Monday, January 23, 2012

The California Dreams Tour

While I'm feeling sick right now, what makes it bearable is the happy thought that I was able to go see Katy Perry perform for the second time here in Manila. Last night was the final date for her California Dreams Tour and it was an amazing show!

It was my first time going to a concert without being prepared, meaning, still not having a ticket in my hand while on my way to the venue so I was panicking already when we got to MOA at around 7:30. Me and my friend ended up going inside at a little over 8 o'clock and DJ Skeet Skeet (Katy's opening act) had already started with his set by then. He finished at around 8:20 or so and said something like, "And for the last time in this tour I'm gonna say, Katy Perry's up next!" Then the crowd went wild. But we ended up waiting for her up until 10pm because there were some technical difficulties with the cameras and they had to solve a certain security issue (according to Katy's tweet).

Singing "Teenage Dream"
(c) Magic Liwanag Photography

But all of it was well worth the wait because the show went wonderfully! Katy's energy was superb and her vocals have definitely improved a lot! I had so much fun that a couple people were throwing me looks because I was so loud. Hahaha. But I didn't really care though since you're actually supposed to be loud and crazy at a concert! You paid to have a great time so might as well make the most of the experience. Although this time, I didn't look like a mad woman singing out loud and screaming and freaking out by myself like the last time I watched Katy's concert since I had a friend who came to watch and sing and scream loudly with me. :)

Here's last night's setlist:

  1. Teenage Dream
  2. Hummingbird Heartbeat
  3. Waking Up In Vegas
  4. Ur So Gay
  5. Peacock
  6. I Kissed A Girl
  7. Circle The Drain
  8. E.T.
  9. Not Like The Movies
  10. The One That Got Away
  11. Hot N Cold
  12. Last Friday Night
  13. Firework
  14. California Gurls

Singing "Not Like The Movies"
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Highlights for me were Not Like The Movies and Firework (which, I admit, made me tear up a bit). And of course, her quirky stint with Ivan Dorschner. Don't you just love her for being makulit? Hahaha! Will definitely do this all over again for the next tour, that is if Katy includes a Manila date again. And I think she will because she just loves us so much. <3


  1. How were you able to get tickets? :) You're so lucky! Glad you had fun! I would have loved to watch her again!

    Remember the concert she had in Manila two years ago? The show also started late, if I remember correctly. :)

  2. Hi Ate Tric! We bought tickets outside the venue. :)

  3. I'm jealous. I heard Ivan Dorschner got kissed. I love Ivan Dorschner. :p

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