red lights

Pink Paints The Town Red

Tweeter Center
Tinley Park, IL
July 26, 2002
Pink Pink

Review and Photos by Rob Grabowski

Wearing a pink tank top and black hip huggers with a cropped platinum do, Pink stepped onto the stage of the Tweeter Center last Friday night to warm up the crowd for Lenny Kravitz, belting out her signature song, "Get the Party Started."
From the get-go Pink was having sound problems with feedback. Obviously annoyed with the difficulties, she pitched her in-ear monitors right off the stage. This would've been enough for most to just go through the motions, but this energetic and extremely charismatic newcomer handled it with the poise of a seasoned veteran.
She gripped into the crowd as she explained how she was arrested numerous times back in Pennsylvania for singing too loud on the street corners. With the audience at her mercy, she ripped into a pleasing cover of 4 Non Blondes', "What's Going On."
With the audience in a sing-along mood, she continued by paying homage to Janis Joplin starting off with "Summertime," followed by "Piece Of My Heart," and, of course, her standard, "Me and Bobby McGee." Returning to her own music Pink unveiled a very emotional and thought provoking "My Own Vietnam."
As she capped off her set with her hit "Don't Let Me Get Me," she couldn't have asked for a more welcome response as the crowd ate it up, and like a true performer left them wanting more.
Bringing her take-no-prisoners attitude to a world that has been force fed candy-pop for way too long now, Pink is finally giving some relief to the all-show no-go music world. With her persona as colorful as her name, this badass female vocalist is sure to be vibrant for years to come.

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