Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Katy Perry - Concert Review
Then there a bazillion girls/women at the concert. Of course my kid managed to find people she knew in the mass of 25,000 people. And wow, some of the outfits. Girls in 4 inch heels, mothers in skin-tight white mini dresses teetering after their tweens in 5 inch leopard platforms. Uh. Who do you think you will impress? 85% of the audience was female. Male between the ages of 18 and 40 who where NOT accompanying a girlfriend or their kids, was probably 1/4%. LOL
Anyway, the opening act is a British performer called Marina and the Diamonds. I'd never heard of her but apparently my kid knows her quite well. This is my daughter's fave song.
Then a DJ came out and got us all pumped up then ... intermission. So finally at 9:00 the show started. And whether you are a fan of Katy Perry or not, she puts on a hell of a show. Apparently if you follow stuff on YouTube or Facebook, the whole back story made sense, but it was kind of an Alice in Wonderland meets candy-store theme. There were little videos which told the story, and then she'd do a few songs and then more story and change of clothes, and more songs. The stage wasn't hugely done but there sexy dancers of both persuasions, lots of fun costumes and energy. There was a circus feel with acrobats as well, along with giant beach balls and bubbles floating around the audience and confetti/glitter, oh hundreds of pounds of it at the end. LOL
I have to say, I don't know if stage persona translates into the real thing, but she came off as very sweet and personable. She talked a lot about Ottawa and Canada, and knew it was Canada Day Friday, just lots of chatting with the crowd. At one point she said she was looking for an Ottawa boyfriend, so she pulled some young guy up on stage who had taken his shirt off, and when she found out he was 17 she was laughing and blushing, but she gave him a big kiss on the cheek, and got him to give her one. I heard him on the radio this morning, I think he was still floating.
Then later she called a bunch of people (mostly young girls) up on the stage to dance with her. I was worried they were going to push her off the stage they were crowding her, and hugging her, and as they were trying to heard them off the stage, one little girls was trying to get a picture, so Katy grabbed her hand and dragged her back to the centre of the stage, and they took a picture together. Very sweet.
She also took a bit of a break and did what she calls Katy's karaoke where she sings more acoustic versions of popular songs like "Friday, Friday" and "Whip My Hair". LOL I guess it gives her a chance to catch her breath.
So there was lots of candy themed stuff, and fun costume changes, and fireworks on the stage. I think everyone had a great show and it was a fun time, TONS of energy, screaming fans and as I said, she came across as a sweet person. So if you get the chance to go, it's definitely worth it, even if you're not her biggest fan.
This was not from our show, but it gives you an idea of what the show was like. Not great sound as it's a fan recording, but to give you the flavour.