Pink Live at Revolution
Ft.Lauderdale, FL |
By: Julie Chayzn
Behind a girly trench coat and oversized rhinestone sunglasses, Pink rocked Revolution Nightclub in Fort Lauderdale on July 24th with her black whip, raunchy words and perfect pitch. Introduced by Matt Nathanson, a guitar and voice artist who sounded like a clash between a Californian Dave Mathews and Jack Black, Pink was served up in a recipe of success mixing a dash of glamour with old-school rock and roll and punked out lyrics.
Serenading her pink-haired Mohawk-wearing fans with classics like “Just Like A Pill,” “Don’t Let Me Get Me” and her dreary “Family Portrait,” the two hour show packed in over one thousand fans ranging from eight to eighty years old. She also introduced her new album, I’m Not Dead, which she calls “the best album ever made in the history of albums” with its signature song, “I’m Not Dead.” But Pink didn’t stop there.
“I want to sing a song for you because that’s awesome,” she shouted at the audience in an overtly ditzy voice introducing her hit-single “Stupid Girls,” poking fun at anyone in Hollywood for their obsessions of beauty, fame and fashion; but her social criticism seeped out of Hollywood and into Washington when she pronounced her displeasure for the Bush administration, explaining that she had a key chain where she kept track of how many hours were left on Bush’s term.
Her bad-girl look disappeared in the second half of the show, when Pink took off her green tutu dress, fishnets and leather boots and slipped on faded jeans and a tank top. The bass, drums and crazy 80’s guitar solos were reduced to acoustic guitars and her soft perfect voice.
But her theme remained. She attacked the No Child Left Behind Act, and asked the president if he were aware of the people living on the streets and the expectant mothers living on minimal wage, in her witty song: “Dear Mr. President.” She eventually wrapped up the party with her famous, “Get The Party Started,” meshing it in with “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of These)” by the Eurythmics.
With tickets that ran as low as $25, the venue was surprisingly small for a big name like Pink. Nonetheless this rock star seems to have developed a cult– redesigning rock and roll for the young and the not so young, basically for all of those who love to, as Pink would say, “rock on with some of the best musicians in the world.”
For more information on Pink go to www.pinkspage.com.