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July 24: Lady Gaga At “Round Up” Bar In Dallas

Lady Gaga tweeted this photo saying; “In my former dressing room of my old Dallas gay stomping grounds. They supported me first. SO RAD COWBOYS.”

Rolling Stone Magazine Reviews The Monster Ball

Lady Gaga Spanks the Planet
If the second straight Summer of Gaga proves anything, it’s that pop stars really are the new rock stars. Lady Gaga is spending the summer doing all the things you expect rock stars to do — make a scene in airports, deliver controversial public statements, make Jerry Seinfeld cry, give church people gallstone attacks, curate a riot on the Today show, star in arty videos designed to get banned from channels that don’t even play videos. Nobody but La Gagz provides us with day-to-day outrage and fury, as she drives her ever-expanding Monster Ball Tour through the heartland, sounding even weirder now that she’s graduated to arenas. Nobody else ends a totally genius explosion of spectacu-gasmic excess by standing center stage at Madison Square Garden in a Forties bustier, in front of fans waving “SPANK US GAGA” signs, proclaiming, “May you dream of rock & roll and the future!” as her nipple dart-guns shoot sparks.

Stefani Germanotta might have only an album and a half’s worth of material, but that’s enough to give her an arena show that runs well over two hours, full of skits and speeches about what it all means. (Spoiler: It all means Freedom!) (And rock & roll!) (And the future!) It’s a clash of rock & roll paradoxes: she celebrates the cheap pleasures of dance-floor hedonism, but she also makes it clear she stands for something, even if that’s merely (merely?) the transformational power of pop glitter. She might be proud of her piano skills, but her best songs are Eighties-style electro sleaze, with a low-budget New York leer. Her music isn’t so different from Avenue D, W.I.T., Chicks On Speed, or any number of arty disco chancers you could have heard at Williamsburg’s Club Luxx 8 years ago. Except she’s the world’s biggest pop star, and she got there by playing up her subcultural weirdness instead of acting coy about it. (I lost track of how many times she shouted out to “the LGBT community.” A lot.)

The show I caught was July 9th at the Garden, and the most amazing part was the audience, which had swarms of high school kids in Gaga makeup, Bon Jovi moms, nuclear families, and jaded club queens, all screaming constantly through the entire show. There were plenty of girls-night-out foursomes, including four Golden Girls I swear I saw last summer at the Neil Diamond show, except tonight they were wearing feather boas. The gender split was maybe 70/30 female, with most of the dudes either Glamberts or Pauly Ds. How young was this crowd? As the pre-show music boomed on the speakers, the girl in front of me asked her friend, “What’s this song called?” The song currently playing was called “Beat It,” by a somewhat famous singer named Michael Jackson, who recently died. Like, wow. But that’s the new breed of Gaga fan — and if she weren’t bringing in those kids, she’d merely be the world’s coolest disco singer, instead of the pop visionary she is.

As expected, Gaga ran through a buttload of costume changes — the best came when she did “LoveGame” as a burlesque Statue of Liberty whose torch was a “disco stick.” “New York you have freed me!” Gaga cried, while urging us to follow the Glitter Way to the Monster Ball, where all the Little Monsters can be Free! Free! Free To Be, You and Me! There was also a lot of sex, as Gaga said things like “I hear they have some pretty big cock in Manhattan,” while on her back, grinding her spiked heels into the pert nipples of her German backup dancer Michael. “Michael likes American girls,” Gaga told us. “And he also likes American boys!” Michael did not comment, but he did seem to be totally into the spiked-heels thing.

Gaga’s speeches were incredibly touching, especially since they were surprisingly unscripted. Sometimes she’d rant on one topic for a minute, forget what she was saying, then switch topics. But it was all off the dome, which was one reason every word she uttered provoked ear-splitting screams from the crowd. (She apparently hasn’t used the “dream of rock & roll and the future” line at any of her other gigs, even though it brought down the house that night.) But the constant theme was her love for her Little Monsters, and her desire to give us all freedom. No wonder it brought in so many families — with all the self-esteem pep talks, it was like Sesame Street, except with more duct-taped breasts.

She did her usual piano interlude, shouting out to Papa Gaga (”There’s a lot of drunk assholes in my life — but my dad is my favorite”) and accurately appraising her own piano ballads, saying, “That is some 1974 shit.” But the most touching moment came during her nightly segment where she dials a random fan’s cellphone, to talk about her charitable donations on behalf of homeless LGBT youth. Tonight the lucky fan was Katy, a girl in the balcony with Diet Coke can curlers in her hair, who the cameras immediately put up on the big video screens. “I love you, Lady Gaga!” she sobbed. “You’ve taught me so much about believing in myself and being freee!” After a minute or so of this, Gaga told her, “Hold on, I’m getting another call. Hello?… Beyoncé?”

That was the cue for “Telephone” (with a taped Beyoncé rap), and also the cue for Gaga to shed her robe, revealing a black leather bikini, which got about one-third as many cheers as Diet Coke Can Katy did — yet that was the whole point. Gaga’s gotten so huge so fast because she knows the fan is the star. That’s the emotional core of the show, and of the whole Gaga phenomenon. And that’s why, through all the costume changes, one thing that never changes is Gaga’s blonde mop, meticulously bleached so that even the cheap seats can see her dark roots showing. It takes a lot of money, and even more artistic courage, to hit the stage with a dye job that cheap. If you’re one of the people who has trouble getting what Gaga has to say about rock & roll and the future, it’s all there in that hair.

Source: Rolling Stone

Lady Gaga At MIT Museum!

ladygagapolaroidLady Gaga is lending star power to Polaroid and the MIT Museum.

The pop star known for her outlandish wardrobe posed Wednesday for a Polaroid at the museum run by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In January, she was given the title of creative director for the company that owns the iconic photography brand.

The museum had recently taken possession of thousands of Polaroid inventions that revolutionized photography in the 20th century, including the camera that was used to snap the photo of Lady Gaga wearing a low-cut black lace dress. Lady Gaga has concerts in Boston on Thursday and Friday nights.

Source: Metro News

By Melissa Pocek

I have a ritual of getting a beer and reading the newspaper at Bukowski’s tavern in Inman Square. It’s usually a quiet crowd on a Tuesday night, but last night Lady Gaga was there with her entourage of dancers and bodyguards.

At first, I wasn’t sure if it was really her (there usually is a lot of bleached hair and tattooes at this bar). Then I saw the outfit she was wearing: white leather bra and panties, a pearl sequined vest, fishnets, and white hooker boots.

After an hour, the bar patrons started to notice her too. A couple little stares here and there turned into full on gawking and even a few courageous fans going over to talk to her. The bar became packed after fans tweeted and texted to say who was at this bar off the grid of Boston proper.

Lady Gaga’s bodyguard spoke into a tiny microphone on his sports jacket and immediately a black Suburban with tinted windows rolled up. The strange pop princess gave one Queen wave and walked out.

I ran out along with the cheery crowd of fans. She was quite gracious about taking photos with all 20 of us. This greatly irritated the bodyguards who flashed keychain lights into the eyes of the adoring fans. Lady Gaga left before anyone of us got a chance to realize what actually happened. Did our generation’s pop princess really just grace the presents of our small town rock’n'roll bar? She did, indeed.

Semi Precious Weapons With Gaga
Last night Lady Gaga was out with her longtime friends/favorite Rock’N'Roll band Semi Precious Weapons to celebrate their debut album “You Love You” coming out in America yesterday! The album is amazing!

Lady GaGa sent this personal video message to Constance McMillen, the Mississippi teen who bravely fought for her right against her bigoted school system to attend her High School prom with her girlfriend!

Source: PerezHilton.Com

Lady Gaga Visiting MIT Museum

Lady Gaga will be paying a visit to MIT Wednesday morning to direct a photo shoot with Polaroid.
The Cambridge-based company features the pop-star in an exclusive photo to be unveiled and presented to MIT’s museum.
The new large-format Polaroid takes highly detailed 20 by 24-inch instant photos.
The company has a half-dozen Gaga inspired and designed projects it’s working on with the singer.