On Tuesday night, Gwen Stefani reigned supreme at the Arena at Gwinnett Center. She even entered the stage on a throne, which rose up from the set's two stacked tiers. As the show started, her four backup dancers, the Harajuku Girls, took her glittering crown and scepter.
The singer, who was wearing a short skirt over layers of flouncy petticoats, opened the show with "Harajuku Girls," followed by "What You Waiting For?"
The concert showcased Stefani's many looks, as she changed clothes between almost every other song. Evidence of the singer's fashion influence could be seen throughout the audience. Some girls were dressed as Harajuku Girls, while others wore clothes from Stefani's L.A.M.B. clothing line.
For "The Real Thing," Stefani wore a retro looking red-and-white bathing suit while footage of her at the beach played in the background.
Her male dancers, whose break-dancing moves looked like more like Cirque du Soleil acrobatics, made their first appearance just before the fourth song, "Crash," began. This song, which started with the beep-beep-beep sounds of a truck in reverse, was a crowd favorite.
Stefani, who changed into black-and-white pants and a tank top, got the audience to sing along to "Crash." She asked the guys to sing "back it up" and the girls to respond with "you got it."
After performing "Luxurious," Stefani changed into hot pants with a sequined belt for "Rich Girl."
Later in the show, Stefani dedicated "Long Way to Go" to Rosa Parks. This song, which addresses race relations, features Andre 3000 of Atlanta. Though Stefani said she wished he could be there, Andre 3000 did not make an appearance at the Gwinnett arena.
Stefani performed every track from her debut album, "Love. Music. Angel. Baby," as well as a song about growing up in Orange County, Calif., that wasn't on the CD. During this song, a slide show of snapshots from Stefani's past and photos of her hometown of Anaheim were shown behind the stage.
To sing "Cool," Stefani put on a glamorous silver dress that sparkled in the stage lights. As the last notes of the song were played, she disappeared from the stage on a descending platform.
For the next song, Stefani came back to the stage while lying on a gurney that was wheeled out by the male dancers. Wearing hot pants and a black-and-white striped top, she rose from the gurney to sing "Serious."
As bubbles floated into the air, the concert ended with "Bubble Pop Electric," another collaboration with Andre 3000. Before leaving the stage, Stefani took time to introduce all her dancers and the members of her backing band.
When the arena went dark, the audience began chanting "Hollaback Girl," a loud request for the song they hadn't heard yet. Only a few minutes passed before the musicians came back to the stage dressed in marching band uniforms and playing the drums.
Their drum line provided the opening beats for "Hollaback Girl." Soon, Stefani, wearing a marching band jacket and hot pants, was back, along with her Harajuku Girls, who were dressed as cheerleaders, and the male dancers, who wore band uniforms.
Some enthusiastic fans got to join Stefani onstage as the crowd screamed along to "Hollaback Girl," which includes the B-A-N-A-N-A-S cheer. But the single-song encore was soon over, ending Stefani's short reign in Gwinnett.