I hardly go to any concerts, but I do go to Dixie Chicks concerts. I've now been to three of them, and therefore, I feel I'm a world-class authority on Dixie Chicks performances. Here is my review of their DCX MMXVI tour:
Natalie, Emily, and Martie brought out the big guns with "Taking the Long Way" right at the beginning. It sounded fantastic, and Natalie looked pretty rock and roll with a haircut that involved some long, slicked back pieces and shaved sides. My brother Noah said it seemed like Natalie had a run-in with a lawnmower, but that's ridiculous. Natalie looked super chic, and I love everything about her.
Later in the show, the Chicks did "Nothing Compares 2U" as a Prince tribute. Natalie is not Sinead, but she sounded quite excellent. I loved that part.
During "Ready to Run," the Chicks showed a slideshow of caricatures of political candidates. The song ended with a screen full of patriotic balloons and giant cannons of red, white, and blue confetti. I loved that too, and I desperately tried to catch pieces of it.
Although I felt myself alternately cheering really loudly and scream-singing during "Goodbye Earl," I don't really think murder is a good idea. The Chicks flashed a split second of Donald Trump during that song, along with a montage of old-fashioned mug shots. The crowd loved it. "I saw that," I reported to Sarah, the pal on my left. "Yep," she said. If the message is that Donald Trump is a crook, then I'm on board with it. If the message is that we should stuff Trump in a trunk and then dump him in a lake, I'm against it.
The whole show was fabulous. I'm just a teensy bit disappointed that the last encore song wasn't a massive shredder. It was something new that I'd never heard before. But it was still good. I'm giving the concert an A+.