Before Katy Perry was the mega controversy-causing Lite-Brite pop star that she is today, she was an Alanis Morrissette acoustic guitar-player with a "pizza face" and a Christian bent. In footage recently unearthed by videographer Jim Standridge, the 17-year-old star is seen crying over her parents, talking about repeating ninth grade, and loving the tour life, all while redoing her hair a thousand times.

According to Standridge's post below the clip, he has over 90 minutes of footage following Katy Perry's tour, but only 12 have showed up here, cut together into a montage. The ultimate image of Katy Perry before she was famous, almost thirteen years ago.