With the official start of summer still a couple of weeks away, the concert circuit has been on fire in South Florida. I had the pleasure to attend the Katy Perry “California Dreams” Tour when it came through the Bank Atlantic Center on Saturday, June 11th, 2011 in Sunrise, Florida.
As an opener we were treated to dance tunes by Swedish recording artist Robyn who sang some of her most famous songs including Dancing on my Own, Indestructible, and Fembot.
This was Katy’s last stop in Florida before make her way Raleigh, North Carolina tomorrow. Her performance and set design were every bit as whimsical as her music videos. The stage was filled with images of sweets like candy canes, donuts and sugar covered mountain tops to name a few.
Katy kicked off her show with the hit song Teenage Dream which prepared everyone to remain on their feet and totally forget their seats for the rest of the night. Things slowed down a bit during her “loungy” version of “I Kissed A Girl” in which she brought a guy from the audience up on stage topless!
She played every imaginable song off her hit albums including Firework where she brought fans on stage to dance with her! In the crowd that went up on stage was Adam Shankman who is currently directing Katy’s husband Russell Brand in the film Rock of Ages.
Speaking of Russell, we FINALLY got a glimpse of the hunk when Katy jumped aboard a cloud the sent her to the end of the arena. He was wearing a white t-shirt and a black leather jacket as he stared at his wife proudly with a huge grin on his face. (Jealous!!)
Her dancers and musicians were equally as amazing the way they worked the crowd through every number. Even when Katy disappeared for an outfit change they continued to work on stage to keep fans entertained.
I tried to count her outfit changes since that always leaves me impressed but after the 8th or 9th one I totally lost count!!
She even performed popular songs from other great artists like “Whip My Hair” by Willow Smith, “Big Pimpin’” from Jay Z, and “Only Girl (In the World)” from her BFF Rihanna. My favorite was her closing number, “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” from Whitney Houston which magically transported me to 7th grade!
The “California Dreams” tour really exceeded my expectations as it included a little bit for everyone in attendance. Make sure to catch this show when it comes through your city!
Photo Cred: Rosy for AccidentalSexiness.com