Pink - Concert Review
Pinks CD may be titled Missudaztood but one things for sure - the girls got talent. P!nk gave fans an incredible show they wont forget. Check out Kidzworlds concert review of The Party Tour.
June 19, 2002
The curtain dropped and a second later fans flew from their seats and rushed to the edge of the stage to get as close to their idol, P!nk, as possible. Decked-out in mechanic's style one-piece coveralls, Pink belted, "I'm coming out so you better get this party started!" Get the Party Started was the perfect song to open the show and do just that. The venue was really intimate - the perfect spot to catch superstar singer P!nk in her first headlining, North American tour. But, judging by the powerhouse performance, it'll be her last small-venue tour - Alecia Moore (aka P!nk) is bound for bigger things.
The thing that impressed me the most about Pink was her incredible voice. In this day of watch-me-lip-sync concerts, P!nk was a real breath of fresh air. Her voice was strong and a little raspy but in a good, R&B way, not like she had swallowed a frog or anything. Pink sang an incredible version of the song What's Up by 4 Non Blondes that was equal to, if not better than, the original version.
The show-stopper of the evening was definitely the medley of Janis Joplin tunes that Pink belted out with ease as the backdrop displayed images of Janis and other deceased idols like Ella Fitzgerald, Kurt Cobain, John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix and Aaliyah. Singing songs like Me and Bobby McGee and Piece of My Heart was a wicked tribute to some of Pink's heroes and her vocal skills would have had Janis herself tickled pink!
Through out the show Pink joked around with her band members and the audience. She giggles frequently like a Tickle Me Elmo Doll, but far less annoying. Her vibe with the crowd made it seem like she was just chattin' up some old friends, rather than a bunch of screaming fans. In the middle of P!nk's encore (which included hits There You Go and Don't Let Me Get Me) she even left the stage and mingled with the crowd - something security didn't look ready for.
Pink sings that she's "tired of being compared to damn Britney Spears, she's so pretty, that just ain't me," and she's right - that ain't her. P!nk may be pretty, but she's also got a set of killer pipes and a knack for writing unique, diverse tracks you CAN'T compare with Britney's. P!nk's talented punk-pop puts her in a class all of her own.
Click here to see if P!nk's The Party Tour stops in your city and be sure to get your tix early cuz after the word's out tix will be even hotter.