The Adventures of Mimi
Mariah Carey's sold-out Oct. 2 concert for The Adventures of Mimi
Tour arrived in Oakland California with a bang! As the video screens
began to glow with lights and the images of a rollercoaster moved
across the screen you hear Mariah’s voice ring out "Life is kinda
like a rollercoaster".
With great anticipation Mariah emerged onto the stage sporting a
reveling black top and signature tiny black shorts accented by a
see-through black cape. During the opening verse of "It's Like
That," she greets the crowd with a, "What's up
she breezed through a subsequent remix of "Dreamlover," she welcomed
her fans from the Bay Area. She reminisced about the Bay Area and
reminded everyone that this even though she was from New York she
had a special place in here heart for
where local DJ’s first played her debut album.
After a wardrobe change, the show went on with Mariah's transition
into her debut single "Vision of Love," which came surprisingly
early in the concert.
performance of "Vision of Love," MC explained that she was aware
that she was in
but she has a lot of friends from
and wanted to give them a shout out!
The quick, but not rushed, pace of the concert confirmed Mariah has
matured from her earlier tours. Missing were the fun skits that
filled the "Charmbracelet Tour" and gone were the casual guest
appearance of Jack, Mariah's terrier. A more mature Mariah was all
business and it was very apparent.
Giving her fans more face time and a better view, Mariah performed “Fantasy”,
“Don't Forget About Us” & “Always Be My Baby”
on a second stage in the middle of the floor seating.
Returning to the main stage she sang snippets of her old hits,
Mariah sang “I
Wish You Knew”, “Can't Let Go”, “Thank God I Found You/Make It Last”
& “One Sweet Day”.
Finishing her set off with “Hero”. She then thanked the crowd and
said good night around, but every one knew she would do an encore.
She returned to perform an amazing "We Belong Together" and a
reprise of "Butterfly" finish the night off with a sparkle. As
butterfly confetti fell from the sky MC bid everyone a fond farewell
and departed the stage.
2nd OAKLAND, CA Set list:
It's Like That
04. My All
05. Shake It Off
06. Vision of Love
07. Fly Like a Bird
08. I'll Be There
10. Don't Forget About Us
11. Always Be My Baby
---End "B" Stage
13. I Wish You Knew (Snippet)
14. Can't Let Go (Snippet)
15. Thank God I Found You/Make It Last (Snippet)
16. One Sweet Day (Snippet)
18. We Belong Together
19. Butterfly Reprise