Concert Review: Lady Gaga

Jill Devine
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I went to the Lady Gaga concert this past Saturday at Scottrade Center.  This was my first Lady Gaga concert, so I wasn’t sure what to expect.  Some of my friends that have seen her in the past said she puts on a great show and I would enjoy it.

On a scale of 1 to 10, I give the show a 5.  I left feeling unimpressed.  Being at the concert did validate that she is an incredible performer.  She is an awesome singer, she knows how to rock the piano, and she is a pretty good dancer.

I could not get over the story she was trying to tell and the hypocritical things she was saying.  In regards to the story line, I am still confused by it!  I think she was trying to say she was an alien that escaped from a prison, but she really wasn’t an alien?!?!?!  It was VERY confusing.  During one of the first songs, she gave birth to herself.  Confused?  Imagine how I felt watching it.  I didn’t get it.  You can find that part of the show on YouTube.

As far as the hypocritical things (you may or may not agree with me, but this is how I felt), she kept thanking her fans and praising them for getting her to where she is today.  Now, I truly feel she loves her “Little Monsters” and does appreciate all they do for her, but she kept saying that it wasn’t about the money and she just wanted all of us to be friends.  If it truly wasn’t about the money, then all of her concerts would be free, right?  Then she would talk about how her hard work allowed her to enjoy things like the expensive weave she was wearing.  I don’t care how she spends her money, but every time she said it wasn’t about the money, I questioned her.

The other thing I didn’t like was the amount of backtrack that was used throughout the show.  She would sing some of her songs and then let the backtrack play so she could go change.  Like I said, she can sing and I wanted to hear more of her raw voice.

I appreciate that Lady Gaga has given people the courage to be who they are and not care about others harmful words.  I imagine there are many people who are more comfortable in their skin because of Lady Gaga.  For that, I praise Lady Gaga.

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