“I’m just one of you – I love the music so much.”
Katy Perry made her Glastonbury Festival debut today (June 24) in a burst of colours, feathers and, er, eyeballs, but she soon proved herself to be a festival hero by giving the crowds exactly what they wanted – all of her biggest hits.
After opening her set with the obligatory few tracks from her latest album Witness, launching with ‘Hey Hey Hey’ and segueing nicely into the album’s lead single ‘Chained to the Rhythm’, Katy stopped to take a moment to appreciate the gig.
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“Those are a couple of new songs,” Perry said, “but we know what you came for. So we’re going to give you everything you want today.”
And that’s when the hits started.
Kicking off with ‘Teenage Dream’, completely with newly remixed beat, Katy then played the crowd-pleasing ‘Firework’, ‘Dark Horse’ and ‘E.T.’ before she took her next break.
“I’ve been to a couple of festivals, and I’m such a fan,” she said. “I go to all the festivals, to all the shows, I’ve shared my sweat with whoever’s rubbing up against me.
“You know, I’m just one of you – I love music so much, and I’m just so grateful that anyone’s still listening! Because, as the great Rihanna says, ‘nothing is promised’.”
Katy then revisited a couple of her old classics, performing an acoustic version of ‘Thinking of You’ before breaking out ‘California Girls’ to celebrate the fact it hadn’t yet rained at the festival.
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Rounding off the set was ‘I Kissed a Girl’ and another few songs from her new album, including ‘Power’ and ‘Swish Swish’, before closing her set with ‘Roar’ – which she ended with one epic stage dive.
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Katy Perry played the following:
- ‘Hey Hey Hey’
- ‘Chained to the Rhythm’
- ‘Teenage Dream’
- ‘Dark Horse’
- ‘Thinking of You’
- ‘California Girls’
- ‘I Kissed a Girl’
Glastonbury continues tonight with a headline set by Foo Fighters on the Pyramid Stage, before Ed Sheeran closes the weekend on Sunday.