7.22.2011

Katy Perry Concert

On Wednesday night my sister, BFF and I saw Katy Perry in concert. To be honest, I wasn’t thrilled about going. I felt like I was on the verge of getting a cold or flu (which I was. I'm full blown sick right now with a respiratory infection). Plus, I was out the night before watching the new musical Aladdin at the 5th Avenue Theater and only got about five hours of sleep. And I’m not a huge Katy Perry fan. I have both of her albums and I like her music just fine, but I don’t love it. We bought the tickets back in January for something fun to do and they were only $45, so we thought, why not?

Apparently my BFF and sister were feeling the same way. No one was super excited about being there, like we usually are at concerts. We jammed to the opener Janelle Monáe though. She was pretty fun.


Then a DJ played some Top 40 to get everyone dancing. After he left the stage, we waited. And waited. And waited. Why do they do that? The main event should happen right after the openers, not 45 minutes later. It’s not like they have to set up the stage or do sound checks like at festival shows! Britney did the same thing. So annoying.

Finally Katy started and we weren’t impressed by the first few songs. Her latest album isn’t the best and she sang a lot of unreleased tracks from that one. We were watching while sitting (which we never do), my sister was busy texting her friend, and my BFF was on Facebook and Twitter. After about eight songs, my BFF left. He had to work at 5:00 am and just wasn’t into the show, so he thought he should go home and get some sleep. Lame. And of course, right after he left it got really good.

The stage was colorful, fun, and full of candy. She had adorable costumes. The movies that played during set changes were about her dreaming of a candy land, searching for her cat and her crush, the bakery boy. Just about every song had a different costume and theme. Here are the ones I really liked. (My pictures suck. We were pretty far away.)

Teenage Dream
Those peppermints on her dress were spinning.



Peacock
Full on peacock tail feathers.


I Kissed a Girl
Very slow and jazzy.


E.T.
Total laser show awesomeness.



Pearl
She sang high on a platform while two aerialists did their thing.
At one point they made a swing out of their bodies and lifted Katy into the air.


Not Like the Movies
Her swing was raised and images of lovey dovey vintage cartoons were projected.
Very similar to her Grammy performance. And bubbles blew everywhere.



Thinking of You
She climbed onto a pink cloud and was elevated above the crowd, pretty much right in front of me.



Hot n Cold
She went through six or seven costumes, changing instantly behind little screens on stage.
It was pretty cute.



I Wanna Dance with Somebody
Whitney Houston’s cover was awesome. I danced the most to this song!
She brought up a ton of people from the crowd to dance with her.



Firework
Awesome! The crowd was singing along so loudly, you couldn’t hear her at all. It was a pyrotechnic spectacular.




California Gurls
Beach balls came flying out for the crowd to play with.
At the end she sprayed the people up front in whip cream and then doused them in glitter.
Her version of tar and feathering?




I never thought she did very well live, but she really blew me away with her voice. She didn’t lip sync once and as far as I could tell, she wasn’t singing along to a track either. She had a full band and backup singers. And she mooooved. She was all over the stage, running, jumping and dancing. I was impressed. It was cheesy and corny, but I had a lot of fun and I’m glad I went.

10 comments:

Hannah @ The New Black said...

Glad it ended up getting better! Did you rub it in your friends face that left? ☺

Delaney said...

Looks like a blast!

Jessica Renee said...

OMG SOOOO Fun!! I love Katy Perry so much but never really thought to go see her in concert. I'm glad you stuck around and ended up having fun :)

April said...

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Christianna said...

I've heard she is great live! I kinda wanna see her!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I swear you get so lucky with concerts! They are so expensive down here and hard to get tickets to. I think she plays on my birthday in LA. I'm like you, she's cool but not a huge fan. Don't own her CDs but do have a few songs.

Glad it turned out to be fun after all!

hotpants™ said...

So, she sounds better in concert than she does on tv? I give her props for singing live, but every time I've seen her perform on tv, my ears were bleeding.

[SMASH] said...

Surprised her voice was good; I've never liked her anytime I've heard her sing on TV. But I like her and her performances!

April said...

My 4 year old son LOVES Katy Perry! She is his first official crush ... it's kinda cute! We listen to her quite a bit.