Last night I went to see Katy Perry’s 3D movie. I’ve always enjoyed her music and figured that a 3D concert would be pretty sweet. I didn’t realize though that the movie really didn’t focus on the music that much. Yeah, there were a few songs, but they really focused on telling her story and letting you get to know Katy. I had never really read up on her that much so it was all new information to me. And it made me fall in absolute love with the woman.
She fought hard to get where she is. She got dropped from labels, was sent in a special team of producers who were telling her how to run her career and life, ended up calling her teenage brother for help because she was so broke…but she never gave up. She had a dream and a vision and nothing was going to sway her from it. And look at her now. It’s finally all reality because she never backed down until someone listened.
She doesn’t take any of it for granted, either. She knows she’s lucky and she’s so grateful for the fans. A couple of the most moving scenes in the movie were when she was backstage laying there completely exhausted, talking in a voice that sounded like a woman who just couldn’t go on. Her assistant told her if she needed rest for the show, they can push everything back. She jumped right up and said “No, if we do that we can’t do a meet and greet.” So she got ready, summoned some energy out of nowhere and went and made those fans’ day. Another time, she was laying in her makeup chair sobbing. It was around the time her divorce happened. She said she felt depressed. It was completely heartbreaking to watch. Her manager told her if she needed to cancel the show(which happened to be the largest crowd she had on the entire tour) it was okay. She rolled over, wiped away the tears, and told her makeup artist to start working on her. She got ready and took her place to start the show and lost it again. They once again put things on delay, thinking they would have to cancel. But she came back, looking completely broken and took her spot. The music started, she wiped away the tears, put a smile on her face, and went out there. All because she didn’t want to disappoint the fans.
THIS WOMAN. I could go on forever about the respect I have for her now, but I’ll stop. If you are even the tiniest KP fan, I recommend seeing this movie. It’s a great story and will make you fall in love with Katy like never before.
Logging onto twitter and checking number of followers:
Seeing that 5 people have unfollowed me:
Letting it sink in:
Getting out my emotions:
Thinking if this is really that important:
How I feel now: