Dear Music Lovers,
Alecia Beth Moore a.k.a. P!nk can really do no wrong in my eyes. If you’ve followed the music section of my blog for a while, then you know that I’m a little biased when it comes to her. Ok, maybe a lot of biased. My girlfriend likes P!nk a lot too (not quite as much as I do though, lol) so I decided to take her to the concert in Dallas for her birthday. We both expected a great show, but I think I can speak for everyone in the venue by saying that she exceeded everyone’s expectations. She opened the show with “Raise Your Glass” as she literally shot out of the bottom of the stage harnessed to several bungee chords. The opening was such a big production that it made me wonder how she could top it with her finale. But within 20 minutes of the show, that thought was quickly shot down as she seemed to top it with each song.
There are artists who are great performers and artists who are great singers. P!nk is a rarity as she does both extremely well…..often at the same time. Conceptually, her show is hilarious, thought-provoking, technologically advanced, and acrobatic. There were several heart-shaped screens in the background that could have very easily just displayed her music videos for the fans to see. But no, she decided to take the hard road by including skits, cartoons, and even video game simulations. Plus, there are very few acts that can sing and dance, without lip syncing. On “Sober”, the first instance we ever saw of P!nk flying through the air like a circus show, she shocks fans at her live show. While she sings (no lip syncing) suspended inside a giant circular cage, she decides to climb out and move across the outer surface….with no chords attached (at least not that I could see). Name a female artist that can do that. Tired of thinking???? I’m not surprised.
Although she didn’t sing one of her biggest hits, “Don’t Let Me Get Me”, she pulls out virtually every other hit that you almost forget it. Her medley of her early hits “There You Go”, “You Make Me Sick”, and “Most Girls” was one of the highlights of the show and features P!nk nailing some complicated choreography. All of this despite making fun of her dancing skills right before she performed one of my favorite (and surprisingly not as popular) songs, “Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely)”. She slows things down a bit for a highly sexed intro to the song “Try” which caught me off guard since that isn’t a sexual song. But who cares? It’s P!nk and it just added color to the show, lol. She performed one remake, “Wicked Game” by Chris Isaak, which she made more memorizing than the original. On “So What” she literally flies over the entire crowd of thousands of fans. By the time she closes the show with the famous move of her lowering herself in water and spinning while suspended in the air, the crowd still wants more. But I guess it would be cruel to expect her to still perform while being soaked in water. If you’ve never seen P!nk in concert, you’re truly missing out.
The P!nk Groupie
P.S. Who are you most excited to see in concert soon? There’s a little bit of something for everybody. Is it Alicia Keys, Maroon 5, Rihanna, or Beyonce? What’s the best concert you’ve ever been too?