I just had an epiphany and I'm not sure where to post it so I figured this is the best place.
I'm 16 now, which means in 2008, I was 10. I didn't become a fan of Katy until around Thanksgiving of this past year, so it's been about 5 months now. I didn't really listen to her music at all until the summer of California Gurls, when that was her only song on my iPod. I always considered her the best of any pop artist, but tbh, I didn't listen to pop at all (I'm a Pink Floyd guy). But I considered it necessary to "keep up with the times" so I tended to get whatever was #1 on Billboard at a given time.
So I was sitting down today, and a random flashback popped into my head. I remember sitting in the backseat of my mom's car and we were listening to Y100 (pop/hits) and I Kissed A Girl came on. I, being 10 years old, was astonished at the idea of writing a song about that. But it didn't matter really, it was a catchy song. Then the DJ came on after the song and started talking. He said something along the lines of, "...her religious parents had this to say: 'we don't necessarily agree with everything she does, but we love her and support her'." For whatever reason, it just occurred to me today that that was about Katy. Being a Katycat now, I can't believe that memory was 5 years before I became a fan, and just when she was hitting the spotlight. Anyway, I'll stop rambling now.
I don't know how to end the post properly so here's a random emoticon