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A man named Jim Standridge uploaded around 13 minutes of raw footage of Katy Perry on her first tour as an artist in 2001. Back then, she was a gospel singer. According to the video description, Standridge was on retainer with Pamplin Entertainment where he got to meet and hang out with Perry.

Katy Perry’s first tour as an artist in 2001. I was very fortunate to meet and hangout with this Super Nova of a talent in the beginning of her career. At the time I was on a retainer with Pamplin Entertainment and worked on BibleMan staring Willie Aames. I also shot EPK’s (electronic press kits) for all their musical talent. Red Hill Records had just signed Katy and this was a small venue in Portland Oregon.

The other day I was cleaning out some old footage in my office and found 90 minutes of raw footage I had totally forgot about. Pamplin had the originals but I had always made backups of everything I shot. I quickly put together a short edit of the experience with Katy. Funny how she spent so much time messing with her hair…. In the present day her hair changes color and style in every photo shoot, music video and performance…. I think Katy has grown into an amazing entertainer and woman. Enjoy.

Perry is now a superstar and channels God through songs about California Gurls, partying and waking up in someone else’s bed.

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