Katy Perry has fondly recalled her days of playing shows on the Vans Warped Tour, America’s largest travelling music festival.
Katy Perry feels like she “was always hustling” before making it big.
The 30-year-old songstress shot to international stardom after her hit song I Kissed a Girl was released in 2008 and ahead of achieving celebrity status she booked gigs playing festivals like America’s Vans Warped Tour.
In a “yearbook” given to artists who played the Warped Tour, Katy was voted the laziest, and she has laughed off that title.
“Someone voted me ‘laziest’ because they thought I was just sleeping in my bus because they never saw me," she smiled to USA Today. “The actual reality is, I was up at 7am doing radio promo and then going to dinner with programme directors after my shows. I was always hustling. Can you imagine being voted ‘laziest?’ Cut to eight years later, I’m doing a yearlong tour and 141 shows and counting.”
Katy is currently performing shows on her The Prismatic World Tour.
The Warped Tour is known as a festival that features punk-rock and alternative bands primarily, so when the pop songstress played shows as part of the event, she felt the need to really bring her A-game.
“There’s an intense level of confidence that sweeps over me and I can really command a stage, and back then, I could do it, too. I just had to. I had to fake it until I made it,” she shared. “A lot of times you’d just find me hanging over the crowd, stage-diving and throwing myself into the pit. I was very involved in that kind of lifestyle.”
Katy, who is a native Californian, still has a lot of love for rock ‘n’ roll culture.
“I still have a bit of that California punk-rock attitude always with me,” she said. “I’m happy that my first tour was Warped Tour. I really got my bearings there.”
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Tuesday, 16. June 2015