Pink Crosses Paths With Janis Joplin, Matt Nathanson

Pink checks out a photo of Janis Joplin when arriving at The Fillmore in San FranciscoPepsi Smash’s Track Episode 4 featured at a sound check at The Fillmore in San Francisco, a show which featured opening act Matt Nathanson. The pop star talked about the famous venue she was performing at, the pre-show ritual she has, and the plan of having the U.S. tour go to smaller venues.

“Tonight is the first show, finally, it’s here,” said about the U.S. trek. “We’re in San Francisco at The Fillmore, which is an amazing venue, so many incredible artists have performed there. The energy in there is wild. As soon as I walk in, I see a picture of Janis Joplin. It’s amazing. When you walk into The Fillmore and you see all those pictures on the wall, it’s why you do what you do. Growing up, loving music and loving these people and wanting to be a part of that, and you’re there performing on the same stage. It kind of brings you back down to earth and makes you excited.”

Pop star Pink meets backstage with singer songwriter Matt Nathanson backstage at The Fillmore in San Francisco“Pre-show routine every night is the same thing,” explained. “We have a meet and greet. Then I take us through a little prayer of thanks for inspiration and to be inspiring and to go out there and have fun and be grateful and remember why we do this and that we actually have that opportunity to do it is an amazing thing, just so everybody doesn’t lose sight. I think it’s a way to bring everyone together and back to the point of why we’re all here.”

As for playing to more intimate crowds, Pink said, “The main idea behind touring the U.S. is small venues. When I go to Europe in the fall it will be bigger arenas and thousands of people and that’s a great energy, but the intimate, dark, sweaty, smoky smaller venues are usually for me the most fun and most organic and most spontaneous and just wild. So I’m excited.”

Watch the segment below.

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