Covergirl and The Target Center present Pink.
This is Pink’s second time around on the Truth About Love tour in the Twin Cities. Her first visit was across the river at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul. Now, she is at the Target Center in Minneapolis.
Pink is known for more than being just a simple pop star. When it comes to concerts and tours, she is a performer and gives her audience a full show. The production of her concerts is amazing and her fans can never leave disappointed. On this particular evening, she spent a period of it suspended from the ceiling, performing a feat that would have reminded many of a twisted Cirque du Soleil, interweaved with sexualized pop songs, fireworks, and backup dancers.
Unlike many in her field, she doesn’t stand aside and merely be a voice while leaving the dancing and backup entertainment to other people. She gets involved with the whole show, regardless of the danger she faces. She knows too well what can happen, as evident in a botched stage stunt in Germany back in 2010. Still, she gives the crowd what they want and then some.
Above all else, her voice is amazing. Despite the years of touring, it is still in top shape, obvious all the way through the evening as she belts out numerous tunes from throughout her career. Such numbers include, “Raise Your Glass” to start the show, “Trouble”, “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” and a beautiful rendition of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game”. She holds true during her whole performance, the same as she did in Saint Paul and the same as we anticipate her to do in the future.
The night was a fun one, as her enthusiasm is quickly bestowed upon the audience. In between songs she makes quips regarding Minnesota, (“I didn’t know cold like this existed”) as well as gathering numerous adorable gifts from her fans. They include everything from stuffed animals to flowers to a quilt that she wraps around her guitar player. She is enormously appreciative of her fans, which shows in all her performances, and it’s clear how much they care for her.
A Pink show is certainly an event to behold, something not to be missed. This is apparent based on the selling out of the show here, the last time she was in the Twin Cities, and her shows around the globe. We will be back to see her the next time around, but after a year of solid touring, she now deserves her time off.
Raise Your Glass – Walk of Shame – Just Like a Pill – U + Ur Hand – Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely) – Try – Wicked Game (Chris Isaak Cover) – Just Give Me a Reason – Trouble – Are We All We Are – Sober – The Great Escape – Who Knew – F**kin’ Perfect – Most Girls/ There You Go/ You Make Me Sick/ Slut Like You / Blow Me (One Last Kiss)/So What