First in this series is the one and only:
I became moderator on the KPF and followed her career ever since, including many failed attempts to see her live. The first time I did see her live was in March 2009 in Amsterdam. I really enjoyed the gig, but didn't get to meet her after unfortunately.
I tried to go to Cologne, but as we couldn't find the venue (hey, it was in some weird fucking place nobody ever heard of!) my dad (I was just 16 back then) decided to just drive back home. And I cried. Luckily, my dear Flori met her a week later and Katy told her she knew about it and gave her a chapstick to give me. Which made me happy.
Fast forward. 2 years later, Katy released Teenage Dream. And it exploded. She became the huge star I always knew she would be. She embarked on a world tour, called the California Dreams tour, and I was fortunate enough to meet her a couple of times. I can honestly say she is one of the funniest, most gorgeous and loveliest people I've ever met. The first time we met, in Brussels, I told her my name and she said: "Haven't we met before? I remember your name!" I told her I was supposed to be at many different places but never made it, and people always mentioned me, that was why. I was famous!
It was great seeing how much she evolved live. Compared to the Hello Katy tour, the California Dreams tour was massive and really one big show.