Wizard of The Monster Ball
By Jacob Calle As the world may know Lady Gaga performed in Houston two sold out nights in a row. Her two and a half hour set took you on a journey through a Wizard of Oz like theme from Kansas being the dirty slum streets of New York City to Oz being The Monster Ball. As we waited for three plus hours outside to go inside for we had floor tickets so this would give us the opportunity to get up as close as we could. Waiting for that long would get tiresome, yes? It was the least bit of boring as we mocked at boppers trying to emulate some of Gaga’s fashion pieces. Cigarettes on sun glasses, coke cans curled into hair, and feaux Alexander McQueen high heels. A fan even went to the troubles of gluing glass to his face.
Like Lady Gaga’s illustrious music videos, her performance was just as equal if not more. The concert had 5 extravagant set designs while she had about 10 different incomparable outfits. She played through her hits one after another and ended the show with a solid performance with “Bad Romance” without an encore. Unlike Brittney Spears who I saw early this year lip synced and did not play a single instrument. Stefani Germanotta, age 23 who we all know as Lady Gaga played many instruments through out the concert including a piano engulfed in flames. This was entertainment at it’s best. After the show I left to go eat at Ruchi’s with Elizabeth Fowler and Ginger Martinez who had a wonderful spread in Houston Press’ Rocks Off about fashion tips on how to dress like Lady Gaga. Our plans were dismissed for the girls would rather wait for Lady Gaga to leave the Toyota Center. As we waited Ginger had a pair of leggings that she had designed herself to give to Gaga.
As Gaga drove out a large crowd screamed as they attacked her vehicle which reminded me of The Beatles. As girls cried and screamed Ginger traded Gaga for an autograph for her leggings. Lady Gaga has came a long way within the past few years. From playing in small venues in NYC to sold out concerts across the world. I have a feeling this girl is here to stay. Didn’t get tickets and still want to see this lusty babe? She’ll be back in April of 2011 back at the Toyota Center for the Monster Ball is not over yet.
Note: Photos by my dear friend Natalie Spain who I enjoyed the concert with.