Show Review: P!nk's Performance Was Impressive and Intimate on Tuesday Night
Once Whitesnake’s “Here I Go Again” stopped playing throughout the arena and the large curtain vanished to reveal P!nk’s stage with her hanging from a chandelier, I quickly realized I was at one of my Top 3 concerts ever… and couldn’t think of the other 2 concerts on that short list.
WOW! This is a show that had it all: incredible music, amazing vocals, perfectly choreographed dancing, unbelievable aerobatics, and vivid lighting. It wasn’t uncommon to see people looking at their friends, or maybe strangers, with their jaws open and mouthing the same… “wow”.
The show kicked off with the appropriately positioned “Get The Party Started”, followed by the album title track (and my favorite P!nk song) “Beautiful Trauma”. P!nk already went through a wardrobe change between these songs, and would set the tone and expectation that we would see a lot more of that, and we did.
P!nk went through a bunch of her classics such as “Just Like A Pill”, “Just Give Me A Reason”, “Raise Your Glass”, “So What”, and the beautiful “Glitter in the Air” as the last song of the evening.
Right before the song “What About Us” was played, a video was presented from P!nk’s speech at the VMAs in 2017 where she shared a story about her daughter telling her that she didn’t feel beautiful and that she looked like a boy with long hair. It’s a powerful story/speech (you can watch the original below!) When “What About Us” began, you could see many people becoming emotional while listening to the song. It was a powerful moment for many, including myself.
P!nk has a very unique way of performing to a large audience yet making people feel she’s having a very personal conversation with each of them individually. This was also true during the song “F**kin’ Perfect”, where before and after the song she took time to read signs in the crowd, wish people happy birthday, and really connect with the audience.
P!nk will be returning to Denver next April. If you haven’t seen her in concert, this is a show you will not want to miss!