So I was at the PURR by Katy Perry Meet and Greet yesterday, at the Atrium of SM Mall of Asia.
Hundreds of fans were there, waiting for Katy to arrive. Along with their bottles of PURR for Katy to sign, plus other memorabilia like CDs, homemade posters and some even came in colorful outfits and wigs!
The security was very strict.
There were 2 kinds of passes available:
An autograph pass which you can only get when you purchase the 100ml bottle of PURR. Katy is only going to sign 2 items, one being the PURR bottle or the PURR box. The people who have the autograph pass weren’t allowed to bring their own cameras and bags, as there was an official photographer taking their pictures with Katy. You would then need to download your pic with Katy from the official Facebook site.
And there’s the MEDIA pass, which is what I had. This included the PRESS from the TV stations, newspapers and magazines. The PRESS was given a nice spot right in the middle of the venue, around 7 feet away from the stage, so we didn’t need to crowd with everyone else to get good shots. Here’s my media pass which I had Katy sign.
The event was scheduled to start at 2PM. I arrived at the SM Moa Atrium around 2:15PM, and there were already hundreds of people lined up waiting to see her.
It was hosted by Tim Yap, and numerous celebrities were also there namely Janice de Belen, Kathryn Bernardo, MYX VJ K-la Rivera, Divine Lee, Hayden Kho, Jamie Rivera, Julius Babao, Christine Bersola and Sam Pinto. Watch my interviews with some of them at the end of this post.
I already had a set of questions to ask Katy, but unfortunately she refused to have interviews with anyone to avoid being asked about her divorce. She hasn’t made any statement about it anywhere, so it was very unlikely that she would start talking about it in Manila.
But it’s all good. It was fun to be part of the event. Katy arrived around 6:30PM and greeted everybody with a huge shout out and smile. She was genuinely happy to see that many people for the PURR Meet and Greet and those same people and more would see her perform today for the second time.
It was also nice to see fellow bloggers at the event, especially Paul and Bestie, who had the autograph pass. I of course asked them about their 5 minutes with Katy.
And yeah, her hair was blue.
PURR is now available nationwide at all fragrance sections of major department stores. The 100ml bottle is at P3,700, the 50ml bottle at P2,600 and the 30ml at P2,100.