No Doubt at Shoreline Amphitheatre, July 25, 2009 / video recap

What can I say? The show was fantastic! The openers, The Sounds and Paramore, set a great, high-energy mood for No Doubt. Here was the view from our seats (sect 202, row K, 33 & 34):

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…and here we are waiting for the show to start:
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The Sounds was the first act on stage at around 7:30, and here is one of the songs they performed (“Dorchester Hotel”):
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu1X_pg8AV0]
I said at the time that The Sounds reminded me of vintage Blondie.

Next up was Paramore, and wow did they put on a great show! One of the songs they performed (“Ignorance”) is off their upcoming album Brand New Eyes:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYKAPHTvjak]

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The main attraction of the night, of course, was No Doubt, and some very kind souls have posted a complete setlist from the show, which allowed me to find YouTube clips of almost song they performed. No Doubt started off with “Spiderwebs”; you might recognize the instrumental piece played as they came on stage.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzldPKVk0M0]
“Hella Good”:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQpm1byzhyo]
“Underneath it All”:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xMaOZ85nUc]
“Excuse Me Mister”:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDqFjHb4n58]
“Ex-Girlfriend”:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TKFiaOgnqk]
“End it on This”:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7YDgc5Qxoo]
“Simple Kind of Life”:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX7LezIuLpw]
“Bathwater”:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4NLSB6Wdvs]
“Guns of Navarone”: (this is from an earlier show; I couldn’t find a clip from Shoreline, but it was pretty much the same)
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk6mz7A1d3o]
“New”:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJDtJ1YCj-E]
“Hey Baby”:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6YfwosLLsQ]
“Running”:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVp8kXdBnQk]
“Different People”:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3Tb4VfFI6k]
“Don’t Speak”:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMbIAQjdVfs]
“It’s My Life”:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nwyv5RwnW2k]
“Just A Girl”:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9S_Hoy-BHWs]
They took a break and came out for an encore with “Rock Steady”:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUT1slsGztk]
“Stand and Deliver”: (The Sounds came back out for this one)
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xodj4fu1vrw]
And they finished with “Sunday Morning”:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEXMNYDxVro]

One last picture as No Doubt took their bows:

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Many thanks to everyone who took video of the show and uploaded it for everyone to enjoy!

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Doubtful

Now it can be told: We’re seeing No Doubt tomorrow night at the Shoreline Ampitheatre in Mountain View. I bought the tickets during fan-club presale back in February, but kept it secret until just now when we were talking about plans for the weekend. Needless to say Jen was pleasantly surprised and we’re both excited. Naturally, I will be tweeting and TwitPic-ing live from the show.

We saw lead singer Gwen Stefani on her solo tour in 2005.

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