Pink takes a moment of silence at BottleRock for the victims of the Texas school shooting

“Top Chef” judge Gail Simmons (left), chef Roy Choi, pop star Pink and emcee Liam Mayclem share the culinary stage at BottleRock Napa Valley. Photo: Jungho Kim/Special for The Chronicle

True to her reputation as a generous, family-oriented pop star, Pink has been gifting strawberries and smoothies to her daughter, Willow, and other kids watching from the side of the BottleRock Napa Valley food scene.

Scheduled to headline the final day of the festival, she made a morning appearance on Saturday, May 28 with Los Angeles chef Roy Choi to make donburi rice bowls with “Top Chef” judge Gail Simmons.

Emcee Liam Mayclem watches a blindfolded Pink being served by chef Roy Choi at BottleRock Napa Valley. Photo: Jungho Kim/Special for The Chronicle

The crowd vibrated with excitement as Pink took the stage. At one point, Pink looked outside and saw a blond-haired girl on her mother’s shoulders, wearing a sparkly t-shirt, asking her daughter Willow to be her friend.

“Oh, my people are here! Rose exclaimed.

The girl was Kayleigh Elkins, an 8-year-old girl from Castaic, Los Angeles County, who said she danced to Pink’s music almost every day.

But before the real cooking began, Choi asked the crowd to take a moment of silence to remember the victims of the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas, which happened four days earlier. .

“Put that fucking love energy out into the world,” Choi said. “Just spread it, and maybe some changes will happen.”

Pink is set to shut down the main stage at JaM Cellars beginning at 8:15 p.m. on Sunday, May 29.

Pink and ‘Top Chef’ judge Gail Simmons observes a minute’s silence for the 19 children and two teachers killed in this week’s shooting at a school in Texas. Photo: Jungho Kim/Special for The Chronicle


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