Pop princess Kylie Minogue puts on golden show in Perth

Kylie Minogue. Picture credit Jasin Boland
Kylie Minogue. Picture credit Jasin Boland

RAIN did not keep the crowds away for the much-anticipated Kylie Minogue Golden A Day on the Green tour on Saturday night.

Held at Sir James Mitchell Park the pint-sized songstress kicked off the first of her outdoor series concerts in style starting aptly with Golden .

Surrounded by a bevy of male dancers the ageless star boot scooted around the stage in a pink beaded fluoro dress with floral cowgirl boots.

Next came Get outta my way from the Aphrodite album which were followed by classics Better the devil you know and In your eyes.

The pop princess bantered with the crowd saying she was grateful to see everyone.

“Cause it never rains in Perth,” she said tongue in cheek before disappearing for her first costume change.

Aging like a fine wine, the Melbourne-born star who turned 50 last year, returned in a white pantsuit to perform Confide in me, Where the wild roses grow and the very Taylor Swiftesque Shelby 68 which she dedicated to her dad.

Favourites Wow, Can’t get you out of my head and Slow had the crowd up and dancing while a third costume change which saw her rock leather from head to toe was the introduction to rock duet Kids.

Taking a moment to talk to the crowd Minogue asked if the rain had stopped, to which the crowd replied “yes”.

“Maybe I should do a rain dance to bring it back,” she joked.

And with that, she disappeared and returned rocking a black lace slip and a flanno wrapped around her waist, belting out 80s classics I wouldn’t change a thing and duet Especially for you.

A laser light show for tune Lost without you had the crowd mesmerised, while a Studio 54 set brought the disco to South Perth.

Dressed in a gold sparkly thigh-high slit dress it was time to boogie on down to New York City, Raining Glitter and On A Night Like This before jumping on the K-train for the Locomotion (which worked brilliantly mashed-up with Donna Summer’s Bad Girls).

Finishing the set with crowd favourite Spinning Around, she turned to the crowd to tell them that she had felt so good all night long.

Returning in a green sparkly jumpsuit for an encore performance of Love At First Sight and the boot scooting Dancing, Minogue reminisced and thanked the crowd for being at her first outdoor Golden concert.

“Part of me still thinks I’m a teenager in my bedroom with my hairbrush so thank you,” she said.

It’s been four years since the pop princess last toured the country but it’s as though no time has passed and just like her cheeky famous hotpants the show was golden.

Minogue heads to Adelaide next.