Katy Perry exhibited exactly why she is renowned as one of the world’s most acclaimed music artists on Wednesday night as she kickstarted her first-ever Las Vegas residency, Play, at Resorts World.
This 37-year-old singer sensation performed a show of pop talent that she and her loyal fans won’t forget. She made a hilarious reference to the Covid pandemic using giant masks and toilet props.
According to reports, the pop star will be performing 32 shows up until March, which will see her pocket $168million, making her the latest star to cash in with nightly Sin City shows.
The best show, possibly in the entire world. Katy Perry was seen “lactating” beer in a dress she made from cans, before enjoying it at the beginning of her $168m Vegas residency.
Although the beer drinking was a memorable moment, Teenage Dream’s singer ensured that she wore all her wardrobe options during this momentous night, which included a bright yellow-and orange slit dress and a pink, white, vinyl mini dress.
The star wore eight looks total for the program, including a white minidress, a PVC pink dress with toadstool inspired hat and a pink Cleopatra style gown when she emerged from the keyhole.
The star donned a fun, bubble-inspired white gown as she performed with a large group of inflatable ducks.
Katy referenced the Covid virus, given the severity of last year’s crisis, with many large props including a mask and toilet roll, in order to refer to panic-buying for the necessary at the beginning of this crisis.
Cheeky: Given the impact of the recent Covid pandemic, it was no surprise that Katy alluded to the virus with several oversized props, including a huge mask
Teenage Dream: Girl power! The Teenage Dream singer was stunning in her sparkling yellow, orange, and white slit gown
Katy stood out. She commanded attention on the stage with her array of colourful and fun looks as she mounted a variety of props to perform each act.
There is no shortage of loo rolls! Katy alluded to the recent Covid pandemic and its hysterical panic-buying, by emerging from a giant toilet, before making a sweet reference to her daughter Daisy Dove, with the inclusion of an oversized flower in the show
Swish beer. In her ensemble inspired by Budweiser, she posed in front of a Budweiser duplicate beer can.
Metallic: Katy donned an aluminum-can-adorned look with silver boots over the knees
Katy’s sets, which included a keyhole as well ducks and a large face mask, were absolutely spectacular.
Global star, she made her way through the impressive setlist that included classics like Dark Horse and California Gurls, I Kissed A Girl (Teenage Dream), Roar, Firework, and I Kiss A Girl.
In addition to changing into 8 jaw-dropping look, she also wore the stunning sexy gown, which was flanked by other dancers sporting their own unique looks.
Fans were eager to find out more information about her show and if they still had tickets.
One writer wrote: Got to witness the incredible @katyperry & her team perform at Vegas tonight. What an amazing treat One added, “Katy Perry’s Vegas residency…interesting…
Sign of times: Katy was sitting beside a prop giant face mask, referring to the worldwide pandemic.
This is her! She stepped onto the podium in her sequinned yellow-orange gown. Backing dancers were nearby.
Quirky: For another fun look, the singer transformed into a toadstool, manoeuvring her way around the stage in a tight leather bodysuit and tasselled trousers
We are glad to have met you. She danced beside a bikini-clad, frog for one wild moment while dressing as a sensual mushroom
We love it! It was a huge success and prompted a lot of excitement from die-hard fans. They wanted to find out more information about her show as well as whether they were still selling tickets.
Another wrote that “THIS IS how you perform a Vegas show.” One added that: “What is the matter here? And why should I find an immediate way to purchase tickets to Katy Perry’s concert in Vegas?” (Also, side note, When I’m Gone is the best thing she’s released since NRO and I NEED to hear it live with a horde of screaming, dancing fans…)’
One posted: ‘Katy looks so happy in her las vegas residency omg i love you so much and i’m so proud of you… katy perry was born for vegas and you can’t deny it…
One gushed, “Katy Perry is the real Vegas Queen Wow.”
The Covid-19 lockdown saw the establishment of the debut residence for the mother-of-1, which will continue through the new year.
Katy called it ‘larger-than-life’ and ‘the most fun, campy show I have ever created’.
If the photographs taken on the show-stopping first night of the concert are any indication, California’s star is proving that it can be done.
Stellar: Katy was seen emerging from the bathroom in a beautiful white sequinned gown with fringed trim and matching gloves as she belted one of her greatest hits.
Wow! While she kneelt on to the floor, she was surrounded with wild dancers.
Have fun! Katy, proving that superstardom was not something you can do by yourself, was surround with toys and props when she changed into various looks.
One number she wore was a candy-striped, white dress with boots. The skirt of her dress was an umbrella design.
We wish you a Happy New Year! Before she began another dance number, she raised her pint up to the size of her large mask.
Wow! It was a grand entrance!
Queen of pop: She later donned a pink Cleopatra-style gown as she emerged from a keyhole, no doubt channelling the video for her single Dark Horse
Look Quackers: A 60s-themed minidress with two-tone shoes was worn by Quackers as she posed before giant ducks.
Katy teased her viewers on Tuesday by sharing her complete set list.
For her 146million Instagram followers, the musician shared a short video in which she displayed her fine handwriting as well as sharing every song she’ll be singing during her set.
‘Tomorrow you can visit PERRY PLAYLAND, where you can sing along to many of your favourite songs. She captioned the post with #PLAY
Katy revealed her entire set list Tuesday evening, teasing her viewers the night before her first show.
Among some of the tunes she will be singing at Resorts World in Vegas are hits like California Gurls, I Kissed A Girl, Teenage Dream, Roar, and Firework.
Comedian Amy Schumer seemed ready for the show as she commented, ‘Holy s**t’ adding three fire emojis.
Rita Ora, the singer at that time, wrote: “Literally hit hit after hit after hit.”
A hit maker: This musician shared a video with her 146 million Instagram followers. She showed her handwriting and shared each song that she would be performing in her set.
Fans have been getting glimpses of behind-the scenes preparations for the show. Instagram, where you can share videos of costumes or props.
She shared a quick video to Instagram last week revealing one of her props on stage – an animated large toilet.
Perry captioned, “Only 8 days left until you can visit Perry PLAYLAND,” and added that everyone in attendance would be ‘flushed with happiness’.
This giant toilet prop is a blinding orange shade and features two rolls of toilet paper for eyes. To mimic a mouth, the lid could move up and down.
Perry shared recently her physical preparations for the busy residency schedule.
Unusual props: The Teenage Dream singer revealed another prop on stage – a colourful chair and set of wooden numbers blocks for children.
Lucrative agreement: According to Electronic Vegas, Witness singer Faith will perform two nights per week during the $168million contract.
She sang the following: She has worked out between three and five times per week.
Her other stories included Entertainment Tonight reports that her focus has been on strength training and weights. However, she also enjoys hiking with her family including Orlando Bloom (her actor partner) and Daisy Dove, their one-year old daughter.
“We love to hike.” “Orlando has one of these hiking backpacks we can put Daisy in; she loves them,” shared the Grammy nominated.
Getting ready: In preparation for the show, Katy said she has been working out three to five days a week and focusing on ‘strength training and weights’
It’s also a great help to her beau with fashion.
Perry said to E! News, December 15, stated Perry that Perry helped her choose the clothes for the show.
We talked about makeup and costumes. He’ll sometimes ask me for notes when I go to a fitting. I’ll show him or give them this.’ She promised fans her outfits would be full of rhinestones.
Style expert: Katy told Orlando Bloom that she was pleased to provide fashion advice for her ahead of the residency.