Last night was the big night!
Alisha and I met at Nichole's and asked her sweet husband to take some pre-concert pics of us.
We drove out to the E-Center a couple hours early for reasons two-fold: 1) to avoid traffic 2) to find somewhere to eat beforehand. We decided on Winger's which actually happened to be their opening night. You'd think they'd have stellar promotions going on like free dessert or soft drinks. But no. Full price everything. At least it tasted good!
Once inside the E-Center, The Sounds were already playing. Who starts concerts on time? Maja Ivarsson - the female lead singer - she is bendy! She can lift those legs like there's no tomorrow. One word: Jealous.
Note to self: Listen to more of their music because they rocked my socks off.
But the real reason we came to this concert was to see Paramore.
I've blogged many a time and have mentioned once or twice my love for Paramore. I've even said, and still wish, if I could be someone for a day it would be Haley Williams. I just wanted to tuck Haley and all of her 5'2" self into my pocket and take her home with me. We could be besties, I just know it :)
They played every single one of my favorite songs including Crush Crush Crush, That's What You Get and Decode. They even played two or three new songs which got me super excited for their next CD coming out at the end of the summer. Note to self: Must find me a blog widget for their CD release.
She sure put a lot of emotion into her singing. I loved it.And at the end of the day, she has a smile on her face. What a great gig they've got goin' on.
Soooo...I don't own a single one of No Doubt's CDs... but I sure knew a lot of their songs! And now I'm even tempted to go buy some of their stuff because they were Awesome with a capital "A"!
Gwen Stefani is straight up pretty, even with weird clothes, make up and hair. It suits her.
Her stage presence made the concert so FUN.
At one point during the show, Gwen brought out her now 3-year-old son Kingston to have everyone sing him happy birthday. Gwen is married to the lead singer of late band Bush, Gavin Rossdale. Their life must be a party.