Nina Garin of the San Diego Union-Tribune was on hand at Mariah Carey’s concert held at San Diego State University’s intimate Open Air Theatre on Friday night (August 15). Garin says, “Her voice may have been the real thing but, unfortunately, Carey looked like she popped a handful of Xanax and downed it with white wine as she crooned sentimental ballads such as ‘Through the Rain’ and ‘Can’t Take That Away From Me,’ the song she sang for her San Diego fan club. So she’s prettier than a Barbie doll. And she looks great whether she’s in a tight, gold dress that barely lets her move her legs or tiny denim shorts. But it was difficult to read any emotion through her Miss America perma-smile and eyes that never seemed to focus.”
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