Okay, not EXACTLY bumped into her – but may as well have.
Here’s the really random moment… My colleague and I went to a patio at Yonge & Dundas Square for lunch on our half-day of work (since it’s Canada Day tomorrow) and another colleague mentioned that they were closing a large area of Yonge St. for Katy Perry’s appearance to launch her new fragrance, PURR. Thinking nothing of it, we were in the area for lunch and decided to go into the Toronto Eaton Centre afterwards to walk around. We saw a crowd outside the Sears, blocking the street, with tons of fans waiting for her to show up. This was at about 3pm or so. They must have been there for HOURS to try and get a good spot.
Seeing nothing of particular interest, we decided to walk inside and through Sears to get to the rest of the mall. Inside, we saw a growing crowd gathered all around the escalator area… hovered a bit and looked around but nothing was going on so we went on our way. After almost an hour of shopping at Zara, Indigo, etc. it was just after 4, and we were headed back through Sears to meet another colleague at Forever 21. The crowd was still there, but the anticipation seemed to be mounting. Everyone looked ready for her to show up so we decided, why not. We’re here, found a (surprisingly) not too crowded pocket of space and decided to stick around for a bit to see her.
Literally 5 minutes later, there were screams to just the left of us and cameras going off. We were right by her entrance walkway, and literally only 3 people deep from the front! I gotta say, I’ve liked her music but didn’t really know much about her. She looked super cute with auburn hair and cat ears (to match her fragrance). She was so sweet and down-to-earth, taking pictures with tons of fans along the front, signing autographs.. taking time to make her way through the crowded walkway.
I couldn’t believe that some of these people had been waiting for HOURS and we stumbled upon this, found a decent spot to see her and snapped a few pics of her!
SO. RANDOM. 😎