid! Stephy is a large part of the backbone of ZRockR.

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