Pink juggles so much as a mother, wife, and artist but makes it all work seamlessly and effortlessly
Alecia Beth Moore, better known as ‘Pink’ came out with a documentary following her first performance in the UK’s Wembley Stadium. She shows off her family and gives a first-class look at what she holds close to her heart. Now I’m going to be honest with you guys, I am not all that into Pink.
I heard a few of her songs here and there and loved ‘So What’ especially as a kid, but never dove further than that into her music. So I came into this review with unbiased ears and a fresh pair of eyes and ears. And watching her in All I Know So Far, Alecia is fun, vibrant, full of life, daring, and turns out to be my new role model.
Pink has this mantra to life that is wordless but is shown through her actions and her worries. Worries for her relationship with her kids and their futures. She listens to her children; not just takes care of their wants and needs but truly listens to them and their wantings. And she doesn’t want to leave her family behind while she goes and performs, so she makes the most of it.
“The only way I can justify dragging my family all over the world is that we’re making memories together.” says the mother/singer. Just from the first six minutes of watching the documentary, I see that Alecia has the biggest heart for her family and her fans. Wanting it to be perfect for every person who buys a ticket. “And I kill myself to do both.”
As the documentary goes on Pink shows that she doesn’t change, she is the same in the morning when she is with her family, and the same when she is on stage performing. And we don’t have to wait for the end of the documentary to see her performance at Wembley, because it cuts in perfectly to different moments of her concert.
The costume changes, the dances, the transitions and it’s amazing to see it go from rehearsals to the final version. All of the hard work everyone put into it truly shows throughout her concert. And never does she drop the fact that she’s a mother, in all essence of the word.
Tapping into her childhood and wanting better for her children beautifully shows the nurturing side she has. Assuring herself that her children’s minds will never be changed in a bad way on how they see her. The family’s routine during one morning reminded me of how my family got ready in the morning before a certain function.
You had one kid eating half-dressed and another still in their pj’s refusing to quicken their pace, mother begging for the pace to hurry, and the father relaxing helping the half-dressed one eat. It was precious to see how Pink interacts with the kids and just seems so normal.
Undoubtedly showing and pricing yes these celebrities may be that celebrities, but they are human and I think that’s what the singer wanted to show. Her love for her kids, her love for her career, her love for her fans, and the insistence on being human like everyone else. Rehearsals for the concert are crazy.
The construction of her stage, the planning of the choreography, the lights, cues, and the technical aspect of the whole thing are mind-boggling. To be that organized is insane, to say the least, and Pink takes it on with her microphone in hand, her kids at her side, and with a smile on her face and it’s amazing to see.
It’s like watching the behind-the-scenes magic of your favorite movie and seeing how it all works together. And still, the saying goes, we are our own worst critics. After one of the shows (before her performance at Wembley) closed, she walked off with a laundry list of things that needed to be fixed, changed, altered to be better.
Claiming that if she were a ticket buyer and watched that she’d be disappointed. Gathering all the people she knew could help improve the show they sat with a few bottles of wine to discuss improving the show’s quality and trying to make it possible for her to enjoy performing as well.
Then about 15 days before the big concert, Alecia has a heart-to-heart with her daughter Willow and jokingly asks if they should cancel the tour, and Willow at first says no but then changes her mind saying she wants to go to summer camp with her friends. Taken aback by her daughter’s honesty she asks how Willow feels about the tour cutting into her summertime and Willow admitted that it would make her sad.
She would want to stay in London and see her mother’s performance, then asks if she can go back home to be with her friends at summer camp. Alecia agrees and later in the documentary Pink praises her daughter for being honest with her and standing strong for what she wanted. I think had Alecia been a different person and maybe snobbish, she would have insisted either the kids would not be there in the first place and probably not cared about her daughter’s feelings at all.
This was a pleasant surprise to see from the singer/mother. Actually taking the time to be with her kids, truly listening to them, and prioritizing their feelings. As the finale in her show, she is tethered to cables, and Pink is literally flying through the air doing summersaults, backflips, and cartwheels.
Earlier in her documentary, she saw performers do the same thing but not sing. She asked why not and the answer was it’s hard to do both because using your diaphragm for one is hard enough but doing both is nearly impossible. Pink did not like that answer and trained herself by hanging upside down and getting punched in the stomach all for her to do these amazing things during her concerts.
I love roller coasters as much as the next person but being suspended through the air on a device that could catapult me into next week is something I don’t think I’ll ever do. And that’s something Alecia Beth Moore has incorporated into her shows just like she has incorporated her love for life, her kids, shows, and almost-fearless attitude into her soul and make her such a badass singer, wife, mother, human.
I now downloaded more songs into my playlist and am now listening to them to pump me up. My personal favorite, I Am Here. Hopefully when this pandemic clears up, and it’s safe again, I will purchase a ticket to her performances to see her love for life and also to see her fly through the air.
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