On Stage With Katy Perry

| September 15, 2011

What’s it take to be a pop princess and survive in one of the toughest industries? Katy Perry burst on to the music scene with “I Kissed A Girl” in 2008 and she appears to show no signs of slowing down. She’s talented, beautiful and she exudes just the right amount of sass. Perry has been wowing the critics and fans with her big voice, girl-power swagger and feisty confessional songs.

With so many upbeat anthems at her disposal and enough costume changes that feels like you’re on the set of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, the singer’s dreamy imagination makes for a whimsical and even silly stage-set, but it’s also visually stimulating and a well-paced concert that keeps the crowd dancing during its entirety and lip singers chanting to every song.

So, how does one get chosen to join the pop princess on stage in front of a packed house at the KFC Yum! Center? I caught up with Louisville resident Collin Schutte who was the envy of his male counterparts when the songstress chose  to join the songstress on stage.

1.   How were you chosen to get on stage with Katy Perry?

The first guy that ripped off his shirt was the lucky guy. I have to say it was pretty cool being on stage with her.

2.   What was it like standing on stage with Katy in front of 20,000-plus fans?

It was truly unbelievable. I was definitely caught up in the moment and not thinking about the fans who were watching. Oh, if I could turn back time.

3.   What have been the most asked questions from friends about your experience on stage?

I have been asked the most random questions about Katy, it’s as if (she and I) are good friends now.

4.   Have your thoughts changed about Katy now that you’ve been on stage with her?

I was a huge fan before I was chosen to join her on stage, but now I can say I’m even a bigger fan.

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Lori Kommor

Lori Kommor, Columnist/Event Chair
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Lori wears many hats: writing two weekly columns, chairing The
Voice-Tribune’s events and keeping the staff fed with a stash of snacks
Willy Wonka would envy. She’s a fervent high school soccer fan (go
Collegiate!) and has the raspy voice to prove it after game days.

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