Sunday, 19 April 2009

Pretty In P!nk - Dirty Pretty Thing.........Isn't she.

Hi Ho! Hi Ho! It was off to the NIA we did go. A surprisingly easy event to get to without the need of the worse human dumbing invention since the Calculator, the SatNav. Must have used a Flux Capacitor to get back though as I'm sure we arrived back before we left????

So this was my first Live 'Show' I believe. I've been to many 'Gigs' but I don't think this falls under that category. Whats the difference, well maybe the fact that they get over exited at high lighting a guitar solo. Whether this is because the music is not really that important, or because the audience wouldn't appreciate it, I'm not sure. I think it may just be to hide the fact that P!nk has run off for a costume change though. I'm quite glad she did as some of them were smoking. Luckily she dropped into water at the end and came out all wet....err, I digress.

This was the 'Funhouse' tour and as such had plenty of circus/burlesque/crazy shit going on in its entire presentation. All the songs were performed with energy and spectacle and I could sing along to the ones that I knew. As she performed many covers it helped that she has rock taste like I. Her cover of Zepplins ' Babe I'm gonna Leave You' was both a surprise and a pleasure (it sure made up for the acoustic version of 'Trouble' - why do they all slow down my favourite numbers, The Killers did it with 'Sams Town') and kudos to Bohemian Rhapsody (along with the excellent Freddie Inspired costume) which had all of the crowd singing along.

If only the crowd were as good as the act. Sadly too many people filming on there poxy phones (some filming the big screen- Duh!!!). I had the worlds slowest photographer in front of me, who seemed to be unable to grasp the fact that the act was likely to move every few seconds, hence why he couldn't get a good photo. Dweeb! And I am possibly unlikely to ever be in a room filled with so many Scissor Sisters at the same time ever again (Phew, as they never look the same as they do in Carpet Munchers 3 - thanks for that one Donnelly). You see P!nk is a bit of a Gay Icon. That old pop star frontman sexual ambiguity thing going on. Never seen it in a female star before, but she has used it to great results.

Loved every minute of it. She is gone, but the joke's the same.

1 comment:

Nick said...


She's so cool. And yummy.