Katy Perry, All Time Low, Tyga
Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" has been the undeniable hit of the summer. The best indication of the song's prowess: its sustained ability to stay on the charts. The song has been atop the singles chart (in several countries) for several weeks at a time. And it has something for boys and girls: for the girls, a great beat to dance to; and for the boys, well, Perry's pretty fun to look at.
Her songs "Ur So Gay" and "I Kissed a Girl" have been criticized for the perceived homophobia of the former and promiscuous nature of the latter. Those tracks, however, fit right in amongst the musical themes of Perry's very adult-oriented and often sexually charged catalog—so much so that it's hard to imagine she's daughter of two preachers. Or, then again, maybe it isn't.
This weekend, Perry brings her brand of attitude-laden electronic pop to the masses at Six Flags Over Texas after a successful summer run on the Vans Warped Tour. The choice of playing a theme park instead of small club show is an interesting one; you'd think her music would play better in a smaller setting, with less of a tween presence. But, alas, the early evening show time start (doors open at 4:30 p.m.) should ensure a healthy serving of pesky pre-teens.
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