I remember the summer “Just Dance” first played on the radio; I was obsessed with it. I played it over and over on my computer speakers for Jim (the cool lawyer) at my office. Laughing he would shake his head and say with a huge smile “You know I tell my 11 year old daughter not to listen to this main stream crap…” I didn’t care, it just made me feel good!
I wasn’t sure what to expect at Lady Gaga’s concert last night at GM place (aka Rogers Arena).
Although I think she’s this century’s Madonna, unlike her, Gaga didn’t pull the ultimate diva move and didn’t make us wait until midnight to bless us with her presence; she emerged on the stage promptly at nine P.M. She looked absolutely fabulous. Her body was rockin’, her ass killer!! I swear she must do over 100 squats a day!
Some of my expectations were fulfilled; a sexually charged, narcissist Gaga danced around the stage surrounded by fireworks and hot half naked men frolicking and adoring her … and then out of nowhere Lady Gaga straddled the piano and sang a cappella… the crowd went silent. Her voice was raw, real and brought chills up my spine as she poured her soul out about her drunken father. No amount of yoga classes would ever allow me to bend over a piano half naked, look so graceful and play the shit out of it!!! That my friend is TALENT!
The blood, the weird masks and the overall creepiness is interesting and would even pass as artistic to some people. But I think the show is too naughty for the pre-tweens and tweens. A 10 year old girls sat beside me and I found myself blushing and feeling awkward as Gaga yelled “M*ther F**ers get your d**ks out” I wouldn’t bring my daughter to see this type of show; distinction between reality, sexuality and what is acceptable are easily skewed when you are so young.
Did I love Gaga or did I hate Gaga…?? Well unlike Britney Spears who’s performance was a train wreck that confirmed that she is simply a recording artist without a real gift for music (or dance) I think Lady Gaga is the real deal. She put on a great show and backed it up with a real voice; ya…she’s chosen the money making, video selling, recording industry to make a bazillion bucks but she is still up there with Christina Aguilera if you ask me; beside who the heck am I to judge? If I had her talent would I not do the same?
Before you knew it… the costume changes and set turnovers were done…it was over.
“Encore! Encore!!” the crowd chanted!
Finally…..Lady Gaga saved the best for last “J’ai ton amour and je veux ton revenge, J’ai ton amour, I don’t want to be friends… oh…caught in a bad romance…”
A definite 2 thumbs up in my opinion!
PT Girl xo