“I thought that was Faith Hill.”
“Who is that?”
“There’s no way that is Shania.”
Those were just a few of the comments I saw when I posted some photos from Shania Twain’s Chicago show at the Allstate Arena on Wednesday night (July 29).
It was all about the blond.
So after a 22-song set, complete with pyro, a mechanical bull of sorts, some acoustic tunes and a sold-out arena full of passionate hardcore fans, that’s what people want to talk about.
Her long blond hair was stunning, and I’ll admit that she did look a lot like Faith Hill, but what Twain looked like was hardly as important as what she sounded like. And she sounded amazing.
It helped that her band had two fiddlers — and a third on “Don’t Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)” from 1997 — and that she was able to pack her two-hour show with back-to-back hits. And even do one song she’s never done on tour before, “I Ain’t No Quitter.”
But really, this show was all about her voice.
She sounded, to me, like the Twain we all fell in love with when we first heard her 20 years ago on “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?”
Blond or brunette, that’s what mattered most.