Over the weekend, MTV News’ Steven Roberts and I stopped by the Lady Gaga concert at New York’s Terminal 5 to catch the hottest name in pop perform in front of a packed audience of die-hard and new Gaga fans alike — oh yeah, Madonna was there as well!
Yes, the Queen of Pop had come to see (and possibly take notes about) the new pop princess, who hit the stage in a number of outfits starting with her bubble-inspired costume and closing out with a strange yellow Jetsons-inspired dress.
It was the first time I had seen the mystical Lady Gaga perform live, and I must say I was impressed from the get-go. The girl knows how to put on a show.
A testament to her musical talent, Gaga’s show is relatively simple. It’s all about her and her music. Sure, she takes to the stage in full-on costume and wardrobe and talks crazy in between songs, but look past all of that and in essence the entire set is just her and her bubble-filled custom piano — her prop, instrument and co-star!
Having never seen her play live before I was a little worried that the Gaga phenomenon was all smoke and mirrors — with the dazzling costumes necessary to distract from her actual singing ability — but look past all the razzmatazz and one thing is for sure: Lady Gaga has one hell of a voice!
So, as we’re both now officially Gaga fans, Steven and I were up at 5 a.m. this morning to hit the road to Boston with Brendan “Detox” Kennedy and Nicole “Ed Hardy is my life” Salmanak to visit the set of Wale’s latest video for “Chillin,” featuring — you guessed it — Lady Gaga.
I’m excited I’m getting to talk to her, and any chance to give our boy Wale — one of our MCs to Watch in ’09 — some shine is good with me!