The My Fangirl Life team has a multitude of concerts scheduled this summer. Edmonton is apparently a mecca for some of the biggest acts in music this season, so keep watch as we document the shows we attend for your reading pleasure – we’re calling it our “Summer of Concerts”. You can also check out our reviews of Maroon 5, Eric Church, Phillip Phillips, OneRepublic, Ed Sheeran, and (gloriously!) One Direction.
The day of the Shania Twain concert was one of the longest of my life. I was up at 3:30am for work and had a 6 hours mad-rush drive home from middle-of-nowhere Alberta to make it in time. When I finally got to my seat I was exhausted and in need of an exciting, energy filled concert. The show did not disappoint.
Things kicked off with ‘We’re Gonna Rock’ and the show only went ‘Up!’ from there. Shania performed all of her hits; I literally think she sang every song on her greatest hits album.
Everything went off without a glitch. Shania has been on stage in Las Vegas recently and she looked like she’s been performing every day since I last saw her (which was over a decade ago). That girl knows how to put on a show; she’s a performer. There were lights, fire and smoke machines. There were giant screens behind her that were a great addition to the stage. The show was spectacular and she sounded even better.
Shania Twain was the first concert I ever attended. I remember fresh-faced Justine bobbing up and down with binoculars in hand, way up in the upper rows. I remember Shania singing my then-favourite song ‘Whose Bed’ and squealing with delight. I was just as delighted this time around.
Numerous times I was reminded of how catchy all her songs are. It’s been years since I listened to any Shania Twain, but the music started and I was singing along like no time had passed. And I wasn’t the only one, everyone in attendance was singing as loud as they could. Shania Twain was the Taylor Swift of the early 2000’s. She made pop-country a thing years before we’d even heard of Miss Swift.
During ‘Don’t Be Stupid’ she pulled two fans up onstage to sing along with her. It was fun to see the two girls belt out the song at the top of their lungs with no reservations. I’m no superstar and I still would have been more likely to make it through American Idol auditions!
She slowed it down in the middle and performed the epic ballads, ‘From This Moment’ and ‘You’re Still the One’. Honestly, it’s been years since I heard these song in countless slideshows of family photos (my family is a bit obsessed with making these for every event) and I still think I’m sick of them.
One of my favourite songs was ‘No One Needs to Know’. This song is light and airy… not to mention super country. No only is the tune super catchy but I can still see the Twister music video after all these years.
The show ended on a high with ‘Man I Feel Like A Woman.’ Classic.
The concert was excellent! A trip down memory lane for sure. I highly recommend the show for a nostalgic sing along! Grab your tickets while you still can – this is her farewell tour! Using My Fangirl Life’s own rating system, I give the Shania Twain concert:
8 out of 10 Feels: ?ﾟﾘﾍ?ﾟﾘﾚ?ﾟﾘﾂ?ﾟﾘﾍ⚪️⚪️
Are you checking out Shania’s final tour? What did you think? Share in the comments!
Thanks for reading!
– Justine Alyssa