Friday, September 6, 2013

Katy Perry 'PRISM' Listening Party

Last night was one of the most exciting I have had since moving to New York, as I was lucky enough to attend the Katy Perry 'PRISM' listening event.  A 'play party', I learnt, is when an artist invites industry insiders to listen to songs from his/his new album.  A friend of mine works in the industry, and at the last minute her +1 had to cancel, so she invited me!  

The event took place downtown and in order to avoid any leaks, we had to check in our cell phones in at the door. The room was amazing, everything was white except from the blue lighting, which made it feel as if you were in a kaleidoscope.  My friend and I enjoyed a couple of drinks and some delicious canap├ęs before Katy Perry arrived on stage.  She looked beautiful and was wearing an gorgeous outfit with some very high Christian Louboutin shoes.

Katy then starting chatting to the audience and seemed very happy, making jokes and smiling throughout. We saw the 'ROAR' video and then we heard some of the songs from the new album.  Before each song Katy would tell us about it, explain why she wrote it and who she collaborated with on the track.  I really liked the songs she played, especially 'Walking on Air' and 'Dark Horse', which were more upbeat and dancey. Katy told us that her favourite song is 'Unconditionally', and the lyrics from 'Love Me' mean the most to her.  It was fun to watch her present the songs and see the crowd's reaction to them, everyone seemed to be having a great time.

After we had heard the last song, Katy was presented with an award to celebrate her 8th No.1 on the Hot 100 chart.  She then came down and started mingling with the guests, who were then able to have their photograph taken with the star.  I was lucky enough to meet and have my photograph taken with Katy Perry!  She was so lovely and had a little chat with me before we smiled for the camera.  She was very generous with her time and laughed and joked with everyone who wanted to meet her. I can also say she is even more stunning in the flesh!

It was an amazing and memorable night which I was extremely lucky to attend.  I am looking forward to buying the album when it comes out as I enjoyed all of the songs I heard.  PRISM comes out on 22nd October 2013 and you can get more information from the Katy Perry website at http://www.katyperry.com.

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