Diego ( Andorra )
The White Stripes concert – Diego’s goosebump moment
“Hello, I am Diego and I come from Andorra. My goosebump moment was a concert from Jack White, the vocalist of what was The White Stripes in the past. You know in a moment where it is so shocking that you just do not know how to react, you just stand still there, in your place, just watching, just living the moment. Well, that is a Jack White concert. You just do not know what to do. You do not know if you should scream or jump or sing. The whole atmosphere just turns into something pure and emotional to everybody present. So, it is amazing. Live music will always be my goosebump moment”.
A very influential band
The White Stripes were a world-renowned American alternative rock duo. Since 1997, Jack White and Meg White rocked the masses with their singles “The Hardest Button to Button”, “Fell In Love With A Girl” and “Seven Nation Army”.
The White Stripes were the perfect band at the right time. Jack and Meg White were eccentric, imaginative, authentic, and highly influential and brought rock back into fashion as something credible and cool.
Their memorable concerts remained in the memory of their fans and in an extensive archive kept by Jack and Meg White.
“Seven Nation Army”, the song with which they won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song, and which was among the best songs of all time by media such as Q Magazine, was one of the most representative parts of their shows.
The controversial history of The White Stripes
The history of The White Stripes is one of the most curious in rock. The duo was originally presented as a brother and sister duo. However, it soon became known that they were a couple and had tried to keep their relationship a secret.
According to White, this was so that people would focus on the music and not on their romantic relationship. But this strategy was of little use to the tabloids, as their relationship was one of the most discussed open secrets of the time.
After divorce papers were leaked, it became known that the couple separated in 2000. However, they remained good partners and working together on upcoming projects. It should be recalled that the duo famously refused to hire a bass player to accompany them.
What happened to The White Stripes?
During the 2000s, they released five albums that achieved critical acclaim and varying levels of success. ‘De Stijl’ was released in 2000, while ‘White Blood Cells’, ‘Elephant’ and ‘Get Behind Me Satan’ were released in 2001, 2003 and 2005, respectively.
The White Stripes released their last studio album, ‘Icky Thump’ in 2007. The album was certified gold and won the Grammy for Best Alternative Album. To promote it, they embarked on a successful tour that saw them perform in North America.
However, before their final show of the fall in Mississippi, there were early signs of the band’s end. As Jack’s nephew Ben Blackwell points out, Meg approached him and told him that this would be the band’s last show. Blackwell asked her if she was just referring to the tour, to which she clarified, “No. I think this is the last show. Period”.
The band cancelled the rest of their dates, noting that Meg’s anxiety was keeping her from performing properly. Thus, the band went into an indefinite hiatus in 2007, which lasted until 2011, when they made official the end of The White Stripes.
On February 2, 2011, The White Stripes put an end to 13 years of career. They stated that they would not record new music together again, nor return to the stage under that name. They also stated that they hoped it would not be sad news, but that fans would support the new path.
Since the end of The White Stripes, Jack White focused on a successful solo career. Since the split, he released three solo albums, all of which became a hit with fans. Meanwhile, Meg White continues her reputation as the introvert of the duo and keeps a low profile in the industry.
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