It’s hard to imagine that P!nk played smaller venues and wasn’t a household name at one point in her career. Her exclusive performance was apart of Citi Sound Vault’s concert series bringing A-list talent to an intimate stage. The lucky fans who scored tickets to the big event proved how dedicated they were. The venue held five thousand of P!nk’s biggest fans, and it showed. Fans turned up to the venue the night before to wait in line to get a close spot to see the rockstar in a once in a lifetime setting.
Now if you’ve seen a P!nk headlining show in the last five years, you know her production is something other artists can’t even fathom or begin to try and top. Somehow the production shined through on a much smaller scale stage, but the true standout of the night was P!nk’s passion for music and vocal capabilities. It was a sight to see the entire crowd singing along to every word, even including B-side songs. One thing I particularly appreciated was the fact that a good portion of the time the crowd on the floor were just living in the moment instead of glued to their cell phones trying to catch shaky videos and pictures.
Now onto the show itself. P!nk proved her star quality, which is fitting since she just got her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame earlier this week. But when I say star, I mean it in every sense of the word. This woman can do it all. She can dance, sing, be fashionable, manage to connect with each member of the audience, put on a production that most artists can only dream of, all while delivering us a one of a kind show that can’t be duplicated or replicated.
P!nk’s Hollywood Palladium set consisted of sixteen of her anthemic hits. She got the concert started with “Get This Party Started” and the crowd went wild the second she took a step onto the stage. Besides her own hits, P!nk performed her own takes on Bishop Briggs’ “River.” She also performed a cover of Linda Perry’s classic “What’s Up?” where Perry is fittingly nominated as a producer at this year’s GRAMMYs.
Seeing a P!nk show, is something you can’t help but enjoy from casual listeners to diehard fans. The show is something female, male, straight, gay, white, purple, or anything in-between can enjoy and be serenaded by. You can’t help but feel empowered after leaving a P!nk show, you can’t help but fall in love with music all over again.