• Bill Hernandez

P!NK FLYING HIGH ON LATEST TOUR


Pink is on tour and it is one of the best concert tours you might ever see



I have been reviewing concerts for a long time now. About thirty years. My first introduction into live music was when my mom took me to see KISS in 1977 when I was seven years old. In that time, I have seen some pretty amazing concerts. Last night, PINK took first place in my list of the best concerts I have ever been to.


Popstar Julia Michaels was the opener for this show and was the perfect choice to get the crowd going. Taking the stage in a blue flowery dress, Michaels quickly brought the crowd to their feet when she began to sing "PINK", which was perfect for the occasion. Next was " Into You", Happy", and "What A Time".


Michaels is just coming off of the Red Pill Blues tour where she opened for Maroon 5. Michaels used to have very bad stage fright and was concerned that it would seriously affect her performances on that tour. She texted Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine and asked him "What do I do if I mess up"? Levine gave advice to "Just laugh it off, Laugh at yourself". Clearly his advice paid off because there was no evidence that she was scared or nervous. She was, in fact, all over the place and interacting with the audience. She was very bouncy and even ventured out to the end of the center-stage runway, where she high-fived and shoot hands with fans.


Michaels then goes into a five-song medley that included the songs "Bad Liar/2002/Love Myself/Good For You/Sorry". Her set concluded with "Uh Huh" and "Issues". With Beauty, songwriting-chops, and a killer voice, I expect this one to be around for a while.


The moment that we all have been waiting for has finally arrived. Talk about someone who knows how to make a entrance. Music begins to play and the backdrop comes falling down, and there is all kinds of chaos. "Lets Get The Party Started" is blaring and the stage looks like it has been hosting a party the whole time we have been here.


Pink is swinging from a gigantic chandelier and the dancers are all doing their thing. I have never seen such an opening at a concert before. The audience , like myself, is in complete awe of the spectacle. Pink continues on with the songs "Beautiful Drama", "Just Like A Pill", and "Who Knew".

The lights shut off in the arena and within thirty seconds, giant trees are now part of the landscape of the stage and "Revenge starts to play.


As the concert progresses, we begin to see that there are "acts" to her performance. Each set of 3-5 songs has a theme according to how the stage is set-up. This show has six acts and an encore. Pink sang all of her biggest hits and managed to fly for a third of her performance. Besides her powerful non-lip-syncing, the flying is the one thing I will always remember about this show. Twenty-one songs were performed at this show tonight and included two for the encore. Pink sang "So What" before strapping herself in to the gyroscope and literally flying to every corner of the arena while ending the show with "Glitter In The Air".


There is a lot of talk about how expensive concert tickets are these days. I am the first to agree. What I learned from this performance is that you get what you pay for. While Pink's ticket prices are not exactly cheap, they are well worth it! This performance tonight showed me what kind of person she is. She puts a ton of effort into her production, stage sets, everything. Her interaction with fans is very endearing. There is no ego visible from where I was sitting. She took time to sign autographs and do a couple of selfies with fans mid-performance and gave one of the best performances I have ever seen. Go buy your Pink tickets because you will see that she is worth every penny you spend to see her. Trust me, you will thank me later.


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