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Has anyone seen Lady GaGa?

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So, I'm going to see Lady Gaga tomorrow. I am actually terrified. This could be very cool, or it could remind me of all the reasons I used to hate concerts.

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Originally posted by dentistgirl:

So, I'm going to see Lady Gaga tomorrow. I am actually terrified. This could be very cool, or it could remind me of all the reasons I used to hate concerts.

I went to see her on the 4th of July! Trust me, you won't be disappointed. It was incredibly brilliant and fun Big Grin Do you have general admission tickets or actual seats?

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Originally posted by marjerina:

I went to see her on the 4th of July! Trust me, you won't be disappointed. It was incredibly brilliant and fun Big Grin Do you have general admission tickets or actual seats?

OMG, I have an actual seat! I'd never go if I had to do GA. ahhhhh!

Thanks for the vote of confidence. I'm still nervous about my response. And also nervous about just going to the Q in light of the recent LeBron James events. Cleveland has gone irate.

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Originally posted by dentistgirl:

OMG, I have an actual seat! I'd never go if I had to do GA. ahhhhh!

Thanks for the vote of confidence. I'm still nervous about my response. And also nervous about just going to the Q in light of the recent LeBron James events. Cleveland has gone irate.

Actually, getting seats was my one regret! GA looked like they had so much more fun (and Gaga interacted with them the most), but the downside is having to get there a day in advance to snag a good spot. As long as you're in a section that's fun, it'll be great, 'cause everyone goes crazy dancing Big Grin

OH, if you want merchandise, make sure you get it before the concert starts! My friend and I made the mistake of waiting until afterwards, and there was a mob in front of every stand. We spent an extra 45 minutes just trying to buy something -__-

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I have to admit, from a science-fiction perspective, I really love the music videos of Lady Gaga. Like the 'Alejandro' one is really artistic. I dig the leather German military dress.

She's proven that she is actually talented in her acoustic live performances of her songs, especially her early songs before she changed her name. But her music just doesn't touch me spiritually like Regina's. It's way overproduced and autotuned and ends up feeling fake.

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Well, hmm, I'm still kind of at a loss as far as opinions go. I thought seeing this show would tip the balances on way or the other, or even bring about some sort of epiphany, but that didn't happen.

Going to the show, I was pretty scared. I was alone, and this was a huge venue. There were so many people, so many guys in drag and people wearing things like underwear and caution tape. It was like an extra freaky halloween. Though I did see some cool outfits, I was feeling out of place. The opening band, Semi-Precious Weapons, did nothing to allay my fears. If imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, then Lady Gaga ought to be flattered. The male lead singer entered the stage with bleach-blond hair, wearing an embellished white leather jacket, a "dress" that resembled a burlap sack, pantyhose with bows, and diamond studded ankle boots. After exposing his butt to us repeatedly, he eventually undressed to change clothes on the stage while ranting about how we all need to get laid. Their set was loud and raunchy and they had the audacity to tell the parents who brought their kids not to be upset, that they should thank the band for showing kids "reality". Honestly, I know I'd never take my kid to see Lady Gaga in the first place, but that's another story...

Just as I was contemplating running away in terror, their set was over. During the intermission, the two very normal seeming, about-my-age, twin girls seated next to me, and I, zeroed in on a very drunk woman below. We had a great time making fun of her as she fell all over the people in the lower section in her attempts to make it to the GA floor. Wearing very high, silver heals and double fisting beers, the 40-something year-old woman was insanely wasted before Gaga even came out. Suddenly, I feel a lot better about being there. I tried to keep my eyes on her because I really wanted to be sure to laugh when she, inevitably, fell down. Sure enough after the first portion of the show, I saw security talking to her. She angrily stumbled away and fell too the floor. I was probably too amused as security escorted her out.

Anyway, sorry for rambling. I think I would've had a better time if I could've had a few drinks though. Overall, it was what I expected. You need to have ADD to keep up with it. It's impossible not to miss things. It was a lot like being IN her music video. Which isn't entirely a bad thing; her videos are what I like best about her. But the show didn't really change my impression of Lady Gaga. It didn't make me see her as more human, or more of a musician, or like her music more. I still felt like, I dunno, she's an attention whore. Like she can't just play the piano- she has to stand on it or sit sideways on the bench in order to display her crotch to the audience. She has to light herself on fire, and wear giant lampshades, and kiss her dancers on the mouth. I guess pushing boundaries is her thing, but when it's hard to even believe there's a real person under there, that seems potentially, not good to me. If we all don't clap for her maybe she WILL die...?! Not to worry the crowd cheered and clapped and sang relentlessly. Throughout the entirety of the show there was not one moment of quiet.

She can sing, well, that was very apparent. Speechless was probably the "musical" highlight for me. But singing certainly wasn't the focal point. I guess the point was, she's a freak, but look at her now. And we're all freaks too, so by filling our minds with sex and fire and fantastical scenery and asserting pseudo-philosophical declarations of empowerment she will make us become "FREE". I mean I appreciate the sentiment, but eh... I'm a much more subtle person.

About 20 costume changes later, Lady Gaga coated herself in fake blood and sang "Teeth." That was followed by Alejandro where she bathed herself in a fountain of blood. Oddly enough, this was one of my favorite parts... Don't get me wrong, I liked the show. It was entertaining. You can tell she works hard and cares about the audiences. And seeing the amazing costumes and all the crazy concepts was very very cool. But, it wasn't moving. It didn't elevate me to a place beyond that arena. I didn't leave tingling and floating the way I always do from Regina.

Would I do it again? Probably.

Videos:

Lovegame

Speechless

You and I

Teeth

Poker Face

Bad Romance

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^notice on the left "dentistry" hehe

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^someone threw a "GAGA" bra on stage, and she wore it around for a while.

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You had such nice seats! Most people either love her or hate her, so it's nice to hear a more objective take on everything. I think you have to be a super fan in the first place to get that tingly feeling, but I'm glad you enjoyed yourself at least Smiler

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OMG! Seeing this forum made my day! I have never noticed it before! Regina will always be my favorite, but I love Gaga (maybe second). I have seen Gaga twice! Amazing amazing amazing concert! Gaga is so talented, in ways different from Regina , but I love that they are both fantastic pianists. I don't even know what to say right now, just that I am glad there is a dialogue about Gaga on this site! Fantastic! Also I should say I only really fell in with Gaga after seeing her live, and also seeing her play paparazzi acoustic. Also check out fooled me again (honest eyes)-amazing song. If they did a duet I would die...also if Gaga knows that Regina exists then I would be super happy, because everyone should know who Regina Spektor is! I understand why many people on this forum do not like Gaga, but I have shown a lot of people her acoustic stuff and they are then able to appreciate her artistry. I will be back later!

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