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Nicki Minaj's Tour Starts Tonight -- Here Are 17 Ways You Should Prepare

Finally, the day is upon us.

It's finally here.

A full seven months after she released The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj is bringing her The Pinkprint Tour Stateside, kicking things off on the 21-date leg of her North American tour in Dallas on Friday (July 17).

It's a day that fans have been waiting for since December (and probably longer). So, if you're one of the lucky ones that are going to be headed out to see Ms. Minaj, there's a lot of getting ready to do. Wondering how you should prepare. We've got you covered.

  1. Start your day off with a hearty meal.
  2. Get mentally prepared for huge crowds.
  3. Queue up playlists for long drives if you have to.
  4. Photoshop yourself into pics with Nicki.
  5. Pray that you end up like Donnie.
  6. Warm up your vocal chords for all that rapping along.
  7. Lay out your outfit.
  8. Paint your nails pink.
  9. And dye your hair pink?
  10. Bring a raincoat...just in case.
  11. Listen to The Pinkprint (DUH).
  12. And to "All Eyes On You."
  13. And "Throw Some Mo."
  14. And "All Hands On Deck."
  15. And "Try Me."
  16. Tweet at Meek telling him what you want him to perform.
  17. Most of all...get excited.