Belinda Carlisle, Lady Gaga, Robbie Williams, Days of Our Lives and Bette Midler are all covered in my entertainment wrap this morning on JOY 94.9 FM! Listen to the podcast here!
Lady Gaga goes into damage control and quickly releases her next single Applause due to a series of internet leaks. ARTPOP, the new album, hits stores on November 11.
LADY GAGA and her house of little Melbourne monsters were in full vocal flight at Rod Laver Arena last night. Fans jam-packed the stadium to watch their ‘freak bitch baby’ prance on stage, bare her paws and wave her flesh to the tune of her chart topping music. We got all the hits… You & I, Marry The Night, Born This Way, The Edge Of Glory, Judas, Alejandro, Telephone, Paparazzi, Just Dance, Bad Romance, Poker Face and more!
The costumes were outrageous and loud, the fans loved it. I was heavily flanked by two security guards in the seats I was in, really I was no threat to anyone, particularly Miss Gaga herself, the view was side to the stage and in complete prime position for all the backstage costume changes… The security joked with me, ’15 costume changes she’s had, that’s it, I think she’s finished…’ Within minutes, Lady Gaga was back on deck to perform her two closing tracks, the biggest one Marry The Night, I turned to the security guards and smiled. ‘You were right’ he said, ‘When Prince was supposed to finish the other week he sang another 7 songs!’ I looked at him in fake surprise. As if Lady Gaga was going to finish on time, this woman runs her own show and that she did, the crowd deliriously enjoying what the ‘Lady’ herself was dishing up.
Chloe, the young girl who was called up on stage at the end was beside herself. I don’t think she really quite understood what in Lord’s name was happening or about to happen to her. At first she hesitated, then she cried, the crowd cheered (in a good way) then on she went to skip and dance around the stage’s catwalk and Marry The Night away with Lady Gaga. A dream come true.
There were crazy t-shirts, mad hairstyles, leather-clad bikies and a mix of gay, straight and God knows what. Seating was optional, nobody near me sat for more than five seconds, it was intermission, a quick 10 second costume change into a meaty flesh dress and we were all back into it again.
I hope you enjoy my Lady Gaga picture and video special of The Born This Way Ball… This was an amazing show, one that was bright, colourful, energetic and every little bit special. As I headed home flicking through the tour program, I came to the conclusion that Lady Gaga was one of, if not the most engaging with all her fans. This to me is special enough in itself to want to love her even more. You will see exactly what I mean when you watch these videos on the blog, at one stage I thought I was stuck in the middle of a Lady Gaga garage sale when fans literally threw their shit on stage to her, Gaga obliged, she tried on clothes, wore handmade headpieces and collected flowers. Very special, amazingly beautiful.
Princess Die. That’s D I E… Lady Gaga unveils a brand new song during her Melbourne show.
Lady Gaga has added extra shows to her Australian leg of the ‘Monster Ball’ – no need for her to do this on my account though, I’ve got my tickets to the biggest show in Melbourne on June 30! Bring it!
Could Marry The Night be Lady Gaga’s most revealing video to date?
A strange case of events in China with news of the country banning 100 music tracks – included in the group is Aussie icon KYLIE MINOGUE, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga. What the hell you ask? The truth is (according to China) – they find the music ‘offensive’. Chinese website have till September 15 to remove the music from online sources. Included in the ban list: Lady Gaga’s Born This Way, Judas, The Edge of Glory, Bloody Mary and more… as for KYLIE, she got a slap on the knuckles for All The Lovers and Can’t Get You Out Of My Head. Bruno Mars is also in trouble with Grenade and Just The Way You Are. When you thought that was strange enough, then add Katy Perry’s Last Friday Night (TGIF) to the mix – apparently banned for the reference to skinny dipping and being drunk…
I kidd you not. Bad time to be in China if you ask me.