Dazzling. Amazing. Confident. Camp. Vivacious. Fabulous. Glamour. Raunchy. Drama. Impressive. Spectacular.
These are all words to describe Kylie Minogue's first ever concert at The Hollywood Bowl on Sunday 4th October 2009.
Kylie wows The Hollywood Bowl
She truly was the 'Princess of Pop' last night and really wowed her thousands of fans with her stunning vocals, sexy dance routines and an awesome lightshow.
Her two hour performance was top notch and she moved around the stage with such confidence.
Kylie puts on a show at The Hollywood Bowl
She was clearly loving every moment of finally being on stage at one of Hollywood greatest venues. Her joy was was infectious.
Elements of previous tours from Showgirl to X to make up her inaugural micro-tour of the U.S.A.
Kylie makes her entrance to 'Light Years'
Kylie opened the show to 'Light Years' (one of my favorites songs) by descending from the rafters on a big glittering silver skull.
The 'Girl from Oz' sung loads of other crowd-pleasing hits like Can't get you out of my head, Shocked, Kids, Love at first sight, Slow, The Loco-Motion, Confide in me, White Diamond, Spinning around, In your eyes, Speakerphone, Wow, 2 Hearts, I should be so lucky and more.
Some were the original versions of the songs and others were performed in fun and alternative arrangements.
She also previewed a new song from her forthcoming album, which was very 'pop-tastic' and sounded great, so can't wait for that to come out.
The dancers on the tour were sexy and the costumes equally camp, glamourous and eye-catching. Funnily enough in the box-seat next to us was reality TV-star Brad from the Hollywood celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe Project show on Bravo TV.
Saucy Kylie and her red hot dancers
He seemed a bit bemused by the whole spectacle and being in the 'fashion business' I wondered what he thought of Kylie's outfits, but didn't dwell on it and ultimately he was a 'bad gay' and left the concert before the end.
Haute couture Kylie
Other members of the gay 'glitteratti' glimpsed at the concert included J.D. from the third season of Workout.
As soon as I'd heard Kylie was going to play the Hollywood Bowl I just had to have tickets, so as soon as the concert was announced I splurged on four box-seat tickets and I have to say we had a fairly near perfect view of the stage and the amazing lightshow. If I don't say it enough, I love the Hollywood Bowl as a venue, it's the best.
Hollywood Bowl glamour
As it was lease event we didn't picnic before hand, as you couldn't bring your own alcohol in, like you normally can for Bowl season events, so for once we enjoyed the on-site catering and a couple bottles of pink champagne (what else for a Kylie concert).
Not only was the view fantastic but we also had our own six-seat box section for just the four of us, so plenty of room to dance around to all our favourite Kylie tunes.
It was the best concert of the Hollywood Bowl season and even better than seeing the Pet Shop Boys at The Greek Theatre.
I left the Bowl floating on air and dancing all the way down the street. I wish it wasn't just a one-night only performance.
It may have been Kylie's first concert at the Hollywood Bowl, but it was the thrid time I've seen her live. The first two times were at the Hammersmith Apollo in London for her big comeback 'On a night like this' tour.
Kylie's first U.S.A. tour
I have to say I do prefer nice intimate venues for concerts rather than big vacuous stadiums.
Colourful concert finale
I hope you like the photos, it took ages to sift through the 350+ images which exhausted my camera battery, but as you can see it was well worth it.
Kylie takes a bow
We love Kylie and always will...