The Truth about Love Tour (part 2)

by Lisa on Tuesday: Apr 09, 2013
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If you missed part 1, you can find it here.

To continue…

After an hour or so went by, the show finally began.

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>> Pics from before the show started

The Hives were the opening band, and I can’t say I had very high expectations for them. I knew of them from when they were around a few years back and couldn’t recall liking them very much. They came out in black and white suits with top hats, and I can’t say they exactly proved me wrong. The songs weren’t amazing, but at least the band was entertaining. The lead singer was hysterical and had a very dry, sarcastic sense of humor. He kept referring to his band as “international rock sensations” and throughout the set, walked through the audience and took sips from random people’s beers.

Once they exited the stage, the buildup began for Pink, and while the audience was anxiously awaiting her arrival to the stage, an odd man started wandering through the audience with a spotlight following him, playing jokes on people sitting in the stands. It reminded me an awful lot of what it was like in Vegas during Cirque du Soleil, which we saw last year during our trip out there (we saw the Mystere show at Treasure Island), when a random cast member from the show wandered throughout the venue tapping people on the shoulder and playing practical jokes.

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>> The odd guy in the audience

After a few minutes, this guy got up on the stage and began introducing Pink and the concept behind the Truth about Love tour. He explained how we’d be taking a journey through love and by the end we’d be closer to knowing what the truth about love actually is. He then began singing “Raise Your Glass” and when the chorus hit, Pink exploded out of the stage floor with fire behind her and bounced on a bungee cord, doing flips and her usual tricks.

Pink at the TD Garden

Acrobatics were the theme of the night, as you would expect from Pink if you’ve seen her do any performances on TV for the past few years. They were very impressive! A lot of her flights through the air were very reminiscent of Cirque and I couldn’t believe she was able to sing and do these tricks at the same time.

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Pink flying through the air

>> Some blurry pics of Pink flying through the air

She did a good number of songs from her newest album, The Truth about Love, but also played quite a few from older albums, which I was happy about because those are the ones I know best. At one point mid-show, she even did a medley of three songs from her debut album when she had more of a hip hop and r&b vibe (remember the days of “Most Girls” and “There You Go”? She’s come such a long way since then!).

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We were planning to leave one or two songs before the end of the show to beat the maddening crowds, but we were so engrossed in the performance that we missed our chance and before we knew it, the show was over. Pink put on an amazing, high energy show and she was so funny and personable during all of the breaks between songs. She’s an awesome entertainer and I would go to another one of her shows in a heartbeat.

If you could see any one person or band in concert right now, who would it be?

6 Responses to “The Truth about Love Tour (part 2)”

  1. I love x 3 Pink. I mostly listen to podcasts, but Pink is one of a few must have artists on my iPod. She’s amazing and I’m not surprised to read that there were acrobats at her show. Fav song right now is F’ng Perfect.

  2. Nicky says:

    Returning the love from your visit to my blog. Looks like that concert was great! my daughter would LOVE to be at one of her shows and I think a lot of her music. her lyrics promote being an individual and I respect that!
    Nicky
    http://www.feelingtheemptynest.com

  3. I love live shows! So glad you enjoyed Pink 🙂

  4. So awesome! Just by her TV performances alone, I’d love to see her live and this review just strengthens that! Sounds like a good time!

  5. Ellie says:

    Wow, what an amazing show! There are a couple of concerts I’d like to go to but Pink is definitely at the top of the list. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Melanie says:

    I am so jealous!! LOL This show is going to be close in the fall, but we won’t be able to see it – from what I see and read here it looks like an amazing experience!

    thanks so much for visiting me – I am here to visit back and get your followed 🙂

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