Singer Kacey Musgraves, center, hangs out with patrons and workers at Skateville in Burnsville. (credit: Scott Wittnebel of Skateville)
What to do on a night off in the Twin Cities when you’re on a major arena tour and it’s your opening act’s birthday? If you’re Katy Perry, you head to Skateville in Burnsville for a neon-tinted roller-skating party where you slow dance/roll to Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” with an inflatable green alien.
The Rolling Stone cover girl and rumored 2015 Super Bowl half-time performer -- who plays Target Center tonight – joined opener Kacey Musgraves at the latter's birthday bash Thursday night and posted a video clip on Instagram of the festivities. Musgraves also tweeted several photos from the party. The East Texas-reared country-pop rising star, who won the Grammy for best country album, turned a mere 26 on Thursday. Here are their postings.
Skateville co-owner Jason McKenzie said he was contacted about two weeks ago by a Musgraves rep about hosting the party. “They told us that Kacey had been checking us out online and on our new website and just fell in love with the place,” McKenzie said, bragging about recent renovations.
He went into detail of the festivities, which he said lasted around four hours:
"They bought Kacey a pair of rollerskates, a pink skate case, and pink laces to gear her up for her birthday. They brought in several cakes and decorated the place up. It was clearly not their first time skating as I saw pretty fancy footwork out of both Kacey and Katy. I even saw Katy do the limbo out on the skating floor.”
In addition to the publicity coming their way, McKenzie and his staff were given a batch of tickets to tonight’s concert as a thank-you.