Five weeks after she admirably performed at the Super Bowl (the national anthem) and at the Minneapolis Armory (a full concert) while battling the flu, pop star Pink was back in the Twin Cities Monday at Xcel Energy Center.

Unlike at the Armory, she didn't wait for the encore to do aerial acrobats over the audience. Pop's biggest daredevil did it for her opening number. Nice way to get the party started.

Oh yeah, she sings while somersaulting in midair, somewhere between the rafters and the crowd's heads.

The feisty 38-year-old from Philly reprised many of the songs she did at the Armory, which was a special concert before her tour started in early March. But now that she's on the road with her Beautiful Trauma tour, the set list was longer — and the acrobatics more abundant.

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