I finally saw Lady Gaga live. It took months. Originially she was supposed to come to Richmond April 3. The place she was originally supposed to play at Toad’s place was deep in debt and closed down and then she was going to place at the National, but she was suddenly asked to play at American idol. So it took her until the 28th of September to make it back to Richmond. Thankfully September worked better for me than April.
Unfortunately her opening acts did not join her and for all the tickets to be general admission alot of the ticket prices were jacked up, but I don’t think the fans cared. They were awesome! I guess I should say we, because I’m one too. They dressed in lively costumes. Even Kermit the frog came. There was this one guy who looked like Boy George that even posed when going down the aisle whose style I’ve chosen to call extreme new wave. People commented how it was like the runway. Parents came and rocked out and brought there kiddies. This was not a kiddie show. I swear there was more than one 8 year old. Before the concert they were playing dance remixes that sounded like video game music and hyped up the crowd. One song even included a countdown that made even stand up thinking that Gaga was coming out and every few minutes everyone chanted Gaga, Gaga, Gaga.
Youtube does Lady Gaga no justice, but you can see like the entire concert was put on Youtube not too long after the show. You can find it here or type lady gaga richmond into youtube. Her shiny outfits reflected onto the walls and crowds looking like moving stars and the lights created awesome shades against the wall of her and her dancers. It felt like a rock show with the metal influenced band playing for her during and inbetween acts. Her films: The brain, the heart, the face were played on different types of screens. Her entrance was amazing. Gaga even threw gloves, a drum stick, and a pair of shades into the audences. The whole show was great. Best concert I’ve seen even if it was a bit short, a little more than an hour. I’m sure the length will get better as she releases new songs but I wonder if she could have been on tour so long if she sang longer.