MANILA, Philippines – It was a special evening for KatyCats (fans of superstar Katy Perry), as Katy celebrated the anniversary of her Prismatic world tour right in the Philippines Thursday, May 7. (READ: IN PHOTOS: All of Katy Perry's PH concert outfits)
"138 shows later, we're here in Manila. And we feel really proud tonight, actually," she told the excited crowd. "It may be the biggest show we've ever played for thePrismatic tour. (WATCH: Katy Perry thrills Pinoy fan onstage in PH concert)
"It's been a long way, and we are so grateful...hopefully you leave here feeling uplifted...hopefully you have a little more joy than you had when you came," Katy said. (READ: In Twitter pics: Katy Perry dazzles in Manila concert)
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Katy spoke about wanting to persevere with the tour despite all the fatigue and effort that came with it. "It's not easy, but we've never canceled a show...we know how important it is tos how up, because we said we would!" she said to her fans.
"You're gonna have to take me out on a stretcher before I quit. So I dedicate this next song to all of you Filipinos...all the way in the top over there," she said, gesturing to the back.
Katy performed at the cavernous Philippine Arena in Bulacan to what she said was a crowd of over 30,000. She took the time to acknowledge all the fans in ever seat, calling out: "I see that sweet little girl in her yellow pants, hi!"
"Hi, you pretty girl in your pink dress!...I love you [all] unconditionally," she said, before launching into the hit of the same title, which she said was for all her Pinoy fans.
On Instagram, Katy talked about the special milestone for herPrismatictour and what it meant for her to keep going despite all the sacrifices:
"1 YEAR year ago today, 138 shows, over 2 million faces, and more than a hundred flights later, we are still going strong on #ThePrismaticWorldTour! Tonight we wrapped our biggest show yet with over 30,000 people in attendance in Manila!
"I created this show to continue our CONNECTION, sing with you, celebrate music together and hopefully bring a little more light to your lives. I am proud of the strength and stamina the whole team has had and that we've never had a major injury or a canceled a show. For me, I know this is God's protective hand over us.
"Also, I AM BEYOND GRATEFUL to all of the hardworking people that help me create this magnificat show and that travel with me in every department (sometimes up to 128 people) to put on a show of this magnitude! I am so proud of what we created and so grateful to the fans for spending their time and MONEY to come see #THEPRISMATICWORLDTOUR! I will always try to keep it 100% for you, you have my word!
"3 more shows, Asia! Summer break, then we're coming for you in September, South America," she wrote on Instagram.
She also posted a throwback picture of a sketch of her vision for the tour:
"Also #TBT to when I basically chicken scratched the idea of #ThePrismaticWorldTour design and texted it to my manager to have it made for real by Tait Towers," she wrote on Instagram.
Congratulations, Katy! – Rappler.com