The rush to get the bus, the excitement bursting from my body, the absolute longing to finally be there and the incredibly long wait outside the RDS on that warm summers day. We experienced all of these feelings, and more, on the 19th of June 2010. The day P!nk came to Dublin. To some people, it sounds strange to be so passionate and emotional about a live singer, but honestly, I feel sorry for those people as they will never understand the raw energy and excitement that gushes out of you the first time your favourite artist comes on stage.
For years, P!nk has been my favourite singer. I have collected all the albums and singles, I know all the lyrics and the walls of my bedroom were plastered with Pink posters. So the first time that I saw her live, it was possibly the best day of my life.
Me and my friends queued up outside the RDS in Dublin for 6 hours before the doors were even due to open. We all sat in a circle on the ground, chanting song lyrics and playing games to pass the time. It was a warm and sticky day and I still have the silver cowboy hat that I was wearing for the concert. We even made friends with the other fans in the queue who were waiting as long as we were. We were all friendly and outgoing but keeping a constant look at the time as we were counting down the seconds. Even though we all came from different parts of Dublin, (some people were coming from even further) different houses and different backgrounds, none of that mattered because that day we were all there for the exact same reason.
Finally, after what felt like a decade of waiting around, we all began to move. The concert itself was held in the open air which made it that bit more amazing. I forced my friends to the front of the barrier and there we stayed. The first supporting act begun, blasting tunes that nobody had heard of throughout the area. People clapped and cheered but honestly, that band couldn’t really engage with the audience and they bored a lot of people. The next band was amazing, they really warmed the crowd up and had everyone on their feet but they were nothing compared to the woman herself.

P!nk appeared from the sky and slid down on a long wire onto the stage and began the most memorable gig I have ever been to. Throughout the concert, she took a member of the audience up to dance with her and she also got into a huge see-through hamster ball and ran across the top of the audience. It was unbelievable! Honestly, I never wanted it to end.
After the concert I was completely star struck. I had always been a huge P!nk fan but seeing her live made all the difference. She has been in Dublin since then, but between work and being broke I haven’t gotten a chance to see her again, although, I am determined that one day I will.