We're still coming down from the high that was being about four feet away from Katy Perry as she performed at last week's Beautiful People party. It was a sweaty, intense experience, to say the least! While we're on a Katy Perry kick, we decided to share with you photos that didn't make it into the magazine, and some quotes that didn't make it into the story. Enjoy, Perry-philes!
ON HER MADCAP SCHEDULE:
"I approve everything and what we're going to do and what my schedule is going to look like and what's beneficial. It's a lot of work, for the next five and eight years of my life, it's going to be at this pace if I really want it. And after that I'll be like, 'fuck you, if you want to do an interview, you come to my house in Cabo.' I'm just kidding. Never. Never. Never!"
"A lot of things I deal with in relationships and in life, I am my own psychiatrist. When I'm writing these songs, it's a great way for me to deal with things, and sometimes I can't even say the things I'm upset about in the relationship -- but I do write them into my songs. And I usually make the boy come and sit in the car and listen to it, and I hold his hand and sometimes it's not that great. There's this song called 'Mannequin' on my record, and it just talks about that boy who feels nothing but you're in this relationship with him and you want him to feel everything, you want him to be a little more sensitive, and I remember playing it to the boy I wrote it about and I think it really did open his eyes. I really loved him and I wanted him to change, I really did want to know who he was, I wanted to get over all those fucking artichoke layers, you know?"
ON GROWING UP:
"When I was a 13 year old girl and looked at big 24 or 23 year olds, I'd say, 'Oh my God, I would never do that, she's doing something so bad, I would never put myself in that situation.' And then when you turn 21, 22, 23, you're like, 'Oh my God I'm in that sitatuion, wow." And you do feel a little lost, why can't you go back to being that really innocent 13 year old girl?"
"I recently started reading books. I could never get through a book. I just finished Carrie Fischer's Wishful Drinking. It's so funny. I was a chapter away from always finishing a David Sedaris book, but I just didn't have the attention. Now that I'm on tour, I have bus time, hair and makeup time, and I'm sitting there reading, which is really fun. I guess I'm growing up a little bit. Weird."
ON SEX, DRUGS AND ROCK 'N' ROLL:
"It’s really not sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. I have no groupies. No, no, groupies do not come to my shows. I mean hot 15 year old girls ? And their gay best friends."
"I was at the Rose Bowl two weeks ago. You have to go early, you have to take Vitamin C and you have to be ready for it. You have to bring cash. But it’s super fun. I found lamps the other day, cause I just moved to a new apartment, and they have strawberries wrapped around them. I was like, 'DUH, got my lamps.' I’m like a grandma, I collect porcelein kittens. And put them on the mantles. And in my new apartment in L.A., my sister lives with me now, in every room -- I have a little music room, a living room, a dining room -- every room is a different pastel color. It's very Mark Ryden -- pastel colors with like sad porcelien figurines."
ON OTHER POP GIRLS:
"A lot of pop girls are kind of just scared to do anything and I think that’s because they read too much into it. I used to read stuff that came out on me when I was first coming out, because I wanted to know what was going on and what people were thinking and what their feedback was. But I had to stop when it became this like worldwide commentary, and I think that sometimes, pop girls just like play it so safe that they come off so boring."
ON THEN VS. NOW:
"It's amazing to see the difference between what people get away with. Like, I just happened to see the Behind the Music on Motley Crue the other day, and it's like, wow, these people would be crucified in this day and age My manager who managed The Go Gos said that even if they were out now they couldn’t get away with half the stuff they did when they were younger."
ON THE GUYS SHE LIKES:
"I love an open and sensitive guy, but I also love a guy that's a leader someone who tells me both yes and no. I think that's so sexy. I’m already too strongheaded as it is, and when a guy doesn’t want to hang out with me because he has something else going on, I’m like, 'Ohhhh you’re soooo hot!'"
"I don’t really drink anymore –- well I do and I don’t. When I do, I don’t really. But if I’m going to stay out for four hours, yeah, you can’t stay out four hours just chilling around a bunch of people getting their buzz on. I like to go see shows. I am seeing Adele tonight. I love dinner parties with my friends. My group of eight friends that are really hardcore friends, we’re almost kind of too grown-up; we go try out new restaurants. We love new restaurants. We love eating, we go bowling, I went bowling before I went on tour, we went to the museum. I’m almost like a 35 year old..."
ON HER FIRST BIG PURCHASE:
"My first big purchase ever is my Marc Jacobs bag. It's the first real bag I’ve purchased. I never had one. I haven’t bought a car, haven’t bought a house."
ON MEETING PEOPLE:
"As much as I have no edit button, I can turn it on. I am the girl you can take home to your mother, but I am the girl you can take out with your friends. I love meeting people -- I give hugs not handshakes. A lot of artists are like, 'no don’t touch me,' I’m very touchy. Purell is my accessory."
All photos by Autumn de Wilde taken at the Roosevelt Hotel. Click here for fashion and styling credits.