March 18, 2013

The time I met P!nk backstage... | #PGmom

P!nk pulls out all the stops during her, "The Truth about Love" Tour which hit two Canadian cities back-to-back, Toronto and Montreal this month!  According to her tour schedule, she'll hit Vancouver, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, and again Toronto & Montreal later this year. 


As part of the #PGmom program, COVERGIRL {sponsor of the tour}, my daughter and I won tickets to see her SOLD OUT show in Toronto on March 11th.

We were also able to give away 2 tickets. Emma's job was to pick the winner. During the contest, a friend of Emma's entered. It would have been easy for her to pick her BFF... what almost 13 year old wouldn't want to take their friend with them to see P!nk?! She knew she had a hard decision to make. But she chose Julie, from Sober Julie Doing Life, because of her persistence and willingness to go above and beyond in order to get those tickets. She caught Emma's attention, big time!

I shared Emma's tough decision moment - the next thing I knew... COVERGIRL was giving me 2 more tickets. Emma could now take two of her friends!! :) I am pretty sure I won the, "Coolest Mom of the Year" award!!


As soon as we entered the ACC, we headed to the VIP Lounge for hours of free food and drinks with other VIP reps from P&G, COVERGIRL, fashion magazine reps, and a couple bloggers and their entourage. There were a lot of pretty people in that room!


Shortly after arriving, Emma and I, Jeannine from My Bits and Bleeps and her daughter and a handful of other reps were brought down the hall. We lined up in a straight row with our backs to the wall, waiting to meet P!nk. When she came around the corner, the room was so quiet she commented, "This is the quietest group ever." I replied, "Welcome to Canada!" :)

Each one of us politely introduced ourselves, shook her hand and then posed with her for a photo. I learned afterwards that Emma wanted a picture alone with her, I guess a picture with P!nk and your mom, isn't as cool?...  Emma whispers to me, "Don't be embarrassing" and of course I had to repeat it OUT LOUD. P!nk chimed into our conversation, "It's going to be my job to embarrass my daughter." We talked for a bit, while she was signing poster pictures for us, about kids growing up too fast and then our time with her was done.


I'll share the picture with you as soon as P&G sends it to me. 

The concert began at 9pm with "Raise your Glass," the packed out venue let out a roar. There was wall-to-wall excitement. Everywhere I looked, people were singing along, smiling and having a great time. Everyone was fully engaged with what was happening on and above that elaborate stage. The lights were BRIGHT, the sound was AMAZING! The 9 video-screens at the back of the stage (and 2 at the sides) were colourful and continually changed images, helping her tell her story. 


She blew me away with my favourite song, "So What." During this encore performance, she flew over the crowd like Tinker Bell, it was absolutely a show-stopper and a full on mind-blowing moment!!



Spending just about as much time in the air as she did on the stage, P!nk finished off the evening with "Glitter in the Air." It was an elegant way to end the evening, which by that point, had been an incredible display of lighting, acoustics and almost as many acrobatic moves as the last Cirque show I saw in Vegas.


It was a beautiful performance!

P!nk {Alecia Beth Moore} is one of Pop's most powerful vocalists around! I loved every single minute of this concert, she has an amazing voice and a commanding stage presence. She is an incredible performer!! She impressed me at every turn, including choosing not using certain explicit words which are in a few of her songs. It was a family-friendly concert with a lot of mom-daughter duos there! :)

Thank you Pink, COVERGIRL and P&G for giving my daughter and I an experience we will never forget!

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    1. it was! it exceeded all expectations :)

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  2. I've been waiting to read all about this (can't wait to see the pics of you guys with Pink!)! Amazing for all of you who had the opportunity to go!

    Apparently she's making her way back to Canada later this year!

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  3. AWESOME! I'd really love to see P!nk! So glad you guys got to see her and meet her, too! ~ Raylene

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  4. What an awesome experience!! Pink sounds like she's just as awesome in person as she appears to be :) So glad you guys were able to go!

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    1. SHE IS! she was so sweat and kind to us, not a whiff of arrogance or "I'm a star" on her. She is a CLASS act.

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  5. You really are the coolest mom! Sounds like an awesome night!

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    1. It was, the full evening... which I'm not done writing about. :)

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  6. What an amazing experience. I really enjoyed living vicariously through the PGmoms that were chosen to go. Such fun to read about.

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    1. She's coming back to Toronto later this year, according to her tour schedule. She is worth getting a ticket for!

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  7. Great story. So happy that the girls (And yourself) got to meet her. Truly a memorable mother/daughter moment.

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  8. I too, was at the P!nk concert with my old time BFF and I was completely blown away by this show. It exceeded my expectations as well and I proudly claim it is now the best concert I have ever been too! (I have been to quite a few) and this was spectacular. I can not stop thinking about and I did not even have the added experience you and Emma had and I was still blown away. I will be buying tickets again to go see her in Nov I just can't help myself :) she truly is a class act and to me. A great role model for my 4 girls. Especially after watching the video of what happened to a little girl at her Philly show on Sunday night!!

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    1. I saw something on her Twitter stream about a little girl... searching for it now on YouTube....

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    2. I just loved how she handled that situation and that she stopped mid-song to address the ladies fighting and comfort her. She is totally classy!! And how she said, "No, I can't re-start a song half-way through, we need to start it again" :)

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  9. Totally the coolest mom of the year! That was so nice of P&G to give extras for the BFF's what a memory! I cannot wait to see the pictures! FAB post as always :)

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  10. Wow, that would really be amazing!! We love PINK's music. IT is so powerful and speaks volumes. It would be a blast to meet her!

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  11. I have heard that she is the best performer. I know some people who just saw her in Vegas and I guess it was nothing short of amazing.

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  12. Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Looks like such a great show :)

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  13. this is so fun! Cant wait to see the pics of you guys with Pink!

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  14. This has to be one of the highlights of your life. Unbelievable! I have another friend who saw her perform last weekend and she said the show was incredible as well.

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  15. WOW Looks and sounds like it was an AMAZING show.

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  16. I'm so glad you guys had such a great time! As excited as us adults get to meet the celebrities, I love how excited the kids get. This blogging thing is pretty cool sometimes, isn't it? :D

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  17. Dude, that is awesome! And you got to embarrass your daughter while talking to Pink? That's the icing on the cake ;-)

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  18. That is amazing! What a memorable night for you and your daughter. I love that you were able to experience it together.

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  19. She's coming back to Toronto in December!

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