June 19, 2011. I just had to show Scott one catchy video by Katy Perry and he was hooked. The video is funny and a throw back to John Hughes’ 80’s movies, including a few 80’s stars (and Glee stars too). I think that's why he liked it so much.
We tried to get tickets to the November show at MSG that just went on sale but tickets were sold out in less than a minute. Funny how that happens, yet there’s hundreds of tickets available on Stub Hub. So we decided to hit Stub Hub and go to the show this weekend. Katy put on an awesome show! I think she set a record for costume changes, with 7 during one song alone. Only ‘small cameras’ were allow so had to leave the good camera at home (again) but tried to get some good pics of all those costumes.
It was a Candyland theme stage and she opened with ‘Teenage Dream’ (outfit #1)
For Scott's favorite (because of the topic of the song), ‘Waking Up in Vegas’, Katy was joined on stage by her friends ‘Slot’ and Elvis.
‘U R So Gay’ (outfit #2) performed with a few mimes.
One of my favorites, ‘Peacock’ was next with Katy in outfit #3.
Outfit #4 is for ‘I Kissed a Girl’.
‘Circle the Drain’ done in a cat outfit (#5)
For ‘E.T.’ she lost the cat ears and tail.
She slowed it down for ‘Who Am I Living For’.
Aerial performers joined Katy on stage for ‘Pearl’ (outfit #6)
Then Katy was lifted on a platform high above the stage.
She came out on a swing (in outfit #7) and dedicated ‘Not Like the Movies’ to all the couples in the house. A screen came up behind her and played cartoon couples.
Katy came to the front of the stage with a few musicians to do a medley of cover tunes including Rihanna’s ‘Only Girl in the World’, Rebecca Black’s ‘Friday’ and Willow Smith’s ‘Whip My Hair’.
Katy then got on her cloud-mobile and went out over the audience playing guitar while singing ‘Thinking of You’.
‘Hot N Cold’ had some neat tricks as Katy did seven wardrobe changes during this song alone, right on stage!
Hot N Cold outfit #1 – concert outfit #8
Hot N Cold outfit #2 – concert outfit #9
Hot N Cold outfit #3 – concert outfit #10
Hot N Cold outfit #4 – concert outfit #11
Hot N Cold outfit #5 – concert outfit #12
Hot N Cold outfit #6 – concert outfit #13
The Final Hot N Cold outfit #7 – concert outfit #14 appeared after Katy was blasted with confetti.
‘Last Friday Night (TGIF)’, the song that started it all for Scott. It Ruled!
Another costume change (outfit #15) for the cover of Whitney Houston’s ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody’. Remember the dot candy on the paper?
She invited many audience members to come on stage and dance with her.
She wrapped up with ‘Firework’ and course there were fireworks.
The encore was ‘California Gurls’ and there was one final costume change (outfit #16). In keeping with the candy theme the top resembled Hershey kisses.
It was quite the finale. She sprayed the audience with water.
Had beach balls on stage.
And danced with gingerbread men.
It was a great show and I highly recommend it. Who knows, maybe we'll go again in November??