Katy Perry roars into town with visual extravaganza
When it comes to putting on a show, Katy Perry is one to pull out all the stops.
Some 9,000 fans at the Singapore Indoor Stadium were treated to a two-hour visual extravaganza on Monday night when Perry brought her Prismatic World Tour to Singapore.
Opening with the anthemic Roar, Perry hit the stage with dancers dressed as pharaohs while she sang and danced in a bodysuit that lit up and glowed in the dark.
That was the first of many sartorial treats which include a hot pink catsuit, a dress embellished with sunflowers, a regal lilac skirt-and-top combo a la Cleopatra.
Other surprises, as she sang hits like I Kissed A Girl, Unconditionally, California Gurls and Firework, came in the form of kooky cat visuals, a giant inflatable taco, larger than life butterflies and more imaginative treats.
Nothing made sense at the show but the KatyCats lapped it all up anyway.
No one was happier than loyal fan Ryan who managed a selfie with his favourite star after he was called onstage to teach her some local phrases.
Here are four ways the Prismat:
The evening's outfits included:
A metallic purple cat face-printed bodysuit that lighted up and glowed in the dark.
A regal, glittery swishy lilac and gold skirt-and-top combo a la Cleopatra.
A hot pink leopard-printed catsuit complete with cat ears and a tail.
A gold dress embellished with sunflowers.
Perry’s show-stealing outfits, designed to themes that include Hyper Neon, Cat-oure and Egyptian, grabbed our attention for sure.
We found ourselves transported to faraway places.
Outer space, hovering above the sea as the sun sets, ancient Egypt, the pages of a comic book... you name it.
And set to these visuals, she sang hits old and new that included favourites like I Kissed A Girl, Unconditionally, California Gurls, Firework and Dark Horse.
Inbetween she gave us visuals of dancing cats. Why, did not matter? Just because was reason enough for the crowd.
A NOD TO SINGAPORE FASHION WEEK
The wacky fashion icon briefly turned the stage into her runway as she strutted in a silver structured cage-like dress thrown over her pink catsuit.
“We know Fashion Week is coming up Singapore,” she screamed as she catwalked.
She called a lucky 17-year-old fan Ryan onstage to teach herMandarin, Hokkien and Singlish phrases.
Game enough, she said “ni hao” (how are you in Mandarin) and “kam xia” (Hokkien for thank you) before taking a selfie with the lucky fan.
Her attempts at “lah” and “lor” were done in an exaggerated accent for comic effect, drawing laughter from the crowd.
Before singing By The Grace of God, she promised to return to Singapore.