No Doubt are wrapping up their festival tour tonight with their headlining set on the main stage for Kaaboo Del Mar in San Deigo. The band hit the stage around 8:25PM PST and performed another electric set for the inaugural music festival in southern California.
No Doubt performed a lengthy set bringing back “Settle Down”, “Push and Shove” and “End It On This”. We heard Gwen was as feisty as ever tonight and ended up climbing the rafters again for an energized version of “Just a Girl”. Gwen also dedicated “Happy Birthday” during the encore to her makeup artist Gregory Arlt.
Throughout the show, [Gwen] changed lyrics to make them more pointed. She referenced stinky, disgusting, narcissistic and pathetic boys during â€œBathwaterâ€ mid-set. The next song, the â€œTragic Kingdomâ€ offering â€œHappy Now?,â€ found Stefani channeling her younger self. On the final lines, she changed â€œYou have no one else/Youâ€™re by yourselfâ€ to â€œI got nobody else/Iâ€™m by myself.â€
She introduced â€œEx-Girlfriendâ€ as â€œa song that never gets old,â€ too.
â€œWhatâ€™s weird is that some of the songs have new meanings for me,â€ Stefani said at one point during the set.
Despite the sometimes heavy subject matter and thinly veiled barbs Stefani pointed at her ex, bassist Tony Kanal, guitarist Tom Dumont and drummer Adrian Young were clearly enjoying being on the stage before Kaabooâ€™s largest crowd of the day. — PE
By the third song, â€œUnderneath it All,â€ off of 2001â€™s â€œRock Steady,â€ Stefani was wearing her heart on her sleeve, changing up the lyric â€œAnd when itâ€™s really bad / I guess itâ€™s not that badâ€ to â€œItâ€™s really (bleepinâ€™) bad.â€
She kept her composure, but continued to launch the verbal torpedoes. â€œSimple Kind of Life,â€ a song which she noted â€œ… is one of my favorite songs I wrote in my whole life,â€ got the acoustic treatment and yet another lyric change up after she sang the line â€œIf we met tomorrow for the very first time/ Would it start all over again? / Would I try to make you mine?â€ she quipped â€œI donâ€™t think so.â€
â€œBathwaterâ€ is where it got a bit awkward as she went off, asking herself why â€œgood girls like meâ€ always fall for the bad boys that are â€œstinky … pathetic … narcissisticâ€ all of which seemed like some pretty strong jabs aimed directly at her soon-to-be ex husband.
After â€œExcuse Me Mr.â€ and â€œSunday Morning,â€ the first two offerings in the set off 1995â€™s â€œTragic Kingdom,â€ an album pretty much completely about Stefaniâ€™s break-up with Kanal, she said that it was weird that most of those tracks had suddenly now taken on an entirely new meaning. Kanal is probably slightly relieved by that since the heartbreak and rage are no longer directed solely at him.
The band also offered up a few cuts it hadnâ€™t included in its sets for years from its breakthrough album including â€œHappy Now?â€ and â€œEnd it on This,â€ which seemed fitting for this evening since this could very well be the last time No Doubt performs together in a very long while since Stefani is deep in the process of working on her third solo album. — OC Register
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Kaaboo Del Mar Festival
9/18/2015 â€” Del Mar (San Diego), California â€” Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds
Hella Good / It’s My Life / Underneath It All / Settle Down / Ex-Girlfriend / Hey Baby / Sparkle / New / Simple Kind of Life (acoustic) / Magic’s In The Makeup (acoustic) / Excuse Me Mr. (acoustic) / Sunday Morning / Bathwater / Happy Now? / Don’t Speak / Just a Girl // Guns of Navarone / End It On This / Happy Birthday / Push and Shove / Spiderwebs
“It’s My Life”
“Underneath It All”
“Magic’s In The Makeup”
“Excuse Me Mr.” (acoustic)
“Just a Girl”
Normally I wouldn't post such a private, intimate moment in my life, but if 20K or so people saw it, so can you 😱 THANK YOU @nodoubt for making a working birthday so fun and special. I love you guys so much 💕 @gwenstefani @adrianyoungnd @tonykanal @tomdumontnd @sbradleymusic @gabrialmcnair #nodoubt #kabboo