(Editor’s Note: Ticket editor Josh Middleton has designated this entry one of the blog’s top posts for 2014.)
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:
Katy Perry also sorta namechecks the @MutterMuseum, aka the "death museum."
— Molly Eichel (@PhillyGossipDN) August 5, 2014
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.
KATY PERRY IS CURRENTLY RUNNING UP THE ART MUSEUM STEPS. THIS IS TRUE. SERIOUSLY
— Sean Agnew (@TheRealFagnew) August 6, 2014
Then the photos of the singer, who showed up dressed appropriately in a silk pizza hoodie:
OMFG KATY PERRY IS at the art museum !!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/w8J5R8hFCX
— KZus. (@KRivera_243) August 6, 2014
Katy Perry went to the Art Museum steps after last night's concert because Katy Perry is an American treasure. pic.twitter.com/VXG6OUZ58u
— Brian P. Hickey (@BrianPHickey) August 6, 2014
This lady got all kinds of photos:
And it all ended with this sweet little tweet from Perry: