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#1 snagged

Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:19 PM

Hi there,



Pink is touring again!! Very excited! I saw her when she was out last a couple of years ago and I am most certainly going again this year.



I may indeed go twice happy.gif


I have been thinking that my 10 year old son would most likely absolutely love to go to a Pink concert (he would love to go to a concert full stop I think!)  I remember thinking last time I went to her show, that there were parts that were a little risque and wasn't sure whether they were suitable for a young child.... not dreadfully outlandish, if I recall correctly? I am contemplating getting him a ticket for christmas unsure.gif



I realise this is a bit hard for each person to answer as everybody has a different idea of what is suitable for a child and what isn't.  


What age do you reckon is suitable for a Pink concert??



ETA - he will just about be 11 by the time the concert comes around

Edited by snagged, 01 October 2012 - 05:20 PM.


#2 BeAwesome

Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:21 PM

I'd let my DDs go from about 12, but I don't think she's the worst show you could take a 10 year old to see.

#3 Libster

Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:26 PM

Before reading how old your son was, I thought to myself that 10 years old and up would be an ok age to go. I think if you don't mind a bit of swearing then it would be ok from that age.
ETA - last time she toured, I overheard a lady say to her 3-year old daughter at day care "are you excited to see Pink tonight?" - I think the girl barely knew who she was!!   unsure.gif

Edited by Libster, 01 October 2012 - 05:27 PM.


#4 knottygirl

Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:29 PM

yeh i think 10 is fine.  despite the swearing i think pink is an awesome role model for young kids.  she is confident, happy, not in and out of rehab, and not a stick insect.

#5 ~J_F~

Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:30 PM

I am pretty sure Pinks last tour was 18yo and over and they did do one concert for Teens.

#6 pluto

Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:30 PM

My ex MIL has promised my 8 year old DD that she will take her to see PINK - which involves a 2 hour flight to Brisbane and an overnight stay.  Considering this same woman tells anyone who will listen that I am the devil and ruined her son's life I have told her there is no way in hell she is taking my DD anywhere.  Unfortunately DD is all excited now and ex husband said I can't stop her from going etc etc.  So I may take her myself just so I can keep an eye on her at the concert.  I went to the last one and I don't think it will be too bad for her.  She will be 9 and a half by the time it is on.  

Sorry - after that ramble I didn't offer much help did I, lol.  If he loves Pink I would take him.

Edited by pluto, 01 October 2012 - 05:32 PM.


#7 Mrs Dinosaurus

Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:34 PM

I think a P!NK concet will be significantly more appropriate the 80% of the content on MTV and equivalent video shows/iTunes/utube etc.

I think it's fine, especially if you're going with him (remembers being allowed alone to a concert when 13 which was totally neglectful parenting laughing2.gif)

#8 rosie28

Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:37 PM

Her last concert was a bit mature for pre-teens I think. She did a brilliant version of "I touch myself" that went too far for children (and possibly my MUM who was there with me!). I'd say 14 would be ok - there is a lot of swearing etc.

I do agree she's a good role model in general, but there are overt references to sex, drugs and alcohol in a lot of her songs.

#9 aryastark

Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:47 PM

I'd take him. My friend took her son who was 9 at the time to the last concert and he loved it! As long as a little swearing won't put you off and your boy is mature enough to know when that sort of language is appropriate... Sounds like you'll be getting mum of the year! Tounge1.gif (from him anyway)

#10 Chocolate Addict

Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:48 PM

I probably wouldn't take a 10yo. Admittedly I started going to concerts around that age with my older sister but Sherbet and TMG were not in the same league as Pink! lol

If you do take him I would put some ear plugs on him as I think concerts are way too loud for adult ears some times! lol

#11 emnut

Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:12 PM

QUOTE (kriattica @ 01/10/2012, 05:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am pretty sure Pinks last tour was 18yo and over and they did do one concert for Teens.


No it wasn't - plenty of kids with their parents there.  DS1 who will be a month off 10 will be coming with me.

#12 LynnyP

Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:31 PM

15.  There has to be some things in life that are saved for the mid teens up.  What on earth do mid teens have to look forward to if they have done it all at 10?

#13 *Lib*

Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:46 PM

QUOTE (LynnyP @ 01/10/2012, 06:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
15.  There has to be some things in life that are saved for the mid teens up.  What on earth do mid teens have to look forward to if they have done it all at 10?

I considered for a moment taking my 8 year old. But I had a thought like what you have put here. Its true. What is going to be left for all these kids when they are old enough to go to concerts.

#14 sarah_jane

Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:47 PM

Although my kids listen to JJJ most of the time (uncensored music) I think it's different 'in the flesh' and some of the themes are quite adult.

Although my 7yo is pretty jealous that I'm going to Falls this year, there are some activities that can wait until he's older.

By the time I'd let him go to Falls Festival what's the bet he no longer wants to go with me? Tounge1.gif

#15 Nataliah

Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:51 PM

I've been to quite a few Pink gigs, the (potential) issue is not swearing, it is the highly sexualised nature of her performance.  It is up to you whether you are comfortable with that for your son, but her shows have been reasonably explicit.  Why don't you grab one of her past concert DVDs and check it out, should give you an idea of what you're in for.

#16 CupOfCoffee

Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:57 PM

QUOTE (LynnyP @ 01/10/2012, 06:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
15.  There has to be some things in life that are saved for the mid teens up.  What on earth do mid teens have to look forward to if they have done it all at 10?


I think a bit differently.  I love going to see live music and have been doing it for many years, and it is cool to share that with my kids.  It isn't something that gets old, your experience of live music just changes.

I have even taken a toddler to a music festival (Caloundra Music Festival is awesome for kids) and my teen son has seen ballet, opera, and lots of live music, because I think it builds character.  That being said... I would never take them to pink... that would be condoning them liking her... urgh laugh.gif

In response to the OP, maybe youtube some live footage of her current tour and see if you are comfortable with the content for your child.

#17 Phascogale

Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:58 PM

I would say at least 15 or 16.  But definitely high school at the youngest.  

I've got her new album and I won't be letting my kids listen to it for the swearing (not a lot but it's strong and it stands out).  I'll keep them a little more sheltered for the timebeing.

But she's a great performer.

#18 whatnamenow

Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:59 PM

if you decide not to take him check this out..

Pink Tribute Show

This lady is fantastic and does an under 18 version of her show.....



#19 LynnyP

Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:01 PM

CupofCoffee, you are no fun.  It hadn't occurred to me at all that I have already taken my 8 year old to ballet, opera, light opera and several classical concerts!

I am going to embrace my hypocrisy though and say pop concerts are mid teens.

#20 sarah_jane

Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:03 PM

QUOTE
CupofCoffee, you are no fun. It hadn't occurred to me at all that I have already taken my 8 year old to ballet, opera, light opera and several classical concerts!

I am going to embrace my hypocrisy though and say pop concerts are mid teens.

laughing2.gif

#21 CupOfCoffee

Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:19 PM

QUOTE (LynnyP @ 01/10/2012, 07:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
CupofCoffee, you are no fun.  It hadn't occurred to me at all that I have already taken my 8 year old to ballet, opera, light opera and several classical concerts!

I am going to embrace my hypocrisy though and say pop concerts are mid teens.


laugh.gif I have an admission to make, how I decide is partially based on if I like it.

#22 #YKG

Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:30 PM

TVH having seen all her converts I wouldn't go younger then 13/14. Her shows have a high sexual content she doesn't target herself to kids but adults and content is as such.
So for me a pink concert would be teen not younger.

#23 maxsmum1000

Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:40 PM

My 9 year old daughter is desperate to go to this concert as we are both BIG Pink fans, but having been to previous shows I won't take her as it's too old for her.

Around 14 -15 yrs for pink i think
Mara

#24 MrsLexiK

Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:44 PM

I've gone to her last 2 concerts. I would not think anyone under 12 (and perhaps even older) should go. It is not the swearing but the sexual side. Have you heard her song fingers? Not something I want my child listening to. And at both concerts she got pretty down and dirty.

#25 Expelliarmus

Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:49 PM

In this house, 16-18yo.




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