The bucolic main street, which is filled with fresh-faced, preppy looking teens in North Face jackets and penny loafers, doesn't look like the kind of place where the outlandish P!nk could have come of age during the '90s.
But Pink, aka Alecia Moore, grew up in Doylestown, an affluent Norman Rockwellian Philadelphia suburb. The singer-songwriter's home away from home as a kid was Siren Records, the hipster hangout for skate punks.
"I remember her out on the corner with the other 'hoodlums,' " Siren Records owner Blair Elliot says. "And I use the term 'hoodlums' in a loving way. We loved those kids. Some of the grownups looked at them as hoodlums but they were just kids with a lot of energy and ideas. She was able to put all of that to good use. She willed herself to the incredible career she has today."
Pink, 33, chuckles when reminded of her childhood hangout. "I remember going to Siren every day, and I loved it," she says. "I loved that it had albums and magazines. There was music there."
These days Pink makes albums and appears in magazines. The charismatic singer-songwriter has enjoyed extraordinary success. She has sold more than 40-million albums. Billboard named her the number one pop star of the decade in 2009.
"I've been very fortunate," Pink says. "But I've worked very hard for it."
Pink, who will perform Wednesday at the Forum, has toiled tirelessly since her first album, "Can't Take Me Home," dropped in 2000.
"This is the life I wanted," she says. "I've been crazy about music since I can remember. It all had an impact on me, listening to the radio, first concert, all of that."
Her initial concert experience was Billy Joel in 1986. "I was just 6, but it was awesome," she says. "Billy Joel just blew me away. I love his music so much that I went down the aisle to his 'She's Always A Woman.'
Pink, who is married to motocross racer Carey Hart, headlines arenas, just like Joel did a generation ago. The singer is touring behind her sixth album, "The Truth About Love," which dropped in September.
It's the follow-up to 2008's "Funhouse," which appeared to be her divorce album. You can hear how strained her relationship was with Hart with such autobiographical tunes as "I Don't Believe You," "It's All Your Fault" and "Mean."
But the couple, who separated, reunited and have a 2-year old daughter. "We're all good," Pink says. "We worked things out."
"The Truth About Love" finds her dealing as a wife and mother — the serious and the lighter side. The title track is one of the sunniest tunes Pink has crafted.
And there are some fun cameos. The sublime Lily Allen, the inimitable Eminem and fun.'s charming Nate Ruess appear, but Pink is clearly the star of the show.
"I like to do something different with each project," she says said. "I don't want to repeat myself. But with each album, I'm in a different place, so you're going to hear me doing something else."
The 33-year-old is where she always wanted to be — successful and famous. "When I was in elementary school, I told the teachers, 'Be nice to me since I'm going to be big someday,' " she says. "They were like, 'Alright, sure, sure.' "
Evidently she knew what she was talking about. "I'm doing what I love," she says. "How many people can say that?"
With The Hives
When: 8 p.m. Wednesday
Where: The Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa
Tickets: $36.75, $56.75, $76.75 and $96.75; (813) 301-2500 and www.ticketmaster.com