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Okay, I realise that the last time I blogged was when I came back from the California Dreams Tour back in October. And this blog is actually not to far away from that subject.

Basically, not much has happened since I last uploaded, other than I became obsessed with Horrible Histories, probably taking up AS History next year, saw The Five-Year Engagement (Hilarious!), developed a bit of a girl crush on Emily Blunt, discovered the cinematic wonder that is Wild Target, successfully survived being the main role in Prior's production of The Taming of The Shrew and basically finished my first year at college. That stuff is not really the reason for this blog.

Now, the main reason for this. I have just got in from the Cinemas where I went to go see Katy Perry: Part Of Me 3D. What with all the kids still being at school, there was no one in the place and only like 7 people (Me and Alex included) in the screen. So we basically had the place to ourselves. I, obviously, was so excited for this film, as ever since last year, my subtle admiration for the woman rocketed to sky high proportions, and anything which would allow me to relive the feeling that the CDT brought was worth a go. So, I was pretty much prepared for the emotional rollercoaster from the start, and all was fine and dandy. What with it being a 3D film, I expected the usual very little 3D parts, however, mostly all the film was 3D at some point. The Grease sing-a-long at the beginning was and experience as well! The film is, after all, a biopic, so there was lots of backstage clips and videos from Katy's childhood and stuff from when she was starting off (Videos like Katy singing gospel and her first music videos with The Matrix and the video for 'The Box') There were plenty of clips from the CDT, stuff like Teenage Dream, Hot 'n' Cold, Last Friday Night, Peacock, ET, Who Am I Living For?, Not Like The MoviesFirework and California Girls, and videos from behind the scenes shows and the Concert Candy videos (So basically I already knew the words to the film before seeing it!) but there was also clips from Katy's nights out, when she went to see her Grandma (Who is priceless by the way!) and what she gets up to between shows.

And just when things seem to be going well for her, the inevitable happened. The whole thing with her and Russell was evidently going downhill around halfway through, as at the beginning he was there and happy and smiling, and suddenly, he wasn't there and there wasn't much smiling. It was pretty hard stuff to watch for a fan, particularly the concert in Sao Paulo. It seemed like a struggle for Katy to function any more, what with the constant flying and two hour concerts taking their toll. But the part where Tamra (Her PA), manager and sister where trying to get her on stage were pretty excrutiating to watch. I'm not afraid to say I cried when she started sobbing uncontrollably in the make up chair after being given back a necklace that Russell bought her for her birthday and she thought she'd lost. But Katy being the trooper she is, got her self dressed for the show and all seemed well. However, just before she was ment to get on the lift for Teenage Dream, another wave of sobbing hit, and this one was more awful to watch than the previous. As she was ushered into her quick change area, there was a shot of her doubled over, sobbing away, and it was heartrending. But again, she felt the show must go on, and got herself up on that lift, and for the most part looked as if she couldn't keep her eyes open, or stop herself from crying again, yet as the intro for TD finished, there was that moment of relief for the poor fans and she found that bit of strenght needed to place that smile on her face and blow the socks off the biggest croud of the tour. Just when you thought you could start to dry your eyes, theres that one moment in the interview where the interviewer asks wether she still misses Russell, and she can't stop the tears as she replies 'yes'. However, she can muster a smile and a joke at her sisters wedding dress fitting.

Basically, Katy Perry is an incredible woman, who dedicates herself completely to her art, fans, friends and family, and well achieves her dream of 'Making people smile' when she performs. I'm aware people will think quite the opposite of her, but to keep going through being dropped by numerous record labels, being pushed and pulled by the press and heartbreak, i think she's remarkable and as much an inspiration to me as she always was. Safe to say Kerry Ellis and Katy are probably the biggest inspirations to me (And possibly even Emily Blunt!) and they are all amazing women who are brilliant at what they do.

So there it is. My blog about KP3D, and what I thought of it. It really made me more determined in my own life, and I really want the same as Katy. To me its not about the money, or the fame, or the nice clothes/car/house, its about making people happy, and giving them an escape if they can't find one. I have always loved being on stage, and I am hardly the most confident of people, and there is a feeling that I can't do it that will never leave me and never goes away. Infact, I have been close to giving up more times than I can count, as previous posts in this blog show, but I guess I can't see myself doing anything else. I wish I could say what I wanted to do in the future, but I will always want to perform, no matter what I end up doing.

You don't know if you don't try.

Anyway, long winded I know, but I had to get it out of my system some how, I don't have many people I can buzz like this too who don't get sick of the sight of me halfway through. If you read all of this, well done...brownie points for you. 

I will leave you with this gem from one of the CDT shows in Aberdeen i do believe. Cheers to who ever recorded this, hope you don't mind me using it :)

I bid you adieu.

El x



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Jul. 10th, 2012 07:05 pm (UTC)
Yay, brownie points! Sounds like a really intense film - glad you enjoyed it! You make me smile by doing what you love! Just go out there and do it, please! Don't mess with this ginger ;)

P.S. Please blog about the Taming of the Shrew experience - it's not something you can just brush over in a sentence like that! :D xxx
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