Katy Perry opened her “California Dreams Tour” in her usual, unique fashion with a spinning peppermint dress and a Candyland-themed set.
Her Omaha show in the Qwest Center last Friday was a night of creativity and imagination as the pop artist held nothing back. Complete with a flying cloud, fireworks, balloons and water sprinklers, she pulled out all the stops, coming just short of a Dr. Seuss wonderland.
Perry is no stranger to eccentric outfits and eye-popping hairdos.Her costumes ranged from an over-large rainbow boa draped atop a trailing flamenco dress to life-size peacock feathers and an electric blue wig.
Many think of bright, bold and bikinis when they hear “Katy Perry,” but the playful artist brought a sinister edge to her performance. With a dream theme, Perry began with a nightmare in a butcher shop, to which she sang underneath large inflatable steaks and yards of sausage links. She darkened her style in a black cat body suit, slitted in the arms and legs.
Perry continued her theatrical journey into a candy land where she was lured by enticing brownies that blurred her vision and discretion. She proceeded with “I Kissed a Girl” and other songs that many find questionable, stemming from her crazed state of mind.
Like a Fourth of July finale, Perry ended her concert with a brilliant explosion. With at least ten quick costume changes in “Hot N Cold,” high-flying fireworks and sparklers accompanied her sequined body suit and wig for “Firework” and a Hershey kiss bikini top over daisy dukes for “California Girls” amid water guns and beach balls, Katy Perry had it all.