Katy Perry Climbed the Art Museum Steps in a Pizza Hoodie Last Night, Philly Twitter Roared

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Pop star Katy Perry finished up her two-night Philly concert romp last night at Wells Fargo Center, but she didn’t leave town before doing what all our visitors have to do when in Philadelphia: Climb the “Rocky steps.”

Evidently the adventure started with a promise at her show that she made good on. Jaime Margulies tweeted: “Katy Perry made a joke about Rocky and going to the art museum steps after her show and than she literally did. Huh?? What?? Is she real??”

Then, apparently, she sort of name-dropped a few other Philly landmarks:

But it was the Rocky steps that won over. As you can imagine, she didn’t get a chance to climb them without a throng of tourists who tweeted and Instgrammed the hell out of her special Philly encore.

Then the photos of the singer, who showed up dressed appropriately in a silk pizza hoodie:

This lady got all kinds of photos:

And it all ended with this sweet little tweet from Perry:

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  • Brian Martenis

    The City of Philadelphia should take note. For some strange reason, we don’t capitalize on Rocky and what he represents to the world. Why is that? Lack of self esteem I expect.

    • JC

      Probably because he is a fictional character portrayed by Sylvester Stallone. Plus the city as a whole has come a long way since it was shown in the first Rocky film. Philadelphia has a lot more to promote itself with that are real.

    • because it’s stupid?

    • GT

      Smart man! Its not about Rocky anymore, its about the steps and the fact that when you come to philly, its what you do. Other cities would jump at the chance to have this type of marketing option at their fingertips. Instead, we higher an architect to change the steps forever. Instead of trying to get away from the image, they should embrace it. The art museum steps are philly’s version of the empire state building, as much ingrained in our fabric as Philadelphians as the liberty bell and Indepence Hall.

    • One, we don’t need to cause it’s promoted every day in the hearts of real merican’s who freakn LOVE this character (trust I worked at Liberty Place and was asked DAILY where the Rocky steps and Statue are)
      Go past the museum day or middle of night and people are taking pics with Rocky

      Try and find a Philly travel website that doesn’t a pic of the statue on it

      Try and find a gift shop in the city that doesn’t have a pic of the statue on it.

      Try and find a shop that sells those 12×12 canvass hangings where Rocky isn’t the #1 seller (along with the LOVE statue….which was a big FU to the High society mucky muck types)

      Now ask your question again….PLUS HTF does an entire city have “Lack of self esteem”? Not in my old neighborhoods…..don’t know where you’re hanging out but maybe you need more positive friends.

    • GlassJawn

      Gotta love it. Everyone in Philadelphia (and a lot of people outside) feel the city spends WAYYYY too much attention to Rocky (which it does) yet you some how feel for some odd reason the opposite.

  • looks like she’s wearing a weird pizza hijab in some of these pictures

  • Coby

    That’s a Pizza onesie from @belovedshirts

  • djack10

    took my daughter to the concert. katy perry is the real deal. an amazing entertainer, and completely genuine. and now she’s running the steps. wow.