Pop singer Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, popularly known as Katy Perry, performed in front of a sell-out crowd in Sentul, Bogor, south of Jakarta, on Thursday night, banishing rumors that the American pop sensation had canceled at the last minute.
Perry, who grew up listening exclusively to religious music until her teenage years, entertained thousands of fans with her “old” singles “Ur So Gay” and “I Kissed a Girl” as well as more upbeat, dance-happy songs such as “Last Friday Night” and “California Gurls” from her newest album, Teenage Dream.
The set, which was designed as a wonderland of candy, featured glittery costumes and dynamic choreography. Energetic Perry performed several unexpected stunts, including sliding under the legs of all of the dancers and asking a male audience member to come up on stage, and then kissing him. She chose the man after announcing that she would invite up to the stage the first man in the crowd to take his shirt off.
About 7,000 people were at the show, which was part of Perry’s “California Dreams” tour, organized by Ismaya Live, FMLive! and Soundrhythm.