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Jakarta Post

Vibrant Katy Perry meets lukewarm crowd

  • Dylan Amirio

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, April 16 2018   /  12:09 am

Indonesian tour: Katy Perry entertains the audience during her “Witness The Tour” concert at ICE BSD, in Serpong, Banten, on Saturday.(JP/ Aditya Bhagas)Katy Perry deserves only to play sold-out arenas and packed auditoriums. Her grand, absurdist stage show and grand energy on stage can only achieve its maximum impact when the crowd’s energy matches hers. If it did, then the show could be considered one of the most dazzling to ever catch.

It was thus an absolute shame, to see the hall of the Indonesian Convention and Exhibition Centre (ICE) BSD in BSD, South Tangerang, only half full. She had played there in 2015 during her Prismatic tour, but never at a grand scale like this. The same can be said for when she first played in Jakarta in 2012 at the cold, unwelcoming Sentul Convention Center halfway between Bogor and Jakarta.

With ticket prices for the standing area re...