@autopsy4: I dunno about studio but live. They're a 2 guitar, drummer, bass & singer rock band. Surprising but I think I said that.
@autopsy4: Rocking the 80s cover, "I don't wanna lose yr love 2night". Kicking it's ass too.
@autopsy4: My hopes of seeing a scantily clad Katy are vanishing but the show is managing to keep me engaged.
@autopsy4: I may have types too soon. Katy has left the stage!
@autopsy4: Pink and black cat suit. Now we're talking!
@autopsy4: Playing I kissed a girl. There must not be an encore.
@autopsy4: That's all folks. Way better than I expected.
One of the most common questions I got throughout the show was what in the fuck I was doing there. Well, when I saw she was coming I thought it looked like a fun show. I spend so much time at shows full of bearded kids drinking PBR and screaming the words to every song that I thought an irreverent, silly pop show might be a nice change of pace. In that respect, I was dead on. Furthermore, while I didn't really know any of the songs very well and she didn't change costume nearly as many times as I'd hoped (I dunno why, but costume changes are a big part of a pop show in my mind's eye), it was honestly an entertaining show. I even found myself smiling and genuinely clapping at one point. And the kids there, they fucking loved it! So, I gotta deem the show a complete success and if I were offered a free ticket to her next show I would go again.
The live tweets on the other hand ... I dunno. I think what I got turned out good enough, but the side-effect of all the twittering was that I saw as much of my iPhone screen as I did the show. That's fine for Katy Perry, an artist I'm not really a fan of, but that would never work for, say, Lucero or Two Cow or Jason Isbell (playing Tampa on May 6). While I'd like to think there is a happy medium, I'm not so sure. Less tweets = less story, but more tweets = less drunken show watching. For now I am gonna try it again, probably at the Jason Isbell show, and see how that turns out.
So. Yeah. Katy Perry = Good Times. Micro-Live Blogging = Undecided.
For the last few months I've been thinking about ways I could utilize my twitter account to capture my immediate feelings about things before they have the ability to be filtered and clouded by time and/or sobriety. Then along came the Katy Perry show and I decided I wanted to go, not because I am a fan of her music (though I know her two hits), but because I thought it would be a fun show. More on that later. Somewhere along the timeline from finding out I had a press pass for the show to actually getting to the show, I decided it would be the perfect candidate for testing the "live blogging via twitter" idea out at the show. Here are those tweets: