Monday, January 13, 2014

The next edition of I am more than my disease. Pink: the Truth About Love Concert.

I saw the announcement for Pink several months ago. I have been a huge fan for as long as I can remember, she is what I term as (excuse the language) a woman who "kicks ass"
She doesn't appear to be afraid, she has a strong sense of self and she definitely isn't afraid to stand up for herself. It doesn't hurt that she makes great music!

We managed to get tickets, they weren't the best but still we were going.
Due to circumstances beyond her control (she got sick), which I can relate to I don't know from one day to the next how I'm going to feel. 

That was 2 months ago, the date was fast approaching, I made it through the holidays then I caught something I'm not sure what it was but it has never really gone away.
Add to that the issues I'm having with my eyes and feet, I was getting anxious. I spent most of the week before the event on the couch doing nothing, I was not going to miss out on something I had wanted to go to for so long due to my diseases yet again!

I planned everything ahead to the best of my ability having been to the Dome before. I knew where the handicapped parking was, where the bathrooms were, how many stairs I had to climb, where to buy water. I planned to eat something ahead of time. I wore something I would be comfortable in for several hours I was good to go.

The morning of the concert I woke up with the beginnings of a Migraine, this was not happening! I took my usual medications, drank a ton of water, ate chicken broth and rested until it was time to leave.

Off we go, the roads were a bit slippery after the cold spell, it was a balmy 40 degrees, a hint of spring!

The drive there is about an hour from where we live, it was pretty uneventful until we got to the city. The closer we got to the Dome the heavier the traffic got we were lined up bumper to bumper. People were trying to cut in, almost hitting other people's cars it was crazy.

Finally we arrived, there were no handicapped spots left, there were many people left to park in regular spots. Luckily we found a spot not too far away.

We had to wait outside in line before entering the building there was a delay for some reason in opening,  I got in and went off to the bathroom and was met with another line! This line was full of screaming, loud drunk women, they were holding a beer in each hand. Mini rant, why even bother? Why not just stay home, get drunk and listen to Pink? It's not like you will even remember you were there!
It took probably 30 minutes to accomplish the trip to the bathroom.

It took another 30 minutes or more to get to our seats, for some reason they had set up four beer tables in the middle of the lobby leaving no room for anyone to walk. Can you imagine a stadium  full of people entering and leaving at the same time? Over 20,000 a lot of them drunk going in opposite directions,  pushing and shoving all the way through. One lady yelling "excuse me excuse me I'm trying to get through". Lady we all are! Her drunken friend, "oh go push through, it's your night, it's your time to shine, you're special do it do it"!
On our way out, I had to go to the bathroom again, leaving there was only one way out. My husband was in the opposite direction. I got pushed the opposite way and ended up leaving through the exit door, I called my husband told him I wasn't going back in and to come and find me!

Was it worth it? YES! The delayed start time due to security issues? (There wasn't enough of them) YES! The obnoxious drunks? YES! The uncomfortable seats? YES!

I would do it all over again in a second, I am still sore, coughing, sick and will likely pay for it for a while but every second was worth it! Pink put on a show like nobody I have ever seen. She flew from one side of the dome to the other, she played the piano, she was funny, she cared that she put on a good show. To use words from one of her songs she was "F---*in Perfect!

The opening band "The Kin" a band out of Australia was a great start to the evening as well. The drummer played the drums with his hands, they have a refreshing uplifting, catchy sound that makes you want to sing along to their music. I am a fan!

Here are a few pictures :) 

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  1. I'm so glad you got to do something you enjoyed, no matter how difficult it was. Sometimes, those memories are the best kind!

    Lots of love and hugs,

    1. It truly was an evening I won't soon forget. I'm so glad to "see" you here! Thank you for taking the time to stop by your input means a lot to me.
      Lots of hugs and love back to you too my friend.


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