CARRIE Underwood shook Tamworth’s TRECC like an earthquake on Friday night – in a good way.
Country music’s original American Idol may or may not have been known to many in Tamworth when her tour was announced, but she left the city on Saturday with hundreds of additional fans as 4800 enjoyed her TRECC
She vowed to the audience she’d be happy to come back – and many are hoping she does.
People travelled from all over the northern region, and some even further, to see the show.
Among those who spoke to The Leader were concert-goers from Narrabri, Merriwa and Scone.
Underwood stormed the stage in her black fringe leg warmers and sparkly black heels, with many saying the only other time a TRECC crowd has been as excited to see a performer was during Keith Urban’s concert in the city last year.
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She performed everything from her first country release, Jesus Take the Wheel, and a cover of Aussie band INXS’ Never Tear Us Apart to her latest singles Good Girl, Blown Away and One Way Ticket.
Many have also commented on how nice it was to see an artist stand and deliver a full quota of songs without the usual commentary and costume changes that add clunk to other concerts.
While there was no criticism of Underwood, there have been some complaints about mobile phones.
One reader said on The Leader’s website that while it was a great show and the people who brought Underwood to Tamworth should be congratulated, it was “a shame that all the tweenies with mobile phones turned it into a competition to see who could get the best Facebook photo”.
“Not only was it rude to those sitting in the front rows by brushing past them and blocking views, it was also rude to Carrie herself as dozens of idiots filled the centre aisles, each pushing past each other in an effort to pose for a photo with Carrie behind them,” the comment read.
“Mobile phones should be banned from concerts.
“The second one goes up, the user should be thrown out.”