When I learned that Shania Twain was going to perform at the Verizon Center in DC, of course I had to get tickets! I grew up on her music, and with such a convenient venue, this was a win-win no-brainer!
Gavin DeGraw opened for Shania. I'm not a huge fan: all I can think of is the theme song for One Tree Hill when I think of DeGraw. I also saw him perform at this year's Winter Classic. It's not that I think he's untalented, but I just don't care for his music. He got the crowd going a little bit, but we all know (including DeGraw himself) that nobody was there just to see him.
And then Shania took the stage! Of course she had a big entrance, coming up from beneath the stage (wearing WAY too much fringe!). My parents and I were taken aback by the blonde hair (she looks so much better as a brunette!), so the hair and outfits were a little distracting. But she put on a great show, singing all of her hits punctuated by instrumental pieces when she had a wardrobe change. And the pyrotechnics weren't too shabby, either! I felt like it was the Fourth of July!
|This Nascar-like image was during "You Win My Love."|
Honey, I’m Home
You Win My Love
Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?
I Ain’t No Quitter (new-ish song; meh)
Love Gets Me Every Time
Don’t Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)
Any Man of Mine
I’m Gonna Getcha Good! (I wish she wore the jumpsuit from the music video!)
Come on Over
Party For Two (She sang this with Gavin DeGraw, and I thought the duet was great!)
Today Is Your Day (Acoustic) (again, meh)
No One Needs to Know (Acoustic)
You’re Still the One (Acoustic)
From This Moment On
That Don’t Impress Me Much
(If You’re Not in It for Love) I’m Outta Here!
And of course the encore was "Man, I Feel Like A Woman." What a great song!
|At one point Shania hopped onto this saddle that lifted her above the stage! It was a little much...|
One of the best parts of the concert was when Shania invited this little girl to sing on stage. This child kept singing the chorus of "Honey, I'm Home" over and over again, and she probably would have kept going if Shania hadn't finally stopped her. The video is below:
*Most of the song links go to official music videos. Those that don't go to live versions from her recent tour. As you can see, she has always made fashion statements, from way back when to now!