Kelly Clarkson played to an enthusiastic, nearly full house Saturday night at Washington State University.Clarkson said the Pullman performance was the last date of her “Stronger” tour.
Inland 360 news editor Jeanne DePaul caught the show and provides this report:
The alt rock band Carolina Liar opened the show to an enthusiastic crowd. Band members walked through the crowd after they were done shaking hands with everyone they could. The lead singer told the audience they wanted to meet and thank every person in the auditorium at their signing table.
Waiting for Clarkson to take the stage, bored audience members started a “Go Cougs” chant and then a series of waves rippled through the stadium about 10 times. Then the crowd started calling, “Kelly Clarkson.” AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long” came on over the loud speakers dampening the calls. People thought it was Clarkson, but no. Finally the lights went down and Clarkson took the stage. The crowd went crazy. Clarkson sang all her hits including “Miss Independent,” “Breakaway,” “Behind These Hazel Eyes,” “Since U Been Gone” and “Already Gone.”
It was a high-energy performance. Clarkson was jumping and hopping around the stage with her microphone. She didn’t play any instruments. She chatted with the crowd throughout the show with humorous and self-deprecating comments.
Clarkson does a fan request song at every concert. At her Pullman show this was the Bob Dylan song, “Make You Feel My Love.”
She ended the concert with encore performances of “Stronger” and “Life Would Suck Without You.”
Were you there? What did you think? We’d like to hear your comments.
If you’re kicking yourself for missing the show, Clarkson is returning to the region this summer. She will perform with the Fray and Carolina Liar at 5 p.m. July 22 at the Northern Quest Resort & Casino outdoor stage. Tickets go on sale April 29 at northernquest.com.