Brazil's supersized music festival lands in Vegas with a two-weekend whimper.

Whatever might be debated about the inaugural Rock in Rio USA -- an uneven lineup and fuzzy attendance numbers are among the contested issues -- no one could argue that the two-weekend gathering in Las Vegas wasn't as comfortable as any ever produced. That was especially true of the pricey VIP area (single-day pass: $498), where Wolfgang Puck's team served internationally themed food. Even in the AstroTurfed non-VIP zones of the 33-acre permanent site, all felt agreeably laid-back.

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