byTad Dickens | 777-6474
Sunday, March 24, 2013
When Carrie Underwood comes to town, what she will sing is not so much in question. Familiar pop-country hits fill her sets.
Instead, the question is: What will she do?
When Underwood hit Roanoke Civic Center in November 2010, she climbed onto the bed of a pickup truck that would eventually carry the high-heeled singer over the audience and across the coliseum. It was quite a spectacle, particularly because she told the audience that she is afraid of heights.
She apparently has fully conquered that fear, or she is a masochist. On Saturday night in the same coliseum, she rose above the audience again — this time with three members of her band, on what she called a “flying stage” rigged up to look like hot air balloons were carrying it.