This post is a bit belated though exciting all the same.
A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to get the chance to see Katy Perry in concert on her Prismatic World Tour along with a handful of other bloggers in Manchester.
The amazing team at the Phones 4u Arena invited us into our very own VIP suite to enjoy a little pre-party complete with cake, nibbles, drinks and complementary make-up and manicures.
Did I mention cake? Oh boy was there cake! Sorry for what's probably too many photos but wow, that cake was good.
I indulged in a gorgeous slice of red velvet cake which, if I remember correctly, had bubblegum flavoured icing.
If any Manchester-based readers would like to try cakes like these, they're made by the very talented Charlotte O'Toole aka BakeOrama and her team who also supply Northern Quarter eateries Home Sweet Home and Almost Famous with their sweet creations.
It was really nice to attend the event with a small group of friendly bloggers. Above are Lily and Frances, always nice to catch up with these two! I also met the lovely Terri for the first time (hope we cross paths again soon) and the beautiful Rosie was there too.
Sheer daisy top- Glamorous
Bralet- Forever 21
Fluffy green pompom earrings- DIY
High waist leggings- Tinned Bananas
The venue was absolutely packed with fans and there was a great atmosphere. You get a really unique view of things from the VIP boxes and can see the whole arena.
Katy was supported by Swedish female duo Icona Pop who you might know from the hit '(I Don't Care) I Love It' which has been all over the UK charts.
There was a great build up to Katy Perry's entrance and the crowd went crazy when she reached the stage.
I haven't really been to many big arena shows so this was such an experience for me.
The choreography, staging, outfits and lights were absolutely sensational and Katy had a great rapport with the crowd.There was a prism-shaped standing area at the front and those guys were seriously close, getting lots of high fives from the singer!
Some highlights for me was the staging for 'Dark Horse' which was Egyptian-themed with an awesome huge horse on stage which you can see in my photos below; the 'dance cam' which picked up some hilarious moves from the audience; the big inflatables during 'California Gurls' which included a replica of the smiling poo Emoji! And of course the amazing outfit changes. There were so many outfits! During the 'kitty purry' part of the show, she donned a pink catsuit backed by dancers completely kitted out as cats (was there a little pun there?). I also liked her acidic yellow smiley face costume which had a 90s rave theme, as did part of the show.
All in all she was amazing and I'd definitely recommend going to see her live. You forget just how many hits she's had!
She also did a double encore which involved getting a lucky member of the crowd on stage for 'Birthday' and she finished the show with an amazing version of 'Firework'.
Enjoy the photos!
We were given some more amazing cake to take home as well as a great goody bag which featured some thoughtful bits from Boohoo to tie in with their #ExperienceEverything campaign.
Thank you so much to Phones 4U for inviting me- I had the best night!
Have you seen Katy Perry in concert before?