PINK Live in Seattle
May 13, 2018 @ Key Arena
Words and photos by Jason Murray
As you probably already know, in addition to being a color, Pink is an American songwriter and singer that fuses pop and punk to create a very unique style of music… a style that, while familiar, has stood the test of time and created a cult like following among a wide range of ages.
Back in May at Key Arena, the Seattle crowd assembled for the Philadelphia-born artist’s performance was very diverse, from those sporting pink hair to those who seemed to be reliving the artist’s early Billboard days. There was a very genuine energy in the crowd and the arena.
While I’m not typically a fan of mainstream pop, I wanted to photograph Pink’s live show due to her stature in the music industry and the timeless nature of her songs, many of which teleport me back to the time in my life when I first heard them. And she didn’t disappoint.
Pink’s live performance was nothing short of ambitious. She started the show in a very big way by swinging from one side of the stage to the next, while her band played below her. If you’ve never seen someone singing and doing acrobatics on a massive chandelier, let me tell you that it is quite impressive.
From song one – “Get The Party Started” – you knew this was going to be one of those nights that no one was sitting down for.
Here are some of my favorite shots from the evening.