Last Tuesday, the lovely Chess from Phones 4u invited me along to watch Katy Perry as her Prismatic Tour hit Manchester with a few other bloggers, and not one to turn down live music and a good party, I hopped on a train to the Phones 4u Arena. Met by Chess, we hopped the queues and were led up to one of the private suites that caters for up to fourteen people, where we were greeted in true Katy Perry party style, by pink foil streamers, balloons and an abundant amount of food. We had an hour to enjoy the champagne reception before the concert started so we made use of the time to mingle, get Katy Perry inspired makeovers and manicures by Frankie and Ashleigh and dig in to the buffet that was provided by the venue, consisting of bacon and cheese burgers, hot dogs, curry and canapes (we were very well looked after!). Of course, I had to leave room for the cakes. The amazing people from Manchester's favourite Home Sweet Home provided a "Double Rainbow Tea Party" of not one, but SIX huge cakes that looked like they could have been props for the California Girls music video; all adorned with golden party rings, Haribo sweets and edible pictures of Katy Perry's face, as well as a cake stand of iced donuts and brownies filled with marshmallows and flying saucers. Needless to say I don't want to even look at another cake for quite a while (I'm definitely lying).
The lights dimmed and I carried my
food cake baby out on to the viewing balcony to watch Katy Perry's supporting act, Icona Pop (admittedly I had no idea who they were until they brought the room to their feet with their hit, I Love It [I Don't Care]). I have always been one of those people who likes to get up close and personal in the crowd at gigs with a standing ticket, so I didn't know what to expect being so high up in a viewing box, but the view was great and it really puts in to perspective the size of the audience that these musicians perform to (they've got GUTS).
I've never been the biggest Katy Perry fanatic but I knew that she wouldn't fail to put on a great show. From a giant golden horse, tap dancing cats, floating emojis and at least five or six costume changes including an outfit lined with neon lights, a hot pink "Kitty Purry" costume and a huge firework-printed ballgown, it's safe to say that the concert was quirky, colourful and fun, just as expected of Ms. Perry. She ain't half bad at performing live, either.
Unfortunately I had to leave a little early to catch my train back home, but the lovely girls from Phones 4u sent me away with a little goody bag and more (!) cake. A huge thank you to their team for putting on such an amazing party for us bloggers! <3
Have you seen Katy Perry on her Prismatic tour? Have you watched a concert at the Phones 4u Arena?