Pink at Forsyth Barr Stadium review

The roof of Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium was lit up pink on Saturday night to celebrate the colourful pop-star's arrival.

Right from the first number Pink impressed the 37,400-strong crowd, and she seemed genuinely blown away by the size and scale of the support down south.

"This is the most people I have seen in my whole life," she told fans.

Pink live in Dunedin.
Pink live in Dunedin. Photo credit: Newshub.

'Get the Party Started' did what the title suggests. There were pyrotechnics and acrobats, and Pink swung from a massive glittery chandelier above the stage in a sparkling black catsuit. 

"It's been too long since we've been here. We are having so much fun", the 38-year-old singer said. "We went to the farmers' market this morning," getting pies, cheese and coffee with her two sick kids, who are travelling with her.

'Revenge' got a massive cheer. During the latter part of the song a sickly looking blow-up Eminem sauntered onto stage behind her, slowly inflating. 

Pink live in Dunedin.
The Eminem balloon. Photo credit: Newshub.

"There almost wasn't an Eminem" she remarked.

A grungy mash-up between her 2008 song 'Fun House' and No Doubt's 'Just A Girl' got the crowd to their feet. This morphed into a cover of Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' which impressed the Gen Y crowd.

Ironically during the song 'I'm Not Dead', a lady who had a bit too much was escorted out by security looking, well, quite dead. "It's hard to concentrate when someone's passed out in front of you," Pink joked.

The crowd dressed for the occasion with many 'Pink Ladies' costumes, pink hair and a couple of people with 'P' and 'N' lit-up with fairy lights on their back, obviously trying to find a few of their friends. 

The two-hour-plus concert was truly high-energy show with brilliant choreography, video screens, multiple costume changes and moving stages. 

I'm not sure how she manages to belt out the numbers with such ease while doing acrobatics straddling men in speedos, but I guess it all takes practise.

Pink live in Dunedin.
Pink live in Dunedin. Photo credit: Getty

Pink saved the best for last though, flying over the audience to enormous applause during her song 'So What'. Confetti cannons went off and she dived from great heights down towards the loving crowd.

As I was leaving I saw that 'P' and 'N' had found their friends 'I' and 'K', so their night turned out great too.

Pink and her large entourage and giant stage now fly to Auckland for six shows at Spark Arena - breaking the record for the most consecutive shows in the 12,000-seater venue.

The US singer launches her North Island leg this Tuesday. Her Beautiful Trauma tour then returns to Australia for three more concerts in Sydney, which had to be rescheduled after Pink was hospitalised with an illness last month.