On a balmy Friday night at the Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas, country-pop superstar Shania Twain graced the stage with her signature glamour and charisma during her Queen of Me tour stop. With a mix of classic hits and fresh songs from her latest album, Twain delivered an energetic and captivating performance that left her adoring fans wanting more. Throughout the two-plus hour show, she not only celebrated her timeless music but also embraced her status in the LGBTIQA community, offering special moments to her queer fans.
Setting the tone for an unforgettable night, Twain’s grand entrance surprised and delighted the audience. A spotlight shone in the middle of the crowd, and there she stood, singing “Waking Up Dreaming” amid her fans on the main walkway of Dos Equis. Sporting a blond bob and perched on a rolling platform, she made sure to give her devoted audience ample face time. This opening act served as a prelude to the high-energy explosion that followed as she and her band launched into the hit song, “Up!”
Backed by spacey colorful visuals, Twain took her fans on a journey through her chart-topping hits. Songs like “Don’t Be Stupid” and “I’m Gonna Getcha Good” ignited the venue with their infectious energy. Throughout the more upbeat numbers, Twain exuded a relaxed confidence, effortlessly prancing and posing on stage in glittered sneakers and a flowy cape.
Even after a quarter-century since her biggest hits hit the airwaves, Twain’s music remains fresh and fun. The audience was enthralled, dancing in the aisles and showering her with roars and applause.
One of the most heartwarming aspects of the show was Twain’s celebration of diversity and inclusion. During the slower moments, she involved her audience members, inviting couples onstage, including two same-sex couples. She took pictures with each of them, creating touching moments that resonated with her queer fans. In a particularly touching gesture, Twain read a fan letter from a mother, who wrote that the singer was her daughter’s first crush. The mother and daughter were brought onstage, and a man even seized the opportunity to propose to his girlfriend during their time in the spotlight.
The show was not only visually stunning, with clever animated backgrounds and nods to Texas and Dallas in her set, but also a testament to the power of Twain’s songs to captivate and move her audience. The energy rarely waned, creating a static consistency that kept the crowd fully engaged throughout the performance. Even as the show came to an end with “Rock This Country,” it didn’t feel like the finale, but it hardly diminished the overall experience.
As expected, the encore was a thrilling moment. With a quick change, Twain returned to the stage, performing iconic hits like “That Don’t Impress Me Much” and “I’m Outta Here.” But it was the iconic phrase “Let’s go girls” that sent the audience into a frenzy. Dressed in the original black mini outfit from the music video, Twain belted out “Man! I Feel Like a Woman,” sending shockwaves through Dos Equis Pavilion. The packed house erupted with euphoria, fully embracing the magic of the moment.
Shania Twain’s Queen of Me tour stop in Dallas was a night to remember. With her charisma, glamour, and vivacious energy, she delivered a show that celebrated her illustrious career while embracing her devoted queer fanbase. Through her music, she reminded everyone in attendance of the power of inclusion and love, creating an unforgettable experience that will linger in the hearts of her fans for years to come.