For this week’s edition of Flashback Friday, we’re looking back at one of my favorite shows, No Doubt live in Seattle, Washington back on June 24, 2000.
The first time I saw No Doubt was in my hometown of Seattle at the EMP Grand Opening Show held at Memorial Stadium on June 24, 2000. No Doubt were second to last to play and were on stage for about 45 minutes. I was only 14 years old and I remember standing in complete awe the whole time No Doubt was on. This being my first time seeing them (my parents thought I was little too young to see them back on the Tragic Kingdom tour), I can honestly say I was a little bummed Seattle didn’t get a full show during the Return of Saturn tour but they delivered and it was a dream come true seeing them live onstage. They opened up with “Ex-Girlfirend” and closed with “Spiderwebs”, which were two of my favorite No Doubt songs. I also remember seeing them performing “Bathwater”, “New”, “Simple Kind of Life”, “Sunday Morning”, “Just a Girl” and “Don’t Speak”. And just my luck, VH1 was there to document the Grand Opening of the Experience Music Project so my first concert was available to me (for the most part) any time I wanted. Very special!