P!nk at So Fi Stadium in Inglewood, California on October 5, 2023
Everyone knows that P!nk puts on an amazing show, but you don't actually know unless you have seen it. I have now seen it.
I had never been to So Fi Stadium, let alone shoot there so this was a new experience. It took me 45 minutes to get from the entrance to my parking spot and that was just stupid. I found the media escort with some time to spare. She was so nice and pleasant. Normally, photo passes are stickers that you can just plop right onto your shirt. Not for P!nk. These passes were plastic and did not have anything to attach it to our clothes with. I had never had this happen before so I didn't have any clips. Thankfully, I still had some of those paper wrist bands attached to my bag that some venues put on to indicate the bag has already been searched so I ripped one off and use that to tie the pass to my shirt. I'm so MacGyver. The passes also had to be returned at the end of the three songs and that made me so sad. I made sad face at our escort but there was nothing she could do.
Oh my goodness, that venue was HUGE! We walked 187 miles through the upper levels of the venue through 50 billion people to get to the elevator to go down to 1,396 miles below the surface of the Earth to get to the field where the stage was. I think I lost 522 pounds on that journey. Totally worth it.
The main opener for P!nk was Pat Benatar. PAT. BENATAR! I got to see Pat Benatar live! No, I didn't cry. That's a lie. I love Pat Benatar. I cried. If that was the end of the night I still would have been happy, but it wasn't. During the set change, the escort walked us photographers out to our spots to set up. I need a taller folding step stool because people are just too damn tall. Why are you all so damn tall??? Stop! I had a hard time shooting because there was a woman next to me who was dancing like no one was watching and having the best time she possibly could. It was so lovely and I couldn't stop watching her because it just made me so happy to see her so happy.
The show was amazing and I loved every second of it. It was a highlight for me that I will never forget.
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