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Thread: OFFSTAGE: Carrie Underwood Weighs In With 2,600 Pounds of Confetti

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    OFFSTAGE: Carrie Underwood Weighs In With 2,600 Pounds of Confetti

    OFFSTAGE: Carrie Underwood Weighs In With 2,600 Pounds of Confetti

    May 30, 2013

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that's happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.)

    This is the number that struck me the most about Carrie Underwood's tour: 2,600 pounds of confetti. That's what Underwood used on the Blown Away tour that she just finished. She played for 1 million fans (super impressive) across three continents (so cool) and six nations (truly amazing). More huge numbers: She did 112 shows in all, it took nine buses and 16 trucks to get around and she traveled 605,000 miles with her band and crew. Oh, and 408 beach balls went out to the fans to bounce around during the show. But come on. Can you even picture 2,600 pounds of anything? That confetti number blows my mind. Because at 2,600 pounds, that means the total weight of the confetti was somewhere between a male giraffe and a Ford Focus. The only number that might pique my curiosity even more would be the number of brooms it took to clean the confetti up after all 112 shows wrapped.

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    Wow that's crazy!

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    That's quite a caravan going from venue to venue!! It's rather miraculous that she was able to get to each show without weather or road conditions from interfering - awesome stats - thanks for post!

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    wow amazing..neat fact!

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    Tuesday, May 28th 2013

    Carrie Wraps "Blown Away Tour"

    Six-time Grammy winner Carrie Underwood wrapped her international “Blown Away Tour” last week having performed 112 shows in 110 cities before one million fans across three continents and six countries since its launch last spring.

    After wrapping her 110-city “Blown Away Tour” in Abbottsford, BC on Thursday night, Carrie made an eager detour before heading home to Nashville. Saturday night she had an opportunity of a lifetime when she was asked to join the Rolling Stones on stage in Toronto as a surprise guest performing "It's Only Rock 'N Roll (But I Like It)."Carrie's headline arena tour played throughout the United States as well as Canada, Ireland, England, Northern Ireland and Australia, boasting mostly sell-outs in 2012 and all sell-outs during the 2013 leg.

    Concert review critics praised Carrie throughout the tour's run. “Thousands of fans on their feet throughout the opening number, singing along with every word, clapping their hands to the beat; that's what it looks like when a bona fide star in the prime of her career comes through town,” said the Yakima Herald. The Hamilton Spectator shared, “the highlight of the show was the vocal display she put on for the show's finale, ‘Blown Away.'” “Underwood gave a passionate nearly hour-and-forty minute performance, which kept the sold-out crowd enchanted throughout the evening,” stated the Lansing State Journal and the Charleston Gazette claimed, “her powerhouse vocals, shining stage presence, ostentatious and ever-changing wardrobe and extravagant concert accoutrement kept the audience's attention for the duration of her set, which featured a solid mix of fan favorites both old and new.”

    Interesting by the numbers details on Carrie's “Blown Away Tour” include bringing 9 buses and 16 trucks with 89 tour personnel to each city, including support acts, who traveled over 605,000 total miles through the life of the tour. Her state-of-the-art stage production included 575,424 individual LED lights in 3,000 square feet of video walls,23,063 feet of lighting cable (which is 4.36 miles!) with 172 different colors used in the show's lighting. Carrie and her band flew 150 feet above the audience at every show at a speed of .3 feet per second on a B-stage that weighed 5,890 pounds. To create the “Blown Away” tornado at each concert, 450 CO2 tanks and 222 Nitrogen tanks were used. Over 2,600 pounds of confetti were diffused into the air and 408 beach balls were blown up to toss to the fans. Backstage, tour personnel consumed 22,636 bottles of vitaminwater® and smartwater®.

    Carrie's two previous headline tours, 2008's “Carnival Ride Tour” and 2010's “Play On Tour,” performed for a combined total of nearly 250 shows with 2.2 million fans in attendance. She wrapped 2008, 2010, and 2012 as the top female country touring artist.

    Charitable contributions from tour proceeds were made to the American Red Cross and Canadian Red Cross, as well as local charities in Atlantic City, New Jersey and Des Moines, Iowa.

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    That is just amazing.


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    Yet she can't get a nomination for Entertainer of the year....riiiggghhhttttt.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by carriefanatic90 View Post
    Yet she can't get a nomination for Entertainer of the year....riiiggghhhttttt.....
    You know that's right I don't understand why they don't nominate Carrie for EOTY come on people what's the deal?

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    She's been doing this for 8 years now and in that time frame She has 2 Entertainer of the year wins at THE ACM'S and not a single one at the CMA"S, something is fishy to why the CMA won't nominate Carrie for EOTY at the cma's. Carrie has amazing tours and she's been doing alot of awesome stuff during that time and they just nominate others who haven't had the some success as Carrie.
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    Shucks, I'll bet she needed 2700 pounds for a nom : (
    Last edited by Pitocco; 06-03-2013 at 09:55 PM. Reason: Typooooooooooo
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