Saturday, October 27, 2007
Gwen Stefani at the Pearl Theatre
I figured I would rest in Las Vegas on Friday prior to Vegoose. All of this changed when I saw Gwen Stefani was playing the Pearl Theatre at the Palms. I have been a No Doubt fan for many years. I remember seeing them in a warehouse in Orange in 1995 prior to the release of "Tragic Kingdom". I also have an original copy of "The Beacon Street Collection" that they self released.
Gwen Stefani is wrapping up her "Sweet Escape" tour with a few chances left to catch this elaborate show. Sirens blared over the soundsystem as Gwen's dancers were clad in robbers outfits and police uniforms as they crept across the stage. A giant illuminated "G" lit up the stage and the crowd started to buzz. When Gwen appeared on the stage, the crowd erupted. Gwen sounded just as dynamic as I remembered and easily worked the stage as she smoothly delivered "The Sweet Escape". Gwen changed into a cape that was adorned with her trademark "G" patterned across the silky fabric. "Rich Girl" was another showcase for Gwen's sticky sweet vocals. I was impressed how much she was running across the stage and still hitting every note. "Yummy" had another costume change as Gwen worked the audience. She played a set that covered both of her solo albums extensively. It is difficult to decide whether I want Gwen to tour more or have her make a new No Doubt album.
Gwen Stefani setlist for the Pearl Theatre (10/26/07)
"The Sweet Escape"
"4 In The Morning"
"Wind It Up"
"Now That You Got It"
"Orange County Girl"
"What You Waiting For"