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Review: Pink captivates Tampa Bay Times Forum with pop hits, high-flying derring-do

Pink performs at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Feb. 27, 2013.

Carolina Hidalgo

Pink performs at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Feb. 27, 2013.



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).

Click here for Sean's full Pink review.

[Last modified: Thursday, February 28, 2013 4:18pm]


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