Katy Perry at Coachella [Getty]
Katy Perry has become a firm fixture at Coachella - we've seen her dancing with Rihanna, showcasing a rainbow of hair-dos and swigging beers with Kristen Stewart in years gone by. There's no doubt she's somewhat of a festival pro, so who better to give us an insight into this year's shenanigans than K-Pez herself?
'Sand is the new dry shampoo,' she told her gazillion Twitter followers during her Coachella commentary. This was followed up by: 'I'm giving everyone a "literally" punch card. 10 uses and then you go in the pool.' Good idea, missy. With all the cliches swirling about the grassy fields (Daisy Dukes + floral headband, anyone?), we're very happy Katy is regulating festival behaviour. 'If I see a flower garland in your hair this weekend our friendship is over,' she Twitter-threatened in true outspoken style. And: 'Like honestly pls stop with ur 5D camera. We all have one'. Yes! And umm, do we?
Dear festival friends remember, selfing is a disease. ????— Katy Perry (@katyperry) April 11, 2014
But most shocking is Katy's statement that selfies are a disease. GASP. The popstrel was apparently asked by a fellow reveller to take a snap but refused until her admirer also agreed to appear in the photograph with her. Then she took to Twitter to mutter these immortal words, 'Dear festival friends remember, selfing is a disease.'
There's certainly one Graziette who is delighted with Katy's declaration. Our very own Polly Vernon has often discussed 'the ill-advised and vulgar practice commonly known as selfies’ or, as she prefers to call them, 'the death of good sense and civilisation via the medium of narcissism, digital imagery and the Mayfair filter. Or maybe Hudson. Or X-Pro ii'.
Polly is on a mission to establish that it is definitely not OK to take endless pictures of one’s own head and then post them online in the vain hope people we don’t know, whose opinions are neither here nor there, will Like and/or comment in the ‘OMG HUN YOU’RE SO HAAAAAWT’ vein'. And with that, Katy has sprung straight to the top of Grazia's Chart Of Lust.
Katy has been known to indulge in the 'selfie disease' [Katy Perry Instagram]
Katy's unmitigated Coachella commentary has also revealed that Gwen Stefani taught her how to spell bananas (Gwynnie performed her classic track 'Holler Back Girl' at the festival in which she quite literally spells out the word) and she tells her friend, Rivka Rossi, 'touch me again and I'll make your wristband so tight it'll ruin your weekend'. More of this please!
Katy was joined at the festival by stylist Johnny Wujek and was seen showcasing her brand new green hair with pals including Chanel Iman. What's more, she was spotted with a certain Robert Pattinson at the H&M Loves Music party. Ooh-eee. With the fun continuing next week, we recommend keeping an eye on K-Pez's Twitter feed for more excellent festival lessons.