Pink came flying (literally) into Orlando on Tuesday Night at the Amway Center! Opening her ‘Beautiful Trauma’ tour sold out show with her 2001 worldwide hit ‘Let’s Get This Party Started’, swinging from her chandelier, with a stage full of dancers and musicians, she did exactly that!
Everyone was up on their feet. Her chandelier designer has a Sarasota connection! Circus daredevil Bello Nock’s friend Armando ‘TaTo’ Farfan, Jr., designed the chandelier for the Pink tour! Amway Center had a cake made for her of the chandelier welcoming her back to Orlando! You can check that out on Pink’s Instagram!
Starting out a 22 song set that ran 2 hours, she played a mix of hits and new material from the ‘Beautiful Trauma’ album. Oversized sets, pyrotechnics, videos, graphics, acrobatics, an acoustic set, the show runs the gamut of emotions and vision. Her fans are extremely loyal and she returns the favor. Stopping the show to talk to people in the audience, signing an autograph or taking a selfie with someone is commonplace in the Pink show and appreciated by her diehard fan base.
One of the great show moments and there were many, was during her hit ‘F**kin’ Perfect’, hauntingly beautiful and bold at the same time, the song is about accepting yourself and others as they are. A crowd of the LGBTQ community held up a rainbow flag and she wrapped herself in it and walked the stage! In this city of the Pulse Nightclub, it was a touching tribute. Pink shared with the audience that it was in Orlando that she did her first professional gig. If she didn’t already have the Amway Center in the palm of her hand, she did now! A half dozen costume changes, choreographed dancing with her troupe and talking about how she loved being married, the show kept a fast pace but was not rushed. A band of musicians as well as a small orchestra accompanied her. Her voice was amazing even when flying around the arena on cables.
An incredible performer, she is powerful and as a human being she is a great example to young women everywhere. At 39, on this week’s cover of ‘People’ magazine’s ‘Beautiful Issue’ with her kids, after 20 years she is at the top of her game and she has done it exactly the way she wanted to being true to herself! DJ KidCutUp opened with some great 80’s remixes that had the crowd singing along! Raising a Glass to Pink and this tour!
The tour is running in the U.S. through June 1st! Check out Pink’s page for details – http://whataboutus.pinkspage.com
Photos courtesy of Vicky Sullivan / Rock the Lens Photography
Link to Orlando setlist-