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Old 12-08-2003, 10:37 AM
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SHANIA Rocked Vancouver (article)

Sounds like everyone in vancouver was pleased way to go shania

for pics check out the website.

http://www.canada.com/vancouver/the...40-EC9874E8B70F



Shania fans Up! for show
17,000 watch Twain put her exclamation mark on Vancouver

John P. McLaughlin
The Province


Monday, December 08, 2003

We'd like to tell you Shania's a Canucks fan but she wore a Flames jersey while in Calgary.

CREDIT: Jason Payne, The Province


Shania's band was rockin'.

CREDIT: Jason Payne, The Province

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Shania Twain has always had a thing for the exclamation mark.

On her latest Up! album, about half the songs seemingly exclaim themselves. "Thank You Baby!," "What a Way to Wanna Be!," "Waiter! Bring Me Water!"-- the back cover reads like an over-caffeinated teenager's diary.

So it's no huge surprise Twain's show last night at the Pacific Coliseum Was! One! Big! Exclamation!

From the opening "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" with her nine-piece band fanning out over the big oval stage and fireworks blasting off like it was another night in Baghdad, Timmins, Ont.'s favourite daughter definitely got everyone's attention.

With in-the-round shows like this one, the problem is always how the artist will make her entrance. In this case Twain's band came in from one end of the Coliseum and, while the spotlight was on them, Twain snuck in from another end. Very tricky.

And the capacity, record-breaking crowd of 17,000 was ready for their Shania. Dressed in a Canucks jersey, blue jeans and red sparkly shoes worthy of a Dorothy, she roamed the risers and numerous stairs of the elaborate stage like it was her own yellow brick road, pulling out hit after hit from "Up!" and "Honey I'm Home" to "Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)" and "I'm Gonna Getcha Good."

When she hit "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under" with the triple fiddles and the rest of the band nailing the difficult harmonies, the entire crowd was on its feet clapping and singing along. Twain is nothing if not the master of the pop hook and the audience, in fact, was clapping, stomping and singing along to everything she did.

It's quite an experience to hear 17,000 people singing "If You're Not in it For Love I'm Outta Here" at the top of their collective lungs. My ears are still ringing.

Canadians Emerson Drive were a solid opening act drawing from original material and covers like "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" and Merle Haggard's "Silver Wings eliciting an amazingly big response from the crowd. These guys are going places.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

If you're going to the Shania show tonight, here are three moments when you definitely don't want to be lining up for popcorn...

1. Make sure you're there for the opening -- both for the big spectacle and the bigger fun of seeing a lot of beefy guys screaming out "Man! I Feel Like A Woman" as loud as they can.

2. Keep your eyes on one of the six overhead screens during "She's Not Just a Pretty Face." In the video celebration of women in various roles, see how many you can identify. Mother Teresa is the easy one.

3. After the rather original band intro, segment one of the coolest moments of the night comes when Twain rises up like an apparition in the fog from beneath the stage, sitting on a stool singing "Forever and Always" as she revolves.

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Old 12-08-2003, 11:05 AM
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Re: SHANIA Rocked Vancouver (article)

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Sounds like everyone in vancouver was pleased way to go shania

for pics check out the website.

http://www.canada.com/vancouver/the...40-EC9874E8B70F



Shania fans Up! for show
17,000 watch Twain put her exclamation mark on Vancouver

John P. McLaughlin
The Province


Monday, December 08, 2003

We'd like to tell you Shania's a Canucks fan but she wore a Flames jersey while in Calgary.

CREDIT: Jason Payne, The Province


Shania's band was rockin'.

CREDIT: Jason Payne, The Province

ADVERTISEMENT



Shania Twain has always had a thing for the exclamation mark.

On her latest Up! album, about half the songs seemingly exclaim themselves. "Thank You Baby!," "What a Way to Wanna Be!," "Waiter! Bring Me Water!"-- the back cover reads like an over-caffeinated teenager's diary.

So it's no huge surprise Twain's show last night at the Pacific Coliseum Was! One! Big! Exclamation!

From the opening "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" with her nine-piece band fanning out over the big oval stage and fireworks blasting off like it was another night in Baghdad, Timmins, Ont.'s favourite daughter definitely got everyone's attention.

With in-the-round shows like this one, the problem is always how the artist will make her entrance. In this case Twain's band came in from one end of the Coliseum and, while the spotlight was on them, Twain snuck in from another end. Very tricky.

And the capacity, record-breaking crowd of 17,000 was ready for their Shania. Dressed in a Canucks jersey, blue jeans and red sparkly shoes worthy of a Dorothy, she roamed the risers and numerous stairs of the elaborate stage like it was her own yellow brick road, pulling out hit after hit from "Up!" and "Honey I'm Home" to "Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)" and "I'm Gonna Getcha Good."

When she hit "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under" with the triple fiddles and the rest of the band nailing the difficult harmonies, the entire crowd was on its feet clapping and singing along. Twain is nothing if not the master of the pop hook and the audience, in fact, was clapping, stomping and singing along to everything she did.

It's quite an experience to hear 17,000 people singing "If You're Not in it For Love I'm Outta Here" at the top of their collective lungs. My ears are still ringing.

Canadians Emerson Drive were a solid opening act drawing from original material and covers like "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" and Merle Haggard's "Silver Wings eliciting an amazingly big response from the crowd. These guys are going places.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

If you're going to the Shania show tonight, here are three moments when you definitely don't want to be lining up for popcorn...

1. Make sure you're there for the opening -- both for the big spectacle and the bigger fun of seeing a lot of beefy guys screaming out "Man! I Feel Like A Woman" as loud as they can.

2. Keep your eyes on one of the six overhead screens during "She's Not Just a Pretty Face." In the video celebration of women in various roles, see how many you can identify. Mother Teresa is the easy one.

3. After the rather original band intro, segment one of the coolest moments of the night comes when Twain rises up like an apparition in the fog from beneath the stage, sitting on a stool singing "Forever and Always" as she revolves.

jpmac@gmx.net

Copyright 2003 The Province




She doesn't do that for FTMO???? At the earlier shows, Shania would just walk over to the center and sit on a stool, and sing FAFA. She would rise out of the stage and sing FTMO.


At the end of the song, with all the lights rotating around on her, it looked like she was in a transporter beam.


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Old 12-08-2003, 01:42 PM
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There was no FTMO in Edmonton, she did FAFA on the rotating stool with the fog. I guess since FAFA is a recent single and doing well in the charts, she changed to it. But my preference would have been FTMO in that stage presentation and do FAFA as well later.
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There was no FTMO in Edmonton, she did FAFA on the rotating stool with the fog. I guess since FAFA is a recent single and doing well in the charts, she changed to it. But my preference would have been FTMO in that stage presentation and do FAFA as well later.



She did both when I saw her the three times.

I guess she is removing songs that would overstrain her voice given the cold she had recently.



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Old 12-08-2003, 02:28 PM
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I guess she is removing songs that would overstrain her voice given the cold she had recently.

That's probably why she removed it, hopefully for just a while.
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Old 12-08-2003, 06:56 PM
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VANCOUVER WAS AWESOME!

Just got back from Vancouver...The sunday concert was unbelievably loud and enthusiastic. The crowd was wild from Emerson Drive on. They were very well received and I really enjoyed them. I had close floor seats which is great for the excitement but it is tough for a woman to see over 6 rows of taller and cheering people!! I saw the Madison concert and Vancouver was twice as loud!! Shania sounded in pretty good voice but the sound system, same as in Madison, occasionally makes her and the band member voices sound like Mickey Mouse when they talk. It is strange. The arena holds 17,500 but they announced in the paper that they were adding more seats! It was beyond a sellout! Shania was very high energy all night long and the crowd was dancing and standing up to the nosebleed seats. She sang FAFA on the rotating stool this time. She wore the usual sports jersy, jeans with red glitter ankle trip and red sneakers; then she changed into the yellow/green halter top with a black bra/halter underneath and the black pants with chains and her boxer shoes. At the end, another sports jersey and loose black pants, maybe velour. She said her brother Mark was there with a bunch of friends and if she forgot to mention anyone she "would get reamed for it!" A very high energy night..I'm going to see her in San Jose next Sunday, I live in San Francisco. PS her voice sounds much better but she did not sing several of the harder, higher parts in some songs ie Rock this Country or YSTO. Shania definitely seems to feel most comfortable in Canada..she probably feels most accepted. The Arena Showed its Love!!
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Old 12-08-2003, 07:53 PM
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Thanks for the review Liz! Are you coming to the Vegas concert?
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Old 12-08-2003, 08:40 PM
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Thanks for the review Liz! Are you coming to the Vegas concert?


Hi FV! I wish I could I'm sure you all will have a blast! But, I can't do three in a row! I met SAS in Madison..it is great to meet other Shania fans..so much more fun than going with non fans!!
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Shania Twain sings to sold- out crowd at Pacific Coliseum.

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There aren't many places where grown men can stand in front of a crowd and scream in confident unison: "Man! I feel like a woman!"

Such is the universal power of a Shania Twain concert.

The cross-over queen from Timmins, Ont., is not the most technically gifted voice in pop or country music, and her sugary-sweet albums, no matter how many tens of millions she sells, are unlikely to ever be taken seriously by historians of either genre.

But there is something undeniably positive and uplifting about her songs that sets the toes a tappin' and the hips a swayin'.

[u]A record crowd of 17,000 -- diverse by both gender and age[u] -- at Pacific Coliseum Sunday night were on their feet from the first distinctive staccato blasts of Man! I feel like a woman! and kept the positive vibes flowing throughout a high-energy concert, which lasted almost two hours.

As the music and swirling lights intensified, Twain appeared on an oval centrestage that featured walkways, steps and a raised centre platform rimmed with lights. She wore a Vancouver Canucks jersey, blue jeans, red running shoes and lots of sparkly jewelry around her neck and wrists.

(During the second half of the show, Twain did her male fans a favour, tossing the baggy jersey for a yellow tank top with a peek-a-boo view of a black lace bra.)

"It's so beautiful here," announced Twain, whose chatty, bubbly personality rarely results in any comments of substance. "It really is gorgeous here. Even in the rain, it's beautiful."

Fortunately, Twain's confidence as a performer has shown marked improvement since her first tour, in 1998. Whereas she once stiffly looked through her concert crowds, now she effortlessly plays to them, to the point her wranglers have to worry about her personal safety.

At one point, she launched herself into the audience, (which included her brother, Mark) only to get lost when she couldn't find an aisle. "Oh, I can't get there," she said. Back on the safety of the stage, someone suggested she walk over the crowd next time. "Crowd surfing? I've never done that before. Some of you guys might grab my butt, and I wouldn't like that."

Twain gave dozens of high-fives and autographs to the crowds pressed close up front. She accepted flowers and teddy-bears. And she seemed to be forever inviting fans on to the stage, including two cowboys who were so tall next to the diminutive Twain that they both dropped to their knees.

Also invited up was a Twain wannabe -- a girl of, oh, seven years -- who, like my neighbour's cat, seemed to be 50-per-cent hair. A duet wasn't going to happen, but the thought was there.

Twain's backup band of eight men and one woman were young, buffed, energetic and hip -- presumably, everything that her reclusive, mega-producer husband, Mutt Lange, is not. They wore muscle shirts, tattoos, cool shades, silver chains and military attire, and they relentlessly roamed the stage, sometimes with choreographed moves, but mostly as free spirits.

The nature of the backup band -- although some new faces have emerged [no new faces-check the facts..crtics!]-- was little changed from past Twain concerts. Other familiar schticks included Twain starting the concert hidden backstage with the coy question -- "Are you ready, Vancouver?" -- and later bringing 15 local drummers on stage to help out with the tune (If You're Not In It For Love) I'm Outta Here!

The major change is that Twain now has simply too much music, too many hits, based on the strength of three multi-platinum albums: The Woman in Me (1995), Come On Over (1997), and Up! (2002). She had to resort to a medley to fit in songs such as When, You Win My Love, and Come On Over into the playlist.

With the major exception of her recent hit, Up!, fans seemed to respond most enthusiastically to the older material: Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?, a song that makes having an affair a sort of good-natured romp; That Don't Impress Me Much, during which she gave a big "I'm-pooped" sigh; and the ballad The Woman In Me.

Fans lapped up the latter song, even though it began with a flub. Twain surprised everyone by appearing about 20 rows up with an acoustic guitar player, while four band members positioned themselves on stools on centre stage to sing vocal backup. An electrical glitch cut power to the guitar, causing the song to be delayed.

Twain saved Rock This Country! for her encore, an infectious tune complete with fireworks, confetti and streamers -- a final, dramatic punctuation to an entertaining evening.

The Canadian leg of Twain's Up! world tour ended Monday, during a second show in Vancouver. She now heads for the U.S. West Coast, before continuing in Europe in January.

Almost forgotten by concert's end was the opening act, Emerson Drive, a six-piece boy band, originating from Grande Prairie, Alta., which put on a spirited, if short, performance lasting barely 20 minutes. With their second album due out early next year, and recognition as best new duo/group from the Academy of Country Music Awards, they seem destined for a strong future in the mainstream, new-country market.

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No real journalists with self-respect would allow themselves a such a low shot.

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No real journalists with self-respect would allow themselves a such a low shot.

I hate when losers use their pen to spread out their poison.


and according to Debbie, Mutt is really good looking.

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