Iowa State Fair crowd brave downpour just to see music icon

Thousands of Iowans flocked to Des Moines on Monday, August 15 for a once-in-a-lifetime performance by one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.

Crowds of people in ponchos filled the Iowa State Fair grandstand for the fair’s fifth concert. One of the most anticipated acts in Iowa’s 10-day summer tradition is a seven-time Grammy winner

The whole day was a wash, but fans were still buzzing about seeing the Canadian singer. The rain couldn’t keep the eager concert-goers away or stop the jokes from coming in droves.

Most people thought that was a little… ironic.

According We are Iowa, 12,129 people attended the Morissette show in Des Moines. His opener was rising country star Morgan Wade. She did a quick forty-minute set that concluded with her radio hit “Wilder Days.”

Wade released an all-acoustic album featuring this radio single and some of his other popular tracks. It’s called The Acoustic Sessions EP and is out now!

Let’s go to Alanis! She was packing it Jagged Little Pill 25th Anniversary Tour in the Iowa capital on Monday, August 15. This follows his almost historic and SOLD-OUT 2021 tour.

There were quite a few standout moments during the 90s icon’s performance. The rain proved to be a challenge for her and some of the gig tech. Around the third song of the evening, Morissette slipped on stage.

The stage crew came during the rest of the concert to mop up the rainwater.

It also led to technological problems. Halfway through the concert, the sound system started blaring for a few seconds and went off during one of the songs. Fans plugged their ears until the loud comments passed.

“Our power went out for a second,” the singer said after the song ended. “So we will continue.”

Alanis smiled and continued playing.

When it came time to perform one of his most famous songs, Ironic fans noticed a slight change in the lyrics. The lyrics of the song were originally like,

“It’s meeting the man of my dreams and then meeting his beautiful wife.”

Alanis Morissette played with the lyrics to some of her hit songs while on tour. Some of these updates are meant to better represent her own life since she originally wrote the songs.

During her performance at Iowa State, she changed the previously mentioned lyrics to

“It’s meeting the man of my dreams, then meeting his beautiful husband.”

You can watch a clip from that show below!

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