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Visually impaired P!NK fan ’emotional’ after enjoying Glasgow show with the help of headphones

Visually impaired P!NK fan ’emotional’ after enjoying Glasgow show with the help of headphones

A visually impaired P!NK fan was left “thrilled” after being able to enjoy her Glasgow show with the help of headphones.

Katrina Thomson, a family support officer at The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), attended the Hampden Park concert on Friday, June 28. The 31-year-old, who is partially blind, jumped at the chance to get a ticket when it was revealed the event would have live audio description.




The descriptions help those who are blind or partially sighted understand what’s happening during events, allowing them to feel part of the experience. Speaking about the ‘amazing’ experience, Katrina said: “Audio description isn’t something that’s common at concerts, so this was definitely new for me, but it was really nice to be able to hear enough of what was happening on stage, without it dominating or talking over the songs.

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“ADA Scotland also emailed me in advance to describe the stage, so I had that mental image in my head. I was also able to adjust the headphone volume so it was perfect for me. We also moved our seats to a boxed area where they provided the audio description headphones and there was plenty of room to dance!

“We had a little trouble finding our seats, but we got there eventually, and when P!NK showed up the whole place went crazy. I’ve never heard a crowd so loud. She started off by doing trapeze on stage, and it just got better from there. She’s truly amazing.”

Katrina Thomson attended the Hampden Park show on Friday 28th June.

“We had a great time, and the audio description was really good at emphasizing everything and making it an experience. I knew I was a fan before I went to the show, but I didn’t realize how much of a fan I was, each song just got better and better.