(I totally should have blogged about this way earlier, but better late than never.)
On Sunday, July 11th,
I attended Lady Gaga's Monster Ball in Toronto.
Best. Musical. Experience. EVER.
|There we are on the far left.|
Everyone should attend a Lady Gaga concert at least once in their lifetimes. I say this confidently because I caught my mom smiling, dancing, and singing along to the lyrics many times throughout the night (and she wasn't too excited about going because she thought she'd be attending a "satanic porn show", but later on told me she thought it was in fact "very decent" in regards to the suggestiveness).
The show has a storyline with elements from Wizard of Oz and her own past in New York. Her and her friends are trying to find their way to the Monster Ball and must overcome a set of obstacles to make it to their final destination. There's music, dialogue, as well as some personal talk from Lady Gaga to the audience and her Little Monsters.
Before we start with the tsunami of kick-ass pictures, I'm just going to let you know that I didn't take these. While I enjoyed my time yelling, dancing, and watching Gaga, my lovely mother took all the pictures for me. And they turned out DAMN GOOD too.
When doors opened, Gaga's good friend from New York was DJing. Lady Starlight used to Go-Go Dance with Gaga before she was famous; they wore indian headdresses, lit hairspray on fire, and danced to heavy metal tracks. Starlight was so energetic, and girl got good taste in music! She was spinning classic rock records on vinyl--yup, vinyl, not some electronic DJ crap.
Then came the opening act: Semi Precious Weapons. Also friends of Gaga from New York, these glam rockers are on a mission to bring Rock N Roll back. Justin Tranter spat champagne at the crowd!
And then, at 9:00,
there she was: Gaga in all her glamorous glory.
She started the show off with a track she only performs live: Glitter and Grease.
|Her ass was so close, I felt like I could grab it.|
|She was looking at me around this time 8D|
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|The dancer on the left, Michael, was smirking at ME here! I was throwing up heart signs and yelling his name out ♥|
|This outfit...oh God. I don't know if I like it, but it's just so quirky, it makes me laugh when I see it.|
|Tell me that keytar isn't BADASS.|
|By far the best and most beautiful picture of the night. Well...maybe the shot of her ass is a close second.|
THIS, folks, is what Gaga likes to call The Living Dress. Inspired by Hussein Chalayan's Spring 2007 collection, this dress has batteries and mechanisms installed between the fabric that makes it move. My God, this was quite a spectacle, seeing Gaga's dress move as she rose up on her platform and sang So Happy I Could Die.
|He ate my heart and then he ate my brain...|
It sucked not being able to get good pictures of her singing Poker Face, because this outfit was so nice. She was on the catwalk the whole damn time for this song.
MY CAMERA DIED AFTER THIS. Noooooo.Paparazzi was SO COOL. She was fighting a giant monster and used her flaming female weapons to kill him! The only song after Paparazzi was Bad Romance, and the concert was over.
After that we grabbed some junk from McDonalds and pigged out at home.
If you lasted through this whole blog post, you are a trooper and I salute you. Now be an even better trooper and leave a comment. ♥ Much love. XO.