Friday, February 19, 2010
Gone Ga Ga
So last night, for my first gig of the year, me and the glamorous C witnessed the fabulous Lady Gaga kick off the UK leg of her Monster Ball tour.
Fresh from winning three Brit Awards, the totally mad and eccentric one did not disappoint.
Outrageous outfits, extravagant stage props (including a huge tentacled monster), energetic dance routines with scantily-clad male dancers, lots of swearing, some daft script about looking for the Monster Ball, she gave thanks to the UK for believing in her and supporting her, whilst addressing the audience as 'little monsters' or 'filthy bitches'!
Some great pop tunes, her hits 'Just Dance', 'Poker Face' and 'Bad Romance' amongst others getting everyone on their feet. Her voice was strong throughout and she also did a couple of turns on the piano too. Behind all the over the top glamour, costumes, rumours of bisexuality and drugtaking, it's often forgotten that she is a talented musician who has written many of her own songs as well as songs for other artists.
The audience was mostly female, although there was surprisingly a lot of children. A few very tall drag queens and loads of young girls in extremely high heels - me and the glamorous C enjoyed watching them totter up and down the stairs!
All in all, an excellent show, hard to believe she's only 24.
Her support acts couldn't have been more different from each other - the clean-cut Scandanavian pop tunes of Alphabeat on the one hand and the New York glam-rock band Semi Precious Weapons, with the memorable song "I Can't Pay My Rent But I'm F*cking Gorgeous" on the other! Not sure what all the kids made of that, lol!
Next 'gig' will be very different anyway to say the least!