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311 Day Weekend 2012

I had the fortune of attending 311's biennial concert/convention. This year, they decided to hold two concerts instead of just one. I applauded that move, since the ridiculously long show in 2010 had too many intermissions and you could tell the band (and much of the crowd) were absolutely dead tired by the end of the performance.

The first night's performance was the best 311 concert I have ever attended, to date. It was better than the second night, in my opinion, but both shows were pretty amazing. These 311 Day shows were also the antithesis of the small 311 show I saw in Wendover, NV on March 3, 2012, which served as a warm-up show for the 311 Day Weekend shows.

In all, the band performed 79 different songs over the two nights. So, in the past two weekends covering three 311 shows, I saw 86 different songs performed, and 23 for my first time (or 27 for my first time, if you include Coda, the Sunset in July remix, and the Waiting in Vain cover).

It was an amazing weekend that I won't soon forget, and then we topped off the weekend with a stay at the Wynn Encore, where we procured an amazing 59th floor panoramic view suite with a view of the Strip.

View the full trip report.