Oh, What A World Tour
Disco beats filled the pre-party atmosphere as the 70’s sounds of the Bee Gees played while we made our way into the ballroom. The glitter queen herself gifted us with themed (of course!) swag consisting of a keepsake golden ticket, a signed note card, and a Japanese-style fan. She took the time to meet everyone with laudatory convos and a photo spot to capture the perfect selfie. Her gigantic selfie light ring is the best invention OF ALL TIME.
This was my first time at the Murat Theater – it's a gorgeous place. With seats in the orchestra, our second-row view was unbeatable. Prior to the show’s start, there was a consensus among all of us in our section that we were here to dance and deemed our chairs unnecessary. And dancing we did.
The intimate and stirring “Slow Burn” ignited the show, officially kicking off the North American leg of the “Oh, What A World Tour.” The zeal of the crowd was evident while we sang along note-for-note to “Wonder Woman” and “Butterflies.” As her band joined her center stage, they dived into “High Time” - that steel guitar part is intoxicating to a hardcore county lover like myself.
Happy & Sad
Merry Go ‘Round
Oh, What A World
Family is Family
Love is a Wild Thing
I Will Survive
Follow Your Arrow
Paying homage to her country roots, Kacey added a bit of glitter to Brooks & Dunn’s early 90’s dance-floor staple, “Neon Moon.” That’s always my fav live moment of a B & D show…so, yes, it was everything! Slowing the pace, she performed the worldly, “Rainbow.” It is one of those transcendental songs that allows the listener to find hope and healing in whatever they are trying to escape or overcome. Capping off the night was the dazzling fan-favorite “High Horse,” which was met with thundering enthusiasm.
My favorite aspect of the show was that she played “Golden Hour” in its entirety. The art of listening to an album from start to finish has given way to downloaded singles and curated playlists. Obviously, a personal favorite of mine, Kacey’s creative genius has led to some of the best albums of the past decade. It’s simplicity at its best.
“Golden Hour” has become a universal vessel. No matter your location or political views, feeling happy, lonely, curious, and bored are emotions we all endure. Kacey brings people together to share an evening where you are lifted from your moments of solitude and left feeling a little more understood. And she does it masterly through sequins and songs.
Planning Your Visit
Allow plenty of time for going through security – Old National Centre has two event rooms inside, so there are nights when two shows may be occurring. If you’re a VIP guest or have a pre-show event to attend, definitely arrive early so you don’t miss out because you were standing in a line that wrapped around the building.
SquareCat Vinyl is a nearby neighborhood favorite. It’s a great spot for grabbing a coffee or latte and flipping through new and used records.
For a complete list of Kacey’s Musgraves’ tour dates, click here.