Review: Pink captivates Tampa Bay Times Forum with pop hits, high-flying derring-do
A massive crowd packed into the Tampa Bay Times Forum Wednesday night for the first local show in four years by Pink, whose increasingly respectable music and ambitious high-wire derring-do have made her one of the biggest pop stars in America. Sean Daly was there, and he writes:
Pink proved she could amaze, and then some, the huge crowd of 16,702. Ab-ripped to the extreme, she alternated between Cirque du Soleil acrobatics (seriously, that stuff was Vegas-quality ridiculous) and strutting the glitzed-out stage like she owned it.
Backed by a full band and all manner of hunky dancing dudes and dudettes — and gamboling about a multi-tiered, effects-fat set equipped with trap doors and two staircases — the star alternated between synthed-out club hits (U + Ur Hand), pop-punk burners (the sinister Trouble) and heartfelt ballads (a gorgeous cover of Chris Isaak's Wicked Game, the pained Family Portrait, an acoustic Who Knew).