SHOW REVIEW: P!nk
I’ve always loved P!nk, so when my mom surprised me with tickets a week before the show, I was over the moon. I wasn’t sure what to expect since I banned myself from looking up videos online, but I definitely wasn’t ready to experience the beautiful, tragic world that the Beautiful Trauma tour introduced me to.
Julia Michaels opened the show, happily dancing around the stage as her band rocked out behind her. She delivered heavy emotion on songs like “Happy” and got the crowd singing along by the time she sang her hit, “Issues”. Julia was the perfect choice for an opener because of her raw lyrics and her infectious energy, providing a great transition to the similarly talented P!nk herself.
Then, p!nk came out swinging. Literally.
When the curtain dropped, my jaw went with it. The stage was covered in a pink arrangement of street lamps, hotel decor, and most importantly, a sparkly chandelier. Swinging from the chandelier, P!nk did her trapeze act as she sang “Get This Party Started”. The opening number did exactly that, affirmed by the woman next to me who frantically screamed, “I love P!nk!” halfway through the song.
P!nk maintained this electric energy for the rest of the show, especially during her smash-hit “So What” and her cover of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” The slower portions of the show were equally as beautiful, like when P!nk and a male dancer performed a sensual trapeze act to “Secrets” and later moved to the end of the stage to sing “Barbies” with her band. Every aspect of the show was meticulously planned, and the attention to detail absolutely paid off.
The Beautiful Trauma World Tour is nothing short of spectacular. From the visuals and vocals to the trapeze acts, the show feels like a massive party while still featuring its fair share of intimate moments. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I also wasn’t surprised when I walked out of the arena’s doors and thought, “That was the best concert I’ve ever been to.”