Hail To The New Queen of Dance: Lady Gaga!

Lady Gaga performed at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco on December 9 for PUMA‘S 60th Anniversary. A special guest star to DJ Steve Aoki, she performed a few of her hit songs around 12:45 p.m. Wearing a white leotard while sporting a platinum blonde bowl haircut, the crowd of over 300 people cheered her on as they waited for over 4 hours.

Personal Experience: Love it! It was fun to see Lady Gaga live because it was such an impromptu incident. My friend, Connie, heard there was a free concert by eavesdropping at San Francisco State’s dining center and texted me about it. I did not want to miss this event after regretfully missing her show last month at THE CRIB. I got ready in less than 20 minutes (including showering) and picked up Connie and my other friend, Carinna, along the way.  We were line freezing 30 minutes before they opened the doors. And remember that we just planned this in less than an hour, so I regret not calling other friends. We saw Price and we were three-fourths along the line of the capacity.

Although the DJ played longer than  expected (Lady Gaga, of course, was fashionably late), her performance was worth the wait. The songs she chose were mixed because I was expecting more songs like “Boys, Boys, Boys,” “The Fame,” and “Money Honey.” The crowd compromised an eclectic mix of indie-rock hipsters, eccentric gay boys, fag hags, and everything in between. This experience reminded me of Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist. Ah, spur of the moment, indie-rock scene, city life. I Heart SF. =)

Album Review: If Lady Gaga’s album, The Fame, can be described in one word, it would be “indulgence.” For her premiere album, she lavishes on vanity, materialism, boys, fame, dance, and money evoking the works of Andy Warhol and Kylie Minogue. Even more evident named with these lavishing phrases. On “The Fame” she proclaims “All we care about is runway models, Cadillac’s, and liquor bottles.” Each song carries an unabashed pop art vibe that runway models and divas can be proud of. Genres of Disco, Electro, Pop, and Dance mesh well providing a non-stop music ride with addictive lyrics like “Russian Roulette is not the same without a gun, and baby if it isn’t rough, it isn’t fun.” The first song lends itself surprisingly upbeat to familiarity as everyone feels the radio ambiance to “Just Dance”  and transitions with “Poker Face,” “The Fame,” “Boys, Boys, Boys,” “Money Honey” and so much more. All very addictive as these songs keep your heart raising for over an hour. All 14 songs deserve to be either danced, sung, worked out to, drink to, or just relax with. Lady Gaga wants us to indulge and she demands it. As a freshman start, she deserves her place amongst the dance queens. Move over Britney, Beyonce, Madonna, and Kylie. You got some competition.


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