Monday, 23 January 2012

Katy Perry's California Dreams Tour in Manila

Clear the Drain
More than 25,000 trooped to the concert grounds in Pasay (I'm not mentioning the venue due to their plan to cut 182 trees in Baguio) to see Katy Perry LIVE!

This is Katy's second time in Manila and she reminded everyone that "this is the last California Dreams tour event..  you make it the 125 show.. so that means, you have to show everybody else..." Well, we sure didn't disappoint her! The venue was a big giant karaoke mixed with shrieking fans ranging from 5-year olds to past 40! Yup, there were several 5-year olds with their parents and yayas in tow and singing the lyrics word for word!

Ivan Dorsche onstage with Katy in Furne's creation
The audience went wild when she said "the first boy to take his shirt off comes onstage." There were lots of takers where she had to weed out the 14-16 year olds and contend with 21-year old ripped,  Pinoy Big Brother Ivan Dorsche who not only got some face time but got pecked on the lips!

After a year's tour (from February 2011), I must say that California Dreams with its cotton pink, candy colored set is the best so far that I've seen (true, Kylie Minogue's Aphrodite too). Her outstanding performance makes up for the show's tardiness (started two hours late) and poor exit routes.

By the way, bravo to Dubai-based pinoy fashion designer Furne One who created some of the outfits in this tour. Specifically, the beaded apple green halter gown with an oversized tri-color boa which she threw to the audience (I Kissed a Girl), the blue jacquard doll dress with floral applique and crystals (video).

Here's the setlist:
1. Teenage Dream

2. Hummingbird Heartbeat
3. Waking Up in Vegas
4. You're so gay
5. Peacock

6. I Kissed a Girl
7. Circle the Drain

8. E.T. 

9. Not like the Movies
10. The one that got away acoustic version

11 Hot and Cold where she changed seven times

12. Last Friday Night (TGIF)

13. Firework, where she admitted that this is her favorite song. She performed  this with foam spray guns, gigantic bouncing balls and actual fireworks!!

14. California Girls in a gigantic hershey kisses-bra!

The confetti filled stage. Thanks Katy!

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