Lady Gaga, anyone?

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Re: Lady Gaga, anyone?

Postby pheonixduprese » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:40 pm UTC

But there is a consensus that the meat dress was, of course, FUCKING AWESOME, no?
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Re: Lady Gaga, anyone?

Postby Lucrece » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:22 am UTC

She's no vocal powerhouse; she's a great musician. Great musicians are abundant, though.

That's not what you follow Lady Gaga for. It's the performance. She creates atmospheres perfectly. I recall one performance where she fights off this big angler fish like monster with tentacles that's obviously the Fame Monster, and she finishes the encounter with the iconic erupting tits&crotch.

It's exactly why you pay for a Madonna concert. Madonna is an average singer, but as an entertainer she's brilliant. And that's how Madonna and Gaga set themselves apart. They can do amazing live performances that stay fresh. Most artists when pulled live boil down to huge disappointments as it's revealed to you just how much their voice was modified in the studio.

Same with The Dresden Dolls. It's the theatrical appeal and deep interaction with the fans. Lady Gaga is particularly smart by taking her fans on a journey and making it about "the little monsters". She's affectionate, and when she wins awards like the VMA's, "we did it little monsters; we're the cool kids for once". When she's having a concert, it also becomes a pep rally. She talks to her fans, tells them they're beautiful, to stay true, to liberate themselves. When a fight broke out in one of her concerts, she stopped the music and commanded that the fighting stop and gave a speech about how her music was the antithesis of conflict.

She's interactive and caring toward her fans in a world where many people feel anonymous and unimportant.
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Re: Lady Gaga, anyone?

Postby pheonixduprese » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:25 am UTC

Actually, Lady Gaga is a good singer, too. Search on youtube "Vintage Lady Gaga".
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Re: Lady Gaga, anyone?

Postby Lucrece » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:55 am UTC

I'm aware of her pre-Gaga performance. But if you're putting her on a level of an Elaine Paige, that's the gap I'm talking about.

She's a good singer, but singing isn't her signature trait. It's a greater emphasis on the performance.
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Re: Lady Gaga, anyone?

Postby pheonixduprese » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:56 am UTC

True story ^. She's an overall awesome person...

WHO WEARS MEAT!!!!!
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Re: Lady Gaga, anyone?

Postby bigglesworth » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:11 am UTC

To be honest, I like most people that PETA hate.
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Re: Lady Gaga, anyone?

Postby pheonixduprese » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:48 am UTC

Especially if it involves WEARING. MEAT.


I was like that all day at school yesterday.

"So, did you watch the VMA's?"
"Oh, no, who won things?"
"I don't know, BUT LADY GAGA WORE A FUCKING MEAT DRESS!!!"
"Oh.




There's a type of meat for that?"
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Re: Lady Gaga, anyone?

Postby sophyturtle » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:21 pm UTC

And she took 4 gay military escorts. Ones now excluded because of DADT. Including that cute West Point ex-cadet. She was on Maddow last night. Lady Gaga touched her.
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Re: Lady Gaga, anyone?

Postby saxmaniac1987 » Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:39 pm UTC

TONIGHT!



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Re: Lady Gaga, anyone?

Postby sophyturtle » Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:10 pm UTC

You get to see her!!!!

I would be freaking out. Just saying.
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Re: Lady Gaga, anyone?

Postby pheonixduprese » Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:41 pm UTC

I'd probably be fainting about every other second.
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Re: Lady Gaga, anyone?

Postby pheonixduprese » Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:12 pm UTC

Also, sophy, I totally got your turtle reference in your location!!!! Oh me yarm! I love that book.
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Re: Lady Gaga, anyone?

Postby saxmaniac1987 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:22 pm UTC

So, my report: Visually and theatrically, it was fucking ridiculous. Basically the kind of set and costume changing you'd expect from, oh, a rock opera. And Philadelphia concertgoers are self-centered enough that every single time she mentioned the word Philly, the place went nuts.

I will say, though, that I was disappointed by the sound. Her singing was good, for the most part, but the sound from where I was sitting was pretty lousy. Really, really harsh sound (especially when she was using the headset mic, as opposed to the handheld one), and at times the bass was out of phase with the rest of the music. It's not the first time I've seen a show at that venue, either (I saw Muse in March), so I'm pretty sure it was just the crew. Oh well. She did Speechless with basically just piano and her belting. That was pretty awesome.
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