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Are you used to watching concerts like
Not with ArTrips! Up-in-front, in your face performances is
what it's all about!
On a hot Sunday evening at the Whiteriver Amphitheatre I
witnessed another great concert event at the front of the stage!
No Doubt was on their reunion tour with Paramore, the band
that did some of the "Twilight" movie soundtrack and The
Sounds a Swedish rock band.
I joined The No Doubt Tour Club which gave me pre-sale access
to a special moshing area in front of the stage! I bought 2 of those
pit tickets and a Premier Parking Pass, the only way to go!
Ray was the lucky second ticket recipient but I didn't think he knew
we were going to Mosh! The night before I had watched
Pat Benatar and Neil
Giraldo from the 5th row at the Emerald Queen Casino. Now The
No Doubt Mosh Pit Experience.
we entered the special Tour Club entrance, we were given
wristbands with warnings that people will try to rip them off you! We
loaded up with drinks & food and headed to the pit area.
Rule of Thumb:
Always storm the front of the stage when you get access.
It Is Worth It!!!
When we got there, there were already people lined up in front of the
stage so Ray & I went stage left. Still only one or two people in
front of us and the stage! We endured 4 hours of not moving
form our coveted space "in space" in front of the stage. We moved all
night closer and to the center of the stage. We participated in jump
dancing and all the bumping and.....
the night went on, thousands of other people filled in the whole
amphitheater. It was very surrealistic to look backward to see 20,000
people all behind you!
To sum it up, it was one of the most rock concerts I've been to!
Each band was fantastic and the lead singers
Gwen, Hayley and Maja
Of course being in the Mosh Pit in front of the stage added to the experience!
A Swedish new wave band formed in 1999.
Lead by singer Maja Ivarsson a surprisingly good opening act!!
Maja danced and entertained the crowd well. Her voice was one moment
sweet and soft and the next loud and raspy! The sun was setting and
the stage was getting hot. Crowd Management distributed water bottles
to share. This was the first concert The Sounds joined the No
Doubt tour! They played a good half hour set!
Maja Ivarsson, Dynamic!!
And then there was....
Adrian Young &
Underneath It All
Excuse Me Mr.
End It On This
Simple Kind of Life
Guns of Navarone
It's My Life
Just A Girl
Stand and Deliver
Rocking the house!
Tom Dumont - Lead Guitar
Tony Kanal - Bass
Gwen Stefani - Abs
Adrian Young - Drums
Tom and Backup singer
An other guitar pick as a souvenir!
2009 Tour Dates:
5/02/2009 Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata
5/03/2009 East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands Sports Complex
5/16/2009 Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center (Tiger Jam
5/19/2009 Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center
5/20/2009 Bakersfield, CA - Rabobank Arena
5/22/2009 San Diego, CA - Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
5/23/2009 Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Wireless Pavilion
5/25/2009 Salt Lake City, UT - The E Center
5/27/2009 Denver, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
5/28/2009 Albuquerque, NM - Journal Pavilion
5/30/2009 Dallas, TX - Superpages.com Center
5/31/2009 Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
6/02/2009 Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheatre
6/03/2009 West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre
6/05/2009 Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheatre
6/06/2009 Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
6/08/2009 Raleigh, NC - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
6/10/2009 Virginia Beach, VA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
6/11/2009 Philadelphia, PA - Susquehanna Bank Center
6/13/2009 Pittsburgh, PA - Post-Gazette Pavilion
6/14/2009 Washington, DC - Nissan Pavilion
6/16/2009 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
6/17/2009 Montreal, QC - Centre Bell
6/19/2009 Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
6/20/2009 Boston, MA - Comcast Center
6/22/2009 Verona, NY - Turning Stone Resort Casino Event Center
6/24/2009 Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
6/26/2009 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
6/27/2009 Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
6/29/2009 Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center
6/30/2009 London, ON - John Labatt Centre
7/02/2009 Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Amphitheater (Summerfest)
7/03/2009 Detroit, MI - Palace Of Auburn Hills
7/05/2009 St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
7/06/2009 Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre
7/08/2009 St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/10/2009 Indianapolis, IN -
Verizon Wireless Music Center
7/11/2009 Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/13/2009 Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
7/15/2009 Calgary, AB - Pengrowth Saddledome
7/16/2009 Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
7/18/2009 Vancouver, BC - General Motors Place
7/19/2009 Seattle, WA
- White River Amphitheatre
7/21/2009 Concord, CA - Sleep Train Pavilion
7/22/2009 Universal City, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre
7/24/2009 Sacramento, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
7/25/2009 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/27/2009 Universal City, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre
7/28/2009 Universal City, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre
7/31/2009 Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/01/2009 Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/02/2009 Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/04/2009 Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/07/2009 Las Vegas, NV - The Joint
8/08/2009 San Diego, CA - Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
8/11/2009 Honolulu, HI - Neal S. Blaisdell Arena
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