Perry’s Raleigh show sparkles, dazzles

Katy Perry's show in Raleigh on Sunday night featured multiple costume changes and lots of bright lights and confetti. / Christie Goodwin

Reviewed by Zoie Nelson
Times-News correspondent

   RALEIGH — Katy Perry kicked off her “Prism” world tour Sunday night at PNC Arena with lots of wigs, costumes and screaming fans.
Perry began the concert with her hit song, “Roar” while dancing around in her glow-in-the-dark dress with dancers dressed as glow-in-the-dark Roman soldiers. Everyone in the crowd knew all the words and sang along until it was deafening.
“I want you to forget about your Instagram for one moment,” Perry said to the crowd, “and be here with me.” There were many new songs from Perry’s album “Prism” as well as older hits such as “I Kissed A Girl” and “ET.” Some songs were mixed together while others were sung acoustic, giving them a new sound.
Perry’s concert was far from normal with mummy dancers handing out pizza to fans and a fashion show in the middle of a song. Fans were included in everything and the show felt like it was a huge party rather than a concert. When Perry performed her hit song “Birthday,” she brought up a fan whose birthday was last week and celebrated with her onstage. Then hundreds of balloons were released from the ceiling and confetti was thrown making it seem like a true birthday party.
Fireworks, glow-in-the-dark outfits and amazing music made this concert one for the books. Parents should be cautious if they decide to take younger children because of brief inappropriate dancing. Besides that, Perry really outdid herself.

 Zoie Nelson is a rising sophomore at Williams High School and a Teens & Twenties writer.


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