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Pink gets the party started for Atlantic City Beachfest concert series

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ATLANTIC CITY — "Lets get this party started Atlantic City," is what three-time Grammy award winner Pink exclaimed Wednesday night to a packed beach.

Mayor Don Guardian said Thursday that 44,000 people attended the Pink concert on Wednesday, in addition to 5,000 people on the Boardwalk and beach by the time she took the stage.

The artist opened with her 2001 breakthrough single "Get This Party Started."

Her drummers drum set sat on a gigantic artificial pin cushion and strobe lights went off as the artist broke into her 2006 single "Who Knew" before going back to the 2001 song "Just Like A Pill."

The party was just beginning for a crowd that had been waiting all day for the singer to grace the stage.

Pink opened the Atlantic City Beachfest concert series Wednesday night to an estimated crowd of more than 40,000 fans.

Fans, who sat side-by-side on chairs and towels, got to their feet as Pink took the stage at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday; Opening act DJ went on at 6 p.m. followed by Dreamcar at 7:20 p.m.