From the first time I heard "I Kissed A
Girl", I was hooked on Katy Hudson! Her gospel
singing roots and strong low voice, took her
entertaining lyrics to the top of pop! Her
first hit release "Ur So Gay" also was
controversial but her third album Teenage
Dream now has spawned 5 hit singles!
Teenage Dream ~ E.T. ~ Firework ~
Gurls ~ Last Friday Night
Now two years later,
she's playing in the SOLD OUT Key Arena
and I'm FSB!
I had bought two single tickets to the Key
Arena trying to upgrade. One was on the floor
and the other Row 2 Seat 1 on the side. As the
concert date approached, Pit tickets were going
for $350+ and I couldn't find any other tickets
closer. :( I finally sold
one of my tickets for $100 and was coming back
from delivering it down the streeet an hour before the concert
when a street corner dealer was selling "lower
level tickets"... I just casually asked,
"Any Pit tickets?"
He said "Yes, How Many?" he was on
the phone with some one.
I said "I'll take one! How much?"
Of course the line came out, "These are
going for $400 on Craigslist"
I said, "Yea, but it's less than an hour
before the concert?"
He said "Okay $150" and hung
up the phone.
I said "That's what Craigslist is selling
them for right now" showing him my
Craigslist App on my Android
He said, "Okay $125"
I said, "I have a ticket to trade in, I'm
I then gave him the $100 I just got from
selling my other ticket! BONUS!
The funny thing is I've
never been a barterer, always taking the first
price. But for pit concert
tickets look out.....
But now I was on a
FSB mission. After giving thanks
a dozen times to my concert gods, shedding a
happiness tear, I rushed to the Key, got my Pit
wristband, a beer and was surprised to see a
very sparse Pit area!
The rest of the arena was filled up, so I
quickly staked my space right behind two teen
girls that were shorter
me right on the front rail!
Before the concert started, the "smooch cam"
was right in front of me training on people all
around me kissing for the camera that was displayed
on the big screen. I was so hoping
nothing embarrassing was gonna happen. ;)
DJ Skeet Skeet
opened the concert and between acts he
played his DJ sets. He
Janelle MonŠe, an
eclectic R&B singer. She
had a great vocal range and started with some
Michele Jackson covers. She also did Stevie
Wonder and Gwen Stefani! The Swedish pop
opened for Katy on most of the tour
dates but for some reason
could not open for Katy so Janelle
Katy opened with the title track of her
new Teenage Dream album. She performed
right in front of me, stage right!! It
was surrealistic again! Katy commanded the sold
out audience, admittedly mostly of young girls.
The pit was not packed
a Mosh and there were a few older people in
there, probably because of the higher price.
She performed hit after hit with costume
changes and props as most performers do now a
With 10 top ten hits, her
setlist after only 3 albums read like a best
of set! She also did a few covers.
Katy was very engaged with the full Key
Arena audience stating several times that
the last time she was in Seattle there were
only a few hundred people there (and I was
one of them!).
She seemed very appreciative of being able to perform her California
Dreams Tour and put on a solid set!
After the California Gurls encore they shot
everyone in the pit with foam guns that
completely soaked me and then they shot glitter
We were Foamed and Glittered a form of
being Tar and Feathered! :))
When we left from the pit area and came out to leave through everyone
else, it was a badge of honor to be seen as
being totally covered in glitter and confetti.
People were grabbing the pieces of glitter for
souvenirs off of me. I climbed in the Solstice
and glitter flew out every time I moved! See my
second movie on the left of the minutes just
before I got formed!!
Weeks later I opened my camera bag and glitter fell out!
It was a Very Fun Concert & I had a
and there's nothing like....