Review: Carrie Underwood at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa
Sean Daly is a certified Carrie Underwood fan. So it's not for nothing that at several points, he found Underwood's sold-out concert Monday at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa a little, well ... "bleak" ... "gaudy" ... and "milquetoast":
From wearing an electric dress that projected intergalactic 'splosions (while singing power ballad Change) to riding high on a swing dangling from a fake tree (while singing Just a Dream, a song about a woman losing her soulmate in the war), Underwood paid little mind to matching song with special effect. Just throw it out there and hope it entertains the masses!
If it wasn't the most musically sound show, at least it was likably goofy. Backed by an eight-piece band, she wailed Cowboy Casanova while wearing an unflattering tuxedo. She shredded a guitar for Some Hearts (whether her ax was actually plugged in wasn't the point). On Mama's Song, yet another milquetoast new cut, she sat at a spinning piano as fog suitable for a werewolf movie rolled in.
There were high points, too, of course. To hear about them, click here for Sean's review. And get a couple more Carrie Underwood photos after the jump.
Photo: Edward Linsmier, tbt*