Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Gwen Stefani - The Sweet Escape to Kuala Lumpur

My Sweet Escape Ticket. Woohoo! Yeehoo!

My 2000's NO DOUBT Live in Concert old ticket stub. Brought to you by Salem Cool Planet. I've been a fan for a long long time....

Trivia: On September 28, 2000, No Doubt played in Seoul, Korea, before moving on to Japan, Hong Kong, and Kuala Lumpur, where the tour concluded October 14. Incidently, The Sweet Escape Tour in Kuala Lumpur was also Gwen's last stop for Asia.

I enjoyed myself very much during her No Doubt stint here. Looking forward to a great time this time...ROCK ZONE weh!....

It's nice to see you again, Gwen! Heheh! She's a HOT as ever!

She opened her show with Sweet Escape. Woohoo! Yeehoo! (Insert screaming fans here)

This show had initially caused a brouhaha few weeks ago due to some protests from some moronic students from certain religious group who branded her "indecent" and "obscene". That group also accused her of promoting promiscuity and corrupting the country's youth! What stupid accusations! They should be worrying about making their grades good rather than staging some idiotic protest like this!

Gwen was given a mandate, to cover up or to cancel her concert here.

Being a good sport, Gwen willingly obliged to abide by the Malaysian authorities' guidelines to ensure that her show would not be "offensive to local sensitivities".

Last year, a music promoter was reportedly fined USD$3,200 because a Pussycat Dolls concert was deemed too racy. For goodness sake, the show was at a waterpark! Anything more than a swimsuit is outrageously over-dressed!!!

Runwitme's Pussycat Dolls Concert Pictures

Thank you, Gwen for doing this for your Malaysian fans!

That little speck on the stage is Gwen Stefani! She's all dolled up without showing much of her skin, wearing tight-fitting tops in jackets, and sported leotards under her dresses and mini-skirts.

Apparently her dancers also subjected to the same dress code, wearing those tacky black "leggings" underneath their skirts and kimonos - very much like those back-up dancers in RTM (National TV) would wear. The RTM dancers would have been so proud of Gwen! Heheh!

The Set List:

"The Sweet Escape"

"Rich Girl"

"Yummy"

"4 in the Morning"

"Luxurious"

"Early Winter"

"Wind It Up"

"Danger Zone"

"Hollaback Girl"

"Wonderful Life"

"Now That You Got It" (album version/reggae remix)

"Don't Get It Twisted/Breakin' Up"

"Cool"

"Orange County Girl"

Encore:

"The Real Thing [acoustic]"

"What You Waiting For?"

She's still looking hot covered up!

Gwen got her fans up on their feet with her spunky performance and lively attitude. She's ain't a hollaback girl! She's a pro!

She worked the crowd with sing-a-longs! Yours truly also were seen dancing and waving like a frantic plankton! Heheh!

Suddenly, Gwen did a great escape from the stage. She ran like a madwoman to the back of the stadium much to the crowd's delight! Hmmmmm...I think she must have done some speedwork during her free time! Heheh!

The crowd just went crazy! She sang "Cool" while standing within touching distance with the crowd at the back. (Insert envious stare here! Why didn't she come to the side! Grrrrrr....)

Gwen as seen on the live big screen. Those lucky s.o.b. at the back! Heheh!

"I am practically Malaysian," Stefani told 10,000 screaming fans.

"I just want you to know I am very inspired tonight," she said. "You are a very, very amazing audience."

She said she had a special affinity for Malaysia because her rocker husband Gavin Rossdale had a step mum in Kuala Lumpur.

She then waved a miniature Malaysian flag, and said "TERIMA KASEEEEEEEE". (Insert more screaming crowd here!)

The concert only lasted about 1 hr 20 mins only! But it was one heck of a concert! I dare say she is much better than Christina Aguilera in terms of stage presence and audience rapport.

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She came out for an encore. Singing "the real thing" with her heart out.

Show finale! Whatcha waiting for, you stoopid ho! Heheh!

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Can you spot the difference in the costume? Left: Oversea. Right: "Conservative" Malaysia! :P

Overall, two thumbs up for Gwen! She rocks my socks off!

What's that guy doing? Heheh!

Bye Bye, Gwen! Love ya!


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