I have been a fan of Pink since her first single, and I am so excited that I finally got to see her in concert. Even more excited that I got to see her in concert with the love of my life. We had the opportunity to see her a few years ago, but as we had just returned home from a fairly lofty trip, we decided that our wallets needed a break.
We regretted that decision ever since.
When we heard that Pink was coming to Blues Fest in Ottawa, there was some cheering and excited squealing. The squealing was most likely me, but there’s a chance it was Glen. I’ll just hold onto that belief for a while to protect my manliness.
You see, Glen and I love Pink and have a number of her songs that have significance in our relationship. F****in Perfect is one song that we listened to in our early relationship that we would send lyrics to one another and celebrate every time we heard it together or apart. It’s one of those songs that makes me think of Glen every time I hear it.
“Pretty, pretty please. Don’t you never, ever feel, like you’re nothin’ cuz you’re perfect to me.”
As well, we made sure that Raise Your Glass was played at our wedding on several occasions. It’s a song that rings true to us and how we live life. We live for the moment, celebrate life and march to the beat of our own drum. That song is so us. We even made sure that it is one of the principle songs in our wedding video. https://vimeo.com/105400842
A little background: I love, love, love outdoor [music] festivals. There’s something magical about being outside, wandering in fields and laying down in the grass to listen to live music. And I freaking love Blues Fest. It’s my favourite festival that Ottawa has to offer, and I am super glad that they put on such a great event every year. Thanks Blues Fest!
“Raise your glass if you a wrong, in all the right ways. Dirty, little freak.”
A few years ago, Blues Fest brought me the chance to hear the Dixie Chicks which was out of this world amazing. It was pretty wild standing in a crowd of thousands upon thousands of people who were all singing at the top of their lungs in harmony with Natalie, Martie and Emily. I felt so connected to the world around me during that concert. It was a beautiful feeling.
Enter this year. Enter Pink. Enter us at Pink. Enter happiness.
We met up with a few friends while there because our friends are cool and also love Pink. It was great spending a bit of time with them, too. Though, they didn’t join us up in the thick of the crowd for the show.
She sang so many of our favourites. And she sang Me & Bobby McGee which is one that I’ve watched live videos of her performing but never heard her sing for real. AND OH MY GOD. It was amazing.
The very best part of the whole thing was that she sang in the rain. There was a rain storm (2017 shocker, I know) and it was torrential. It felt magical to be standing in the rain, soaking wet, listening to Pink sing. AND SHE DIDN’T MISS A BEAT. She just kept singing. And she danced in the rain. And she made the moment what it was. We danced, too. And sang – but not nearly as well – right along with her.
Thanks Blues Fest. Thanks Pink. Thanks Glen. 🙂
Glen put up a great post about his feelings at the Pink concert as well. Check it out here: https://art-life-you.ca/2017/07/14/pink/