Monday, November 25, 2013

In the Pink!

I had purchased Gold Hot Seat tickets to see Pink back in May.  It was a gift for my husband for Sweetest Day and we also threw in our anniversary which is coming up on December 5th – 26 years, can you believe it?   Both of us love Pink so it felt like the perfect gift.

Saturday in Cleveland was cold, windy and snow squalls came and went.  We got downtown a little after 4:00 as we were allowed to pick up our tickets between 6:00 and 6:30 PM at the will call window. 

To kill a little time we walked over to the Horseshoe Casino to get a bite to eat.  I went to Corky & Lenny’s and my husband went to B Spot.  Despite the fact that we paid an arm and leg, the food was awesome.  Or maybe it was just the anticipation of the Pink show; nothing could damper the mood.

My husband stated it was a shame to go to a casino and not at least pull one arm but we managed.  I told him we were not going to risk being late to the concert so he could play the slots.

We got to the arena a little after 6:00 and got our tickets and stood in line with the Gold Ticket patrons.  Along with the cost of the ticket we got a reception which included hors d'oeuvres and drinks.  I thought it would be a cheese tray and a carrot stick but no; there was shrimp cocktail, hamburger sliders, sushi and much, much more. 

Finally we got to our seats in the seventh row.  The energy in the crowd was electric.  The opening act was The Kin, a band from Australia.  They were really good but like everyone else, we came to see Pink. 

It’s difficult to describe because words cannot do it justice. It was the best concert I have ever been too.  I told my husband, it actually was not a concert – it was a show!  The music was fabulous, one hit after another.  She sounded wonderful as she has a beautiful voice but sometimes it sounds different live and I honestly think she sounded better live.  She did so many acrobatic things swinging high above the stage with no wires.  The woman is fearless!   The encore song, I can’t even begin to tell you, was phenomenal.  She was attached to a harness and actually flew around the entire arena!  Upside down, right side up, there was not a bad seat in the house.

I can tell you Pink puts on an incredible show.  She has been through the darkness and came out so much stronger.  Kudos in my book, girl.  You are awesome and happy and it shows.

R. K. Avery