On Tuesday morning, I woke Hubby up at 8:30 with the question “Weren’t we supposed to be leaving between 8 and 9?” My excitement was overflowing because we were going to go see an artist that I truly admire. A few of her songs are ones that you could hear blasting from my car when I have had a bad day.
Hubby had promised me if this artist had a concert within driving distance (8 hours or less) we would go see her. In October, we found out she was going to be going on tour. I had a choice of many places we could travel to see her: Louisville, Indianapolis, Philly (furthest away), Cleveland, or Pittsburgh. I decided Louisville would be the best choice because I was going to be on spring break when she was going to be in Louisville.
Before getting the tickets, Hubby made reservations at the Galt Hotel which is connected to the Yum Center. He did not want to have to deal with trying to get out of the parking lot after the concert. We realized it was the best decision because we watched people trying to get out for over an hour after the concert.
So, who was this artist I was going to see? Why, she is P!nk. I have loved her music since 2001 or so. I listened to “You Make Me Sick” and “There you Go” in 2000 but there was no real connection with her music at that moment in time. When I heard “Just Like a Pill,” I felt a connection with her music. You’ll hear me play the song repeatedly.
That evening at 5:45, I was itching to get over to the Yum Center even though it was a matter of going down one flight of stairs, across the concourse, through a little bit of a parking garage, and then across the skywalk. All in all, it should take 10 or so minutes to get there. I wanted to get there so I could get my shirt. I used to get concert shirts a lot back in the day. Now it needs to be someone special for me to get a shirt.
Then it was a sitting and waiting game before the concert. People trickled in a little bit at a time. A lot stayed up on the concourse drinking at the bar before the concert.
The first act was a DJ. He was okay. There was a lot of good songs that he sampled.
Then it was a group called the Bleachers. They were once again okay. We had a problem because they would start shining these strobe lights that got into our eyes and blinded us. Think the sun but a million times worse. There was no hiding from these lights.
Finally, it was time for them to tear down the set from the Bleachers so we could “Get the Party Started.” The queen was ready to dazzle us with her singing, choreography, and aerials. For 2 hours, we were amazed by her pure talent.
A moment that stood out was when a young girl gave her an United States flag from her dad’s tour of duty. P!nk went off stage to get the flag and then refused to put it down anywhere but somewhere safe.
Another moment in time that will forever be sketched in my head is during “So What.” She did her aerials and ended up flying over us 4 times. You looked up and there she was in all her glory.
I could ramble on and on about the concert but instead will share a few photos and videos. (Oh and you may hear me singing in some of the videos. I apologize for my bad singing.)
The only regret is that I wish I was in the pit so I could see her up close and personal during the whole concert. Maybe next time.
Have a magical day!
Oh and the set list:
- Get the Party Started
- Beautiful Trauma
- Just Like a Pill
- Who Knew
- Funhouse/ Just a Girl
- Smells Like Teen Spirit – Brought me back to the 90s
- Just Give Me a Reason
- I’m Not Dead
- Just Like Fire
- What About Us
- For Now
- I’m Here
- Raise Your Glass
- Blow Me (One Last Kiss)
Glitter in the Ar