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I paid to see Shakira in concert this week

and was VERY disappointed.

The tickets said 8.00. There was no band before Shakira.

She came out at 9.30. No explanation for her tardiness. Despite the concert reviews, the crowd was not pleased. The bass was too strong. The playback was of poor quality and you couldn't really hear Shakira's voice. She changed all the songs to make them sound the same. She didn't get the crowd going at all. Many people left early.

Yes, she is beautiful and she can move her body but for SFr 90, I expect to be entertained.
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Old 10.06.2011, 17:00
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Re: I paid to see Shakira in concert this week

I was depressed for not being able to pay the 90 plus 100 of babysitting and I really sorry you had a bad experience, but i feel better for not going and saving a little bit.
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Re: I paid to see Shakira in concert this week

I saw her this week in Zurich, and I had a good time. It was my first time seeing her live though, so I have no comparison to other performances from her, and I was perhaps also over-excited to see her live.

It is true that she started late, after 9pm, but all of the concerts I have been to before always started between 1-2 hours late, so business as usual. I did find it weird that they did not have an opening band, as sometimes I have gotten to know cool new artists I wouldn't have otherwise known just because they were opening a big concert. However, her delay gave me and my friends the chance to catch up on each others' lives, recent and upcoming travels, etc. and drink a few glasses (too many) while waiting.

I found the choreography, scene, and stage quite cool to be honest, I could hear her voice quite well above the music, and I could see her well from where we were.

I do have a couple of complaints:
  1. I wish she had sung less of her "commercial" songs with catchy rhythm and more of her guitar only, slow/sad/mellow tunes.
  2. I wish she had sung more in Spanish and less in English (I know 99% of her songs in Spanish), but I understand she must have adapted the performance to the audience.
  3. I wish she had sung longer - her whole performance was perhaps only 1.5 hours. I mean, I have seen Carlos Santana sing for 3.5 hours and Tracy Chapman for 3+ hours at the Fillmore Theater in San Francisco, and it was awesome.
Other than that, it was cool. Not the best concert I've been at, but considering the excellent company and my love for the artist, not bad at all methink
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Re: I paid to see Shakira in concert this week

So her Hips do lie...
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I personally think that her singing sounds a lot like a cat being strangled, but thats only my opinion...
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and was VERY disappointed.

The tickets said 8.00. There was no band before Shakira.

She came out at 9.30. No explanation for her tardiness. Despite the concert reviews, the crowd was not pleased. The bass was too strong. The playback was of poor quality and you couldn't really hear Shakira's voice. She changed all the songs to make them sound the same. She didn't get the crowd going at all. Many people left early.

Yes, she is beautiful and she can move her body but for SFr 90, I expect to be entertained.
Before she was corrupted by Emilio Estefan, her concerts would have been less expensive and of better quality, and she would have started on time.
The songs in her pre-USA days were also better. Now she's just a plastic production.
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and was VERY disappointed.

The tickets said 8.00. There was no band before Shakira.

She came out at 9.30. No explanation for her tardiness. Despite the concert reviews, the crowd was not pleased. The bass was too strong. The playback was of poor quality and you couldn't really hear Shakira's voice. She changed all the songs to make them sound the same. She didn't get the crowd going at all. Many people left early.

Yes, she is beautiful and she can move her body but for SFr 90, I expect to be entertained.
I saw her in November at the Hallon Stadion and I thought she was great. I think she was more or less on time because she'd already started by the time I got in. The audience loved her - couple of encore's.

The only thing I didn't like was the audience - adolecent young girls and a few letcherous older men. I wondered which category I belonged to....

Guess everyone can have an off night, but it's bad she was late. Especially as most of her audience are 13.

I have been to many concerts ruined by the quality of the mixing. Seems sound engineering is still an undeveloped science.

I went because I really like her music and think she's really talented, not to letch at her succulant young body, although while I was there it would have been rude not to, so I did a bit.

Have to admit her latest suff is a step down in quality though.
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Re: I paid to see Shakira in concert this week

I like her Waka Waka . . .! even last one Whenever !
waiting for else . . .?
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Old 16.07.2011, 23:34
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Shakira has to be the most overrated "star" out there.
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Shakira has to be the most overrated "star" out there.
I know all gringos love her though
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Shakira has to be the most overrated "star" out there.
Are you sure? I'm sure that the readers could put together a bunch of other candidates.

Here are mine:

Anyone from a TV talent show
Stephan Eicher (because I simply can't stand his voice)
Nickelback - an embarrassment to Canada
Céline Dion - an embarrassment to Québec and a reason to throw them out of the rest of Canada
Any reggae act - I'm not a fan
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Nickelback - an embarrassment to Canada
Céline Dion - an embarrassment to Québec and a reason to throw them out of the rest of Canada
Not every Canadian act is bad. I still smile when I hear this band:



As for Justin Bieber, I'm too old to comment.
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Old 17.07.2011, 00:14
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Are you sure? I'm sure that the readers could put together a bunch of other candidates.

Here are mine:

Anyone from a TV talent show
Stephan Eicher (because I simply can't stand his voice)
Nickelback - an embarrassment to Canada
Céline Dion - an embarrassment to Québec and a reason to throw them out of the rest of Canada
Any reggae act - I'm not a fan
Hum.... the fact that she is a worldwide biggest artist says more than your very personal opinion of her success....

As a Quebecoise I am Freaking proud of what she did. And like a hell lots of Canadians too.

I guess you did much better while being much cooler...
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Re: I paid to see Shakira in concert this week

Wasn't the Canadian government due to apologize for Céline Dion after doing the same for Bryan Adams (I want my early 90s back with all robin hood songs deleted)?

If you want "decent" Montreal stuff, try these nutters:
MOAR drugs!

Oh and if you expect a decent show from playback artists, don't go out.
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Hum.... the fact that she is a worldwide biggest artist says more than your very personal opinion of her success....

As a Quebecoise I am Freaking proud of what she did. And like a hell lots of Canadians too.

I guess you did much better while being much cooler...
Come off it Nil. She's hardly the biggest anything. I'm sure madonna wouldn't be happy with that statement!
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Rush and Neil Young redeem Canada for any crappy music they produce. Unattainable awesomeness.



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Shakira has to be the most overrated "star" out there.
As the man says. she is rubbish ... media hyped, talentless (unless wiggling yer arse is talent) - but nice eye candy. Dreadful quality of songs and just awful lyrics

So live, she showed her true self ...
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Come off it Nil. She's hardly the biggest anything. I'm sure madonna wouldn't be happy with that statement!

Wikipedia reference-link[18][19] is the second best-selling female artist in the US during the Nielsen SoundScan era,[20][21] and is the only female artist to have two singles that have sold more than a million copies in the UK.[22] In addition, her 1995 album D'eux, is the best-selling French-language album of all time.[23] In 2004, after surpassing 175 million in album sales worldwide, she was presented with the Chopard Diamond Award at the World Music Awards for becoming the best-selling female artist of all time.[24][25] According to Sony Music Entertainment, Dion has sold over 200 million albums worldwide.[26]" rel="nofollow" target="new">Dion is the best-selling Canadian artist of all time,[18][19] is the second best-selling female artist in the US during the Nielsen SoundScan era,[20][21] and is the only female artist to have two singles that have sold more than a million copies in the UK.[22] In addition, her 1995 album D'eux, is the best-selling French-language album of all time.[23] In 2004, after surpassing 175 million in album sales worldwide, she was presented with the Chopard Diamond Award at the World Music Awards for becoming the best-selling female artist of all time.[24][25] According to Sony Music Entertainment, Dion has sold over 200 million albums worldwide.[26]


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Old 17.07.2011, 13:17
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._music_artists

I'm pretty sure she does. She can envy mariah Carey too while she's at it.

I think the phrase you were looking for was one of the best selling artist.
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Best selling, no matter how you spin it, has *nothing* to do with talent, period.
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