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On This Day in Pink History… 29th June 2002, Pink played at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles on the Party Tour

On This Day in Pink History… 29th June 2002, Pink played at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles on the Party Tour

Setlist:
Get the Party Started
Missundaztood
18 Wheeler
What’s Up?
Dear Diary
Respect
Medley: I Love You / You’re All I Need to Get By
Janie’s Got a Gun
You Make Me Sick
Just like a Pill
Lonely Girl
Sweet Child o’ Mine
Numb
Janis Joplin Medley: Summertime/Piece of My Heart/Me and Bobby McGee
Family Portrait
My Vietnam
Encore:
Eventually
There You Go
Don’t Let Me Get Me

Thanks to CLD from pinkspage for uploading the video and providing the setlist

On This Day in Pink History… 15th June 2002, Pink performed at Wango Tango

On This Day in Pink History… 15th June 2002, Pink performed at Wango Tango

Setlist:

  • Get The Party Started
  • Missundaztood
  • Just Like A Pill
  • Don’t Let Me Get Me
  • Janie’s Got A Gun
  • Misery (with Steven Tyler)

On This Day in Pink History 10th June 2002, Just Like A Pill was released

On This Day in Pink History 10th June 2002, Just Like A Pill was released

Just Like A Pill was written and produced by Dallas Austin and Pink for her second studio album, Missundaztood. In June 2002, it was released as the third single from the album with great commercial success, peaking at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 in America. Just Like A pill became her first number one single in the UK, and reached the top 10 in many countries including Ireland, France and Sweden. Although the song was only released as a radio only single in Australia (a physical release was never eventuated), it was a number 1 radio hit. In late June 2009, the song charted at number 97 on downloads, mostly likely due to Pink’s Funhouse Tour.

The song was generally well received by contemporary music critics. NME called it “the third best track off her killer last album”.Drowned In Sound’s Robert Luckett commented that it is “a fascinating record…this is a record with a edge, a kind of pot boiling over at any moment, ready to go off at any time vibe.” He also wrote “it obeys the pop industry’s well-dusted rules for a hit.”Stylus Magazine’s Todd Burns, in his review of the album, compared “Just Like a Pill” to the other singles from the album, “Don’t Let Me Get Me” and “Get the Party Started”, writing “The guitars… sound much more integrated into the work and the overall song works far better.”


The video for “Just Like a Pill” was directed by Francis Lawrence for LaFace Records. The video for the song is considerably different from Pink’s previous videos. “Get the Party Started” and “Don’t Let Me Get Me” were lighter in nature than the dark atmosphere which is reflected in the video for “Just like a Pill”, an example of which is the fact that Pink can be seen throughout the whole video wearing black outfits with naked arms and legs and wearing black hair. In the first scene, Pink lies on the floor. In the chorus she sings in front of her band. She is also featured in another scene with white rabbits around her in a room, and in another scene, she is seen with an elephant. There are also scenes with Pink singing in front of and amongst various people. In the latter half of the video, she runs in a hall whilst lip-synching the song, before disappearing into a bright doorway atop a staircase at the conclusion of the video.

In the video, Pink is seen sitting in front of an elephant. After the elephant had been on the set, she saw the abuse and captivity the animal was in. “Pink learned about the abuse of captive elephants when a trainer brought one onto the set of her ‘Just Like a Pill’ video. She could see that something was wrong and she called us to learn more about the issue. Now, Pink would like to see circuses pack their trunks”, according to PETA spokesman Dan Mathews.

In an interview with VH1, Pink said “This poor elephant…a huge elephant, it’s so cute, and I could see how painful it was for it to get down on its hands and knees, and I’m like, ‘Can we not do this anymore? I think we got the take, you know, it’s enough. The elephant has had enough.’ And the trainer’s like, ‘Oh, he loves it.’ And so I was like, ‘So when were you an elephant?’… I didn’t like it. I won’t do that again. … No more animals.” When talking about the different style of video, Pink said “This one’s very dark and artsy, and I have black hair, which is very fun. I loved it. It’s another part that I haven’t concentrated on before.”

The censored version of the song/video changes “Can’t stay on your morphine, it’s making me itch” to “Can’t stay on your life support, it’s making me itch”, and changes “bitch” to “witch”. Pink’s mouth is only blurred once in the censored version as she says “bitch” at about 2 minutes 45 seconds in the video.

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The song is almost always included in setlists of performances and tours.

Other performances…

20 Years of P!nk – Just Like a Pill

Release History 
10th June 2002

Written by
Pink, Dallas Austin

Album
Missundaztood

Peak Positions 
Austria – 2
France – 29
Germany – 2
Ireland – 2
Netherlands – 6
New Zealand – 2
Sweden – 5
UK – 1
US – 8 

Just like a Pill was written by Pink and Dallas Austin and produced by the latter for the Pink’s second studio album, Missundaztood. The lyrics of the song deal with getting out of painful relationships, with a sub-theme about drug abuse.

The song was released worldwide as the third single from Missundaztood in June 2002 and was a commercial success, peaking at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. It also performed well internationally, becoming her second number-one single in the United Kingdom and reaching the top 10 in, amongst other countries, Ireland, the Netherlands and Sweden.

The song was generally well received by contemporary music critics. NME called it “the third best track off her killer last album”. Drowned In Sound’s Robert Luckett commented that it is “a fascinating record…this is a record with a edge, a kind of pot boiling over at any moment, ready to go off at any time vibe.” He also wrote “it obeys the pop industry’s well-dusted rules for a hit.” Stylus Magazine’s Todd Burns, in his review of the album, compared Just like a Pill to the other singles from the album, Don’t Let Me Get Me and Get the Party Started, writing “The guitars… sound much more integrated into the work and the overall song works far better.”

Music video

The video for Just like a Pill was directed by Francis Lawrence for LaFace Records. The video is considerably different from Pink’s previous videos. Get the Party Started and Don’t Let Me Get Me were lighter in nature than the dark atmosphere which is reflected in the video for Just like a Pill, an example of which is the fact that Pink can be seen throughout the whole video wearing black outfits with naked arms and legs and wearing black hair. Commenting on the different style of video, Pink said: “This one’s very dark and artsy, and I have black hair, which is very fun. I loved it. It’s another part that I haven’t concentrated on before.”

In the first scene, Pink lies on the floor. In the chorus she sings in front of her band. She is also featured in another scene with white rabbits around her in a room, and in another scene, she is seen with an elephant. There are also scenes with Pink singing in front of and amongst various people. In the latter half of the video, she runs in a hall whilst lip-synching the song, before disappearing into a bright doorway atop a staircase at the conclusion of the video.

After the elephant scene Pink decided to stop using animals for her videos. In an interview, she explained: “This poor elephant…a huge elephant, it’s so cute, and I could see how painful it was for it to get down on its hands and knees, … I didn’t like it. I won’t do that again. […] No more animals.”

20 Years of P!nk – Don’t Let Me Get Me

Release History
19th February 2002

Written by
Alecia Moore, Dallas Austin

Album 
Missundaztood 

Peak Positions
Australia – 8
France – 42
Germany – 10
Ireland – 5
Italy – 6
New Zealand – 1
Sweden – 5
UK – 6
US – 8

Don’t Let Me Get Me reached number one in New Zealand, number six in the United Kingdom and number eight in Australia and the United States.

The song earned positive reports from music critics, but most gave sensitively mixed reviews upon her self-hating lyrical content. Robert Christgau in his consumer guide for MSN wrote that “Despite Pink’s audacious claim that she’s not as pretty as ‘damn Britney Spears,’ celebrity anxiety takes a backseat to a credible personal pain rooted in credible family travails, a pain held at bay by expression.” Jim Farber of Entertainment Weekly wrote that “In Don’t Let Me Get Me, she turns self-loathing into a perverse kind of anthem.”

Jason Thompson of PopMatters wrote, “on the power rock of ‘Don’t Let Me Get Me,’ Pink herself tells it like it is and attempts to break free from the image making machine. ‘Tired of being compared / To damn Britney Spears / She’s so pretty / That just ain’t me.’ Well, that’s debatable in itself, but the fact that Pink takes it upon herself to call Spears out should be nothing short of revelatory. Spears certainly has nothing on Pink in the vocal department. Pink can actually sing. And damn well, mind you.”

Jim Alexander wrote a negative review, saying that the rest of Missundaztood is full of bad songs and that “‘Don’t Let Me Get Me’ and ‘Dear Diary’ see all pop joy expunged for acoustic seriousness, dreary unobtrusive beats and lyrics about relationship woes and record company badness.”

Music Video

The music video for Don’t Let Me Get Me, shot by director Dave Meyers, depicts Pink as a high school student, in various scenes in which her nonconformity causes conflict with other students and school officials. A similarly-themed scene depicts her meeting with music executive L.A. Reid, who tells her that in order to obtain stardom, she will have to change everything about her persona, in order to exhibit a greater resemblance to Britney Spears, despite Pink’s insistence that that is not how she sees herself. Yet another scene shows her modelling for the cover of a magazine, irritated at how she is being made up by the lighting technicians, makeup artists and other personnel involved in the shoot. The video then shifts to a scene in which Pink, now in control over her career, is welcomed back to her high school for a concert there.

Making the video

20 Years of P!nk – Get the Party Started

Release History
9th October 2001

Written by
Linda Perry

Album
Missundaztood 

Peak Position
Australia – 1
Canada – 11
France – 4
Germany – 2
Ireland – 1
Sweden – 3
UK – 2
US – 4

Get the Party Started was the first single from Pink’s second album, Missundaztood, written by Linda Perry. The song became one of Pink’s biggest hits, its success was spurred by heavy airplay in the US, which prompted the song to also peak at number four on Billboard’s Radio Songs chart. It peaked at number two in the UK, where it was narrowly denied the top spot by the posthumous release of George Harrison’s My Sweet Lord. It reached number-one in Australia and number-two in many European countries, most notably Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland, being held off from the top position by Shakira’s smash hit Whenever, Wherever.

Get the Party Started was certified gold in Australia, Austria, Germany, France, Sweden and Switzerland, and in Norway it received a platinum certification. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2003 in the category of Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, which it lost to Norah Jones’s Don’t Know Why. It won the award for “Favourite Song” at the Kids’ Choice Awards of 2002, and at the MTV Europe Music Awards of 2002, it won the award for “Best Song”. 

Get the Party Started is often considered one of Pink’s signature songs as she tends to finish her shows with this song in her encore section along with a ballad song such as Nobody Knows and Glitter In The Air. In December, the song was listed as number 81 on Rolling Stone’s Top Songs of the 2000s.

Music Video

The music video was shot by director Dave Meyers in Los Angeles. At 1 minute and 46 seconds into the video, an American Flag is shown, a nod to the September 11 attacks which occurred around the single’s release. The video uses an abbreviated version of the song, cutting out the last chorus, and also cutting out the instrumentals. The song’s composer, Linda Perry, is seen as a bartender.

In the video, Pink is getting ready to go out, trying on different outfits. One of her friends picks her up, and they drive in a car bobbing their heads to the music. However, the car runs out of fuel, so they get out and steal two skateboards from two boys. Pink falls off her skateboard because men in a car are whistling at her. The women arrive at the club but are refused entry, so to get in they use a scaffold to reach the top of the building. Inside the club, Pink changes her clothes and starts to party; in the end Pink dances with two other dancers (Kevin Federline and Georvohn Lambert).

The video was nominated at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards for “Best Pop Video” and won the awards for “Best Female Video” and “Best Dance Video”.

Music Video

Making the video

I’m Not Dead Tour

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On This Day in Pink History… 19th February 2002, Don’t Let Me Get Me was released

On This Day in Pink History… 19th February 2002, Don’t Let Me Get Me was released

Don’t Let Me Get Me was released as the second single from Pink’s second album, Missundaztood.

Lyrics

The song earned positive reports from music critics, but most gave sensitively mixed reviews upon her self-hating lyrical content. Robert Christgau in his consumer guide for MSN wrote that “Despite Pink’s audacious claim that she’s not as pretty as ‘damn Britney Spears,’ celebrity anxiety takes a backseat to a credible personal pain rooted in credible family travails, a pain held at bay by expression.” Jim Farber of Entertainment Weekly wrote that “In Don’t Let Me Get Me, she turns self-loathing into a perverse kind of anthem.”

Jason Thompson of PopMatters wrote, “on the power rock of ‘Don’t Let Me Get Me,’ Pink herself tells it like it is and attempts to break free from the image making machine. ‘Tired of being compared / To damn Britney Spears / She’s so pretty / That just ain’t me.’ Well, that’s debatable in itself, but the fact that Pink takes it upon herself to call Spears out should be nothing short of revelatory. Spears certainly has nothing on Pink in the vocal department. Pink can actually sing. And damn well, mind you.”

Jim Alexander wrote a negative review, saying that the rest of Missundaztood is full of bad songs and that “‘Don’t Let Me Get Me’ and ‘Dear Diary’ see all pop joy expunged for acoustic seriousness, dreary unobtrusive beats and lyrics about relationship woes and record company badness.”

Wikipedia

Peak Chart Positions:

  • Australia – 8
  • Germany – 10
  • New Zealand – 1
  • UK – 6
  • US Billboard Hot 100 – 8

20 Years of P!nk – The Party Tour

In 2002, Pink was ready to go on the road to promote her second studio album, Missundaztood. Pink was given complete control of all aspects of the tour including staging and opening acts. 

During an interview at the ESPY Awards, Pink mentioned she chose the group “Candy Ass” because she’d always wanted to be in an all-female band. She further stated that she would cover songs by her musical inspirations including 4 Non Blondes, Aerosmith, Janis Joplin, Guns N’ Roses and Mary J. Blige.

The stage was very simplistic consisting of a backdrop resembling a brick wall with a graffiti text saying “P!nk”, a video screen, lights, instruments, and one microphone. The show’s setup was designed for the nightclubs and concert halls Pink would play that had an average audience size of 3,000 attendees. During this time, Pink’s peers Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera were touring the U.S. as well in sports arenas and amphitheaters. Pink (who previously condemned the comparisons) stated:

“Big productions, to me, are great—like, I love going to Vegas and seeing shows—but I think that sometimes it’s distracting, especially when you are there to listen to the music. I remember being on tour with ‘NSYNC, and I don’t know if this is appropriate, but it was something like a $5 million stage, and to me, that was just like, ‘Man, I will take a box out there and stand on it with a microphone. I ain’t spending that much money.’ I love the shows that are in dingy little dark clubs, smoky, no production whatsoever. My stage show is raw and unpredictable. It’s not a lot of choreography this time. There’s practically no sequencing involved whatsoever. It’s just instruments and a voice and incredible music. When there is a lot of sequencing or ProTools or DATs involved, it gets a little strange, so this is going to be definitely more organic.”

During rehearsals, Pink contacted Lenny Kravitz and jokingly stated she was rehearsing to be the opening act on his upcoming North American tour. She invited the rock singer to watch her rehearse. She also sent him a pair of black and pink panties with “The P!nk/Lenny Tour” written on them. Upon the completion of her North America dates, Pink continued to tour the United States as the opening act for the “Lenny Live Tour”. Once her outing with Kravitz was complete, the singer set out on a mini-tour of Europe, visiting England, Ireland and Germany. She continued her tour into Japan and New Zealand before touring Australia with the “Rumba Festival”.

The tour was sponsored by Bally Total Fitness, giving the tour the sponsored name, “Bally Total Fitness presents Pink’s ‘The Party Tour 2002′”. In conjunction with the sponsorship, the fitness center launched the “Get Your Body Started” movement classes in over 400 Ballys throughout the US and Canada. The centers also hosted dance competitions set to Missundaztood.

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Band:

  • Keyboards: Jason Chapman and Cassandra O’Neal
  • Drums: Mylious Johnson
  • Guitar: Rafael Moriera
  • Bass guitar: Janis Tanaka
  • Backing vocalist: Cassandra O’Neal and Janis Tanaka

Setlist: 

01. Instrumental Sequence (containing elements of Most Girls)
02. Get the Party Started
03. Missundaztood
04. 18 Wheeler
05. What’s Up?
06. Dear Diary
07. Respect
08. I Love You / You’re All I need to get by
09. Janie’s Got a Gun
10. You Make Me Sick
11. Just Like a Pill 
12. Lonely Girl 
13. Instrumental Sequence (containing elements of Sweet Child o’ Mine)
14. Numb
15. Summertime / Piece of my Heart / Me and Bobby McGee
16. Family Portrait
17. My Vietnam
Encore
18. Eventually 
19. There You Go
20. Don’t Let Me Get Me

Tour Dates:

02.05.02 – Phoenix, USA
04.05.02 – Tucson, USA
05.05.02 – Las Vegas, USA
07.05.02 – Salt Lake City, USA
09.05.02 – Denver, USA
10.05.02 – Bernalillo, USA
12.05.02 – Austin, USA
14.05.02 – Houston, USA
15.05.02 – Grand Prairie, USA
18.05.02 – Orlando, USA
19.05.02 – Fort Lauderdale, USA 
22.05.02 – Atlanta, USA
25.05.02 – Hershey, USA
26.05.02 – Wallingford, USA
28.05.02 – New York City, USA
29.05.02 – New York City, USA
31.05.02 – Boston,USA
01.06.02 – Upper Darby Township, USA
02.05.02 – East Rutherford, USA
04.06.02 – Washington D.C. USA
05.06.02 – Cleveland, USA
07.06.02 – Pittsburgh, USA
09.06.02 – Toronto, Canada
10.06.02 – Detroit, USA
12.06.02 – Rosemont, USA
13.06.02 – Minneapolis, USA
15.06.02 – Pasadena, USA
18.06.02 – Spokane, USA
19.06.02 – Vancouver, Canada 
22.06.02 – Portland, USA
24.06.02 – Santa Rosa, USA
25.06.02 – San Francisco, USA
28.06.02 – Los Angeles, USA
29.06.02 – Los Angeles, USA
30.06.02 – San Diego, USA

05.11.02 – Manchester, England
06.11.02 – Dublin, Ireland 
08.11.02 – Cologne, Germany
11.11.02 – Birmingham, England
12.11..02 – London, England

19.11.02 – Osaka, Japan
21.11.02 – Tokyo, Japan
22.22.02 – Tokyo, Japan

26.11.02 – Dunedin, New Zealand 
27.11.02 – Christchurch, New Zealand
29.11.02 – Wellington, New Zealand 
30.11.02 – Auckland, New Zealand
03.12.02 – Perth, Australia
06.12.02 – Adelaide, Australia
08.12.02 – Melbourne, Australia 
10.12.02 – Gold Coast, Australia
11.12.02 – Brisbane, Australia 
12.12.02 – Wollongong, Australia
14.12.02 – Sydney, Australia

18.12.02 – Honolulu, USA

Los Angeles Full Show
Thanks to YouTube user Joshua Duff for uploading the video