Posted On 04 Jun 2018
On Thursday, (May 31st) the mega-pop star, Pink entertained a completely packed Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles. Called The Beautiful Trauma World Tour, this is her seventh tour and it’s in support of her seventh studio album,“Beautiful Trauma” released in October 2017 via RCA Records. The tour began in Phoenix on March 1st 2018 and will end more then a year later on May 22nd 2019, in New York City.
Pink opened and finished her show with the very reason that sets her apart from all other artists, high above the crowd in the air and hitting every note perfectly. At 38, the singer is in such amazing physical shape to be able to perform this incredibly strenuous acrobat set every night on this tour.
From the beginning of the night to the last moment, her every move was carefully staged and accurately nailed. After White Snake’s “Here I Go Again” blaring loudly through the speakers, Pink suddenly emerged hanging high above the stage and began appropriately singing her hit “Get The Party Started” from her 2001 album “Missundaztood.” She went on to perform songs off most of her albums including “I’m Not Dead” (2006), “Funhouse” (2008), “The Truth About Love” (2012) and her latest collection of course “Beautiful Trauma” (2017). Pink sang “Just Like A Pill,” “Who Knew,” “Revenge,” “Try,” “Give Me A Reason,” “Just Like A Fire,” “Raise Your Glass,” “Blow Me (One Last Kiss),” “What About Us” and many other hits. With so many chart-topping singles, the artist could have certainly performed hours more
Pink also delighted the crowd with a fun cover of No Doubt’s “Just A Girl” and even surprise guest Gwen Stefani joined her to finish the song. Half-way through the concert, Pink performed a rousing and super energetic cover of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”
While her singing was impeccable, her dance moves were in-sync and impressive, her aerial skills on par with the best Cirque du Soleil performers, what was more enjoyable to watch was just how much fun she seemed to be having and even told the crowd that after a couple songs.
“A million thank you’s to you! Thanks for coming to play with us tonight! This is fun. I’ve having so much fun! My cheeks already hurt from smiling so much!”
Along with all of the music, there was also a lot of heart to Pink’s show. Whenever she was near fans, she bent down to shake their hands, pose for a selfie or even sign whatever they were holding. Then at one point, while she changed into yet another bright ensemble, a video montage was played on the large center screen that was all about being who you are, female empowerment, the #metoo movement and same sex marriage. Snippets from her VHI Behind The Music special was in it as well. Thunderous applause broke out when it was over.
It’s clear how much Pink loves her touring crew as well. She took the time to name absolutely everyone and allowed them a moment to dance alone on stage.
Pink closed out the concert with her powerful balled “Glitter In The Air.” Dressed very simply in ripped baggy jeans and a large white t-shirt and standing center stage with a lone spotlight on her, it was a simply beautiful moment made all the more splendid by everyone’s lit up phones all across the venue.
The whole night was more then just another concert, it was a musical event. When she wasn’t flying around the Staples venue, she was dancing or waving to fans in the crowds. She was indeed in a state of constant and happy motion.