Carrie Underwood “Blows Away” BJC

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Carrie Underwood posted a message on her Twitter account on Tuesday, stating “I hope everyone coming to the show tonight in PA is ready to party! It’s going to be a great night…I can feel it!”

And party is what she did, as she brought her “Blown Away” tour to the Bryce Jordan Center on Tuesday.

Underwood started her spectacular show with “Good Girl”, the first single off of her new album Blown Away, and invited the largely-female crowd to sing along with her during songs like “Undo It”, “All American Girl”, and “Last Name”. She reminded everyone that $1 from every ticket was donated to the American Red Cross to help with their efforts in the areas affected by the “crazy weather storm stuff that’s been goin’ on” in New Jersey. She finished her mini-set by showing off her vocals in “Jesus Take The Wheel” and “Cowboy Casanova”, in which it seemed she could fill the entire arena with her booming voice.

Underwood came back out on stage in a tight shirt and even tighter daisy duke shorts, and flew across the crowd in a mini-stage suspended from the ceiling. She slowed it down a bit with “Thank God For Hometowns” and “Do You Think About Me”, before sending the crowd on a vacation during “One Way Ticket”. The reggae-inspired tune prompted the former American Idol winner to throw leis from her spot above the crowd, and fans hit giant beach balls around.

After a short video intermission, Underwood came back with a rousing edition of Aerosmith’s “Sweet Emotion”, and a duet with Hunter Hayes on “Leave Love Alone”. A twangy “Cupid’s Got a Shotgun” and “Before He Cheats” ended the set, before she returned to the stage and serenaded the remaining fans to “I Know You Won’t”, and blasting the title track “Blown Away”.

After that spectacular performance, it’s safe to say that Carrie Underwood succeeded in bringing the party to State College.

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Alex Robinson was Onward State's Acting Managing Editor/Resident Old Man. He lived in Harrisburg almost his whole life, but he says he's from California -- where he was born -- because that's more fun. He loves cats and Chinese food, but only separately. He met both Ben Affleck and Kanye West within a half hour, so the three of them are basically best friends. If you want to hear his #scorching #hot #takes, you can follow him at @ARobinsonPSU or email him at [email protected]

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