Miranda’s On Fire Tour made a stop at Target Center on Friday, April 20th. I saw many people wearing the BUZ’N Buttons at the show. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our pre-parties at Kieran’s and The Alley Sports Tavern.
Jerrod Neimann was the first artist on stage. Neimann started the concert by performing ‘Real Women Drink Beer.’ The second song he performed was ‘One More Drinkin’ Song.” Neimann performed a few other songs; he closed his set by playing ‘Lover, Lover.’
Next on stage was Chris Young. He started his set by performing “Save Water, Drink Beer.” He then introduced his second song as his “first number one single.” His first number one single is “Getting’ You Home (The Black Dress Song).” After playing “The Man I Want To Be,” he surprised the audience by singing “Signed Sealed Delivered.” The song “Signed Sealed Delivered” was originally by Stevie Wonder, for those who do not know that.
Young then introduced his song “Voices.” He told the audience the story about the casting of the music video for “Voices.” Young said, “I put my entire family in my music video.” He then said his grandfather would ask him if anyone asked about him because he was in the video. After performing “Voices,” he sang “Neon” and “You.” At the very end he presented headshots of Conway Twitty. He asked the audience to scream and go wild whenever he showed Conway Twitty’s picture on screen. Young performed “I Can Take It From There” and showed pictures of Conway Twitty throughout his last song on the stage at Target Center.
Miranda’s concert opened up by showing a video on the screen of Loretta Lynn talking. Then the video introduction shows video of various famous female celebrities. Throughout the video you primarily see Beyoncé sing the song “Run The World (Girls).” She performed a few of her largest hits at the beginning of the show. Lambert said, “listen to the words of this song closely” right before she performed “Over You.”
She introduced “Baggage Claim” and said “I wrote this in being in a state of very pissed off. I’m a married woman; I know what it’s like to be really pissed off.” As she signs the last lyric of the song, she sings “Come and get your s***.” It was a pretty funny closing lyric.
Lambert surprised the audience by singing “You and I” from Lady Gaga. She sang the song in its entirety. She then asked the audiences “are there any Katriss Everdene fans?” Lambert was sporting a black District 12 Tribute shirt throughout the show. She said this concert had the most people in the pit so far in her tour.
Lambert then told a story about the Grammys. She said herself and Blake Shelton (her husband) were placed right next to Lady Gaga. Lambert told Lady Gaga about her favorite drink, the “Miranda-ita.” She also told Gaga about how she wanted to win the award so badly and wanted to beat the two ‘other’ blonde girls sitting in that row at the Grammys … She must have been referring to Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood.
Lambert also sang “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo.” Then she told us “when I was 17 my first boyfriend broke up with me … I found another two or three boyfriends … then I got old enough to be doing things I shouldn’t be doing.” She stood confident on the stage and showed she was proud to be who she is and thanked the audience. She said “[I] can be a size 8 and rock it … in an industry where you are expected to be 100 pounds … thank you!”
During her song “The House That Built Me,” she showed old pictures of herself on the big screen. The stage had fantastic strobe light effects when she sang “That’s The Way The World Goes ‘Round.”
She introduced her second personality “Janice from Minn—esota.” She sang a Merle Haggard tribute with one acoustic guitar player on stage. She went off stage again for a moment… then came back for an encore and introduced Jerrod Neimann and Chris Young back to the stage. The three sang together “King of the Road.” There was even a violin player on the stage. Then they bowed down to the audience and closed out the show.
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