Guest Review: Katy Perry at The O2 Arena

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SuperBreak’s very own Ann from our Accounts Department went to see Katy Perry’s spectacular show at The O2 Arena – find out what she made of it in our latest event review…

My friend and I had a girlie weekend in London, the highlight of which was our visit to the O2 to see Katy Perry. My friend’s Granddaughter was very disappointed not to be included as she felt it was a waste Grandma going to see Katy Perry! I think there may have been one or two more Grandmas in the audience which was made up of all ages.

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We stayed at the Aloft London Excel which was very convenient for the O2.  It is a very modern hotel right next to the Excel Conference Centre and the DLR Prince Regent station.  Our room overlooked the water which was very pleasant.  The hotel provided the usual toiletries, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities.  Breakfast next morning was a buffet, both English and Continental, with self service tea, coffee and fruit juice.

A 15 minute stroll down the waterside and we were at the Emirates Air Line for the cable car ride over the river.  As it was a lovely day we could see for miles, a very enjoyable experience and one I would recommend as a precursor to your visit to the O2.

We enjoyed a meal and a cocktail at Chiquito’s just outside the O2.  The whole area was very busy but we were shown straight to a table and soon had our cocktail.  The meal was very tasty and worth the little wait.  We certainly had enough time to get into the O2 and make ourselves comfortable before the evening entertainment began.

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The support act was Icona Pop, a Swedish girl band from Stockholm. Their final number was the only one I had previously heard.  Personally I felt some of their language was inappropriate for the younger members of the audience and there were quite a few.  My friend said she struggled to hear what they said so she was not offended!

Katy Perry appeared on stage and performed Roar as her opening number on her Prismatic Tour.  This was her final date at the O2 and also her final show of the Tour.  Even so she put her heart and soul into her performance, she never stopped for the next two hours.  There were several changes of costume including a pink cat suit and an Egyptian outfit.  At one point she emerged on to the stage on horseback, my friend was momentarily stunned as she thought it was real but it turned out to be a very realistic puppet.  Katy was suspended from a prism along with acrobats and later floated around the arena on a bunch of balloons whilst singing Happy Birthday. The final number of the show, and what a show, was her performance of Firework as an encore which was well worth waiting for.  We both really enjoyed the concert despite our advanced years!

Have you been to the O2 for a concert recently? Planning another trip for a music event in London for a shortly? Let us know what you’re off to see in the comments section below!

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