Katy Perry IS Cleopatra here. She is NOT going down the Nile River.
Instead, here is a different version.
This version is an indoor live concert complete with singing, screaming and dancing attractive audiences formed in a circle around the kind of floor show displays lavish Las Vegas made famous.
[Full disclosure: I dated a belly dancer who performed in Las Vegas. This personal notice may indicate I know something about The Las Vegas I Imagine Las Vegas To Be.]
Katy Perrry puts on a good show.
Permission to use on this site the going down the Nile version was at first canceled by Vimeo
I recommend you watch this outdoor version.
there. First watch the indoor YouTube version that leads today’s posting. Third Is another Vimeo version of Red Horse where Katy Perry sports purple hair.
In many ways this is the best version of Katy Perry’s video ‘Dark Horse”. I do not understand the relevance of the song title to the theme.
Here Katy Perry appears dazzlingly outfitted in costumes commonly used by Cleopatra “a long time ago.”
Flashing strobe lights emphasize the pyramid theme. We see laser beams flashing animated pyramids of all shapes and sizes. This is Domain PERRY / CLEOPATRA:
- Katy is wheeled in a chariot.
- Is carried on chair.
- Kills beautifully costumed people with her magic rays.
RECOMMENDATION. Watch this video as a silent movie. Much as I love Katy Perry’s singing….
Take a pause and watch it with the sound off.
I watch this video over and over because I think of myself as an Apprentice Cinematographer. I am now studying camera angles.
Dark HorseSong by Katy Perry++++
You were gonna come to me
And here you are
But you better choose carefully
‘Cause I’m capable of anything
Of anything and everything
Make me your one and only
But don’t make me your enemy, your enemy, your enemy
Boy, you should know whatcha falling for
‘Cause I’m coming atcha like a dark horse
A perfect storm, a perfect storm
‘Cause once you’re mine, once you’re mine
There’s no going back