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Tiny town basks in Katy Perry power as pop star draws crowds

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Pop icon Katy Perry made some dreams come true when she visited a tiny Victorian town still struggling after the devastating summer of bushfires.

Pop icon Katy Perry made some dreams come true when she visited a tiny Victorian town still struggling after the devastating summer of bushfires.

Perry's arrival in the town of Bright saw the locals rolling out the red carpet to welcome her.

"I'm from a local little town that's a lot like this that went through a similar situation," Perry said.

"Hearing the stories of them evacuating over Christmas and New Year and thinking about all the people that volunteered and their families at that time, it really it close to home."

Bright was narrowly spared from the fires, but two evacuations and the lingering heavy smoke haze left the tourist town all but deserted.

Perry's concert in Bright, though, has local accommodation sites booked to capacity.

And local businesses were doing their bit, with Dr Mauve Bar and Lounge rolling out their new Katy Perry cocktail - the Californian Firework.

And the Bright Brewery's pizza chefs were happy to debut their "Katy Perry peri peri Cajun chicken pizza".

Locals are hoping Perry's star power lingers a little longer.

"I think it reminded me of home and that's why it struck a chord in my heart," Perry said.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/katy-perry-concert-bright-support-bush-fire-affected-town/c1d30de7-b313-4628-addf-8b78f4a03944

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