As you know Avirl is currently on tour. Last Thursday, she rocked my hometown of Ottawa sporting her black cross-bone tanktop, and I thought I'd share this article with you.
Fri, July 15, 2005
Lavigne changes her tune
A much more glamorous Sk8er Grrl skips bad-girl act for empowering show
By DENIS ARMSTRONG, Ottawa Sun
Canada’s punk princess Avril Lavigne thrilled her fans at the Corel Centre last night with a sophisticated show that focused on self-respect and empowerment. (Sean Kilpatrick, SUN)
HER FANS may not be old enough to drive or attend a concert without their parents or a curfew but that doesn't mean that Avril Lavigne's Corel Centre concert last night was child's play.
No way. Not since another angry female singer-songerwriter from Ontario, Alanis Morissette, became the role model for a generation of young women with 1995's Jagged Little Pill has there been a rock-and-roll chick a girl could hang her broken heart on.
More than 15,000 fans, surely one of the largest houses the Corel Centre's seen since the NHL lockout, filled the hockey bunker with waving glowsticks and ear-piercing shrieks enough to fill a haunted house on Halloween.
Speaking of the dead, there was little trace of the old Avril.
Gone was her signature skinny tie and mallrat attire. In its place, the Napanee native sported a big blonde perm, a punk plaid skirt and a glittering diamond engagement ring that she recently accepted from her fiance, Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley.
Suddenly, it's a new Lavigne. The brat is gone, replaced by a glamorous chick with attitude...
Rest of the story: http://www.ottawasun.com/Showbiz/Music/2005/07/15/1132937-sun.html