Friday, July 11, 2014

Concert Review: Shania Twain and the best backup singers EVER

Shaina Twain took the stage at the Saddledome last night for her second of two Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert series concerts at the Calgary Stampede...

...and Canada's Country Queen did not disappoint!

After almost a decade of not touring and two years of residency in Las Vegas, Shania brought the show to her Stampede loving fans and it was wonderful. Unless, of course, you hate theatrics, funny crowd interaction and loads of cowgirl BLING.


The woman made it snow during Still The One and I am pretty sure people cried. (I didn't, obviously, but other people probably did.) She took selfies on stage with fans (4 of the 6 were from AMERICA - which annoyed me. I booed them, obviously.) Her husband came on stage at one point and I had to remind myself he is not Kenny G (Or is he?! I JUST DON'T KNOW!). She sang hit after hit after hit until I was like...OMG, Shania Twain was my 90s.

When she had some fans on stage and they were sitting around a camp fire signing (that happened)...the sole man from Calgary got up and started dancing with one of the American girls. He flipped her over and her shirt came off revealing her leopard print bra. Now, I'm not going to say I wasn't slightly mortified for her, but like, come on, she really should get clothes that fit her. Way to go Dave. *air high five*

Besides Dave, the other supporting cast of the night that brought the show from "awesome" to "MAGICAL UNICORN EXPRESS" were Shania's backup singers.

Ryan and Dan Kowarsky. Also known as the classical duo RyanDan. ALSO two of the three members of your favorite inappropriate 90s song group b4-4! Shaina is so ballin she got the "If you get down on me, I'll get down on you" guys to be her backup singers.

That is out of control.

I will tell you that I recognized them right away...probably because I am constantly doing "Whatever happened to the spiky haired b4-4 singers" posts and know the non-guido looking version of them. I yelled to everyone in my section that it was RyanDan and they were like - lay off the Stampede crack. THEN, Shania introduced them and justice was served to the disbelievers.

I would be lying if I told you I didn't leave the concert yelling "That was the best b4-4 concert anyone has EVER been to" on my way to buy deep fried pickles on the Stampede grounds.

After a night of glitz, glamor, Shania and RyanDan - it's doubtful that anything will top it this Stampede. It's one for the books.


1 comment:

  1. My wife and I went last night and we loved it.I never went out and bought her cd's but would listen on the radio and of course because I'm from Ontario I followed hear career. Some of the critics gave her poor reviews, because too much Vegas but if you asked 14,000 screaming fans I'm pretty sure they were wrong. Loved the show


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