Last night was not your average night in Nashville because Katy Perry was with us!
She came to Bridgestone Arena to show Music City the Prismatic World Tour!
When I first got to the arena, I walked around and took pictures of the many people who went out of their way to dress up for the show and here they are:
A lovely group of ladies w/custom Prism t-shirts complete with their names & beads!
Snoop Dogg & Katy Perry lookalikes from the California Gurls music video!
And last but not least:
The most dedicated group of KatyCats I’ve ever seen!
So then I heard music pouring out into the lobby so I rushed to my seat only to find that Ferras was playing!!! I had no idea he was going to be there which made the surprise even better! I was about 2 songs late, but I still got to hear many songs including the beautiful ballad “King Of Sabotage”!
I liked when the lady sitting next to me…whom I bought my ticket from…said “I like him! He sounds like Prince!” 😀
Ferras was a performer with great stage presence and a powerful voice!
I got to meet Ferras after his set which was amazing!
I asked him how he liked being on Metamorphosis (the new record label that Katy Perry just created and signed him to) and he said he loved it! And I asked him what it was like having Katy for a boss and he told me it was great!!
He signed my free EP “Ferras” for me and I went on my merry way 🙂
So after that meet & greet I snuck into the next opening act’s set a few songs late. It was the band “Capital Cities” who most people know for their hit song “Safe And Sound”:
The band consisted of a drummer, trumpeter, singer/keyboardist, singer, & bassist
I thought they were absolutely incredible and they made it like a huge dance party at their very last song with a remix of Safe And Sound! I’ll have to keep my eyes on them because they were so talented! 😀
Next there were the minutes of anticipation for Katy Perry to hit the stage!!! We waited and waited for I would say only 25 or 30 minutes and when the house light turned off at 9:08, the crowd started going crazy and everyone stood to their feet!
First we saw dancers come out dressed as warriors and then three sides of a triangle…or in Katy Perry’s case: a prism…rose from the stage to form a perfectly enclosed capsule. The crowd cheered as smoke machines went off and the prism began to open slowly revealing our guest of honor who was standing inside:
Katy’s first song was the incredible “stick it where the sun don’t shine” song to her ex-husband Russell Brand: “Roar”
Katy belted that anthem with a beautiful costume that had rope lights on it!
Next up Katy sang her other “Russell Brand can take a hike” song “Part Of Me”
Katy and her warriors ran in place like they were in bootcamp HAHA
The hits kept coming when Katy went into “Wide Awake” as she stood on a riser
She had no rails or harness for that segment! She was fearless!
Then after her opening three song medley, Katy greeted the crowd with: “My old stomping grounds. NASHVILLE! You’re with me for the next 2 hours and it’s going to be a sing-a-long!” 😀
Then she broke into a serious speech: “If you’re here in this moment right now and you’re present and you’re conscious…it will be the best moment of your life.”
She moved right into her song “This Moment” from Prism and showed off her vocals!
“All we have is this moment…”
Katy broke into her beautiful song “Love Me” next and then it was time for a costume change of epic proportions!
Katy and the entire room changed into Egypt for an incredible performance of Dark Horse!
I’m not even sure how the horse moved…but it was amazing!
Then I almost had a heart attack because she played my next favorite song “E.T”
While she was suspended in air!
Next up was Legendary Lovers which is one of my favorite songs from Prism!
This song had particularly great dancing as a part of the performance!
Then Katy performed her first ever single as a Pop star: “I Kissed A Girl”…followed by “Hot & Cold”, and “International Smile” while dressed as a cat!
I love this picture of Katy and her KatyCat dancers 😀
Then there was a funny segment where Katy and the cats walked the runway to “Vogue” and the cats found a rat when Katy was doing yet another costume change!!
The most hilarious part of the night happened next when everyone was focused on the spotlight near the end of the Prism stage and Katy showed up on the main stage and said “Hey Guys! Yeah hey! I’m still here!” HAHA I died laughing!
She then said “Listen, this is my old stomping grounds! Let me take a selfie!” as she laid on the ground next to fans in the general admission pit 🙂
She then sang her beautiful ballad from Prism: “By The Grace Of God”!
She wore a beautiful blonde, lavender, and baby blue wig 🙂
Katy then told the crowd: “My mom used to take me to Nashville when I was 14 or 15 to try to make it in the music industry! I took my guitar and I tried to make it! Nashville taught me how to write good songs.”
I didn’t know that Katy had a connection to Nashville so I was pleased to hear that!
Then she told us: “That’s right. I went to Dollywood yesterday. I had a turkey leg, a funnel cake, and a coke the size of my head…and I can barely move in any of these costumes tonight!” She had the crowd rolling in laughter! 😀
Next up Katy put on her glittery Taylor guitar and told us: “You know I’m so nervous singing in front of you! This is the epicenter of music!”
Then she sang her ballad “Thinking Of You” from her first album “One Of The Boys”.
Her glittery guitar with the butterfly is the most beautiful I’ve ever seen 😀
Katy said, “I remember at this place called The Bluebird Cafe in the round!”
Next was her sweet song “Unconditional” and a short dance party before her next costume change for “Walking On Air”.
This outfit was silly and an interesting change from all the glitz & glamor!
Next up was her song “It Takes Two” with an incredible Yin-yang dress:
Then Katy did a cute performance of “This Is How We Do” with emojis everywhere!!!
Yes that is the little Poop emoji as a giant floating balloon! LOL
Then it was everyone’s favorite songs from her last album: “Teenage Dream” and “California Gurls”:
California Gurls was complete with the Hollywood sign 😀
Then the encore began when Katy surprised a fan with her own birthday tribute with her song “Birthday”!
I loved this song and how they were able to create a birthday cake!
Then Katy closed the show with the amazing song “Firework”.
Her dress was designed by Todd Thomas & was GORGEOUS!
We saw “Prism Vision” with glasses that made it all look like a kaleidoscope!
All in all, I have to say that Katy Perry really blew me away! I saw her on her first tour, and her second tour, but this tour was the most polished and talented I’ve ever seen her! She put so much thought and effort into the Prismatic World Tour and it certainly showed! I love how she told her fans how grateful she was for them! She pulled out all the stops from costumes, to balloons, to confetti, to fireworks, and to letting us enjoy her incredible songs with her!
Thank you Katy for coming to Nashville…your old stomping grounds! 😀